Jason Silva & Marie Forleo on Idea Sex, Technology & The Future


Hey, it’s Marie Forleo and you are watching
MarieTV, the place to be to create a business and life you love. So if you’re anything like
me, you love subjects like technology and creativity and spirituality and thinking about
how all of these incredible universes are coming together in miraculous ways. Well,
my guest today is one of the leading thinkers, speakers, and philosophers on this topic and
so much more. Called the Timothy Leary of the viral video
age by The Atlantic, Jason Silva delivers philosophical shots of espresso which unravel
the incredible possibilities the future has to offer the human race. Host of National
Geographic’s hit show Brain Games, Jason Silva is an extraordinary new breed of philosopher
who meshes philosophical wisdom of the ages with an infectious optimism for the future.
Using his series of short videos, which play as movie trailers for ideas, Jason explores
the coevolution of humans and technology and have garnered over 2 million views. Jason
has been featured in CBS News, The Atlantic, The Economist, Vanity Fair, Forbes, Wired,
TED.com, among others, and he was also featured as part of The Gap Icons campaign. An idea
DJ and visual poet, Jason Silva is above all an optimist and curator of ideas, inspiration,
and all. Jason, thank you so much for being here today. Thank you so much for having me. So I know we’re gonna talk about a lot of
really cool things, creativity, futurism, all kinds of stuff. But I actually wanna start
off going back to the past. So I know that often times we can see the seeds of who someone
is to become, what they’re meant to do in this world when we look in the past. And I
know that you actually started doing these salons in your house. Can you tell us a little
bit about that? Yes. I grew up in Venezuela and I used to
go to an international school, so my friends were from all over the world and all the time
we had new kids coming into the school because their parents were working for multinational
companies, so they’d be stationed there. So people were new all the time in the school.
And one of the ways that we made people feel at home right away was I used to kinda organize
them and bring them, invite them, to my crew. And I used to organize these salons in my
house. And basically they were idea jams. We would share books and scenes from movies
that we loved and we drank wine and we hung out and… in Venezuela you can buy alcohol
at a pretty young age. But yeah, I just kinda was always… I always loved ideas and I always
loved recording ideas because one of the things that sort of haunted me from a very young
age was that inspiration was really fleeting. Inspiration was sort of defined by its impermanence.
And so my way of, like, arresting that, of capturing these inspired exchanges with my
friends was through the camera. So I’ve pretty much had a video camera since I was 12 and
have been documenting my mind jams ever since then. That’s incredible. Do you ever look back on
those? Yes. Yes. As a matter of fact, I could even
show you a little clip if you want. Oh, definitely. Ok, we’re gonna make that…
ok, you’re gonna see it. Ok, cool. Is that where you started thinking to yourself, “Ok,
I wanna do this for my life.” I think so. Yeah, I always loved movies and
I always loved getting kind of immersed in cinema and I thought that cinema was the best
way to mediate encounters with transcendence and inspiration. You know, I didn’t grow up
religious at all, so I didn’t get that from traditional religious spaces, but to me cinema
is the last altar left. Cinema was the place where I felt like I transcended the ego and
I connected with something larger than myself. Whether it was the characters or their mythic
journey or their transformation or whatever it was, to me cinema was cathartic. So there
was no doubt that I was gonna go to film school and get involved in making content in some
capacity, but because I was kind of a child of the digital revolution, I was responding
to the restrictions and liberations that came with that. So rather than going the route
of trying to make feature length films or docs, I fell in love with the short form in
college. And the fact that I had a video camera since I was 12 has shown me that I could have
really quick turnaround. See, that’s the thing about digital video. It’s like you could just
shoot it. If it looked cool in the little viewfinder, then you could hit record and
you could really capture the moment, and you could very quickly turn that around. And so
after that there was just no way that I could go to the more slow production vibe, you know?
I just had to keep it at that speed and that has… that’s been my journey. That’s incredible. And so were you both behind
the camera and in front of the camera? I… originally was all about directing. So
when I was like 12, 13, 14 I would direct my little brother and we’d do these spoof
short films and so on and so forth and have a blast. And at the time I had no editing
equipment, so I had to edit in real time in my head. And so we shot in sequence and the
cuts were in my head and I’d start and stop and do the next shot and so on and so forth.
And… but it was really in, like, later in high school with those salon sessions that
I was videotaping that I started to turn the camera on myself. So not only was I videotaping
my friends and sort of the mind jamming conversations that were happening, but at some point I sort
of felt like if I wanted to narrate or say something I was like, “Ok, just hold the camera.”
And I’d just hand the camera to my friend, I’d start, like, yapping about something,
and then later on I was surprised that my rantings were actually somewhat lucid. You
know? Because at the time I had no real experience. The minute you put the camera on me I would
get self-conscious. But… but in those instances I was able to be in the no mind state and
actually get in the zone and get in the flow and that’s where the best stuff seemed to
emerge. So then at that point it became I still wanted to control the creative, but
I was like, “You know what? I can narrate my own stuff.” Yeah, I mean, and you’re… you’re absolutely
stunning at it and that’s what actually, I was so excited when I came across, you know,
one of your most popular videos I was like, “I have got to get in touch with Jason. I
need him on MarieTV,” because you were absolutely… you were born to do this and you’re brilliant.
Absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much. Thank you. You’re welcome. So let’s talk more about creativity. Yeah. Creativity, it’s just one of those… it’s
just such a fascinating subject. I mean, MarieTV, we’re always coming up with ideas and everything
else we do in the business. For you, when it comes to creativity, do you think that
there’s ever a new idea or is everything an iteration or a version of something that’s
come before? Yeah, that’s… that’s… I kinda fall in
line with that notion that everything is kind of a remix and everything builds on preexisting
knowledge base. And creative people are people that are able to connect the dots in a new
way, arrange the Legos in a different order but using the same building blocks. There’s
actually a series on the web that’s really popular called Everything is a Remix that’s
genius and it just shows how a lot of things that we consider original are actually, again,
remixes of what came before. And so that’s where I think that whole notion about steal
like an artist or, you know, good artists borrow, great artists steal. Because the truth
of the matter is everything builds on what came before, so as long as you cite where
your inspiration comes from or you give credit to where you’re connecting the dots from,
beyond that I think, you know, we all kind of share in that space in which ideas can
have sex and they should all belong to all of us. Yes. Exactly. Actually, that’s what I wanted
to talk about next because I thought it was such an interesting turn of phrase. Obviously
it’s like a little bit saucy, a little bit sassy. Sure. Talk to me about ideas having sex and why
you’re so passionate about bringing these very interesting, amazing, philosophical…
philosophical concepts and packaging them in a mainstream way that everybody can get. Yeah. Well, that term, ideas having sex, I
think it came after I read Stephen Johnson’s book, Where Good Ideas Come From, The Natural
History of Innovation, which is a dazzling book about the origin of ideas. And he writes
a lot there about how we need to create ecologies of thought, and he talks about how cities
are fertile spaces for ideas to have sex because of the density of the way people are arranged
near each other. People from different backgrounds comingling together sprouts new recombinations
of ideas. He talks about the rise of the coffee shop as the… another instance in history
that led to a lot of ideas because you put a lot of people in a small space, you give
them lots of caffeine, and ideas intermingle, mutate, and sprout. And in the age of the
internet all of a sudden even the city, even though it’s still a very creative place, it’s
not a necessary precursor anymore because in the age of the internet we transcend distance
and time and space and so on. And so now anybody who is interested in anything can coalesce
around someone else who’s interested in the same thing and they can have that kind of
idea sex. But I love just the metaphor of talking about an ecology or a space where
ideas, which are like organisms, can have sex, which is the whole… the whole notion
of we went from a world of genes to a world of memes. So ideas, these memes, are these
living things. Ideas leap from brain to brain, they compete for the resources of our attention,
they have infectivity, they have spreading power. This notion that ideas are alive is
a wonderful idea. Yeah. And actually, I remember in one of your
videos you talked about how they retain some of the characteristics of organisms, and that
just kind of blew my mind and I was like, “I wanna hear Jason talk about that.” Yeah. Well, that was Richard Dawkins in The
Selfish Gene, I believe. In the 70s he wrote this book where he introduced the term meme.
And of course meme rhymes with genes, and he says, you know, “We used to live in a world
where information was only exchanged through sex.” Sexual reproduction. That’s how genetic
information mixed with other genetic information. But with culture, with language, all of a
sudden we had this new information technology that allowed us to encode information in vocal
patterns and transmitted through time and space outside of DNA. That was the new replicator.
Writing allowed us to encode information, take it outside of the mind and put over there
and let it spread, let other people read it. So it was the… it’s this notion that at
that point we went from a world of genes to a world of memes and that this new replicator
accelerated our capacity to transform the world. Because it just… it started building
and building and building and building and building and now, you know, we live in that…
we have a global nervous system where information is traveling faster than ever. I mean, it’s…
it’s… it’s a wild space. Right? Yeah, it’s… Electrified thoughts traveling at the speed
of light. It’s so exciting to me and often times I just
really stop and think about how much I love the internet. Yeah. I talk about it. I’m like, it… I remember
getting online for the first time and going, “I can reach people in another part of the
world that I would never have a chance to connect with on a spiritual level, on any
level, and it literally makes me wanna jump out of my skin. I think it’s so cool.” Oh, yeah. There was a famous Jesuit priest
called Teilhard de Chardin and he talked about the omega point of the acceleration of technology
is leading towards this apex where we all kind of merge into this super meta organism.
He referred to it as the noosphere that rises above the biosphere. So it’s this membrane
that’s gonna surround the earth that’s all mind. It’s all thought. It’s all the thoughts
of billions of people finally becoming this sort of meta organism. And it’s a wild idea,
but think about it. I mean, you create a piece of content that doesn’t just inspire the people
in this room, but that inspires somebody in South Korea or in Berlin and it might change
the book that they decide to read that day, which might change the major that they go
for in college, which might then change the course of human evolution because they might
invent something. So it’s like we do now… ideas are our force of evolution and the fact
that our ideas are unbounded by normal Euclidean, meet space limitations of distance and time
means that we’re in this world where thought travels at the speed of light and thought
evolves and thought mutates and wow. Who knows where that’s gonna go? But it’s an exciting
time. Yeah. If used wisely. How much do you love that we’re alive right
now and how much do you love, especially given what you do and your skillset and your passion…? Yeah. 100%. I mean, look, technology gets
a lot of criticism and that’s because technology has always been a double edged sword and I
understand that. I mean, when we discovered fire, it’s been famously said, you could use
fire to cook your food and that led to this acceleration and our capacity to absorb nutrients
and it freed us to have all this time to think and so on and so forth. But you can also use
fire to burn your enemies. You can use the alphabet to write Shakespearean sonnets that
enrich the imagination or you can use the alphabet to compose hate speech and lead people
to kill each other. So technology extends, but it can extend in any direction. And it’s
how we use these tools ultimately that determines if they’re good or bad. But I have an unwavering
belief that if you look at the macro trends overall, we tend to use these things for good.
Steven Johnson wrote a whole other book about that called Future Perfect where he talks
about, look, it’s not utopia but it’s leaning that way. You know, I mean, the world has
never been less violent than it is today, contrary to what you see in the media. Steven
Pinker and his whole myth of violence TED talk says that. The chances of a man dying
at the hands of another man are the lowest than they’ve ever been in the history of man. Yeah, if you watch Game of Thrones it’s like,
“Woah! Thank God we’re not there anymore.” Yeah, totally. Totally, totally. But, you
know, again, the media is all doom and gloom and so it makes you almost think that the
world’s going to hell when in fact there’s a lot of things that are going right. And
so, again, it’s how we use these tools ultimately that will determine our fate. I do believe
though that now it’s more up to us than it’s ever been. I think we’re the chief agents
of evolution now. So evolution now has mind attached to it, so we’d better use our minds
wisely and use these tools for the common good, I think. Yeah. No, 100%. Which brings me to what I
think is one of your favorite subjects too. Getting deeper into the future. And I know
you and I are both fans, this idea, the singularity. Sure. So for anyone watching who’s not familiar
with that term… Yeah. Ok. So the singularity, there’s a lot
written and said about this idea. It’s actually originally a physics term. So it’s a term
that information technology futurists borrow from physics. And originally the meaning is
what happens when you go through a black hole. And apparently the laws of physics kinda collapse
when you go through that black hole, so you can’t really… you can’t really know what
happens when you go through it. And so it’s a metaphor that’s been borrowed to describe
a moment when the apex of information technology, coalescing, and artificial intelligence, the
biotechnology revolution, us reprogramming our biology, and the nanotechnology revolution,
which turns, like, matter into a programmable medium. Everything at the level of the atom
becomes manipulatable. And so essentially these three overlapping revolutions are predicted
to lead us towards a moment that after which is impossible for us to predict what happens
next. Because when we radically extend our cognitive capacities with digital tools, infinitely
more advanced digital tools even than what we have today, or when we create a non-biological
mind, which is coming soon. I mean, there’s the Blue Brain Project, spending over a billion
dollars to create a digital sentient. And the whole point is that this mind wouldn’t
be bound by the physical limitations that we have. We’re a 56k modem. You know? We’re
1.0. Imagine like a 9.0 mind on silicon that can upgrade itself. So the whole point is
trying to imagine the new sublime mind spaces that will emerge is like trying to explain
to a chimp the nuances of a Shakespearean sonnet. It’s just… no matter how bright
the chimp is, he can’t get the nuances of language. And so that’s where it gets exciting
because I think the singularity opened… the metaphor, it just… it opens us to the
possibility of imagining the ineffable. Yeah. Imagining the almost impossible to imagine.
So it lends itself to wonderful speculation I think. A lot of speculation. I know for me, I get
very, very excited by it. You know, Ray Kurzweil, Abundance, all of that stuff. I can’t get
enough. Right. But whenever I read or hear or talk with people
about it I’m like, “Oh, so scary.” And I know that at one point you said, you know, “What
if… what if that consciousness is actually more empathetic?” It’s like I had never heard
that perspective before because everything thinks about it it’s like, “Oh, the machines
are coming, that’s it, we’re gonna get…” The Terminator scenario. Totally. So what do you think about that?
I mean, I thought that was such… does that tie into your… do you have spiritual beliefs? I mean, not traditional ones. I grew up in
a secular Jewish household. But my mom is an artist and a poet, so I think our religion
was art. Yeah. And I think that art is transcendent, you
know, and I define transcendence as when the sum of the parts adds up to more than the
parts. You know, you put materials together in a certain way and what results exceeds
those materials. And music and art and language is so transcendent and so that… that’s my
version of spirituality. But to answer your question, you know, we’ve always been scared
of change and disruption. You know, when writing was invented, I’ve read that Socrates used
to be opposed to it because he says if we write things down we won’t have to remember
anything and so our brains will rot. So there’s been, you know, the establishment of the time
is afraid of these new disruptive tools because they shake up the status quo. And I think,
you know, it’s the same fear that people have had of video games. Oh, video games are gonna
make us all, you know, violent or they’re gonna atrophy our brains, when in fact it’s
been found out that, you know, video games engage your problem solving skills, they engage
your strategy skills in your brain in all these amazing ways. You know? I don’t know
if you’ve heard of the book Reality is Broken, but it’s all about the power of game and mechanics
to help save the world. I haven’t, but now I’m gonna read it. Yeah. And so I think we’ll be surprised by
how we have the possibility of using these tools in wonderful ways and how if we do create
a non biological mind it’s gonna have everything that’s wonderful about humans exponentially
multiplied, you know. And it’s a great idea, Kevin Kelly that I always… he was a big
inspiration. He co founded Wired magazine and he says, “Look, just imagine for a second
how impoverished we’d be if we didn’t invent oil painting, a technology, in time for Van
Gogh’s genius to unfurl through it. Or if we didn’t invent musical annotation or the
instrument, both technologies, in time for Beethoven’s genius to kind of emerge through
that. So if we rob ourselves of creating these new tools, we’d be robbing ourselves of the
next Beethoven, the next Mozart, the next Van Gogh who are going to use these tools
to build things we can’t even imagine.” Yes. And that’s what’s really exciting. What,
I’m curious, is there a particular sector whether it’s nanotech, biotech, anything else,
or a particular thing that you’re very excited to see come to life that’s maybe on the cusp
right now? Yeah. I’m really excited about the Oculus
Rift and the kind of virtual reality revolution that we’re seeing with that. You know, especially
in platforms like Kickstarter people could come up with cool ideas and the crowd itself
can fund it and all of a sudden new possibilities emerge. But we’ve always wanted to inhabit
that mind space, that virtual space. I mean, already when we watch movies our mind is in
the film. When we’re engaging with the internet, I mean, we’re interfacing with the space that
isn’t space, as William Gibson used to say, and I think that with the Oculus we’re finally
going to be surrounded fully by that virtual space. And it’s gonna, you know, it’s gonna
definitely change online dating at the very least. But… but no, I just imagine new modalities
of communication that will be very exciting to explore. You know? And art too, probably. Oh my God, absolutely. Filmmaking. Yeah. I think transcendental art, you know,
therapeutic virtual reality therapy I think is gonna become a big thing. To get even a
little kookier, I don’t know if you’re familiar with MAPS. So the multidisciplinary association
of psychedelic studies is a non profit that’s trying to use plant based psychotropic medicines
that have been used for thousands of years by all kinds of societies and bring them into
the psychotherapy realm. And so imagine combining Oculus Rift virtual reality with, like, the
MDMA that they’re giving to PTSD patients and put them in this, like, new realm and
then it’s like better living through chemistry mixed with electronic mediation. I mean, I
think we could really… That’s amazing. …explore. It could be a kind of almost divine
engineering or electronic spirituality. So fascinating. So I know you’ve got a lot
going on personally, too. You’ve got Brain Games, which is a huge hit show. What else
are you personally excited about? What are you working on? What’s happening for you? So, yeah, Brain Games has been wonderful because
it’s given me a wonderful television platform. I used to be at Current TV for many years
but then I had some time where I wasn’t. And so it’s nice to have that platform. It’s one
of their most successful series ever, we were nominated for an Emmy, and it’s nice to be
involved in something that I think is making neuroscience accessible to mainstream audiences.
And then Shots of Awe is very much a passion project. My philosophical espresso shots,
which speak deeply I think to my own existential obsessions and angst. You know? It’s… Woody
Allen famously used to say, “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I
want to achieve it by not dying.” Because he has this whole thing about death and the
morbid human… the morbidity of the human condition when seen in its naked form. And
I echo his sentiments, you know, but Shots of Awe is sort of the next best thing. Until
we can sort of nano engineer immortality and transcend our human limitations, artistic
transcendence is all I got. And in making those videos allows me temporarily to arrest
the passing of time and to be moved to the point of tears hopefully, and hopefully others,
and to really not just arrest time, but eternalize and immortalize the passing of the moment.
To take these moments of cognitive ecstasy and take a snapshot of them, to parenthesize
them, to hang them on the wall. And, God, for me, that’s just… it’s the closest thing
to stabilizing happiness that can be. You know, my mom used to publish all these poetry
books in English and Spanish in Venezuela and I think those poems were that for her.
And so these videos are that for me. You’re absolutely genius at it and I cannot
wait to see… I know you’ve got a new one coming up. Do you want to tell everyone about
it? Yes. So there’s one about non conformity that
I’m very excited about and a lot of the inspiration for Shots of Awe, because these are totally
unscripted, but the inspiration comes from, like, falling in love with an idea or a quote
that is just something I wanna say. Like, I want my lips to vibrate with those… with
those ideas. You know, words become worlds as they say. And this one was a Nietzsche
quote and it says, “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those
who could not hear the music,” which is wonderful. It just goes through. Yeah. Totally. And I was like, just that idea,
you know, about the genius that sometimes gets misjudged, you know, because we can’t
see it. We’re like, “Oh, so the dancing… they’re crazy.” It’s because we can’t hear
the music. And so I just thought it was one of those lines that I just wanna say. And
then from there I just went off on a whole rant about finding one’s purpose and individuality
and the tension between individuality and conformity and I’m very excited about it. Awesome. So Jason, this was incredible. As
you know on MarieTV we always like to help people turn this incredible insight and inspiration
into action. So we’ve got a challenge for you guys today and I’m so thrilled about this
one. Jason, it’s inspired by a quote that you love. Yes. This quote is by Albert Camus and it
says, “Life should be lived to the point of tears.” And of course he is speaking to just
living by one’s passion, answering the call, living by one’s truth until… until you’re
moved to tears. Yes. And so… So we want to take that, we want to take this
idea of being moved to tears and I want to know from you, what do you love so much whether
it’s a painting, it’s a piece of art, it’s a member of your family, it’s something that
you’re working on that really moves you to tears. What do you love that much? Tell us
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100 thoughts on “Jason Silva & Marie Forleo on Idea Sex, Technology & The Future

  1. This was a really great episode. Every time I need a good laugh and motivation I can always count on you. And to the question I am most excited about my product; Slipcovers for Clutch Handbags. I know this will be my first start to success. This is my baby because it will help me provide for my baby.

  2. I had to reassess my resistance for looking at Marie TV again because I kinda lost respect when I thought she went in on someone who wrote to her for  Q & A Tuesdays about using the phrase "I ran across your…" and she went in on them and used another question instead. Not a good look. However, after this interview, I can come back with a more open mind and am thankful she interviewed such a great individual to enrich all of our lives…

  3. My brain has exploded.  This is the most incredible interview EVER!  I feel forever changed and sparked from watching!  Thank you so much to you both.

  4. Loved this! I am moved to tears by listening to the stories of others and by nature. This is why I have decided to pursue writing: so that I can retell these stories

  5. What I love so much that it moves me to tears is my passion for helping people educate themselves on their health!

  6. I am in love with this man's brain.  I just saw one of his videos on FB, watched 10 more of his videos, and now…I am so happy to see him on Marie Forleo – who is one of my faves.  

    To those who are harping on Marie, I think that one of the best qualities of a host is to highlight their guest.  I definitely still think she's amazing.  This video is fantastic. 

  7. I'm an artist and this week I connected with an art piece by a Munich artist that moved me to tears.  Anne Trieba captured the pain of her childhood in oil.  She cried as she created the piece and that is what I think an artist should do when they create something – be moved to tears.   When I create a piece I want it to be embedded with my pain, confusion, anger or joy and if I'm not shedding some tears then the art piece for me is just crap and needs to be tossed away or upcycled into something more useful.

  8. Oh WOW!  I don't even know how to label this interview but one thing I can say is what an impressive guy – Jason have one of the most prolific timeless mind of these days.

  9. LOVE Jason Silva's PASSION!!!!  Lights me up.  He's so passionate it almost seems like he constantly uncomfortable yet super comfortable.  SO relatable!!!!  Can't wait to watch more of his videos!!!  xoxo @Heather Cullen 

  10. Amazing. Jason's articulation is inspiring; it's like everything he says sounds like an edited speech. His insights are amazing. 

  11. Love Marie and enjoy Marie TV often, but this guy has just…wow. I am so excited. Stimulating, interesting, thought provoking. Thanks Marie and Jason. Added to my summer reading list!

  12. This was wonderful! I'm a Peruvian that grew up in NYC and went to the United Nations International School with people from allover the globe. I can fully relate to mind sex and the plethora of creativity and collaboration that cities offer. Also, I see the power of technology being a great tool for everyone, including the indigenous women artisans I work with in the Amazon rainforest. Thank you for yet another great interview!

  13. Check out @Jason Silva on Marie Forleo's show last week! Thanks for such an engaging and fun discussion!

  14. You had an amazing  interview i like it so much thank you so much Maria  , John  Silva im one of your fan from Palestine , you  are inspiring me every time , the way you express  those quotas it touches me inside thank you again , surprise us 

  15. Really awesome interview! This stuff is fascinating, and Jason's optimism and enthusiasm are contagious. I'm working on an entire universe of inter-connected novels, and I love my characters and the stories I get to tell, the ideas I am blessed with, to the point of tears. When I'm struck with a new idea, it's often so vibrant that it takes me over almost like a vision, and it moves through me like spirals of wind, connecting me to something deeper. Some force that has chosen me to tell these stories. That sounds a little grand, and by no means do I feel like one of the chosen few. However, I feel like I am chosen because I've decided to follow my passion with everything I have. I still have hard times and stress, particularly when writing isn't flowing well, but I trust I am following my right path. My truth, my passion, and my bliss.

  16. This might be the best interview I ever watched, and marie have the most beautiful big eyes I ever seen, thanks….:)

  17. kinda miss the old music, that "ba.ba.hold up!" or whatever the words are was so bouncey and got me ready for some fun, new one, not so much! Might just be my lizard brain adjusting though -_-

  18. AMAZING ….AMAZING ,almost ELECTRIFYING energy Jason has . ….he simply rocks with his jet fast yet clear language .

  19. This was Great! Jason Silva is such an important intellectual & optimist. 

    One thing that moves me, profoundly, is evolution by natural selection — the Experience of that knowledge. To consider the scale of time and history that led us to this moment in time, the Entirely Unbroken chain of biological reproduction that started with microscopic organisms, continues to function in our bodies at this moment, and is heading to a place of biological complexity that we can't even imagine. 
    The beauty of the truth of the universe self-assembling itself into consciousness is the thing that really moves me. 

  20. The Sunset moves my heart. It has the ability to stop time and to capture everything that's good in life. It turns one color to a range of colors and it is seeing a new painting every single day.

  21. ALL of these ideas move me to tears, and they are having sex with my emotions today. I love to play this video and keep pace with both of your HANDS — they are speaking a whole new language that echoes in my visual cortex, where I am having an ontological awakening about GESTURES, and I can use them to paint the PICTURE in yet another mind of what you (and now I) are SAYING.

  22. Great episode, Marie! Love how Jason can articulate his thoughts fluidly. "Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music" – perfect closing. 

  23. 6:33  "Creativity builds on what already exists"

    The only thing I would add to that is that everything already exists as quantum possibilities. So we're really only bringing them into view, not creating them.

  24. I've been having separate virtual love affairs with Jason Silva and Marie Forleo and here they are together. Normally she shines over the subject, but this time he's the one glowing and I can tell he's holding back and controlling his energy, compared to his shots of awe. I could sit and listen to them all day. Great!

  25. What moves me to tears is to see inspired people like Jason, overflowing with inspiration like he does. I only wish I could have one milllionth of such power to inspire my high school students to get out of their apathy into remixing memes, i.e. into creating their own new ideas. I strongly believe in the power of language to create new realities. I've seen several of his Shots of Awe and, without fail, watch each one of his Brain Games and what amazes me is how powerfully he uses language to create masterpieces – because to me that's what his videos are. He is a Picasso of the written word (he paints with language); a Beethoven of the spoken discourse (he creates music in his speech).

  26. I Love to share the story of this synchronistic thing that happened to me in a store called The Good Shepherd. Where I was buying three teddy's & I look up to see a cup with the same animals on it (a gorilla, bear & a cat). Later to discover that these animals were exactly the same as on the new edition of The Jungle Book. I think Nature (our 1 mutual Big Mind ) is trying to send us a message. Reminding us of the fact that We are in fact Nature & all the animals our distant relatives & we should treat them & our environment with that in mind ( <3 ) …+ I kind of look at this also as a sign of mutation & a manifestation of the singularity & the New Age of Aquarius (i just hope there isn't going to be a flood X) )…+ 1 = <3 = 8) 

  27. wow awesome stuff, really brilliant guy. Although he is almost a little too much with all his mannerisms and expressions…

  28. People like Dark-Union – fit the quote by J. S. "and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who couldn't hear the music.

  29. Hi marieforleo, I am form Argentina and would love to share your videos with my family and friends at home. I would like to suggest to translate your videos in spanish, in order to reach a bigger audience. Love Marie Tv ! well done! Romina

  30. My story and everything I have been through and the gifts and wisdom I have acquired while still keeping a beautiful heart. Moreover, sharing my wisdom and creating that positive shift in someone else could be one of the most amazing things…

  31. A couple of songs that truly move me to tears are "Youth Is Wasted On The Young" and "Castles In The Air" by the band Architects. Their music style may be very crude for most, but to me it is pure catharsis – and the lyrics speak of something quite personal for me: mortality, moments that we didn't live fully and will never come around. Moments that we'll never get to experience at all, because time is so little.
    I was kidnapped at the very peak of my Life, and when I was rescued my mind fell in the terrible idea that all that blissful youth was gone forever – I went around like the living dead from age 18 to 22, wasting those crucial moments of my human experience… Now those songs just make me scream, headbang faster, and sometimes even cry. They symbolize to me that Sagan howl of defiance – I want more time.

  32. Your interview with Jason Silva moved me to transcendental tears. This was the first time I've seen either of you and now I'm excited and can't wait for more. / Best of luck, Lou

  33. I love writing scenes for my upcoming ongoing book series, "I.I.D.E.S." so much, I'm literally bawling with joy some mornings. It gets even deeper of a heart-wrenching release when I act the scenes out. I love my life, I love what I do. Great video. 🙂

  34. Jason elevates the awareness of living humanity whenever he speaks.

    His voice is just drowned by the chaos of the entertainment industry

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