Rejoice! The Future is Upon Us: Jason Silva LIVE on Big Think

Jason Silva is excited about the future. A futurist, filmmaker, and self-described "epiphany addict," Silva is the creator of a series of powerful short videos about emerging technology that aim to "reverse-engineer wonder." 


In this live interview, he spoke with Big Think's Jason Gots about his creative process, Google's self-driving car, and his seemingly boundless optimism for the future of humankind. 

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