Jason Silva – Transform Your Consciousness
Jason Silva, the media artist, futurist, keynote speaker and TV personality.
He hosted 5 seasons of the Emmy-nominated, global hit TV series Brain Games, on the National Geographic Channel.
And his inspirational YouTube videos, “Shots of Awe”, are weekly “micro-documentaries” on futurism, technology, innovation, existentialism and the human condition. These are hugely popular with over 100 million views.
02:36 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
04:39 Brian’s introduction.
05:12 Jason’s meteoric rise since his previous visit to London Real.
07:07 Shots of Awe allowed Jason to investigate further the ideas suggested in Brain Games.
09:25 If immortalism is beyond our control, we need to be able to take control of our day to day perceptions.
11:47 Implications of working for National Geographic while advocating scientific drug experimentation.
16:37 After the ecstasy, the laundry: coming back to reality after experiencing awe.
25:55 How Jason manages to talk daily about awe to an audience composed of people who have never experienced it.
31:22 It is possible for people to engineer their own divinity.
34:12 What a flow state is, how it feels to be in it and how to get into a flow state.
48:10 The connection between our death, anxiety, and love.
56:05 Revealing reasons why Jason had only recently accepted an invitation to Burning Man.
1:07:49 Jason’s standpoint on religion.
1:12:22 What YouTube has allowed people like him to do now, its benefit to the world and future possibilities.
1:20:39 Does Jason feel limited by language?
1:23:09 Jason believes we are all one family whilst being individual human beings.
1:25:16 What Jason plans for the future.
1:27:23 Elon Musk’s views on Singularity are well known, Jason’s views on technological singularity.
1:32:19 Why artist’s and poet’s interpretation of the future is not given more credence.
1:33:20 Jason doesn’t have a plan for his future, as he prefers something else.
1:34:40 Jason shares some deep thoughts on his biggest challenge now.
1:42:50 What it is like living in the USA at the present.
1:43:55 Phone call to the 20-year old Jason Silva.
1:45:34 Success Secrets.
1:47:44 Brian’s summing up.
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