DiscoverThe Portal35: Balaji Srinivasan - The Heretic & The Virus
35: Balaji  Srinivasan - The Heretic & The Virus

35: Balaji Srinivasan - The Heretic & The Virus

Update: 2020-05-2232
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Investor Balaji Srinivasan is a highly original thinker in Silicon Valley on Biotech to Blockchain and everything in between. Most recently, he was quite early in warning us about the Corona virus and was ridiculed for his efforts by many in the world of institutional sense-making. That is before people realized he was not wrong, but simply early.


In this episode Eric talks to Balaji on the topic of what it was like to see the future before it arrived and what his crystal ball suggests about what is likely to happen next. As Balaji understands our world, the Corona virus presents a complex set of challenges that will strongly discriminate between those who can pass it's tests and those who will fail them. He sees this resulting in functional Green Zones which will become dominant in the future and Red Zones which will be characterized by dysfunctional responses. Presumably this new divide will then be expected to take over from the "North-South" divide between industrialized and developing nations. 


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Comments (8)

Matthew Brimm

About Jeff Bezos allocating money for research; Isn't it obvious that he has a vested interest because without healthy workers, there would be no one to power the great Amazon machine?

May 26th
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andyhammond32

OMG is this guy eating his dinner? the mouth noises are disgusting

May 23rd
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Benjamin Alsin

This guy overestimates the dangers of Covid-19 to a ridiculous degree.

May 23rd
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35: Balaji  Srinivasan - The Heretic & The Virus

35: Balaji Srinivasan - The Heretic & The Virus