Jan 3, 2022 • 58M

Discussing Where's My Flying Car w/ Rohit Krishnan

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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?

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Relevant essays from Rohit:

Review of Where Is My Flying Car

The Small Successes Of Nanotech
Isolated Narratives of Progress

Meditations On Regulations

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(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

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