Our guest in this episode is Alex Gladstein, the Chief Strategy Officer at Human Rights Foundation and VP of Strategy for Oslo Freedom Forum. We attended and spoke at Oslo Freedom Forum last year, and it was one of the best conferences we have ever been to - it was really well produced, with amazing participants who talked about important topics and ideas.

In this interview we discuss why civil liberties make a country better for its people, what the future of governance, internet and money looks like, and why anti-authoritarian technologies like Bitcoin are important for that future.

In This Episode Of Future Thinkers:

  • The mission and activities of Human Rights Foundation and Oslo Freedom Forum
  • Why countries with civil liberties are generally better for people
  • The recent global tendency towards totalitarianism, and what it means
  • Governance, internet and money - key areas of change for future societies
  • Anti-authoritarian technologies vs. technological colonialism and authoritarianism
  • The emergence of sophisticated surveillance and social credit platforms, i.e. in China
  • The importance of old school activism and civil initiatives to keep governments in check
  • The opportunities and limits of a direct democracy
  • Competition as the main characteristic of decentralized systems
  • How to create urban design that protects the privacy of citizens
  • The problems of shifting responsibility and decision-making from governments to technologists

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/86

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Category:future society -- posted at: 7:00pm CEST

Danial Schmachtenberger on humanity's phase shift, complex global systems, sustainability, decentralization, and finding your purpose

Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/36

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Direct download: FTP036.mp3
Category:future society -- posted at: 12:59am CEST

There is more to blockchain than just Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Interview with Vince Meens about unusual and innovative ideas about the blockchain to do with the sharing economy, identity and reputation, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and decentralized large-scale projects for good.

Get the full show notes & resources here: http://futurethinkers.org/blockchain-new-society-vince-meens/

Direct download: FTP033.mp3
Category:future society -- posted at: 7:22pm CEST

What happens if we gave everyone a basic income? The pros and cons, experiments, and theory behind the "free money" - an interview with Scott Santens.

Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/basic-income-scott-santens/

Direct download: FTP031.mp3
Category:future society -- posted at: 9:32pm CEST

David Brin interview about transparency and privacy, future societies, political systems, cultural renaissances, science fiction, and fermi paradox

Direct download: FTP024.mp3
Category:future society -- posted at: 9:52pm CEST

We talk about the importance of self-education, why educational institutions don't work, and how creating your own curriculum can help you make a career based on your core values and passions

Direct download: FTP009.mp3
Category:future society -- posted at: 7:16pm CEST

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