Ep. 42 - The Magic of Biohacking with Anastasia Synn

 
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Anastasia Synn, a Las Vegas-based magician that uses her over two dozen implants both in her live performances and in her daily life. Anastasia is a pioneer in the biohacking and transhumanist communities, using her network and creativity to think up incredible new uses for implanted technology. Anastasia has been prominently featured in national and international media, and she has testified in support of augmentative technology in front of the Nevada State Legislature. She also stars in a new Hulu documentary profiling her husband, famed comedian and magician The Amazing Johnathan.

They discuss Anastasia’s use of implants, her path to the biohacking community, her vision for the future, and more.

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Ep. 41 - DIY Gene Engineering with Josiah Zayner

 
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Dr. Josiah Zayner, the former NASA scientist who in 2017 became the first known human to attempt to modify themselves using CRISPR gene editing technology. Josiah's controversial company, The ODIN, provides educational courses and sells DIY gene editing kits for everything from bacteria to frogs, and soon plans to offer kits for the DIY modification of human cells.

They discuss his experiments in human augmentation, bodily autonomy, the healthcare industry, and so much more.

In addition to his work with The ODIN, Josiah hosts the annual Biohack The Planet conference, which will be held in Las Vegas from August 31st to September 1st, 2019. Speakers include Dr. Aubrey de Grey of the SENS Research Foundation, Hamilton Morris of the VICE series Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, magician and biohacker Anastasia Synn, and many more! More info and tickets at http://biohacktheplanet.com/

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Ep. 40 - Creating Exponential Tech Communities with Singularity University

 
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Adam Hofmann, the Vice President of Marketing for Singularity University. Singularity University describes itself as a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build a better future for all. It was founded in 2008 by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, and currently offerers online and in-person educational programs for individuals, incubator programs for startups, and leadership and innovation trainings for organizations. SU also focuses on media - they put out content through SingularityHub, and just recently announced their acquisition of Futurism, a digital media company that with capabilities in both distribution and production.

They discuss SU’s goal of using exponential technology to conquer the world’s biggest challenges, their focus on online communities, a future of abundance, and much more.

The Singularity University Global Summit is coming up from August 19-21, 2019 in San Francisco, and we have an exclusive offer for Future Grind listeners! This is SU’s premier annual gathering which brings together 2,000 changemakers for incredible talks on AI, VR, blockchain, the future of work, robotics and more. You can save 10% on tickets by entering discount count FUTUREGRIND" during payment at https://su.org/summits/su-global-summit-update/. We hope to see you in San Francisco for the Global Summit!

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Ep. 39 - XPRIZE and Collaborative Innovation with Amir Banifatemi

 
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea is joined by Amir Banifatemi, the General Manager of Innovation and Growth at XPRIZE. XPRIZE is a nonprofit organization that offers cash prizes to encourage teams to create technology capable of solving humanity’s grand challenges and bring us closer to a better, safer, more sustainable world. In this role Amir is directly involved with prizes including the $5 Million IBM Watson AI XPRIZE and the $10 Million ANA Avatar XPRIZE.

In addition to his work with XPRIZE, Amir is a co-founder and curator of the AI for GOOD Global Summit, which he helps to lead in association with the United Nations. Amir is also a co-founder of AI Commons, a nonprofit organization that seeks to make using and benefiting from AI available to all.

They discuss what XPRIZE is and how to get involved, strategies to enable anyone to participate in solving the world’s most pressing issues, and much more!

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Ep. 38 - The Future of Hiring with Anessa Fike

 
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Anessa Fike, the CEO & Founder of Fike + Co. Fike + Co. has been doing talent and people operations differently for the last decade. They are not your typical consulting firm, and they are not a staffing firm or agency. They help businesses at all stages of development - whether they are just starting out or need help scaling or growing into the next stage. Fike + Co. is focused on connecting people and culture. Anessa is here to discuss the future of hiring - the changing workforce, AI assisted hiring, future-proof skillsets, controversies, and so much more. While many episodes of Future Grind are discussing a future that is years off, this episode will have an impact today. So if you are starting or changing careers, are in school, are looking to expand, or know of people in those positions, this episode has actionable advice that can be put into practice immediately.

This episode is sponsored by Fike + Co., but that’s not the reason Anessa is here. As you’ll see, Anessa is an expert in this field, and I’m excited for you to have the opportunity to learn from her.

There are a ton of entrepreneurs and business leaders listening to this, and I’m confident that Anessa and her team can help your organization grow. They know how important it is to understand your unique workplace culture, and to find candidates that fit seamlessly into existing organizations. If you’re looking to grow, or just want to bounce around ideas and explore possibilities, please visit them at fikeandco.com.

This episode was recorded on location at the Pittsburgh Technology Council.

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Show Notes

  • What is Fike + Co? [2:51]

  • Anessa’s Story [5:31]

  • AI & Automation Replacing Humans [10:45]

  • Future-Proof Skills [13:14]

  • Contractors, Gig Economy, & Remote Work [15:29]

  • The Changing Workforce [18:36]

  • The Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility [21:47]

  • The Controversy Around Targeted Ads [23:22]

  • Discrimination, Laws, & Compliance [26:58]

  • Social Media - To Check or Not To Check [28:29]

  • Culture [32:35]

  • Getting a Job Without a Degree [36:26]

  • Fike + Co. in the Future [38:42]

  • Utilizing Recruiters as a Job Seeker [41:41]

  • New Podcast Coming Soon [42:58]

  • Advice for Companies Looking to Expand [44:29]

    Mentioned
    The Motley Fool
    Amazon’s biased hiring AI
    Corporate Social Responsibility
    Controversy Around Targeted Employment Ads

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Ep. 37 - AI, Aliens, and Existential Risk with Anders Sandberg

 
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Dr. Anders Sandberg. Anders is currently a research fellow with the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on global catastrophic risk, cognitive enhancement, collective intelligence, neuroethics, public policy, and much more. Anders serves as an advisor to Humanity Plus, and has a background in computer science, neuroscience and medical engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. in computational neuroscience, which focused on neural network modeling of human memory, from Stockholm University in Sweden, which is the country he is originally from.

In this wide ranging conversation discuss existential risks, the possibility of alien life, the vulnerable world hypothesis, and much more. Say hello to Anders on Twitter at @anderssandberg.

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Ep. 36 - Amanda Plimpton on Livestock Labs and the Biohacking Community

 
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea speaks with with Amanda Plimpton, the Chief Operations Officer for Livestock Labs. Livestock Labs is a tech startup that is creating implantable devices to track the health and wellness of cattle. They spun out of the work of Grindhouse Wetware, a collective focused on human enhancement, and they hope to soon return to the human augmentation space. Amanda has previously spoken DEF CON’s Biohacking Village on the topic of Psychoactive Chemicals in Combat, and is well known for her work in the biohacking and human augmentation community.

They discuss the path to market for implantable and augmentative devices, the balance between valuing open source and protecting intellectual property, the growth of the human augmentation community, and more. Say hello to Amanda on Twitter at @cyberlass.

This episode is brought to you by our friends at VivoKey. Unlike other NFC implants, the VivoKey Spark is not a simple NFC chip, it is a secure link to the future. With the Spark, you aren’t just upgrading yourself, you are becoming part of the most advanced cryptobionic community in the world and your new digital capabilities will keep expanding as the VivoKey platform grows. Find out more at vivokey.com, or get the VivoKey spark today at vivokey.com/get-spark!

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Show Notes

  • Amanda’s path to biohacking [2:25]

  • Where the interest stems from [4:04]

  • Amanda’s background [4:59]

  • Grindfest, Biohack.me, & Getting Involved [5:53]

  • Introducing Livestock Labs [9:51]

  • Australia & the founding [12:25]  

  • The decision to go for it [14:10]

  • The Livestock Labs System [15:34]

  • Current State of Development [16:38]

  • AI and Machine Learning [17:55]

  • Commercialization Timeline [18:41]

  • Fundraising, Investors, & Series A [20:15]

  • A path to humans [21:30]

  • Managing a team of biohackers [23:19]

  • Bringing biohacker tech to market [25:47]

  • Liabilities, Regulations, & Legalities [27:27]

  • Open Source, Patents, and Sharing [30:08]

  • Amanda’s Implants [32:07]

  • Powered implants & roadblocks to adoption [35:05]

  • What the community needs to grow [36:29]

  • How you can get involved [37:54]

  • Follow along with Amanda & Livestock Labs [39:27]

    Mentioned
    Rich Lee
    Amal Graafstra (Dangerous Things, VivoKey)
    Biohack.me
    Grindfest
    Grindhouse Wetware
    Tim Cannon
    Cicada InnovationsGrowlab
    Firefly Implants, Cyberise.me
    Tritium
    BDYHAX
    DEF CON Biohacking Village


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Ep. 35 - AI for Good with Anna Bethke

 
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Anna Bethke, the head of AI for Social Good at Intel. In this role she is responsible for establishing partnerships with social impact organizations, and for using Intel’s technologies and artificial intelligence to help them achieve their goals. She is also actively involved in the AI ethics discussion and collaborates on research surrounding the design of fair, transparent, ethical, and accessible AI systems. In her previous role she developed deep learning natural language processing algorithms as a deep learning data scientist at the Intel AI Lab. Anna received an M.S and B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from MIT and previously worked as a data scientist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and more.

They discuss what AI and AI for Good even means, bias and AI ethics, available resources, and more. Say hello to Anna on Twitter at @data_beth

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Ep. 31 - The Chemistry of Self-Driving Cars with Covestro

 
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Paul Platte, Senior Marketing Manager at Covestro. Covestro is a Bayer spinout and one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers. Their products can be found almost everywhere, and they are a major supplier to the automotive, electronics, and healthcare industries. Now, however, self-driving cars are taking up much of Covestro’s attention. On December 3rd, 2018, they’ll be holding a summit, titled RoadTrip 2030, in Pittsburgh. The day-long conference will feature many of the innovators that are working to build the autonomous vehicles of tomorrow, including Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, Carnegie Mellon University, and more. If you’d like to attend this event in person, you can get tickets here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roadtrip-2030-tickets-50905525798. Alternatively, you can participate in the livestream by registering here - https://reg.ubivent.com/register/covestro.

Ryan and Paul discuss many of the crucial design and engineering challenges that most people overlook when discussing self-driving cars, as well as the ramifications of electric vehicles, changing ownership models, and drones.

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Ep. 30 - Ethics and Emerging Technologies with Dr. James Hughes

 
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Dr. James Hughes. Dr. Hughes is a bioethicist and serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, which he founded alongside Nick Bostrom in 2004. He is the author of Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future, and has previously served as the Executive Director of the World Transhumanist Association, which is now known as Humanity Plus. James is well known for his contributions to the technoprogressive movement, and was previously a Buddhist monk.

They discuss the potential of a technoprogressive future, ideas for the regulation of transformative technologies, the controversies around brain augmentation and animal uplift, and more!

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Ep. 29 - Biosafety and Biosecurity in DIYbio with Todd Kuiken

 
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Todd Kuiken, Senior Research Scholar at the Genetic Engineering & Society Center at North Carolina State University. In this role Todd travels the world to study biosafety and biosecurity within the do-it-yourself biology community. Todd previously spent time in Washington D.C., leading both the Wilson Center’s Synthetic Biology Project, and their the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. They discuss his collaboration with DIYbio.org, safety within citizen science, the handling of public perception, what is holding DIYbio back, and more!

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Ep. 28 - The State of Transhumanist Politics with Gennady Stolyarov II

 
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Gennady Stolyarov II, Chairman of the US Transhumanist Party. Gennady took the reins of the Transhumanist Party when the organization’s founder, Zoltan Istvan, stepped down after his campaign for President in 2016. In addition to his work work with the Party, Gennady is a published author and composer, and he has contributed articles to the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, the Brighter Brains Institute, the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and many more. They discuss the current state of transhumanist politics, why Gennady believes that they are important in the first place, and how he feels that transhumanism can transcend socialism, libertarianism, and all other conventional ideologies.

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Ep. 27 - Rejuvenation Roundup Podcast Launch

 
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We're excited to announce that we have partnered with the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation to produce the Rejuvenation Roundup Podcast, hosted by Ryan O'Shea! To celebrate, this special installment of Future Grind features the full first episode of the Rejuvenation Roundup Podcast. Explore the latest in life extension and anti-aging science with a dive into a month's worth of scientific insights and new breakthroughs. More at lifespan.io/roundup!

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Show Notes

  • Rejuvenation Roundup Podcast announcement [0:20]

  • Rejuvenation Roundup Podcast! [0:53]

  • Lifespan.io Conference recap [2:14]

  • Oisin Biotechnologies' work with Senescent Cells [3:03]

  • Juvenescense & Antoxerene announce partnership [7:34]

  • Methuselah Foundation & the story of Mr. Howie [12:52]

  • WHO's new aging-related disease code [15:49]

  • Interviews & articles on the LEAF website [17:56]

Mentioned
Keith Comito
Matthew Scholz & Oisin Biotechnologies
Juvenescense Limited
Kelsey Moody & Antoxerene
Danielle Ruiz & Methuselah Foundation
Alex Zhavoronkov & Insilico Medicine
Daria Khaltourina & the International Longevity Alliance
World Health Organization
Aubrey de Grey

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Ep. 26 - The Future of eSports with Rob Lee

 
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Rob Lee, the CEO & owner of the Pittsburgh Knights. The Knights participate in the growing world of eSports, where competitors battle in virtual environments with very real stakes. These may be video games, but according to some metrics, eSports leagues already have audience numbers that surpass those of some major sports, and it’s popularity continues to grow. Investors and sponsors are clamoring to get in on the action, but this new industry is not without it’s share of controversy. They discuss making a living in virtual worlds, the impact of IP laws, the future of entertainment, virtual reality, & more. If you’d like to support this podcast with a donation or find out more about sponsorship opportunities, you can visit the Support page.

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Show Notes

  • What are eSports? [1:41]

  • The Pittsburgh Knights [2:38]

  • More popular than traditional sports? [3:30]

  • Global eSports popularity [4:53]

  • Why Pittsburgh? [8:54]

  • The purpose of eSports teams [10:41]

  • Specialization and transient games [14:08]

  • eSports leagues and tournaments [16:38]

  • The next big games [19:42]

  • Streaming, sponsorships, & eyeballs [21:33]

  • The impact of IP & copyright [23:50]

  • Rob’s story [27:11]

  • Unions in professional gaming [30:21]

  • The career of a professional gamer [33:10]

  • Ninja, Twitch, and growth [35:36]

  • Link with Entrepreneurship [38:12]

  • Virtual worlds becoming real [40:46]

  • Immersive VR and the future [44:13]

  • What’s next for eSports and the Knights? [46:11]

  • Where to find more [47:00]

Mentioned
Teams
Team Liquid
SK Gaming
Renegades
Immortals
Misfits
Luminosity

Games
Halo
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Fortnite
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Overwatch
League of Legends
H1Z1

Ninja (Duals with Drake)
Mango
Jacob Wolf
Robert Kraft
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
South Fayette Township School District
Shaun White
Kevin Pereira
G4
E3
Carnegie Mellon Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship
Ready Player One

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Ep. 25 - Robots Saving Lives with Jorgen Pedersen

 
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Jorgen Pedersen, the Founder and CEO of RE2 Robotics. RE2 has developed what are perhaps the most advanced humanlike robotic arms in the world, which can be automated or tele-operated, and are currently used by the United States military to diffuse bombs. They also have applications in healthcare, agriculture, energy, and much more. Before starting RE2, Jorgen was a part of the founding team of Carnegie Mellon’s prestigious National Robotics Engineering Center. We discuss how robots can save lives, the controversy around robots on the battlefield, the future of automation, and more. If you’d like to support this podcast with a donation or find out more about sponsorship opportunities, you can visit the Support page.

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Show Notes

  • What is RE2? [1:34]

  • Getting humans out of danger [3:17]

  • Improving quality of life with robots [4:01]

  • Working as an R&D contractor [7:34]

  • Economies of Scale in the world of Robots [9:25]

  • The focus on robot arms [10:45]

  • The game-changing imitative controller [12:26]

  • RE2 tackles land, sea, & sky [18:16]

  • The lack of standard protocols & connections [23:27]

  • On working with the Department of Defense [25:06]

  • The importance of AI [27:08]

  • XPRIZE & the future of avatar technology [28:53]

  • Thoughts on automation & technological employment [32:39]

  • How space led Jorgen to CMU [34:59]

  • RE2 arms in space? [37:39]

  • The founding of NREC [38:50]

  • Why be an entrepreneur? [40:45]

  • Pittsburgh [41:44]

  • The future of robots [43:29]

  • What’s next for RE2? [45:38]

  • How to keep up to date [47:26]

Mentioned
Dr. Rory Cooper, Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Imitative Controllers
Robotics: Science and Systems
XPRIZE
ANA Avatar XPRIZE
Pitt Brain Implant Studies
CMU Robotics Institute
National Robotics Engineering Center
Astrobotic
Uber Advanced Technologies Group

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