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James Altucher is a force of nature: entrepreneur, stand up comic, writer, and podcaster…but most importantly: he is a mensch and I’m proud to call him a friend…

SKIP THE LINE! How to succeed: from America’s #1 failure 😂

You’ve heard of James Altucher. He’s been featured on Tim Ferriss’s podcast, and on The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast (three times to date). We met at TEDx San Diego — and he’s my #1 mentor in the podcast world. He’s taught me so much — among other things: not to hit “publish” on any content unless I’m at least a…

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Watch my conversation with Larry Tribe here: The Physics of Impeachment!

The Bill of Rights has been called the ‘heart and soul of the Constitution’. But, did you know how Euclid influenced it? The bill of rights was created as an outline for what government could, and could not, do. It is very similar in nature to Euclid’s Elements: an outline, a guide to the logic underpinning math.

The influence of Euclid on the creation of the United States Constitution is easily apparent. The laws which exist and are practiced today, in fact share much in common with Euclidean…

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It can be better!
If the past has taught us anything, it’s to be wary of big tech’s promises to improve our lives. But, according to my good friend Max Tegmark, with his team’s help, we can use Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to improve our lives by ‘simply’ improving the way we perceive and consume news.

Max wrote the spectacular books Our Mathematical Universe and Life 3.0, selected by Mark Cuban and President Barack Obama as one of their favorite books…

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Nobel Prize Winner Frank Wilczek: Fundamentals — What Are The 10 Keys To Reality? | Transcript here.

Check out the Into The Impossible and Episode Notes and sign up to win a copy of Frank’s new book: here.

Key Takeaways

  • The hypothesis of designing an AI able to “think” seems inevitable to occur at some point
  • Humans are proof that the complexity of the mind is an emergent property of matter
  • The real question is not whether computers can beat humans at chess
  • Will they ever be able to create the game of chess?
  • Dr. Wilczek thinks that it will be possible…

This is an excerpt from my conversation with Cumrun Vafa where I pressed him to on whether string theory departs from the core principle of the age-old scientific method: hypotheses must be subjectable to tests against evidence. His response was unique and fascinating.

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Brian: So I was thinking back to a conversation I had with Lenny Susskind, about one of the…


Dan KOLITIZ: Perhaps there is a world, in a distant galaxy, where I am being paid $6,000 a word to write this introduction. In that world, I’d almost certainly feel compelled to make it as long as possible — to ruminate at length on the philosophical implications of the multiverse, perhaps even write detailed breakdowns of the cultures/landscapes of five or six of them, tracking my divergent selves across multiple cosmic plains. That world, tragically, is not this world. But is it, or something like it, out there somewhere? Is the multiverse made up, or does…

Microstrategy’s Michael Saylor: The Physics of Bitcoin!

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Don’t miss my conversation with Michael Saylor, Bitcoin’s Chief Evangelist!

I sat down for a wide ranging conversation with Microstrategy’s Michael Saylor about money, the meaning of life and The Physics of Bitcoin. Watch the video here

Michael J. Saylor is an American entrepreneur and business executive, who co-founded & leads MicroStrategy, a company that provides business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services.

Saylor, an MIT trained engineer, authored the 2012 book The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything. He is also the sole trustee of Saylor Academy ( ), a provider of free online education.

As of 2016, Saylor…

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Sure, artificial intelligence is here. But it’s NOTHING without natural wisdom!

What you are about to read as an experiment, an experiment in artificial intelligence meant to interpret the nature of artificial intelligence. It’s an annotated transcript of a conversation between me and James Altucher, host of the James Altucher show.

I had our podcast translated and tagged using Otter.AI, a free program that I am not affiliated with. I then had a wise, tech-savvy assistant edit it, and add hyperlinks to important topics that Otter had tagged. The result is fascinating… a synthetic compound of artificial (i.e., Otter) intelligence and natural wisdom (my savvy assistant).

What makes this experiment so…

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Dr. Brian Keating’s 10 Most Popular Medium Articles of 2020

This was a challenging year for many people around the world. Back in April, I realized many of my friends and colleagues who were authors wouldn’t be able to travel on Book Tours. Doing a book tour, such as it was — to 5 states — for my book Losing the Nobel Prize was a highlight of my career as a writer (again, such as it is).

So I wondered how I could use my platform as a small YouTuber and host of the Into the Impossible Podcast to make…

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Hamlet, Dust Buster!

And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?” Hamlet, Act 2

You may have heard fanciful tales of physicists talking in hushed tones about strange-sounding things like the multiverse, wormholes, and dark energy. These esoteric wonders, while delightful to dream about, remain inscrutable, far from definitively proven. Indeed, they may not exist and, worse yet, we may never, ever have any evidence of their existence.

While physicists wax philosophical on the latest cosmic sensations, the impact of the most essential substance in the Universe — dust — remains largely unexplored.

Dust is a humble substance. It literally litters…

Brian Keating

Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor at UC San Diego. Author of Losing the Nobel Prize.

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