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simonsez

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Naval Ravikant on JRE (Joe Rogan)
« on: June 10, 2019, 01:23:19 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qHkcs3kG44

Good podcast overall chock with great quotes and with chatter about problems, the future, technology, bicameralism/tribalism as it pertains to social media, recycling, energy needs, optimal firm size, etc. but around the 1h 45 min mark Naval talks about the hedonic treadmill.

What a motivating guy!

Anyone else enjoy Naval's takes or JRE more generally?  For JRE, I've come to appreciate him as an interviewer for the most part (I thought he was a little too patronizing to Ron Miscavige et al.) and the diverse range of guests he has (from mathematicians to futurists to nutritionists to astronomers to musicians to athletes to conspiracy theorists) I've learned a lot this past year and explored many good wiki tangents as a result of these.

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Re: Naval Ravikant on JRE (Joe Rogan)
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 08:55:34 AM »
I didn't know this Naval guy before this podcast but I'm now seeking out more. There was so much to digest I actually listened to this podcast twice in a row.

I'm not 100% on board with everything he says but he certainly comes across as someone who has thought very carefully about a lot of interesting and important things and can communicate his conclusions well.

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Re: Naval Ravikant on JRE (Joe Rogan)
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 12:50:25 PM »
@Samuel it's so nice when you find a podcast like that and have to gobble the information up again.  I did the same and spent a couple hours googling things about Naval and his projects including on Farnam Street. 

I did that with another recent JRE show, #1284 from April of this year with Graham Hancock (post-Hiawatha impact in Greenland found).  He's out there at times but he's obviously well-educated on many topics related to archaeology and is really pushing boundaries as a journalist based on new very interesting evidence about human history (Gobekli Tepe, the Amazon and terra preta and Melanesian DNA, Sphinx water erosion, Topper, the San Diego 130,000 year find, Denisovans, Bluefish Caves, etc.).  I really like the idea that humans aren't always necessarily progressing as a species (which was something I, and it seems traditional archaeology, assumed).  Most of us accept that there have been multiple mass extinction events many millions of years ago so it doesn't seem too much of a stretch that there may have been minor events (but still devastating as it pertains to hominids advancing) that perhaps don't eliminate that many species but do take time to rebuild numbers. 

I hope he has Randall Carlson on again soon, what really happened during the Younger Dryas period will be pretty important as continental shelves, the Sahara, and the Amazon are explored more.