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At some point, I want to do a regular series of interviews with prominent scientists, futurists, technology experts, etc. and have them featured on the main website. I already interviewed Paul Beckwith and got a hugely positive response from readers. So let me know who else you'd like to see featured.

 

A suggestion of my own would be Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars trilogy, and 2312. He also has a new book out called Aurora which is a story about interstellar travel. I already met him briefly in 2009 (at a book signing), and would love to do a longer and more detailed interview about his thoughts on the future, space colonisation, etc.

 

Ray Kurzweil would be the ultimate interview for me, but I know he's a busy guy and it might be difficult to arrange.

 

Any other suggestions welcome... :)


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Any chance at Elon Musk?



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Not sure is it possible or not, but Alastair Reynolds



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I am pretty sure Elon Musk must have visited this forum . :)



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I dunno man but Ben Goertzel and Hugo De Garis are good candidates. Also Zoltan Istvan.


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Also Zoltan Istvan.

 

Yes!! Excellent suggestion.

 

Imagine that... interviewing a Presidential candidate! He's a member of our Facebook group btw, and he follows us on Twitter.



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Sweet i didin't know that he followed FTL on social media.

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Michio Kaku?

 

I really liked his book Parallel Worlds.


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Congratulations on starting up the interviews. Its the way forward for the site.

TranscendingGod has previously emailed Socrates at singularity university, i think he would be excellent as he himself had already interviewed so many greats.

There are so many candidates that i think you almost need to have categories for each industry.
'Force always attracts men of low morality' - Einstein
'Great spirits always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds' - Einstein

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Liz Parish


“If the genius of invention were to reveal to-morrow the secret of immortality, of eternal beauty and youth, for which all humanity is aching, the same inexorable agents which prevent a mass from changing suddenly its velocity would likewise resist the force of the new knowledge until time gradually modifies human thought.” 

 

                                                                 Nikola Tesla - New York World, May 19th 1907 


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Eric Drexler

Aubrey De Grey

Andrew McAfee

Peter Diamandis

David Sinclair

Larry Page


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Jared Diamond
https://en.wikipedia...i/Jared_Diamond


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Cats.


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How about Brian May.


“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.”

 

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Not sure about an interview, but some kind of collaboration with Tim Urban, the WaitButWhy author, would be cool.  Lots of overlapping subject matter on the two sites.

 

He did a series of posts on Musk and SpaceX's mission to colonize Mars last year that was great.


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How about Steven Pinker and Jack Donovan


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Noam Chomsky


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Got a possible interview lined up with Lori Harfenist a.k.a. "The Resident" about her new book - I, human.


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keep up the good work
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Ian Pearson -

 

https://twitter.com/...639749752266752

 

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