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    Reality Is An Illusion: Exit the Matrix and Design Your Dream Life! | Donald Hoffman (Replay)

    enJuly 06, 2024

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    • Perception and RealityPhysicists and biologists propose that reality might not be fundamental or trustworthy, and our senses function like a virtual reality headset, guiding behavior rather than revealing objective truths. Evolution shapes sensory systems to aid survival, not reveal reality.

      Reality, as we perceive it through our senses, may not be fundamental or trustworthy. Physicists and evolutionary biologists suggest that space-time is not the foundation of reality, and our senses function more like a virtual reality headset, guiding adaptive behavior rather than revealing objective truths. Evolutionary game theory, a mathematically precise interpretation of Darwin's theory, supports this idea by showing that natural selection would not necessarily shape a sensory system to reveal true structures of reality. Instead, organisms develop strategies to survive and reproduce, focusing on senses that best help them thrive in their specific environments.

    • Perception of RealityOur perception of reality is an abstraction, shaped by evolution to guide adaptive behavior, and the probability of perceiving objective reality in its entirety is zero.

      Life, including human existence, can be viewed as a complex game where different organisms, including bacteria and humans, employ various strategies to survive and reproduce. The concept of fitness payoffs, which determine the evolution of organisms, depends on the true structure of the world and the organism itself. However, the complexity of reality might require an abstraction layer for organisms to process and adapt to their environments. The theorem mentioned suggests that the probability of perceiving the truth of objective reality in its entirety is zero, implying that our perception of the world is an abstraction, much like how a video game represents a simplified version of the electrical signals inside a computer. This raises questions about the nature of reality and the extent to which our perception is shaped by evolution to guide adaptive behavior.

    • Fitness functions and underlying structuresThe probability of fitness functions preserving underlying structures or orders is almost zero due to the vast number of potential functions and mappings between states.

      Even in a seemingly simple world, the probability of fitness functions preserving the underlying structures or orders is almost zero. This is due to the vast number of potential functions and mappings between states. Despite the complexity of reality, evolutionary theory places no restrictions on fitness payoff functions, making it unlikely that only those containing truth would be selected. A recent study by a Yale group suggests that cognitive impenetrability, where beliefs don't affect perceptions, necessitates a single mapping from the world to our senses. However, this is an assumption that requires further investigation.

    • Perception and BeliefsOur beliefs do not change the way we perceive colors or three-dimensional structures, but they can influence our attention and actions based on fitness payoffs.

      Our beliefs and high-level theoretical understanding do not fundamentally alter the way we perceive the world. This claim, made in a recent paper by a group at Yale, is false. Our perception is considered cognitively impenetrable, meaning our beliefs do not change the colors or three-dimensional structures we see. However, our beliefs can influence our attention and actions based on the fitness payoffs associated with different objects. Evolution simplifies this complexity by organizing fitness payoff functions into objects, allowing us to interact with the world effectively. This perspective challenges the assumption that there is only one mapping from the world to our senses required by evolution, even if our beliefs do not interfere with our perceptions. This new understanding opens up possibilities for reframing our perception of the world and achieving our goals, regardless of their truth.

    • Perception and belief systemsOur perception and belief systems significantly impact our actions and outcomes, even if they don't align with objective reality. Understanding this can help us make better decisions and improve our lives.

      Our perception and belief systems significantly influence our actions and outcomes, even if they don't align with objective reality. This was discussed in relation to fitness payoffs, synesthesia, and the role of data structures in memory and categorization. The speaker also touched on the idea that space-time might be a representation or data structure, and that our understanding of the universe may be limited by our current knowledge and technology. Ultimately, it's important to recognize that our perception and belief systems shape our experiences, and that understanding this can help us make better decisions and improve our lives. Additionally, the discussion touched on the idea that black holes might hold important insights into the nature of the universe, as they represent stopping points in our current understanding.

    • Space-time as a shallow data structureOur current understanding of space-time as a fundamental entity may be flawed, as it might be a simplistic data structure that breaks down at early scales. Black holes may not be fundamental entities but rather data structures for something else. New perspectives on particle interactions outside of space-time lead to simpler math and new symmetries.

      The notion of space-time, as we currently understand it, may be a shallow data structure that breaks down at a very early scale. This means that black holes, which appear to be endpoints of space-time, may not be fundamental entities, but rather data structures for something else that is only describable outside of space-time. Additionally, when we try to compute particle interactions within space-time, the math becomes incredibly complex due to the limitations of the data structure. However, if we let go of space-time and instead focus on the shapes and volumes of particles outside of it, the math becomes simpler and new symmetries emerge. This perspective challenges our current understanding of reality and requires us to think beyond the limitations of our current framework.

    • Quantum geometry structuresRecent discoveries of amplitudehedrons and decorated permutations in quantum theory offer new insights into the fundamental structure of reality, but their static nature leaves unanswered questions about their origin and what lies beyond them

      Scientists have made significant strides in understanding the fundamental structure of reality beyond our perception in the last few decades. The discovery of the amplitudehedron and decorated permutations, which are geometric shapes and shuffling patterns outside of space-time, has provided new insights into the heart of quantum theory. These findings, however, raise more questions than answers, as they are static structures without dynamics, and physicists are left wondering who or what ordered their existence and what lies beyond them. While some may be drawn towards magical thinking, it is crucial to remember that scientific progress relies on mathematical models and empirical evidence. The quantum realm, with its entanglement and non-locality, may hold clues to these mysteries, but a clear understanding is still elusive. The journey towards unraveling these foundational pillars of reality is just beginning.

    • Quantum non-localityQuantum entanglement experiments show that particles can instantaneously affect each other regardless of distance, challenging traditional notions of local realism and suggesting that reality might be more like a virtual environment where things only exist when observed

      Our understanding of reality, particularly in the quantum world, challenges traditional notions of local realism. This concept, which assumes that things exist and have definite properties with influences that don't go faster than the speed of light, has been disproven through experiments like quantum entanglement. In these experiments, particles instantaneously affect each other regardless of the distance between them, defying the causality we're accustomed to. This phenomenon, which can't be explained by probability alone, suggests that reality might not be as concrete as we think, and could be more akin to a rendered virtual environment, where things only exist when observed. The Nobel Prize-winning discovery of this quantum non-locality challenges our perception of the physical world and opens up new questions about the nature of reality.

    • Incompleteness of scientific understandingDespite the complexity of scientific theories, there will always be truths beyond their reach due to Gödel's incompleteness theorem. We should continue expanding our knowledge while recognizing the limits of reason and logic and seeking unlimited wisdom through exploration and spiritual practices.

      Our current understanding of the universe, as represented by scientific theories, is incomplete and will always be limited. Gödel's incompleteness theorem demonstrates that no matter how complex a mathematical or scientific theory becomes, there will always be truths that lie beyond its reach. This doesn't mean we should abandon reason or logic, but rather recognize their limits and seek to expand our knowledge by exploring the unlimited intelligence that exists beyond our current understanding. This might involve letting go of preconceived notions and embracing the unknown through spiritual practices or other means. As scientists, it's important to respect the limitations of our current knowledge and continue pushing the boundaries of what we can understand while remaining open to the possibility of unlimited wisdom.

    • Consciousness and physical worldGirdle's incompleteness theorem implies that there's always more to explore in the relationship between consciousness and the physical world, and the debate around their connection is complex and ongoing

      Consciousness and the physical world may be interconnected in a way that defies our current understanding. Girdle's incompleteness theorem suggests that there will always be more to explore and that even our theories of consciousness may not be a theory of everything. An intriguing idea is that consciousness could be creating the physical world in our minds, but this concept also raises questions about the relationship between consciousness and space-time. The debate around consciousness and its relationship to the physical world is complex and ongoing, with no definitive answers in sight. It's important to remember that our current understanding is limited, and we should approach these questions with an open mind and a willingness to explore new ideas. Even if we don't have all the answers, the process of questioning and learning is an essential part of the scientific journey.

    • Consciousness as underlying realityConsciousness is not just a product of the brain or a data structure within space-time, but the underlying reality itself, requiring a mathematically precise theory for understanding and connection to space-time through decorated permutations and incorporating dynamics.

      According to the speaker, consciousness is a fundamental aspect of reality that goes beyond space and time. He argues that current scientific theories, which focus on consciousness as a product of the brain or a data structure within space-time, are incomplete. Instead, he suggests that consciousness is the underlying reality, and space-time is just one of its many manifestations. To further explore this idea, a mathematically precise theory of consciousness needs to be developed and connected to space-time through decorated permutations, which physicists have identified as a fundamental concept. This theory should also incorporate dynamics, as the physicists' search for a deeper understanding of the universe will inevitably lead them to seek a theory that goes beyond static objects and includes sequencing or change.

    • Markov chains and decorated permutationsMarkov chains represent probabilistic interactions between agents, while decorated permutations capture these interactions and their directions, providing a more efficient and comprehensive way to analyze social networks and consciousness dynamics

      Markov chains and decorated permutations can be connected in a meaningful way to understand the dynamics of social networks and consciousness. Markov chains represent the probabilistic nature of interactions between agents, while decorated permutations provide a compact way to capture these interactions and their directions. This mapping can help physicists and researchers better understand the complexities of social networks and the propagation of influences within them. The discovery of this new math, which maps Markovian dynamics to decorated permutations, has significant implications for various fields, including physics and social sciences. Essentially, it offers a more efficient and comprehensive way to analyze and model the intricacies of social networks and the dynamics of consciousness.

    • Decorated permutations in social networksDecorated permutations, a new mathematical tool, could provide a compact representation of social networks and their dynamics, potentially leading to better predictions and understanding of human interactions, with significant implications for business and social media.

      Decorated permutations, a new mathematical tool, could provide a compact representation of social networks and their dynamics. This tool, which captures the identity of individuals and their social connections, may lead to better predictions and understanding of human interactions. The potential implications are vast, particularly in business and social media, where mastering human psychology and algorithms is crucial. The ability to predict outcomes effectively can significantly impact decision-making and success in various domains. This new mathematics, currently being researched and presented in academic papers, might revolutionize how we analyze and utilize large data sets. It's an exciting development that could lead to new insights and innovations.

    • Beyond observable universeDespite 97% of galaxies being unreachable due to space expansion, new technologies and conscious agents could potentially allow us to explore beyond these limitations. Embrace the present moment as our essence goes beyond our personal story.

      Our current understanding of the universe is limited, with approximately 97% of observable galaxies being unreachable due to the expansion of space itself. However, the possibilities of new technologies, such as those based on the theory of conscious agents outside of space-time, could potentially allow us to explore beyond these limitations. On a personal note, facing the possibility of death can bring about a newfound appreciation for life and the present moment. Ultimately, the essence of who we are goes beyond the story of our own lives, as we are fundamentally aware beings. This is a profound reminder to let go of our attachment to the story and fully embrace the present moment.

    • Beliefs about reality and deathTo truly let go and understand that our bodies are just avatars, we must stop caring about comparisons and embrace science to challenge deeply held beliefs.

      Our strong beliefs about the reality of our bodies and comparisons to others keep us tied to our stories and afraid of death. According to the speaker, to truly let go, we must stop caring about comparisons and understand that our bodies are just avatars or icons, not who we truly are. Neuroscience is crucial for understanding the software behind space-time, but we're emotionally tied to our beliefs, which can be challenging to change. The speaker emphasizes the importance of science in challenging deeply held beliefs and encourages a rigorous and precise approach to understanding the limits of our current frameworks. For more insights, follow Donald D. Hoffman on Twitter @DonaldDHoffman. Additionally, consider AG1 for optimal health support and QuickBooks for efficient business finance management.

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    Welcome back to part two! In today's episode, Tom sits down with the dynamic entrepreneur, author, and podcast host, Patrick Bet David. With a journey that saw his podcast grow from zero to over five million subscribers, Patrick delves into the power of engaging in diverse conversations and the crucial role of incentives in decision-making. Together, Tom and Patrick explore what draws high-performing individuals to a company and emphasize the importance of self-awareness, leadership, and motivation. From the impacts of societal structures and economic policies to the essential qualities of effective leadership, this episode is packed with thought-provoking insights. Patrick shares his gripping experiences from the military, discusses the influence of major political decisions, and reflects on vital cultural topics like the American flag, LGBTQ rights, and the role of immigrants in America. Through personal anecdotes, Patrick and Tom illustrate the power of setting specific goals, managing market fluctuations, and navigating complex economic landscapes. Join us as we uncover how to harness power and aggression for success, understand the complexities of today's political and economic world, and inspire the next generation of leaders. This episode is a masterclass in navigating life's challenging paths with resilience and strategic thinking. SHOW NOTES 00:00 Printing money raises inflation, affecting all costs. 22:00 Adapt and learn new skills to survive. 36:31 Power requires calculated unpredictability for strategic advantage. 48:56 Importance of clarifying and understanding personal values. 01:08:08 Investor questions: team, background, tech, results, funds. 01:22:02 Attacking structure leads to complications and division. 01:38:09 Discussion on immigration and educational qualifications importance. 01:56:24 Embrace aggression as one of your gears. 02:15:34 Struggling with understanding and fearing uncertain future. 02:21:28 Faith, data, and results shape our actions. 02:48:29 Believe in impact, self-ownership, responsibility, and society's vision. 02:56:21 Book discusses choosing enemies and personal breakthrough SPONSORS: Go to https://shopify.com/impact right now to grow your business no matter what stage you're in Head to https://eightsleep.com/impact/ and use code IMPACT to get $350 off your Pod 4 Ultra.  Visit https://betterhelp.com/impacttheory today to get 10% off your first month. Go to https://butcherbox.com/IMPACT and use code IMPACT at checkout and enjoy your choice of bone-in chicken thighs, top sirloins, or salmon in every box for an entire year, plus get $20 off Get 5 free AG1 Travel Packs and a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D with your first purchase at https://drinkag1.com/impact. Secure your digital life with proactive protection for your assets, identity, family, and tech – Go to https://aura.com/IMPACT to start your free two-week trial. Take control of your gut health by going to https://tryviome.com/impact and use code IMPACT to get 20% off your first 3 months and free shipping. ***Are You Ready for EXTRA Impact?*** If you’re ready to find true fulfillment, strengthen your focus, and ignite your true potential, the Impact Theory subscription was created just for you.  *New episodes delivered ad-free, EXCLUSIVE access to hundreds of archived Impact Theory episodes, Tom AMAs, and so much more!* This is not for the faint of heart. This is for those who dare to learn obsessively, every day, day after day. *****Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3PCvJaz***** Subscribe on all other platforms (Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Downcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Podcast Republic, Podkicker, and more) : https://impacttheorynetwork.supercast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    America is Collapsing Like Rome | Patrick Bet David PT 1

    America is Collapsing Like Rome | Patrick Bet David PT 1
    Welcome to another compelling episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu! In today's episode, Tom sits down with the dynamic entrepreneur, author, and podcast host, Patrick Bet David. With a journey that saw his podcast grow from zero to over five million subscribers, Patrick delves into the power of engaging in diverse conversations and the crucial role of incentives in decision-making. Together, Tom and Patrick explore what draws high-performing individuals to a company and emphasize the importance of self-awareness, leadership, and motivation. From the impacts of societal structures and economic policies to the essential qualities of effective leadership, this episode is packed with thought-provoking insights. Patrick shares his gripping experiences from the military, discusses the influence of major political decisions, and reflects on vital cultural topics like the American flag, LGBTQ rights, and the role of immigrants in America. Through personal anecdotes, Patrick and Tom illustrate the power of setting specific goals, managing market fluctuations, and navigating complex economic landscapes. Join us as we uncover how to harness power and aggression for success, understand the complexities of today's political and economic world, and inspire the next generation of leaders. This episode is a masterclass in navigating life's challenging paths with resilience and strategic thinking. SHOW NOTES 00:00 Printing money raises inflation, affecting all costs. 22:00 Adapt and learn new skills to survive. 36:31 Power requires calculated unpredictability for strategic advantage. 48:56 Importance of clarifying and understanding personal values. 01:08:08 Investor questions: team, background, tech, results, funds. 01:22:02 Attacking structure leads to complications and division. 01:38:09 Discussion on immigration and educational qualifications importance. 01:56:24 Embrace aggression as one of your gears. 02:15:34 Struggling with understanding and fearing uncertain future. 02:21:28 Faith, data, and results shape our actions. 02:48:29 Believe in impact, self-ownership, responsibility, and society's vision. 02:56:21 Book discusses choosing enemies and personal breakthrough SPONSORS: Go to https://shopify.com/impact right now to grow your business no matter what stage you're in Head to https://eightsleep.com/impact/ and use code IMPACT to get $350 off your Pod 4 Ultra.  Visit https://betterhelp.com/impacttheory today to get 10% off your first month. Go to https://butcherbox.com/IMPACT and use code IMPACT at checkout and enjoy your choice of bone-in chicken thighs, top sirloins, or salmon in every box for an entire year, plus get $20 off Get 5 free AG1 Travel Packs and a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D with your first purchase at https://drinkag1.com/impact. Secure your digital life with proactive protection for your assets, identity, family, and tech – Go to https://aura.com/IMPACT to start your free two-week trial. Take control of your gut health by going to https://tryviome.com/impact and use code IMPACT to get 20% off your first 3 months and free shipping. ***Are You Ready for EXTRA Impact?*** If you’re ready to find true fulfillment, strengthen your focus, and ignite your true potential, the Impact Theory subscription was created just for you.  *New episodes delivered ad-free, EXCLUSIVE access to hundreds of archived Impact Theory episodes, Tom AMAs, and so much more!* This is not for the faint of heart. This is for those who dare to learn obsessively, every day, day after day. *****Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3PCvJaz***** Subscribe on all other platforms (Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Downcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Podcast Republic, Podkicker, and more) : https://impacttheorynetwork.supercast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    If Biden Wins In 2024, This Happens! | Dave Rubin PT 2

    If Biden Wins In 2024, This Happens! | Dave Rubin PT 2
    Welcome to Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu! In today's episode, we have an in-depth and provocative conversation with our guest, Dave Rubin. From political power plays to personal reflections, this episode covers it all. Dave opens up about a near-death experience that changed his perspective, balancing fatherhood with professional commitments, and why he supports certain political figures over others. We dive into the complexities of Biden’s cognitive decline and the media’s narrative control. Dave gives his candid views on the Democratic Party's pursuit of power, the implications of money printing, and the true cost of war. We explore the Israel-Palestine conflict, the foundational values of America, and the implications of immigration policies on national identity. Dave also reveals his thoughts on potential presidential candidates, like RFK's impact on political dynamics, and offers a candid look at Trump’s achievements and faults. Adding depth to our discussion, we address the moral and ideological divides affecting the United States and dig into controversial topics, including diverse religious integration, socialism, and international politics. Join us for a thought-provoking episode that challenges conventional wisdom and pushes the boundaries of political and cultural discourse. Don’t miss this episode where we confront the uncomfortable truths and explore the profound questions shaping our world today. Follow Me, Tom Bilyeu: Website: https://impacttheoryuniversity.com/ X: https://twitter.com/TomBilyeu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tombilyeu/ SPONSORS: Go to https://impacttheory.co/ShopifyJuly24 right now to grow your business no matter what stage you're in Head to https://impacttheory.co/EightsleepJuly24 and use code IMPACT to get $350 off your Pod 4 Ultra.  Visit https://impacttheory.co/BetterhelpJuly24 today to get 10% off your first month. Go to https://impacttheory.co/ButcherboxJuly24 and use code IMPACT at checkout and enjoy your choice of bone-in chicken thighs, top sirloins, or salmon in every box for an entire year, plus get $20 off Get 5 free AG1 Travel Packs and a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D with your first purchase at https://drinkag1.com/impact. Secure your digital life with proactive protection for your assets, identity, family, and tech – Go to https://aura.com/IMPACT to start your free two-week trial. Take control of your gut health by going to https://tryviome.com/impact and use code IMPACT to get 20% off your first 3 months and free shipping. ***Are You Ready for EXTRA Impact?*** If you’re ready to find true fulfillment, strengthen your focus, and ignite your true potential, the Impact Theory subscription was created just for you.  *New episodes delivered ad-free, EXCLUSIVE access to hundreds of archived Impact Theory episodes, Tom AMAs, and so much more!* This is not for the faint of heart. This is for those who dare to learn obsessively, every day, day after day. *****Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3PCvJaz***** Subscribe on all other platforms (Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Downcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Podcast Republic, Podkicker, and more) : https://impacttheorynetwork.supercast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    If Biden Wins In 2024, This Happens! | Dave Rubin PT 1

    If Biden Wins In 2024, This Happens! | Dave Rubin PT 1
    Welcome to Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu! In today's episode, we have an in-depth and provocative conversation with our guest, Dave Rubin. From political power plays to personal reflections, this episode covers it all. Dave opens up about a near-death experience that changed his perspective, balancing fatherhood with professional commitments, and why he supports certain political figures over others. We dive into the complexities of Biden’s cognitive decline and the media’s narrative control. Dave gives his candid views on the Democratic Party's pursuit of power, the implications of money printing, and the true cost of war. We explore the Israel-Palestine conflict, the foundational values of America, and the implications of immigration policies on national identity. Dave also reveals his thoughts on potential presidential candidates, like RFK's impact on political dynamics, and offers a candid look at Trump’s achievements and faults. Adding depth to our discussion, we address the moral and ideological divides affecting the United States and dig into controversial topics, including diverse religious integration, socialism, and international politics. Join us for a thought-provoking episode that challenges conventional wisdom and pushes the boundaries of political and cultural discourse. Don’t miss this episode where we confront the uncomfortable truths and explore the profound questions shaping our world today. SHOW NOTES: 00:00 Doubts about Biden's leadership and control. 14:37 Debate on immigration and its potential impact. 24:44 Trump as president, advisor in dismantling government. 33:02 Creating money devalues existing currency, funds wars. 51:05 NYC police officers retire early, move to Florida. 58:37 Avoid discussing divisive topic to prevent manifestation. 01:10:14 America's economy and freedom define its appeal. 01:13:57 Balancing immigration for economy and national security. 01:27:00 Concerns about immigration, government dependence, and education. 01:43:44 Islam and Christianity differ in evangelizing methods. Follow Me, Tom Bilyeu: Website: https://impacttheoryuniversity.com/ X: https://twitter.com/TomBilyeu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tombilyeu/ SPONSORS: Go to https://shopify.com/impact right now to grow your business no matter what stage you're in Head to https://eightsleep.com/impact/ and use code IMPACT to get $350 off your Pod 4 Ultra.  Visit https://betterhelp.com/impacttheory today to get 10% off your first month. Go to https://butcherbox.com/IMPACT and use code IMPACT at checkout and enjoy your choice of bone-in chicken thighs, top sirloins, or salmon in every box for an entire year, plus get $20 off Get 5 free AG1 Travel Packs and a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D with your first purchase at https://drinkag1.com/impact. Secure your digital life with proactive protection for your assets, identity, family, and tech – Go to https://aura.com/IMPACT to start your free two-week trial. Take control of your gut health by going to https://tryviome.com/impact and use code IMPACT to get 20% off your first 3 months and free shipping. ***Are You Ready for EXTRA Impact?*** If you’re ready to find true fulfillment, strengthen your focus, and ignite your true potential, the Impact Theory subscription was created just for you.  *New episodes delivered ad-free, EXCLUSIVE access to hundreds of archived Impact Theory episodes, Tom AMAs, and so much more!* This is not for the faint of heart. This is for those who dare to learn obsessively, every day, day after day. *****Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3PCvJaz***** Subscribe on all other platforms (Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Downcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Podcast Republic, Podkicker, and more) : https://impacttheorynetwork.supercast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Philosophy of Bitcoin and How it Could Change the World As We Know It | Robert Breedlove (Replay)

    The Philosophy of Bitcoin and How it Could Change the World As We Know It | Robert Breedlove (Replay)
    If you've been following the cryptocurrency and NFT conversation with us recently, you’ll appreciate this incredible conversation with Robert Breedlove, a freedom maximalist and bitcoin-focused entrepreneur. If you haven’t been following along, jump in now. This episode is less NFT and crypto wallet focused and more educational in that Robert breaks down inflation like very few can. Understanding something at its foundational level allows you to really think from first principles, which empowers you to make better decisions. Cryptocurrency is built on technology and Bitcoin has been performing like no other asset in history, but why and how is this possible? You may need to listen to this a few times, and may be even better with pen and paper to take notes. This is a crash course and deep dive on money, inflation, what property is, and why assets matter. Robert shares 5 properties of money: 1. Divisibility 2. Durability 3. Recognizability 4. Portability 5. Scarcity [Original air date: 10-12-21]. SHOW NOTES: 0:00 | Introduction Robert Breedlove 0:34 | Inflation and Fiat Explained 6:17 | Defining Money & Property 10:47 | Compromised Property Value 16:05 | Wealth Redistribution of Assets 23:59 | What is Money 26:16 | The 5 Properties of Money 33:51 | Central Banking Corrupt Power 40:13 | Counterfeit Inflation 48:32 | Life, Liberty and Property 56:48 | Bitcoin Absolute Scarcity 1:07:21 | Government Disruption 1:13:50 | Declining Power of Government 1:23:20 | Implication of Bitcoin 1:30:47 | Purchasing Power of Bitcoin 1:40:43 | Sovereign Individual Insights 1:48:30 | Decentralized NFTs & Crypto 1:51:03 | Thank God for Bitcoin SPONSORS: Head to https://netsuite.com/THEORY for Netsuite’s one-of-a-kind flexible financing program for a few more weeks!  Get 5 free AG1 Travel Packs and a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D with your first purchase at https://drinkag1.com/impact. Secure your digital life with proactive protection for your assets, identity, family, and tech – Go to https://aura.com/IMPACT to start your free two-week trial. Take control of your gut health by going to https://tryviome.com/impact and use code IMPACT to get 20% off your first 3 months and free shipping. ***Are You Ready for EXTRA Impact?*** If you’re ready to find true fulfillment, strengthen your focus, and ignite your true potential, the Impact Theory subscription was created just for you.  *New episodes delivered ad-free, EXCLUSIVE access to hundreds of archived Impact Theory episodes, Tom AMAs, and so much more!* This is not for the faint of heart. This is for those who dare to learn obsessively, every day, day after day. *****Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3PCvJaz***** Subscribe on all other platforms (Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Downcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Podcast Republic, Podkicker, and more) : https://impacttheorynetwork.supercast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices