19: Discussing Where's My Flying Car w/ Rohit Krishnan
Rohit Krishnan is a venture capitalist who writes about "the strange loops underlying our systems of innovation" at https://www.strangeloopcanon.com.
We discussed J. Storrs. Hall's book Where Is My Flying Car?
Relevant essays from Rohit:
Review of Where Is My Flying Car: https://www.strangeloopcanon.com/p/wheres-my-flying-car
The Small Successes Of Nanotech: https://www.strangeloopcanon.com/p/a-progress-check-the-small-successes
Isolated Narratives of Progress: https://www.strangeloopcanon.com/p/isolated-narratives-of-progress
Meditations On Regulations: https://www.strangeloopcanon.com/p/meditations-on-regulations-quis-custodiet
Rohit's Twitter: https://twitter.com/krishnanrohit
Buy Where Is My Flying Car?: https://www.amazon.com/Where-Flying-Car-Storrs-Hall/dp/1953953182
00:00 Why don't we have flying cars?
08:09 Should we expect exponential growth?
18:13 Machiavelli Effect and centralization of science funding
27:55 We need more science fiction
32:40 The return of citizen science?
37:40 Have we grown too comfortable for progress?
42:15 Is India the future of innovation?
47:15 Is there an upper-income trap?
50:30 Forecasts for technologies