Seth Godin on Singularity 1on1: Science Fiction is Really Important But Not Because It’s Right


Seth Godin on Singularity 1on1: Science Fiction is Really Important But Not Because It’s Right video 45:25

Seth Godin on Singularity 1on1: Science Fiction is Really Important But Not Because It’s Right

There are 3 individuals who have had the most impact on what I’ve been doing for the past 5 years: Ray Kurzweil – who helped me to see deeper into the exponential growth and disruptive nature of technology; Seth Godin – who inspired me to pick myself and begin my journey into blogging and podcasting despite the potential for failure, and fail I did. And, finally, my wife Julie – who is the main reason why I’ve persisted when, on numerous occasions, I have felt like giving up. Thus it is a dream come true to have the privilege to steal 45min out of Seth Godin’s busy live just for me and you. And so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Please have in mind that this was not intended to be one of the usual conversations on the usual topics that Seth often gives. So if this is what you were looking for then you are better off to go read any one of Godin’s fantastic books because regardless of which one you pick you can’t go wrong. Whether successful or not, this conversation was intended to be different by covering a variety of topics that Seth doesn’t speak often about. Those topics include but are not limited to: what is to be human and how technology changes both the meaning and the question; art and doing work that matters; technological unemployment and basic income; transhumanism, life-extension and hubris; ai and the technological singularity; consciousness and free will; abundance, scarcity, industrialism and capitalism.

My favorite quotes that I will take away from this interview with Seth Godin are:

“Ethics and morality are merely parts of being human. Not something you want to get paid for.”

“Big and small are issues of scale – those are industrial terms… I don’t care how big the audience is. I care about the fact that people are choosing to listen…”

“Science fiction is really important. But it’s not important because it is right – because it is almost never right. Science fiction is important because it makes us think deeply about what might be…”




Seth Godin on Singularity 1on1: Science Fiction is Really Important But Not Because It’s Right video 45:25

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