WWOTS 013: I Personally Want Genetically Superior Overlords


Our hosts examine the difficulties of migration and demographic decline in Eastern Europe and how this is exacerbating populism in Poland, Bulgaria, and Hungary.  They go over what mike wants in a place he lives and talk about the history of number systems as well as what an ideal system might look like. They close out with some speculation about the future impact of fusion, solar energy, and genetic engineering upon societies.


Listen to this Episode and Learn:

  • How Eastern Europe’s demographic crunch illuminates challenges for the entire world

  • The history and importance of number systems

  • What the future of genetic engineering portends

Mentioned in the Episode:

Book: Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

The earliest human genetic engineering: Mitochondrial Replacement Surgeries