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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Episode website + transcript here.
Relevant essays from Rohit:
Review of Where Is My Flying Car
The Small Successes Of Nanotech
Isolated Narratives of Progress
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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