Shots of Awe

Ever ponder the miracle of life? Or perhaps wonder about the evolution of intelligence? In Shots of Awe, "Performance Philosopher" Jason Silva chases his inspiration addiction as he explores these topics and more. Every week Jason freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz.

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  • "Life is purposeful, death is optional, God is technological and love is essential" - Terasem philosophy

    Actualizing The Human Imagination

    "Life is purposeful, death is optional, God is technological and love is essential" - Terasem philosophy

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  • "Here juxtaposition is revealed as the basic formal operation of synchronicity, as two apparently unrelated events or...

    How We Create Serendipity 

    "Here juxtaposition is revealed as the basic formal operation of synchronicity, as two apparently unrelated events or elements suddenly form a secret link that strikes, in the mind of the perceiver...

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  • "We humans have indeed always been adept at dovetailing our minds and skills to the shape of our current tools and aids. But...

    What Is The Internet Of Things?

    "We humans have indeed always been adept at dovetailing our minds and skills to the shape of our current tools and aids. But when those tools and aids start dovetailing back - when our technologies...

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  • "We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth" - Picasso

    The Paradox of Art

    "We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth" - Picasso

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  • "What is so intriguing about this interplay between technology and the human imagination is that here we are dealing with...

    Cellphone Wormholes

    "What is so intriguing about this interplay between technology and the human imagination is that here we are dealing with the equation. As I imagine, so I become - and this is the very essence of...

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  • "What if we could use those peak experiences to make us whole, to render us holy?... and in Houston Smith's immortal words:...

    Hacking Your Flow State

    "What if we could use those peak experiences to make us whole, to render us holy?... and in Houston Smith's immortal words: 'Might we begin then to transform our passing illuminations into abiding...

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  • "There is a universal urge for intimacy, for trading subjectivities, in communication. For Telepathy. Our desire for it...

    The Urge To Merge: Why Do We Crave Intimacy?

    "There is a universal urge for intimacy, for trading subjectivities, in communication. For Telepathy. Our desire for it tells us about what we wish to be: truly intersubjective beings." - David Porush

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  • "Our destiny is to become what we think, to have our thoughts become our bodies and our bodies become our thoughts...

    Virtual Reality: Turning Our Minds Inside Out

    "Our destiny is to become what we think, to have our thoughts become our bodies and our bodies become our thoughts." - Terence McKenna

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  • "To entertain such ontologies is to re-contextualize one's self as a marvelous conduit in a timeless whole, through which...

    The Ecstasy of Curiosity

    "To entertain such ontologies is to re-contextualize one's self as a marvelous conduit in a timeless whole, through which molecules and meaning flow, from nebulae to neurons and back again." - Tim...

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  • "The 'Instagram Generation' now experiences the present as an anticipated memory"
-Professor Daniel Kahneman
Psychologist...

    The Instagram Generation

    "The 'Instagram Generation' now experiences the present as an anticipated memory" -Professor Daniel Kahneman Psychologist and Nobel Prize winner

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