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The Cryonics Underground podcast explores the fascinating and underappreciated world of Cryonics - the process of pausing your biological functions at the moment of legal death with the goal of reviving you in the future. Join us for in-depth discussions on the scientific, social, philosophical, technological, and political implications of this unique and extraordinary experiment. Featuring leaders in the Cryonics industry alongside futurists, philosophers, scientists, and many others. Get r ...
 
Our search for 'it' will explore the most insightful thoughts from philosophy, literature, and elsewhere that provide a meaning or purpose to our lives. Each episode will uncover a new idea or way of life that brings us closer to transcendence. You don't need to have a degree in philosophy to listen to this podcast - just an open mind and a desire to learn more about the meaning behind human existence.
 
No one at Overhead Industries wants to talk about defunct research station Red Valley, and account man Warren Godby is out of his depth. When he meets Gordon Porlock, a disgruntled archivist with a bag of tapes from the station’s last known occupant, they will begin a journey to the limits of experimental science, confront horror and trauma from the past, present and future, and try to remember the level select cheat from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Take a seat in a battered 1998 Vauxhall Astra, t ...
 
Humanity is nearing a critical inflection point. We're either going to survive a rocky landing onto a breathtaking new frontier or collapse into a state of chaos not seen since the last World War. A beautiful future is possible. Hosted by Albert Kim, Noetic Nomads is a conversational space where visionary thinkers from around the globe make sense of and navigate the unfolding global meta-crisis in the course of co-creating a better future.
 
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In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Aaron Drake. Aaron is the Director of Research and Chief Specialist at the Yinfeng Institute for Biological Sciences, based in Shandong, China. He previously worked as a Senior Medical Response Consultant for Alcor and also serves as the Managing Director for Arizona Medical Sciences. He was recently featur…
 
Agromining is a new process for extracting large quantities of metals such as cobalt and nickel from the sap and leaves of rare plants known as hyperaccumulators. Australian scientists have already established a test farm in Malaysia and it’s hoped the technology will one day provide poor communities with a new source of income, while also helping …
 
On this episode of Tell Me What You Know we’re venturing into the World of NFTs, Non-Fungible Tokens. This is yet another crypto related topic that people between the ages of 16 and 35 are discussing as the next big thing. It leaves most of us asking, what exactly is an NFT and why are people spending so much money on them? Is this new technology t…
 
As the global aviation industry is slowly coming out of its enforced hibernation, all aspects of the business are up for a rethink - from international routes, to aircraft size, even the design and function of passenger terminals. Some analysts see a unique opportunity to reset the way we travel, and to bring the industry into the 21st century. But…
 
This is our second episode with Emil Kendziorra. Emil is the founder of Tomorrow Biostasis and the European Biostasis Foundation, two new Cryonics service organizations that have started up in Europe. This is part two of a two part episode with Emil. In this second part we cover: Practical considerations around signing up with Tomorrow Biostasis Th…
 
The “catch-up and surpass” trope now dominates discussion about Chinese technology. It’s very black and white - China is rising and the rest (mainly the US and the West) are falling behind. It’s all painted as an inevitability. But the reality is much more complicated. Propaganda isn’t strategy. Chinese technology firms are beginning to lead the wa…
 
In this episode we speak with Emil Kendziorra. Emil is the founder of Tomorrow Biostasis and the European Biostasis Foundation, two new Cryonics service organizations that have started up in Europe. This is part one of a two part episode with Emil. In this first part we cover: Why signing up for Cryonics sooner (when you have more of a zest for lif…
 
It’s estimated illegal fishing now accounts for the capture of one in every five fish worldwide. It’s a massive problem. But the biggest threat to fish stocks comes not from illegal activity, but from mainstream fishing industries. In particular, the large national fishing fleets that traverse our oceans. A major international study of marine speci…
 
Daniel and I have finally managed to dig ourselves out of the great Texan freeze of 2021 to bring you part two of our two-part episode with Cryonics Institute president Dennis Kowalski. In this part we cover: What is preventing people from signing up for Cryonics and how did Kowalski go from a Cryocrastinator to fully signed up? (Hint: a magazine c…
 
Today, most scientists agree that the universe began with the "Big Bang". But why did the Big Bang occur in the first place? What gave rise to the conditions required for the Big Bang to kickstart our universe? Why is there something rather than nothing? When compared with the possibility of a silent, empty, nothingness, the existence of a universe…
 
Early in 2020 we looked at New Zealand’s Wellbeing Budget initiative. That was just as the world was going into COVID lockdown. So how did the initiative handle the economic stresses caused by the pandemic. We get an update from Christoph Schumacher. We also look at some of the attribution problems faced by Wikipedia; and Elisabeth Braw from the Am…
 
On this episode of TMWYK, we’re looking at polar vortexes, winter’s way of saying, “and you thought it was cold”. Yes, last week brought some of the coldest temperatures recorded to parts of the midwest and Texas that left people without power and clean water for several days. We take a look at what causes these events and are they really a product…
 
Brain-Machine-Interface technology is only in its infancy, but scientists believe it may one day allow the severely disabled to perform everyday tasks using brain signals to power artificial limbs. But some US tech companies have more ambitious interests. They envision a future where BMI will allow them to read people’s thoughts; and where humans w…
 
We’re raising the "big top" for a little Circus talk. We’ll cover smooth-talking PT Barnum and his questionable intentions, his merger with James Baily to create Barnum and Bailey’s, and their circus being picked up by the 7 Ringling Bros to ultimately achieve the Circus’ Final Form -- Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey circus. We wrap the show up…
 
In this episode, Max and Daniel speak with Dennis Kowalski of the Cryonics Institute. Kowalski is the current President of the Cryonics Institute, a Fire Fighter, and a Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic. This is part one of a two-part conversation. This part covers the following and more: The History of Cryonics Institute and its Founder How CI h…
 
French President, Emmanuel Macron, activist Greta Thunberg and even the Pope have all given support for the creation of a new crime called “ecocide” - the deliberate, large-scale destruction of the environment. Campaigners argue the new crime should be prosecuted through the International Criminal Court, but there are political and legal hurdles to…
 
In this episode, Max and Daniel speak with Dr. Max More. More is the Ambassador and President Emeritus of Alcor and is well known for his public media interviews, his excellent essays on the Cryonics industry, and his philosophical writings. In today’s podcast, More and the gang speak about: One-minute elevator-pitches that you to use to explain Cr…
 
What will the global political landscape look like when the world’s dependency on fossil fuels is finally over? Adjustments are already being made, but for so-called “petrostates” like Saudi Arabia and Russia, the prospects look particularly bleak. Experts warn of new inequalities and shifting power dynamics. They also warn of a fall in available e…
 
Noetic Nomads and Bridgit.io co-hosted the inaugural Overweb Challenge (https://theoverweb.com​) on Jan 21, an online festival dedicated to the future of the web, sensemaking, and of digital communities. Our very first session on the ontological design...By Albert Kim
 
Noetic Nomads and Bridgit.io co-hosted the inaugural Overweb Challenge (https://theoverweb.com​) on Jan 21, an online festival dedicated to the future of the web, sensemaking, and of digital communities. Our panel on the state of sensemaking on the web...By Albert Kim
 
Noetic Nomads and Bridgit.io co-hosted the inaugural Overweb Challenge (https://theoverweb.com) on Jan 21, an online festival dedicated to the future of the web, sensemaking, and of digital communities.Our panel on the future of digital communities...By Albert Kim
 
There’s bipartisan support in the United States for the establishment of a national AI research cloud. So, how would academics benefit and what role would big tech play in its operations? Also, problems with academic inclusivity in the developing world, and could alternative channels of distribution soon rival the primacy of peer-reviewed journals?…
 
In this episode, Max and Daniel interview philosopher Theodore Schick, Jr of Muhlenberg College and discuss the big philosophical questions behind Cryonics: Is Cryonics a science, a pseudo-science , or something else entirely? What does it mean to preserve your identity? Should you be worried about mind-uploading? Are humans natural born dualists? …
 
In this episode, Max & Daniel speak with Rudi Hoffman. Hoffman is well known in the Cryonics community as a speaker, writer, and purveyor of Cryonics life insurance and other related financial services. In today's podcast, we take a deep dive into: Life insurance: it’s history, how it works, why it’s so powerful, and why the smart money puts real m…
 
Welcome to The Cryonics Underground Podcast! This episode is a short introduction to Cryonics where we answer the big questions: What is it? Why is it a good idea? How does it work? How much does it cost? What can we expect when someone comes out of it? You can reach us at cryonicsunderground@gmail.com, or come say hello to us at the Cryonics Under…
 
The Himalayas are sometime called the earth’s “third pole”. They’re a vital source of water for a large chunk of the world’s population. But the local, national and international systems put in place to protect and manage human development in this vital ecosystem are failing. In this episode, Matt Smith travels to the Himalayas for Future Tense to …
 
When it’s completed the futuristic city of Neom will sit in the Saudi Arabian desert, a US$500 billion dollar metropolis, thirty times larger than New York. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman believes the project will transform his kingdom into the innovation centre of the world, but critics say it risks further widening inequality and dividing the c…
 
Sam is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, where he’s created a brand new course entitled ‘The Meaning of Life’. In many ways, Sam's course gets right to the heart of what Searching For It is all about: Sam teaches his students about Schopenhauer, Sartre, Buddhist philosophy, and much more. In this episode, Sam and…
 
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