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🌞 My chat with Marc Andreessen on the need for techno-optimism
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🌞 My chat with Marc Andreessen on the need for techno-optimism

πŸš€ Faster, Please! β€” The Podcast #39
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If you’re looking for a smart and punchy companion piece to my new book, The Conservative Futurist: How to Create the Sci-Fi World We Were Promised, then you are in luck. Look no further than venture capitalist Marc Andreessen’s wonderful new mega-essay, β€œThe Techno-Optimist Manifesto.”

If there’s a sentence or even a word in that manifesto that I disagree with, I have yet to find it. That’s why I am so delighted to have Marc Andreessen, a founder and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz β€” as well as the co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used web browser, and co-founder of Netscape β€” on this special episode of Faster, Please! β€” The Podcast.Β 

In This Episode

  • The time for techno-optimism is now (1:19)

  • Why has there been a downshift in innovation? (8:56)

  • The importance of embracing AI (16:08)

  • Slouching towards Utopia: Marc’s response to AI critics (23:27)

  • The economics of techno-optimism (36:29)

  • The future of domestic technology policy (44:38)

Oh, by the way, the transcript of our conversation will be posted tomorrow, November 9.

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Hey, I have a new book out! The Conservative Futurist: How To Create the Sci-Fi World We Were Promised is currently available pretty much everywhere. I’m very excited about it! Let’s gooooo! πŸ†™β†—β€΄πŸ“ˆ

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Faster, Please! β€” The Podcast
Welcome to Faster, Please! β€” The Podcast. Several times a month, host Jim Pethokoukis will feature a lively conversation with a fascinating and provocative guest about how to make the world a better place by accelerating scientific discovery, technological innovation, and economic growth.