Episode 9: Autodidactic Futurism, A Nerd Safari w/ Jo Pasamonte

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Jo Pasamonte is a Silicon Valley futurist and autodidact (big word for self-taught lifelong learner). He has apprenticed as an electrician, worked for Big Tech in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Cannabis Tech, and other nerdy things. He’s “the person who friends the unfriendable.” In this episode, we dive into cultural appropriation, it’s pros and cons, how ideas spread, capitalism and post-capitalism, health care, and other esoteric forms of intellectual masturbation. 

Sponsor: The Citizen Within is a micro-publication by Rob Hardy. It’s an oasis for thoughtful, concerned citizens who care about leaving the world in better shape than we found it, so future generations can flourish. Basically, it’s a place for people who read the famous Margaret Mead quote, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has,” and feel inspired and called to action.