Making Sense Podcast #259 - The Reckoning to Come - A Conversation with Balaji Srinivasan | Sam Harris

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It seems every podcast with Balaji Srinivasan is super long and this is no exception at 4 hours. It took me four separate sessions to listen to the entire thing. (Note: Making Sense episodes are limited to one hour unless you subscribe.) I have listened to Tim Ferris interview with Balaji and thought it was very interesting. I found this interview with Sam Harris more interesting because Harris challenged him more and engaged in real debate on several of the topics.

They discuss the evidence of American decline, the rise of India and China, centralizing and decentralizing trends in politics, the relationship between politics and technology, the failures of the FDA and TSA, how regulation preserves monopolies, the significance of Bitcoin and blockchain technology, the problem of cybersecurity, the Chinese government’s attack on Bitcoin, the threat of US regulation of cryptocurrency, blockchain scalability, creator coins, life in Singapore, virtual government, the future of decentralized journalism, independent replication in science, wealth inequality, ubiquitous investing, social status, non-zero-sum capitalism, start-up countries”, and other topics.

The variety of topics is incredibly wide, and I think Balaji’s perspective is thought provoking. I don’t think he is right in all these regards, and some of his predictions I truly hope he is wrong, but either way I found my it invigorating and challenging through the whole discussion.

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