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    US Banking Crisis: The Truth Behind The Disaster & How It Will Get Worse... | Robert Breedlove (Replay)

    enJune 10, 2024

    Podcast Summary

    • Fractional Reserve Banking InstabilityThe unsustainable nature of fractional reserve banking can lead to economic instability, inflation, and bank failures, with the government's response often exacerbating the problem through money printing

      We are experiencing a moment of economic instability due to a combination of factors including inflation, the failure of certain banks due to fractional reserve banking, and the potential reaching of a tipping point in our financial system. Ryan Reynolds from Mint Mobile is taking advantage of this instability by offering discounted wireless plans. However, the underlying issue is the unsustainable nature of fractional reserve banking, which requires banks to hold less than the full amount of depositors' funds and can lead to bank runs when depositors demand their money back. This systemic issue has led to the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and other banks, and it is likely that more failures will follow. The government's response to these crises is often to print more money, leading to inflation and a confiscation of wealth from savers. This cycle of inflation and financial instability is not new, but it is important to understand the underlying causes and potential consequences.

    • Fractional Reserve Banking CrisisFractional reserve banking leads to an unsustainable cycle of money printing during crises, potentially resulting in hyperinflation and the need for drastic measures like capital controls and asset bans. Bitcoin is seen as a potential hedge against this impending financial crisis.

      The ongoing practice of fractional reserve banking, where financial institutions hold only a fraction of their customers' deposits as reserves and create money through lending, has led to an unsustainable cycle of increasing money printing during economic crises. This exponential increase in money supply ultimately culminates in hyperinflation as the value of the currency becomes worthless. Central banks, in an attempt to prevent this, implement measures such as capital controls and preventing the purchase of certain assets like gold. Balaji's bet on Bitcoin as a hedge against this impending financial crisis is seen as a bold and potentially selfless move, as he puts his reputation and significant resources on the line to raise awareness about the inherent risks of fractional reserve banking. Despite the challenges of predicting an exact timeline, it is widely acknowledged that the system's fundamental flaws will eventually lead to a significant financial breakdown.

    • Fed's understanding of inflation risksThe Federal Reserve acknowledges the dangers of excessive money printing and hyperinflation, but their actions, such as raising interest rates, can have challenges for debtors and may not spur production as effectively as gold does in a free market.

      The Federal Reserve, despite criticisms from some quarters, is not ignorant about money and economics. They understand the risks of printing too much money and causing hyperinflation. However, their actions, such as raising interest rates, come with challenges, as higher rates can make it difficult for debtors to meet their obligations. The Fed is aware of the inevitability of a recession and is trying to find a balance. While some argue that the Fed's Keynesian economic mentality allows them to spur consumption with the printing of money, economic reality dictates that production must come before consumption. Gold, historically the most inflation-resistant commodity, challenges the notion that inflation is necessary for a healthy economy. The difference lies in the competitive marketplace for gold versus the arbitrary inflation of fiat currency within a legal monopoly.

    • Inflation vs Gold ProductionGold production involves costs and competition, while fiat currency systems allow for near zero cost money creation and forceful implementation, leading to complex relationships between inflation, counterfeiting, and taxation.

      While gold is a competitive market with a marginal cost to produce, fiat currency systems involve producing money at near zero cost and imposing its use on a population through legal and physical force. This fundamental difference between the two creates a complex relationship between inflation, counterfeiting, and taxation. The speaker acknowledges the points made but also highlights the historical success of systems like China's "little dragons" policy, which allowed capitalistic elements to emerge despite being communist in nature. Ultimately, the discussion raises thought-provoking questions about the nature of justice, private property, and the role of governments in economic systems.

    • Private Property and CapitalismPrivate property incentivizes responsible resource use and ecological conservation, while government control can lead to exploitation and neglect

      The institution of private property and capitalism incentivizes responsible use of resources and ecological conservation, as opposed to government control which can lead to unchecked exploitation. The idea that one cannot own resources or land is challenged by the argument that unowned resources lead to neglect and pollution, while private ownership creates an incentive to protect and maintain the land. This concept, known as just appropriation, is further explained in detail in Rothbard's "The Ethics of Liberty." Additionally, the lack of consent in government taxation and the inability to negotiate or leave a jurisdiction without penalty are seen as violations of individual rights and tyrannical in nature. The ideal governance system, according to this perspective, would allow individuals to refuse services and choose alternatives, promoting competition and keeping producers honest.

    • Individual power vs. state roleBitcoin and similar assets empower individuals with portability, scarcity, and resistance to inflation/confiscation, but the state provides stability and cooperation essential for societal progress, sparking a debate on minimal government vs. centralized state

      Bitcoin and similar decentralized assets offer individuals the ability to move their wealth and negotiate with the state from a position of strength. This is due to their portability, scarcity, and resistance to inflation and confiscation. However, some argue that the state provides stability and cooperation that is essential for societal progress. The debate continues on the role and necessity of the state in a society, with some favoring a minimal government or anarchy, while others argue for the benefits of a centralized state. Ultimately, the discussion highlights the complex relationship between individuals, wealth, and governance.

    • Anarchy vs. BitcoinAnarchy emphasizes consent in interactions while Bitcoin offers a decentralized, consensual economic system, addressing issues of corruption and centralization seen in physical forms of money

      Anarchy does not mean complete absence of governance or rule of law. Instead, it's about nonconsensual interaction, which is the antithesis of English common law. The state, with its monopoly on violence and nonconsensual wealth extraction, creates a harmful schism between those in power and those forced to comply. The Bitcoin paradigm, on the other hand, emphasizes the importance of consent in economic transactions, as seen in the non-aggression principle. Gold, as a physical form of money, lacked portability and led to the centralization of its custody and the rise of corrupt institutions like central banks. Bitcoin, as a digital and decentralized form of money, addresses these issues and offers a new paradigm for peaceful, consensual human interaction.

    • Bitcoin's challenge to central bankingBitcoin's technological superiority as a form of money, with its portability, fixed supply, and resistance to debasement, counterfeiting, and inflation, could lead to a shift towards individual sovereignty and the decentralization of power, potentially resulting in a more peaceful and prosperous world, but the implications are vast and largely uncharted.

      The emergence of central banking as a response to gold's technological limitations has given way to a complex socioeconomic and political paradigm. However, with the advent of Bitcoin, a superior monetary technology, this paradigm is being called into question. Bitcoin's properties of portability, fixed supply, and resistance to debasement, counterfeiting, and inflation make it a more effective form of money. This could lead to a shift towards individual sovereignty and the decentralization of power, potentially resulting in a more peaceful and prosperous world. However, the implications of such a shift are vast and largely uncharted, making it essential to critically examine the ideas and consider the potential challenges. The book "Infomocracy" offers a glimpse into this hyper-individualized world, but its portrayal as a nightmare underscores the need for further exploration and understanding.

    • Bitcoin and the StateHuman nature may lead to the formation of states and coercive systems even in a Bitcoin-dominated world, as the state finds ways to generate revenue through taxation and may use force to extract purchasing power if necessary.

      In a hypothetical world where Bitcoin replaces gold as a dominant form of value storage, human nature and the desire for collective security may still lead to the formation of states and coercive systems. The speaker argues that even if Bitcoin becomes the standard currency, the state will find ways to generate revenue, such as through taxation, and may use force to extract purchasing power if necessary. Despite the potential for coercion, the speaker suggests that human nature will continue to push us towards forming groups for protection and decision-making. The speaker also touches on the idea that intelligence is distributed unevenly and that the strongest and weakest individuals may play different roles within these groups. Ultimately, the speaker is exploring the idea that even in a Bitcoin-dominated world, the state may still exist in some form.

    • Circumstances and necessityPeople in developing economies, who have experienced the consequences of state control over currency, are more likely to adopt Bitcoin as a means of storing and protecting their purchasing power, potentially leading to the dissolution of central banking and statism.

      Bitcoin's potential lies in its ability to provide a solution for those who have experienced the most pain under statism and monopolized currency systems. The IQ test analogy may not fully capture this, as it's more about circumstances and necessity rather than intelligence. People in developing economies, who have a firsthand understanding of the consequences of state control over currency, are more likely to adopt Bitcoin as a means of storing and protecting their purchasing power. The state itself may even play a role in educating people about Bitcoin by inducing pain and motivating them to seek out alternative forms of money. Ultimately, the profit incentives in society will shift as Bitcoin becomes more widely adopted, potentially leading to the dissolution of central banking and statism. However, it's important to remain humble and open to other perspectives as the implications of this monetary innovation continue to unfold.

    • Canada protests and BitcoinProtesters turned to Bitcoin during Canadian protests due to its unstoppable payment feature and improving privacy tools, making it a powerful alternative to traditional fiat systems.

      During the Freedom Convoy protests in Canada, the confiscation of funds raised through a centralized platform led protesters to turn to Bitcoin as an alternative for its unstoppable payment feature. Bitcoin's decentralized nature and the improving privacy tools make it a powerful alternative to traditional fiat systems. The technological advancements in cryptography give individuals unparalleled negotiating leverage against collectives, including the government. Despite Bitcoin being a public ledger, privacy tools are improving, making it increasingly difficult for authorities to trace transactions. This technological war between the state and the individual is ongoing, and the state may not be able to keep up with the pace of innovation. The implications of this shift towards decentralized and anonymous transactions are radical, as individuals gain the freedom to selectively disclose their identity and purchasing power. The government's ability to control and monitor transactions may become increasingly limited, leading to a potential paradigm shift where people live more of their lives anonymously.

    • Digital properties for digital itemsBlockchain enables digital items to have properties similar to physical items, enabling investment and ownership, potentially leading to a future of anonymous and virtual economic activities, but not all digital assets have the same value as Bitcoin, which is the only proven use case of a time chain and the fundamental connection point between the digital and physical world.

      As we move towards a more digital world, there will be an increasing demand for digital items to have properties similar to physical items, which is where blockchain comes in. Blockchain provides the physical properties to digital items, enabling investment and ownership. This could lead to a future where people can live and conduct economic activities in a completely anonymous and virtual way, potentially weakening the grip of states on people's lives. However, not all digital assets are created equal. Bitcoin, as the first and only proven use case of a time chain, is the only digital asset that can provide a thermodynamic connection between the digital and physical world, making it the one true digital asset. The term "blockchain" may eventually fade away, leaving Bitcoin as the fundamental connection point between the digital and physical world.

    • Bitcoin's role in virtual worldBitcoin's scarcity and control create a foundation for engaging, meaningful, and valuable virtual worlds, serving as essential base money for both physical and digital realities

      Bitcoin, as a scarce digital asset with provable control, serves as the foundation for creating a deeply engaging and meaningful virtual world. This virtual world, which can be thought of as an extension of reality, requires scarcity and control for users to emotionally, physically, and financially invest. Bitcoin's time chain and irreversible transactions bring the concept of scarcity and control into the digital realm, creating a sense of value and importance for virtual assets. The speaker emphasizes that the future of entertainment and the digitization of real life will depend on this foundational technology. While other cryptocurrencies may serve speculative or gambling purposes, Bitcoin's role is to provide the base money for both physical and digital realities. The speaker's perspective is that Bitcoin's scarcity and control make it an essential component for creating a virtual world that is engaging, meaningful, and valuable.

    • Bitcoin's impact on digital economiesBitcoin's decentralized and immutable nature makes it a powerful medium of exchange in digital economies, difficult to regulate, and a challenge for authoritarian regimes, allowing it to serve as base money for various games, environments, and economies.

      Bitcoin's immutable and decentralized nature makes it a unique and powerful medium of exchange in both emerging digital economies and competing with traditional physical economies. This property, secured by proof-of-work mining, allows Bitcoin to serve as the base money for various digital games, environments, and economies, while its antifragile and difficult-to-regulate nature makes it a challenge for even the most authoritarian regimes. Despite attempts to ban or control Bitcoin mining, its decentralized network continues to adapt and thrive, highlighting its profound impact on the future of finance and digital economies. For more insights, follow Breedlove on Twitter @breedlove22 or visit The What Is Money Podcast for the latest information.

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    Welcome back to part 2 of this jam-packed episode with Sam Harris!  We continue addressing hot-button topics like homelessness, the balance between free information flow and preserving democracy, and the critical importance of the peaceful transfer of power. We also dissect the ever-evolving influence of independent and social media on public perception, highlighting the dangers of misinformation, and the struggles of effectively communicating polarizing topics. Don't miss out on the final part of this eye-opening conversation with Sam Harris.  And if you're loving the Impact Theory Podcast, please take a moment to leave us a review or rate the show. Your feedback is incredibly valuable! Follow Sam Harris: Website: https://www.samharris.org/  X: https://x.com/MakingSenseHQ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@samharrisorg  Follow Me, Tom Bilyeu:  Website: https://impacttheoryuniversity.com/  X: https://twitter.com/TomBilyeu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tombilyeu/ If you want to dive deeper into my content, search through every episode, find specific topics I've covered, and ask me questions. Go to my Dexa page: https://dexa.ai/tombilyeu Themes: Mindset, Finance, World Affairs, Health & Productivity, Future & Tech, Simulation Theory & Physics, Dating & Relationships SPONSORS: Keep your ride-or-die alive at https://EbayMotors.com Explore the Range Rover Sport at https://landroverusa.com NetSuite has extended its one-of-a-kind flexible financing program for a few more weeks! Head to https://netsuite.com/THEORY.  Use this link and Hartford Gold will give you up to $15,000 dollars of FREE silver on your first qualifying: order.offers.americanhartfordgold.com/content-affiliate/?&leadsource=affiliate&utm_sfcampaign=701Rb000009EnmrIAC Start your free online visit today at https://Hims.com/IMPACT for your personalized ED treatment options.  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 Border, DEI, Trump, Islam, BLM & the Misinterpretation of Data | Sam Harris PT 1

    The Border, DEI, Trump, Islam, BLM & the Misinterpretation of Data | Sam Harris PT 1
    Welcome to another insightful episode of Impact Theory, I’m Tom Bilyeu!  In today’s episode, I’m joined by Sam Harris to discuss the profound impact of cognitive biases on decision-making and explore the nuanced interplay between truth, misinformation, and societal trust.  Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, philosopher, best-selling author, and podcast host whose work focuses on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live. In this episode, we tackle the complex landscape of political and social issues, from the importance of relying on experts and institutions to the contentious debates around homelessness and systemic inequality.  We touch on:  - The media’s role in the misinterpretation & distortion of ideas - Factors negatively affecting trust in experts & institutions - Cognitive biases & the illusory Truth effect - Second-order consequences of communication - Trade-offs in engaging with controversial topics - Dilemma of preserving democracy vs. free information flow - Impact of political manipulation on institutional trust - Importance of understanding arguments despite disagreements - Class-based views & institutional change on societal issues and policy  - Proposing solutions for inequality & advocating for meritocracy - Impact of poverty on education & brain development Prepare to challenge your perspectives and gain new insights on navigating today's complex world! This is just Part 1 of our conversation, so make sure you don’t miss Part 2 of this convo for even more wisdom from Sam Harris. Follow Sam Harris: Website: https://www.samharris.org/  X: https://x.com/MakingSenseHQ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@samharrisorg Follow Me, Tom Bilyeu:  Website: https://impacttheoryuniversity.com/  X: https://twitter.com/TomBilyeu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tombilyeu/ If you want to dive deeper into my content, search through every episode, find specific topics I've covered, and ask me questions. Go to my Dexa page: https://dexa.ai/tombilyeu Themes: Mindset, Finance, World Affairs, Health & Productivity, Future & Tech, Simulation Theory & Physics, Dating & Relationships SPONSORS: Keep your ride-or-die alive at https://EbayMotors.com Explore the Range Rover Sport at https://landroverusa.com NetSuite has extended its one-of-a-kind flexible financing program for a few more weeks! Head to https://netsuite.com/THEORY.  Use this link and Hartford Gold will give you up to $15,000 dollars of FREE silver on your first qualifying: order.offers.americanhartfordgold.com/content-affiliate/?&leadsource=affiliate&utm_sfcampaign=701Rb000009EnmrIAC Start your free online visit today at https://Hims.com/IMPACT for your personalized ED treatment options.  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

    Economic Crisis: Ray Dalio's Warning For The Banking Collapse, US Dollar & Upcoming Recession (Replay)

    Economic Crisis: Ray Dalio's Warning For The Banking Collapse, US Dollar & Upcoming Recession (Replay)
    If you’re one that avoids economic news, politics, and global matters you may want to pause and lean into this conversation as an objective view of reality with historical context. These are scary uncertain times we’re living through with an entire banking system failing, politics with one agenda to divide the country, and the battle for global power. With the economic crisis unfolding before us, you have a decision to make on how you respond in this moment. No one can tell you what is best for you, but as Ray Dalio puts it, he wants you to at least understand the mechanics of what is happening so you can do your own analysis of what’s best for you. Ray Dalio, the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater, a billionaire investor, and bestselling author, joins Tom for a sobering conversation about the obvious problems with banking causing its collapse and the moment in time we’re facing with global conflicts on the rise. The emphasis is on understanding the mechanics and knowing what to look for and how you’ll respond. Ray shares valuable insights on the way banking works, why the collapse of SVB was obvious, the 6 cycle trend that sees the rise and fall of empires, and 3 tiers of security you can put in place for yourself. Check out Ray’s video mentioned in this episode, Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: https://youtu.be/xguam0TKMw8 [Original air date: 4-17-23]. Follow Ray Dalio: Website: https://www.principles.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RayDalio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raydalio/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqvaXJ1K3HheTPNjH-KpwXQ SPONSORS: Explore the Range Rover Sport at https://landroverusa.com Use this link and Hartford Gold will give you up to $15,000 dollars of FREE silver on your first qualifying: order.offers.americanhartfordgold.com/content-affiliate/?&leadsource=affiliate&utm_sfcampaign=701Rb000009EnmrIAC For comprehensive financial news and analysis, visit the incredible brand that so many great investors use, https://yahoofinance.com.   Visit https://BetterHelp.com/ImpactTheory today to get 10% off your first month. Go to https://shopify.com/impact now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in Get $1,000 off Vanta when you go to https://vanta.com/THEORY 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

    Why They Are Silencing the Truth About Men and Women | Heather Heying (Replay)

    Why They Are Silencing the Truth About Men and Women | Heather Heying (Replay)
    On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Tom is joined by Evolutionary Biologist Heather Heying to discuss such matters and more as they explore today’s society and the undeniable biological differences between men and women, how each sex has a unique and powerful role in societies, and why in today’s modern age, culture wars has eroded trust in objective truth. They discuss today’s social movements and the harmful consequences of letting them go too far, the differences between men and women in society, how hunter-gatherer societies may be key to understanding our roles, the origin of men and women being divided in society by role and purpose, the dangers we face if we continue to deny our differences, why the culture war movements are power hungry, how to have a successful workplace environment and team, and the risks we face as a society if we overprotect our children and refuse to let them take risks and make their own decisions. [Original air date: 12-10-20]. SHOW NOTES: Controversy | Heather reveals why talking about the sexes is now a hot button issue. [0:18] Better? | Heather discusses if it’s really better to be a male in today’s modern society. [4:55] Hierarchy | Heather discusses the social hierarchy of males and females. [9:20] Hunter-Gatherer | Heather reveals what males and females inherently gravitate towards in a hunter-gatherer society. [19:53] Gendered | Heather reveals why cultures divide and label roles as being male or female. [27:18] Useful | Heather discusses the productive friction between how the sexes work together. [37:41]1] Erode | Heather reveals the tools used today to erode the power of others with society. [52:52] Teams | Heather and Tom discuss team dynamics, gender roles, and why all that matters is being able to get it done. [58:08] Choices | Heather discusses if certain traits, choices, or passions are actually ‘better.’ [1:07:09] Fulfillment | Heather shares the fulfillment she feels from presenting challenging and intellectual discussions with diverse groups of people from all walks of life. [1:09:55]] Risks | Heather reveals the rules she has for her kids so they take on risks. [1:23:58] SPONSORS: Explore the Range Rover Sport at https://landroverusa.com Use this link and Hartford Gold will give you up to $15,000 dollars of FREE silver on your first qualifying: order.offers.americanhartfordgold.com/content-affiliate/?&leadsource=affiliate&utm_sfcampaign=701Rb000009EnmrIAC For comprehensive financial news and analysis, visit the incredible brand that so many great investors use, https://yahoofinance.com.   Visit https://BetterHelp.com/ImpactTheory today to get 10% off your first month. Go to https://shopify.com/impact now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in Get $1,000 off Vanta when you go to https://vanta.com/THEORY 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

    Dark Matter & The Future of Life Beyond Earth | Alex Filippenko (Replay)

    Dark Matter & The Future of Life Beyond Earth | Alex Filippenko (Replay)
    We live in a universe filled with awe and wonderment so much so that scientists of all disciplines have been exploring the world around us for hundreds of years. Although we have made great advances there is still an immeasurable gap in what there is left to discover. Alex Filippenko joins we today to share his vast knowledge as an astrophysicist that has been exploring fundamental physics, black holes, galaxies and more for over 40 years. He breaks down quantum entanglement and the expanding universe and a way that is digestible for nearly everyone. [Original air date: 5-27-21]. SHOW NOTES: Star-stuff | Alex shares what people should understand about coming from “star-stuff” [3:07] Contribution & Purpose | Alex on meaning and contributing to understanding the universe [5:54] Theory | What a good model of theory is and why an ultimate theory may never exist [12:46] Spinoza’s God | Alex speculates what Einstein meant by God in relation to theory [15:31] Expanding Universe | Alex demonstrates what it is to simplify the 4th dimension visually [18:57] Gravity | Why gravity is the weakest of all forces & how it may explain multiple universes [27:46] Black Holes | Speculation of being ripped apart on squeezed singularity and possibilities [31:53] Negative Mass | Making sense of mathematical solutions that appear to be unphysical [42:29] Open Minded | Alex shares why staying open minded is essential and avoiding the trap [50:35] Spooky Action | Alex breaks down quantum entanglement that Einstein called spook action at a distance [55:35] Richard Feynman | Alex shares Feynman intuitive view of nature & theory [1:01:04] Always Learning | Alex on educational opportunity and learning as much as possible [1:05:16] Quantum Entanglement | Information traveling faster than the speed of light [1:08:28] Novel Insights | Tom & Alex discuss areas of overlap that creates novel insights [1:16:56] Quality of Life | Alex on quality of time and what you do with your time not stagnate [1:23:18] SPONSORS: Explore the Range Rover Sport at https://landroverusa.com Use this link and Hartford Gold will give you up to $15,000 dollars of FREE silver on your first qualifying: order.offers.americanhartfordgold.com/content-affiliate/?&leadsource=affiliate&utm_sfcampaign=701Rb000009EnmrIAC For comprehensive financial news and analysis, visit the incredible brand that so many great investors use, https://yahoofinance.com.   Visit https://BetterHelp.com/ImpactTheory today to get 10% off your first month. Go to https://shopify.com/impact now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in Get $1,000 off Vanta when you go to https://vanta.com/THEORY 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