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By Anonym 14 Sep

Jason Silva

It's kind of depressing when you hear the anti-science rhetoric in America, but I think that people are just afraid of change, and I think they're afraid of disruption, and I think they're afraid of the feeling that the rug is being pulled from underneath their feet. People are used to things changing maybe over many generations, but they're not used to seeing things change within their own lifetime. The problem is people are going to college and graduating, and realizing that their major is obsolete.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jason Silva

I think people who have all kinds of debilitating mobility issues will benefit from robotic augmentation. That is even before we get into organ replacement and organ printing and synthetic biology and so on and so forth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jason Silva

Mindgasm (noun) - An exhilarating neurostorm of intense intellectual pleasure. Fully revelatory understanding of a certain topic. Involuntary contractions of brain muscles usually accompanied by the overwhelming sensation of truth proximity. Visionarism. State of awe.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jason Silva

If you could download the entire universe in two minutes, would you?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jason Silva

It is innate in our species to be cyborgian in nature. We have been in the self amplifying feedback loop with our tools since stone tools, and since the written word, and what we are seeing now is just a deepening of that. But it has always been the case. We have always done this.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jason Silva

We are gods. Our tools make us gods. In symbiosis with our technology, our powers are expanding exponentially and so, too, our possibilities.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jason Silva

We are the Captains of Spaceship Earth...we have the capacity to overcome our limits.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jason Silva

I remember my mentor once said, "The low road is crowded. The high road is wide open. So let's try to take the high road." I think that people are hungry for content that enriches and expires. You can entertain people while still expanding their horizons. You don't have to have it be a race to the bottom with reality television.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jason Silva

Death is not necessarily what gives meaning to life LIFE gives meaning to life, and what we do with life, which is to create knowledge like music, art, science To this end, I believe intelligent life might be evolution's secret weapon: the ultimate hack that might help us transcend entropy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jason Silva

For me, its always a failure of the imagination. I have that anxiety that time is passing, that everything is ultimately fleeting and impermanent. I better take advantage of every single moment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jason Silva

I think that human beings have gotten as far as we've gotten because of our adaptability, our ability to adapt, and our ability to dovetail our technologies - our brains to our tools. With the Industrial Revolution, we transcended the limits of our muscles. With the digital revolution, we transcend the limits of our minds.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jason Silva

Post-Scarcity Age, you don't pay for things. Abundance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jason Silva

We fit the universe through our brains and it comes out in the form of nothing less than poetry. We have a responsibility to awe.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jason Silva

Human beings are attracted to novelty: to probe the adjacent possible. We didnt stay in the caves. We didnt stay on the planet, and soon we wont stay within the limitations of our biology. We move forward. We transcend our limits. We go to the moon, and we create the Internet.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jason Silva

We didn't stay in the caves. We haven't stayed on the planet. With biotechnology, gene sequencing, we are not going to even stay within the limitations of biology.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jason Silva

I think one of the both liberating and terrifying prospects from synthetic biology for example is that you are going to have all of these do it yourself biosynthetic labs where people are going to be playing with the software of life. We are going to have a new generation of artists that are going to be playing with genomes the way that Blake and Byron used to play with poetry. And when genomes are the new canvas for the artist, we might be able to radically upgrade the human species and the software of the biology of the human species.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jason Silva

Awe is the best drug in the world

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jason Silva

Once we realize the extraordinary power we have to compose our lives, well move from passive, conditioned thinking to being co-creators of our fate.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jason Silva

As technology continues to increase our possibilities, what we're seeing is a shrinking of the lag time between what we dream about and what we create.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jason Silva

I think it would be nice to have a guilt free possibility to act out all kinds of sexual fantasies... So that I think is appealing. And today the only thing that exists like that is called a whorehouse... Where you still feel like you're exploiting so I don't want to do that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jason Silva

I do NOT accept the ephemeral nature of this moment. I'm going to extend it FOREVER! Or at least I'm going to try.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jason Silva

Creativity and insight almost always involve an experience of acute pattern recognition: the eureka moment in which we perceive the interconnection between disparate concepts or ideas to reveal something new.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jason Silva

My mom always used to tell me, "Do what you love and be kind." And I discovered video at a very early age, and so my love was ideas and video. I thought what I wanted my career to be was, I wanted to create contexts in which I could philosophize out loud.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jason Silva

To be inspired is the ultimate antidote to existential despair.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jason Silva

Film is the only technology that allows us to share subjectivity with someone else.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jason Silva

Alistair Crowley used to define magic as anything in which you can exercise your will in the world through the use of your mind. So what's the magical way of opening or closing that door? Well, to will your body to stand up and close or open that door, that's magic. With the iPhone, it's like you put your intent into it, and it helps you exercise that intent in the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jason Silva

We are the naked monkey that went to the moon. People seem to forget that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jason Silva

We have all kinds of limitations as human beings. I mean we can't see the whole electromagnetic spectrum, we can't see the very small, we can't see the very far. So we compensate for these short comings with technological scaffoldings. The microscope allows us to extend our vision into the microsphere. The telescope allows us to extend our vision into the macrosphere, the Hubble Space Telescope extends our optic nerve into space, and it allows us to mainline space and time through our optic nerve.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jason Silva

I am a child of the digital revolution. So what I love about digital content is the quick turnover rate.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jason Silva

The camera is my means to internalize those fleeting epiphanies that I was having in my life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jason Silva

I think we defy entropy and impermanence with our films and our poems. We hold onto each other a little harder and say, 'I will not let go. I do not accept the ephemeral nature of this moment. I'm going to extend it...forever. Or at least I'm going to try.'

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jason Silva

We have always dovetailed our cognition to our tools, but when our tools start dovetailing back, where do I end and where does the tool begin? It is going to be a really Twilight Zonish situation. It is definitely interesting. Once Google is in a blood cell sized device in our brain, do we become part Google? There are certainly interesting things to think about and provocative questions, but I don't think those provocative questions are going to do anything to slow down the onset of these technologies arriving and becoming even more pervasive.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jason Silva

I think in a way, what it is to be human is to transcend our boundaries. That is the human story.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jason Silva

The idea that we are the gods now, and we are doing things that our ancestors think are god-like is not a rhetorical question. You know what I mean? We really are as gods.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jason Silva

Imagine something a million times more powerful than your smartphone that is the size of a brain cell interfacing with your biological neurons. That will be the complete symbiosis. That will be when we augment our brains at the level of the neuron.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jason Silva

A young person in Africa with a smartphone has more communications technology than the U.S. president had 25 years ago. So if the tools to change the world are now in everyone's hands, then the individuals now have the power that only governments and corporations used to have a couple of decades ago. I get excited by how that increases our capacity to be creative, and how that increases our capacity to create transformative things in the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jason Silva

We are using all of our brain, all of the time; all of it is in use. However, you could probably argue that we don't use it effectively. Some of us are not trained to use our brains to their full potential. But definitely, all of it is there.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jason Silva

That's the case with these exponential technologies; our brains, they struggle with it. We live in a world that is global and exponential, and our brains evolved in a world that was linear and local.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jason Silva

There's always going to be the circumstances you can't plan for. There's always the unexpected relevance and the serendipity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jason Silva

Consciousness, when its unburdened by the body, is something thats ecstatic; we use the mind to watch the mind, and thats the meta-nature of our consciousness; we know that we know that we know, and thats such a delicious feeling, but when its unburdened by biology and entropy, it becomes more than delicious: it becomes magical.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jason Silva

My background is in like short form digital media, I call myself more of a digital filmmaker than anything else.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jason Silva

Imagination allows us to conceive of delightful future possibilities, pick the most amazing one, and pull the present forward to meet it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jason Silva

My mother teaches high school English, and she's an artist and a poet and a sculptor, she's published twelve poetry books. I grew up in a household in Venezuela with living, breathing art installations that were the way that she used to express herself, a highly creative environment where ideas were celebrated, where artistic expression was celebrated. Seeing her as somebody who was always able to have a creative output - if she felt sad, she wrote a poem, if she felt happy, she made a sculpture - I think for me, there was an early interest in finding outlets for my passions.