54 minutes | Mar 5th 2019

Why New Technologies Need Sharper Critical Thinking - Andrea Bauer, Founder & Senior Advisor, BEAM Innovation Studio

Andrea Bauer speaks about spotting waves of change as an innovation consultant, research through discussion, applying critical thinking to new technologies, how technologies introduce conflicts, possible side effects of blockchains, the evolution of trust and why "trustless" is BS, why we need a purpose-centered discussion, how reading philosophy helps develop critical thinking, and much more. Andrea is an innovation consultant, strategic advisor, krypto economist, and author on digital media management. She is the founder of BEAM Innovation Studio and DECRYPT in Berlin and the co-founder of D.DAY Network, a think thank and community of leading thinkers and creators, dedicated to establish a holistic understanding of the effects of our digital era. Andrea Bauer: https://www.andreabauer.org, https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreabauer, https://twitter.com/Andrea__B Andrea's book "The Krypto Economy": http://www.thekryptoeconomy.com BEAM Innovation Studio: http://www.beam-studio.com Decrypt: https://www.decrypt.world D.DAY: http://www.ddaynetwork.com Also mentioned in this episode: Friedrich Nietsche's "Thus Spoke Zarathustra": https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51893.Thus_Spoke_Zarathustra Yuval Harari: https://www.ynharari.com David Graeber: https://www.davidgraeber.industries, https://www.twitter.com/davidgraeber This episode was recorded at Rent24 in Berlin. https://www.rent24.com/en  Many thanks to our advertisers who support this podcast! CoreLedger is a blockchain-based peer-to-peer transaction infrastructure provider. It enables businesses to document, tokenize and trade any type of assets in a reliable and flexible environment. CoreLedger makes anything transactable, literally anything. To learn more about CoreLedger’s technology and how you can transform your business onto blockchain, visit http://www.coreledger.net. The Blockchain and Us newsletter To stay up to date about what blockchain pioneers, innovators and entrepreneurs from all around the world think about the future of this space, sign up for the newsletter at http://www.theblockchainandus.com.