Lex Fridman interviews Eric Weinstein in the latest episode of his podcast.

Eric Weinstein is a mathematician with a bold and piercing intelligence, unafraid to explore the biggest questions in the universe and shine a light on the darkest corners of our society. He is the host of The Portal podcast, a part of which, he recently released his 2013 Oxford lecture on his theory of Geometric Unity that is at the center of his lifelong efforts in arriving at a theory of everything that unifies the fundamental laws of physics. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.

Time Index:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 2:08 – World War II and the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • 14:03 – New leaders
  • 31:18 – Hope for our time
  • 34:23 – WHO
  • 44:19 – Geometric unity
  • 1:38:55 – We need to get off this planet
  • 1:40:47 – Elon Musk
  • 1:46:58 – Take Back MIT
  • 2:15:31 – The time at Harvard
  • 2:37:01 – The Portal
  • 2:42:58 – Legacy