I am interested in the ways human beings transcend themselves. The ways in which we EXCEED ourselves, move beyond ourselves.
In a world of endless doom and gloom, I feel compelled to offer an alternative vision for our future: one in which we leverage science and technology to gloriously overcome the grand challenges of humanity. Additionally — the future then becomes an open horizon, a blank canvas where we can truly open up new worlds for ourselves, fusing poetry and science, engineering and art, to make something grand.
My videos are anthems meant to awaken and agitate people into considering some of these possibilities.
About the Author
Jason Silva is the Emmy-nominated host of National Geographic Channel’s Emmy-nominated, international hit TV series, Brain Games, seen in over 161 countries for over 5 seasons. “A Timothy Leary of the Viral Video Age” was how The Atlantic described television personality, filmmaker and philosopher Silva, who has also been described as “part Timothy Leary, part Ray Kurzweil, and part Neo from ‘The Matrix.’”
Silva is the creator of the eclectic original series SHOTS OF AWE, short films exploring the human condition, with topics ranging from creativity, technology and innovation, to imagination, consciousness and more. In short: Philosophy, Science and Art for the Millenial generation.
The videos, which “play like movie trailers for ideas,” according to The Atlantic, have spread like wildfire across the internet and have been viewed more than 100 million times across platforms like Facebook and YouTube.
Influencers such as Ron Howard, Richard Branson, Leo Dicaprio, Tribeca Films Co-founder Jane Rosenthal, actor Mark Ruffalo, NASA, and many others have shared Jason’s videos on social media.
An active and prolific global speaker, Jason has spoken at TEDGlobal, Google’s Zeitgeist Conference, events for Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Adobe, CISCO, Oracle, Electronic Arts, Honeywell, PEPSICO, Dolby, the Tribeca Film Festival, The Sydney Opera house, The Economist Ideas Festival, the main stage at SXSW Interactive and the CANNES LIONS festival of Creativity.