#506: Balaji Srinivasan on The Future of Bitcoin and Ethereum, How to Become Noncancelable, the Path to Personal Freedom and Wealth in a New World, the Changing Landscape of Warfare, and More

#506: Balaji Srinivasan on The Future of Bitcoin and Ethereum, How to Become Noncancelable, the Path to Personal Freedom and Wealth in a New World, the Changing Landscape of Warfare, and More

Balaji Srinivasan on The Future of Bitcoin and Ethereum, How to Become Noncancelable, the Path to Personal Freedom and Wealth in a New World, the Changing Landscape of Warfare, and More | Brought to you by Wealthfront automated investing, Athletic Greens all-in-one nutritional supplement, and Helix Sleep premium mattresses. More on all three below. “If code scripts machines, media scripts human beings.” — Balaji Srinivasan Balaji S. Srinivasan (@balajis) is an angel investor and entrepreneur. Formerly the CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, he was also the co-founder of Earn.com (acquired by Coinbase), Counsyl (acquired by Myriad), Teleport (acquired by Topia), and Coin Center. He was named to the MIT Technology Review’s “Innovators Under 35”, won a Wall Street Journal Innovation Award, and holds a BS/MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering, all from Stanford University. 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  • The idea that we all have Non fungible characteristics and that in the future we might all use AI to change our voice and image so that we can express whatever we think without being cancelled is interesting. But surely we would need to stick to the same voice and image to develop a following and if we said something out of line that persona would still be cancellable...? Do agree that there is a case for everyone using a VPN for everything in a few years time.

    8 days ago·2 likes·
    Javier

    Sounds like you should start partnering with a VPN provider for the podcast 😛

    8 days ago·
    marc-jaffries

    But doesn't you voice need a persona attached to it to find an audience, if we all would be anonymous it's hard to follow people. Right now a lot of people just troll and don't get canceled because no one cares

    6 days ago·
  • @David - As you liked his other interview you might find this one equally fascinating. Quite a few other topics they dive into worth listening to. The whole China, US, India and state of the world in general and where it's going debate I found fascinating.

    8 days ago·1 like·
    David

    Thanks @Sam, I’m enjoying it so far. One thing I really appreciate about Tim Ferris is that he forces his guest to stop and explain their jargon or terms that the host and the audience are unfamiliar with. That’s some under appreciated intellectual humility in action. That’s a big pet peeve of mine when a host just glosses over some idea like the listeners all know it. Srinivasan invokes a lot of unfamiliar but interesting concepts, so I’d be lost were it not for Ferris’ lack of ego.

    8 days ago·3 likes·
    Javier

    @David that’s something I appreciate from Tim too, especially with a guest like Balaji talking about so many topics in short spans of time

    8 days ago·1 like·
    Sam

    @David totally true and highly relevant for this episode. I also like that he holds onto threads and goes back to them when they go off on a tangent about how Balaji would invest his money in rewarding people for tasks but he goes back and asks about whether believes BTC and ETH are great investments.

    7 days ago·
  • Discovered Balaji through this podcast a few days ago and can’t stop listening to his interviews/presentations. I recommend it to anyone interested in trying to understand how the future would look like

    14 days ago·2 likes·
    Sam

    Cool thanks @Javier

    14 days ago·1 like·

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