RHS 097 – Brian Keating On How to Think Big

by | April 15, 2021



In this episode of The Ryan Hanley Show, Ryan is joined by Brian Keating, Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of physics at the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences (CASS) in the department of physics at the University of California San Diego… and he’s awesome.

Episode Highlights:

  • Brian shares how he sees the world differently. (8:57)
  • Brian mentions why some people see science as a zero-sum game. (14:46)
  • Brian mentions some of his guests on the show. (16:34)
  • How does Brian approach big ideas? ? (19:24)
  • Brian explains the motto in his YouTube channel. (22:16)
  • Does Brian think that his openness and candor are inspiring other people? (23:07)
  • Brian shares why he cares about artificial wisdom. (38:42)
  • Brian shares why wisdom is significant. (40:46)

Key Quotes:

  • “I truly believe that if you don’t examine the biggest questions, then you’re kind of wasting this most precious gift that will soon be over. Your job is you to be an expert in minimizing risk and reducing rogue wave impacts, and so forth.” – Brian Keating
  • “There’s nothing you guys can do to prevent the ultimate destination. We’re all born to die. So we must make use of the time we have to live. And to me, living is nothing if you don’t ask questions with deep and passionate curiosity.” – Brian Keating
  • “From my perspective, what I really want to do is bring together this multiverse of minds and assemble. Now, thanks to technology, we can do it. There’s no excuse not to do it. And, so I’m trying to do it.” – Brian Keating

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