Impact in the 21st Century

EP#5: Neil deGrasse Tyson - Limits of Human Intelligence | AI & Algorithms | Lifelong Learning

November 13, 2020

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, author, educator, host of Cosmos and StarTalk, and director of the Hayden Planetarium.

What's the most effective way to educate in the 21st Century? Is work-life balance overrated? Is the human brain smart enough to understand the secrets of the Universe? Should information come with a truth-measure? In this episode, hear Neil deGrasse Tyson discuss teaching in today's content-saturated world, thoughts that keep him up at night, and his views on leaving an impact in the 21st Century.

Neil deGrasse Tyson's curated long- and short-form content list:

Neil deGrasse Tyson's books: Letters from an Astrophysicist:

Astrophysics for people in a hurry:

Neil deGrasse Tyson essay:

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This episode was mixed and mastered by Nick Sciarretta at Blank Vinyl Project:

What is Impact in the 21st Century?

Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast brings to light the positive social impact made by activists, academics, authors, founders, and innovators.

Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century?

Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.

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