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Ep.26: Climate Science, Climate Models, and Climate Change. What Is Driving The Earth’s Warming? | NASA’s Gavin Schmidt

Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address What Is Driving the Earth’s Warming? How Accurate Are the Climate Science Community’s Climate Models? What Are the Predictions for Climate Change in the 21st Century? Weather is the prototypical complex system. Edward Lorenz, one of the pioneers of chaos theory, was a meteorologist. So why is climate change so controversial? In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with NASA’s Chief Climate Scientist and Head of the Goddard Institute for Space… Listen >>

The Future of Distributed Consensus | Internet for the 21st Century with Leemon Baird

Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address I’m so excited to share with you our first video interview on Hidden Forces! This follows my first conversation with Leemon Baird, the inventor of Hashgraph – a consensus algorithm that may do for data processing, computation, and storage, what the entire suite of Internet protocols have done for communication. In short, a technological revolution. In this hour-long conversation, we address some of the latest concerns from the blockchain community, as well as some exciting… Listen >>

How Do We Protect Our Data in a World of Cyber Attacks and Mass Surveillance? | Conversations with Bruce Schneier & Leemon Baird

How Do We Protect Our Data In A World Of Cyber Attacks And Mass Surveillance? Bruce Schneier And Leemon Baird Discuss The Cyber-Crypto Forces. In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas shares part of his recent conversation with Bruce Schneier, a renowned American cryptographer, computer security professional, and privacy specialist, on the subject of cyber attacks and mass surveillance. Bruce Schneier recently returned from testifying before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity… Listen >>

Ep.25: What Are the Global Macro Forces Driving the 21st Century? | Lacy Hunt on Debt Deflation, Structural Demographics, and Financialization

Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address How Are The Global Macro Forces of Financialization, Debt Deflation, and Structural Demographics Driving The Outlook For The Global Economy? Demetri Kofinas Speaks With Lacy Hunt For The Hour. In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Lacy Hunt, Executive Vice President of Hoisington Investment Management Company. For nearly 14 years, Dr. Lacy Hunt was Chief U.S. Economist for HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banks. He was… Listen >>

Trends in Media, Bitcoin Billionaires, and the Future of Hidden Forces

In this special edition of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas spends the first two-thirds of the show breaking down the latest trends in media, society, and culture. He focuses his discussion on the failing mainstream media landscape, its social media echo chamber, and where Hidden Forces intends to go next. In the final fifteen minutes of the program, Demetri brings on David Loewenthal of Aceloew, who has been instrumental in the production of a number of our most recent episodes… Listen >>

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Demetri Kofinas

Demetri Kofinas

What drives the changes we see in the world? What are the hidden forces that influence our lives? Markets, algorithms, the frontiers of physics, culture, technology, space travel, the human mind…

My name is Demetri Kofinas, and I’ve spent the better part of my life asking these questions. I built my career in media obsessing over them. For me, this has always been a quest to discover the true nature of my world, where I come from and where I’m going. This podcast is about uncovering and understanding the mystery of a world that is so rich and beautiful in its design and function, that to not wonder at its magnificence is to miss something profound.

Join me on a journey of discovery as we look to uncover the reality of our world. Where things come from, how they came to be, and what it all means for you.