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35 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Ep. 177 - Lessons from Past Predictions on Autonomous Vehicles, Bitcoin, Covid, and Decentralization
Max goes deeper into some of the topics and predictions going back to 2015 brought up from the predictions panel earlier this month. He finds lessons and raises questions about lockdowns, the tyranny and unraveling of big tech, bitcoin, and self driving cars.
59 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Ep. 176 - Gene Epstein on Economics, Capitalism and Innovation
Today's guest is Gene Epstein, former economics editor at Barron's Magazine and founder of the SoHo forum debate series. We talk about his debates with socialism, the role of innovation in the economic, his experience producing these debates, and the calls for so-called "stakeholder capitalism".
34 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Ep. 175 - Predictions Panel on Decentralization, Language Models, and Post-COVID
This year's prediction panel features discussions on Decentralization, Language Models, Life After Covid, New York City, Social Media Embracing Fake News, and more.
50 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Ep. 174 - Jeremy Kauffman, CEO of Odysee and LBRY for Decentralized Video
Today’s guest is Jeremy Kauffman, founder and CEO of Odysee and LBRY. LBRY is the underlying technology and blockchain that powers a decentralized video hosting service, but Odysee sits on top of it, and makes it a credible and increasingly popular YouTube alternative. Max talks to Jeremy about how he did it, and how the blockchain strategy can be replicated.
66 minutes | May 27, 2021
Ep173 - The Fourth Turning Part II - Emerging from the Crisis
Max and Aaron finish their discussion of the Fourth Turning, including evaluations of the theory, how it could be tested, what it predicts, and speculation on how the coming crisis could play out.
54 minutes | May 25, 2021
Ep. 172 - The Fourth Turning Part I - Cycles of History
Max and Aaron dive into the theory of the Fourth Turning and the cycles of history as put forth in the 1997 book of the same name by Strauss and Howe. CORRECTION: Jerry Seinfeld is a classic boomer, not in Gen X
38 minutes | May 18, 2021
Ep. 171 - Ransomware, Security First, and Crypto-corporations
Max talks about the recent ransomware attack on the colonial pipeline that let to gas shortages in the southeastern US, how this could encourage security-first principles in design, and the promise and flexibility of crypto-corporations.
34 minutes | May 11, 2021
Ep. 170 - Bayesian Inference Regulations and Network Algorithms
Today’s episode discusses the proposed regulations of AI from the European Union, including regulations on Bayesian Inference. This includes the danger and folly of regulating mathematics, but also good practices for decision making and transparency. Finally, we cover graph algorithms, PageRank, and Split Complex Numbers for online dating recommendations.
58 minutes | May 4, 2021
Ep. 169 - Basecamp’s Boundary on Politics
Basecamp asks employees not to discuss too much politics at work, and some of them (plus the media) freak out! The Local Maximum gets a new setup.
36 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Ep. 168 - Urban Augment Reality with Iracema Trevisan
Designer, artist and researcher Iracema Trevisan talks to Max about the future of Augmented Reality in cities.
49 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Ep. 167 - Blockchain Rising: Wordproof and DeFi
Today's guest is Sebastiaan ven der Lans, founder of wordproof with a goal to fight fake news through blockchain technology. Max and Sebastiaan talk about this application of blockchain. Later, Max gives an introduction to Decentralized Finance (defi).
40 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Ep. 166 - Lockdown Memory Holes and Rates of Return
Today Max discusses the efforts by media and tech giants to censor all alternative viewpoints on the Covid Lockdowns, and efficacy of the lockdowns themselves. Are there any remaining justifications for them? He also discusses 2 ways of looking at investments and gambling: expected value and expected rate of return, and why you might want to prefer the latter.
43 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Ep 165 - Peter McCormack of the What Bitcoin Did Podcast
Today’s guest Peter McCormack is the host of the highly acclaimed What Bitcoin Did podcast. We cover the recent history of getting into Bitcoin with infighting around block sizes and custodial solutions to the near future where Bitcoiners are becoming more confident in achieving their goals of rebooting the world economy on a solid foundation. localmaxradio.com/165
60 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Ep. 164 - Anne Griffin on Attracting Employers and AI Product
Today’s guest is Anne Griffin, a leader in product management, a startup advisor, and subject matter expert in AI, blockchain, tech ethics and product inclusivity.
52 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Ep. 163 - Flying Cars, Causality, and Digital Art Storage Concerns
Today's March News Update includes: - NFTs, concerns about how they are being stored, Filecoin - Jetson's Act in New Hampshire to legalize flying cars - Talk about causality and its trickiness in AI
38 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Ep. 163 - Assaf Lev - Cofounder and CEO of Locals
Today we talk to Assaf Lev who is the cofounder and CEO of Locals.com. Assaf Founded locals in 2019 along with Dave Rubin as an alternative social space for independent creators.
40 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Ep. 161 - Fighting for Free Speech with Sam Jacobs
Max talks to Sam Jacobs of the Resistance Library Podcast and Ammo.com about the war being wages on free speech by large tech corporations and platforms.
42 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Ep160 - Digital Art, Tokens, and Rationalists
Today's Local Maximum dives into a recently popular idea of "non-fungible tokens" to represent art ownership, and also dive into a New York Times article about the rationalist community.
39 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Ep. 159 - Gresham's Law, More Google Drama, Self Driving San Francisco
In today's February News update, we go over Gresham's Law, more firings at the Google AI ethics lab, Waymo expanding driverless cars to San Francisco, and the future and past of audio with the passing of Rush Limbaugh and the rise of Clubhouse.
39 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Ep. 158 - Live Free or Die
Max brings Aaron on the show to make an announcement on moving to the state of New Hampshire. The Local Maximum gets a new home base, and reflections on nearly 15 years in New York City - both from working in software/tech to the city lifestyle.
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