Hosted by John Lobell, we talk with visionaries – people in the arts, technology, science, culture, and spirituality

Visionaries - 01.29.17

Visionaries - 01.29.18
January 29, 2018

“A Reading List: Part 3.”
Today Lobell continues with his list of audiobooks chats about each one. Today we briefly mention books I am just starting:
- The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence by Amir Husain
- 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
- Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
- Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age by Leslie Berlin
- The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball by Noam Cohen

And then look at some older books:
- Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin Seligman
- She by H. Rider Haggard
- Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
- The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future by Steve Case

Tune in next time for more.

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Visionaries - 01.22.17

“TV Shows, Movies and Philosophical Zombies.” Today Lobell was supposed to continue with his book recommendations, but he got distracted by artificial intelligence, TV shows, and philosophical zombies. He discusses the new TV series, “Counterpart” about parallel universe intelligence agencies, and also creatures with no inner life.

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Visionaries - 01.15.17

“A Reading List: Part 2.” Today Lobell continues through his list of audiobooks chats about each one. In this show we cover: :How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines,” by Thomas C. Foster. “Revolutionary Wealth: How It Will Be Created and How It Will Change Our Lives, by Alvin and Heidi Toffler. “A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age,” by Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni. “American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road,” by Nick Bilton. “The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency,” by Annie Jacobsen. “To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death,” by Mark O'Connell. Tune in next time for more, and call in with your book recommendations.

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Visionaries - 01.09.17

“A Reading List: Part 1.” Today Lobell goes through his list of audiobooks chats about each one. In this show we cover: “The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball” by Noam Cohen, “Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality” by Jaron Lanier, “Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life” by Daniel C. Dennett, “The Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality” by Paul Halpern, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House by Donna Brazile, “Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, and “Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” by Max Tegmark. Tune in next time for more.

 
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