Jason Silva is the Emmy-nominated host of National Geographic Channel’s #1 rated and Emmy-nominated series, Brain Games, seen in over 100 countries. “A Timothy Leary of the Viral Video Age” was how The Atlantic described television personality, filmmaker and philosopher Silva, who has also been described as “part Timothy Leary, part Ray Kurzweil, and part Neo from ‘The Matrix.’”
A self-professed wonderjunkie, Silva is the creator of the web series SHOTS OF AWE, micro-documentaries exploring creativity, innovation, the co-evolution of human and technology, futurism, metaphysics, existentialism and the human condition.
Silva’s work has been featured in The Economist, Vanity Fair, Forbes and Wired, among many others.
As Terence McKenna tells us, we are already magical creatures.
The iPhone is essentially an extension of the human mind, and that's totally natural.
We really can make a masterpiece out of our own lives if we so choose.
The marriage of art and science is so crucially important because it extends who and what we are.
By creating ideas, humans achieve immortality.
We do have the capacity to turn our lives into a work of art. And why shouldn't we?
Technology extends our thought, our reach, our vision, helps us transcend our boundaries. I think that's a message everybody can get behind.
Jason Silva is optimistic about the future. His "shots of philosophical espresso" – short, inspiring films on the evolution of humankind and technology – aim to "engineer inspiration." Here, he talks with us about...