Jason Silva Muses on Humans Turning Into Gods

Forbes | August 5, 2011

By Alex Knapp

Jason Silva is a host and producer at Current TV, and a Fellow at the Hybrid Reality Institute, a research and advisory think tank focused on the intersection of technology trends and geopolitics. His current project is the documentary Turning Into Gods, which in Silva’s words, is about “exploring mankind’s journey to ‘play jazz with the universe’… it is a story of our ultimate potential, the reach of our intelligence, the scope of our scientific and engineering abilities and the transcendent quality of our heroic and noble calling.”

I had a fun and invigorating email interview with Jason about the future, his documentary, and the promises and perils of technology. Here it is:

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What’s your goal in creating Turning Into Gods?

Stewart Brand once wrote we are as gods and might as well get good at it. In other words, we need to take responsibility for our actions, which increasingly are planetary in scale. We are gods. Our tools make us gods. In symbiosis with our technology our powers are expanding exponentially and so too, our possibilities.

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