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Feb 12, 2024

✨ DEBRIEF | Ryan and David unpacking the episode:
https://bankless.com/debrief-e-acc-beff-jezos  

One guest, two identities. Beff Jezos (Guillaume Verdon) is a founding father of the e/acc movement, a physicist, a quantum researcher, and the founder of an AI startup called Extropic. Beff thinks AI doomers are not only wrong, but they’re taking humanity in the worst possible direction. Growth. Acceleration. Progress. These are the core pillars of the e/acc movement. Instead of slowing down on AI progress, Beff explains why we should be speeding up. 

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TIMESTAMPS 

0:00 Intro
7:15 Why Pseudonym
15:01 The e/acc Pil
31:54 Fume
36:25 Beff’s Beliefs
39:39 Defining e/acc
40:52 The Dangers of AI?
52:05 Why We’re Here & The e/acc Religion?
58:19 Thermodynamics & Life 
1:06:16 Maximizing Human Happiness? 
1:16:25 Forgetting Society’s Bottom Half 
1:23:00 Cancer Also Grows?
1:29:01 AI Regulation
1:33:09 Social Media’s Mistake  
1:36:30 AI Bill of Rights 
1:38:26 Domesticating AI
1:41:00 Biggest Threats Against e/acc 
1:43:43 AI Humans vs. Humans 
1:46:09 e/acc vs. Decels…Violence? 
1:49:09 Beff’s Thoughts on Crypto
1:54:36 Beff’s Company - Extropic
1:58:18 Closing & Disclaimers 

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RESOURCES

Beff Jezos
https://twitter.com/BasedBeffJezos 

Guillaume Verdon
https://twitter.com/GillVerd  

Extropic
https://twitter.com/Extropic_AI  

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