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.
Question: What is the future of television?
Jason Silva: Features such as on demand, the features that you're having on television will continue to become more complex, sophisticated and you'll probably have, I guess, internet browsing on your television and you'll have increased high definition on demand video on the computer. Probably becoming interchangeable, you know, I suspect that communication tools will increasingly become more portable. So more and more of our like typical communication, computer communication will happen on devices such as the Blackberry or the iPhone and so more and more of our content consumption will become more and more interactive but in a medium that looks kinda like big screen, computer monitor/TV.
Recorded on: April 14, 2009
As Terence McKenna tells us, we are already magical creatures.