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Jason Silva: Portable Virtual Reality Will Allow You to Climb Into Someone Else's Mind

How do you typically let other people into your minds? You smile. You laugh. You use language to communicate thoughts and feelings. Jason Silva is here to explain why that's all going to change once virtual reality reaches its full potential.

Are We the Designers or the Designed? with Jason Silva

Whether we're conscious of it or not, the things we design can design us as well. "We become what we behold," as the old proverb goes. Such is the power, explains Jason Silva, of ontological design.

Jason Silva: We're Going Through a Psychedelic Renaissance

Jason Silva, host of National Geographic Channel's "Brain Games," speaks to the power of suggestibility with regard to psychedelic experiences.

Everything is Natural: The Extended Mind Thesis

The iPhone is essentially an extension of the human mind, and that's totally natural. 

We Can All Be the Authors of Our Own Lives

We really can make a masterpiece out of our own lives if we so choose.

Art and Science are Two Sides of the Same Coin

The marriage of art and science is so crucially important because it extends who and what we are.

Ideas Are Immortal

By creating ideas, humans achieve immortality.

Be Bold: Turn Your Life Into a Work of Art

We do have the capacity to turn our lives into a work of art.  And why shouldn't we?

Our Special Role in the Cosmos

Technology extends our thought, our reach, our vision, helps us transcend our boundaries. I think that's a message everybody can get behind. 

Optimism is a Self-Amplifying Feedback Loop

The filmmaker and futurist explains his belief in the self-reinforcing power of optimism and the exploration of ways to co-author our emotional experience.

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