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.
- 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