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Bounce! Conversations with Larry Weeks

Interviews w/ authors, entrepreneurs, athletes and others on resilience, getting on or getting over life’s set ups and setbacks.

On the podcast Larry has in-depth conversations with notable people from a variety of fields and occupations; professors, entrepreneurs, athletes, physicians, etc, to get their stories or research on how to deal with or prepare for life’s challenges, stumbles, and stings. If research exists on how people bounce back, he talks about it. If there are physical practices, proven psychologies or philosophies that can help people build personal foundations before the storms come, he digs into it.

Apr 27, 2023

“The root of my optimism comes in kind of a basic observation, that if we can create 1% more than we destroy every year, that 1% compounded over time is civilization. So the delta, the difference between a gain and very tiny gain, is hard to see in the present.” - Kevin Kelly 

My guest is well-known technologist and futurist Kevin Kelly. Kevin is a renowned American writer, editor, and futurist, best known as the co-founder of Wired magazine. He has made significant contributions to the fields of technology, science, and culture. He has written several books, including "Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World," "New Rules for the New Economy," "What Technology Wants," and "The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future."

He explores recent developments in technology as well as shares some great life advice from his upcoming book aptly named, "Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I'd Known Earlier.
In this conversation, we talk about these topics and more. 

  • Living in a "protopia" and the net 1% compounding principle 
  • Embracing problems as capacity improvers
  • Why Kevin’s optimistic
  • Societal implications of AI
  • Current state of AI and its role in job market
  • AI's resemblance to the early internet 
  • What's different this time 
  • A "universal personal intern"
  • Extended Mind and its relation to AI and tools
  • Opinions on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology
  • What Kevin worries about
  • Discussing new book and advice for living
  • Practical tips on embracing change, prototyping life, and active listening.


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