Do you remember the movie The Matrix where Neo was faced with the question of taking either the blue pill or the red pill? We'd like to think we'd choose opportunity over complacency. But the truth is that most of the time we don't, as we're all conditioned to live inside the matrix. So what do you do if you feel stuck or constrained or simply not in the place you'd like to be? That's what we tackle in this episode with Business Mindset Coach Dr. Victor Manzo. He shows us how to move beyond the average and into a place where you're living your most productive and joyous self, revealing: • How to live in integrity • Techniques for getting yourself out of average thinking • The lessons we don't learn in childhood • How to calm yourself down • Why triggers affect you and how to tame them • The power of vision If you feel like you're ready to take that next step into the world of possibilities, don't miss this transformative episode of Dream Power Radio. Dr. Victor Manzo is a Business Mindset Coach, Certified Pediatric Chiropractor, 3x Author, Podcaster and Speaker. He is the author of 3 books, with the most recent one being, Decoding The Matrix: Powerful Tips for Unleashing Your Potential and Accelerating Your Spiritual Awakening. Dr. Vic has helped 100s of entrepreneurs learn how to create their dream life and lead a fulfilled life effortlessly through sharing principles of living in the Quantum world. He is not a person who just shares things from what he has read or a workshop he has taken. All the advice that he shares with his clients is the things that he has experienced. As one of his spiritual teachers told him, “Knowledge is great but it is not wisdom. Wisdom is the combination of knowledge and experiences.” The wisdom Dr. Vic shares with his clients is taking all that he has learned with his experiences to share wisdom to create holistic transformation in his clients' lives. Website: https://www.empoweryourreality.com/Want to know why dreams are the fastest and clearest way to understand yourself? Sign up here for a complementary Dream Discovery Session with me and never leave your dreams on your pillow again! https://calendly.com/thedreamcoach53/30min
Steve Schmidt is a sales savant.He sees sales processes like Neo sees the Matrix.He's also a complex dude, with a rich background.And he's eaten some crow.Like many hard charging people, addiction got a hold of him.He faced it, ate the crow, and turned it around.He's built companies, he's sold companies, now he's building a Sales Operating System that will make your head spin.Listen as Steve shares the dark and bright spots...and learn.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/eating-crow. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Lunes 23 de Enero de 2023 Ya esta disponible MEDELLIN TECHNO PODCAST 147 invitado: ODELL INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/odell.dj SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/odelldj ___ Play List: Odell - Distorder Odell - stereotips Jose monsalve - Atacama desert Phara- Great Attractor Mission Amygdala Korros - Authority Odell- Without Saying anithing True From - Phara Terminal Trax - Drowned inside Slam - SD Odell - feeling next door Road to manilla Neo tokyo Linear system- Extensive search Los 3 brasileros - vivo (Eric sneo remix) _____ Design: www.boldbravestudio.com _____ #medellintechnopodcast #medellin #techno #podcast #djset #deraout #medellintechnofestival #technodemedellin #odell #ravenblack #steamcircuit
The Texas Six Pack was a feature we created in late 2018 for our Stone Cold Country radio show. Due to the incredible popularity of the segment, we've decided to roll it out as a stand alone podcast with new episodes on the 23rd of each month. The country music showcased ranges from Neo-traditional country with George Strait leaning melodies to fresh new country blazing a new way forward. These are all new releases from artists from the greater Texas area as defined by the Texas Regional Radio Report. Surrounding bordering states like Oklahoma, and Arkansas are included in the general Texas area boundaries.Please take a listen, and add these top shelf songs to your station rotation, playlists, blogs, and social media posts.. Support good country music, and pay it forward.
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#edge30neo #motorola Hablamos en este en vivo del Edge 30 Neo y mas Bajo su responsabilidad Redes Sociales: Tik Tok @damiantiscornia Instagram : damiangtiscornia Grupo de Ayuda en Telegram https://t.me/damiantiscorniayoutube Correo: email@example.com Página Web bandageek.com https://damian-tiscornia.blogspot.com Grupo de Telegram; https://t.me/damiantiscorniayoutube Donaciones: https://www.paypal.me/desdelabarradeabel?locale.x=es_XC Twitter: https://twitter.com/damiantiscornia https://twitter.com/TiscorniaDamian Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesdeLaBarraDeAbel/ Grupo Telegram: https://t.me/desdelabarradeabel Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr62gbpQKGkgJzqDjsAaGVw?view_as=subscriber Podcast: https://ar.ivoox.com/es/podcast-desde-barra-abel_sq_f1172580_1.html
At 46, Ian fell in love with nature and watched it turn his life completely. Now 65, he feels healthier than ever. Yeah, yeah, yeah ... Great, we've heard this story before, but what the heck! Let's hear it again. Then we start the interview, and very quickly Walt and Neo realize that we had NOT heard this story before. Drinking water, especially purified water, is BAD for you??? The human body really ISN'T more that 75% water??? By drinking water we are actually dehydrating ourselves every day??? Say what??? Yup, that's what the man said! Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas any more. His website: https://tracking.activationproducts.com/JQNDKXB1/27L9LNR/ Follow the LOA Today podcast: https://www.loatoday.net/follow Join The Brain Retrainers' Club meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/feel-better-now/
Building your tech stack as a startup can either help you soar to new highs, or become your biggest nightmare and slow you down. Our guest today is helping founders navigate that path, Taylor Lint is Co-Founder and CEO of Swantide, a platform that automates the configuration and management of your GTM tech stack.Before this week's episode, we welcome back John Ruffolo to chat about the news making headlines in the Canadian and global tech markets.About Taylor Lint:Taylor Lint is the Founder & CEO of Swantide. Prior, Taylor led engineering and product at Replica, an analytics company that spun out of Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs. Previously she led engineering for the launch of LinkedIn's Talent Insights product. Taylor studied Information Science and German at Cornell.In this episode we discuss:(0:00:26) News Roundup with John Ruffolo talking about ClearCo, BMO x Georgian Partners, Quantum Computing, Sequoia's make good, IP Law, and Microsoft as king of M and A(0:20:10) Taylor's journey into the tech world(0:21:58) Lessons launching LinkedIn Talent(0:23:28) What Taylor learned at Sidewalk Labs(0:26:32) The process of spinning out Sidewalk Labs into a separate entity from Alphabet(0:27:39) Why Taylor decided to tackle the GTM Tech stack problem(0:29:34) Data you need to infor your GTM strategy(0:31:13) When is the right time to invest in GTM(0:32:36) Typical startup GTM strategies and mistakes(0:35:18) Goal setting for GTM(0:36:06) How Swantide makes the GTM better(0:39:23) Eliminating isolated documents and data with Swantide(0:41:18) Best practices to set up and maintain your CRM(0:44:30) Advice for early-stage startups around data collection(0:46:25) Other considerations around preparing to scale later(0:48:49) How Swantide's $7M Seeed round came together with Menlo Ventures alongside Village Global, NEO, and a handful of strategic angelsFast Favorites:*
Neo joins us for another Thursday, this time to talk about when LOA seems to go wrong. Follow the LOA Today podcast: https://www.loatoday.net/follow Join The Brain Retrainers' Club meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/feel-better-now/
Moaz Hamid Mission-driven technologist, and strategist. Solving for the future of jobs, accessibility, and medicine, as well as the role of robotics and artificial intelligence. Previously a general manager and partner with Google, Microsoft, HTC, Dangaard (Nordic Capital) and Palm. Currently mvmt ventures (accessible first venture studio & fund). Advisor, Simplifyber, and EnlitenAI. Mentor/ advisor for early stage founders, Yellow by Snap Inc. (accelerator), Fast Track by First Round Capital, leAD Sports & Health Tech, Founder Institute, and mentor/chair-advisory board, Startup Boost LA (pre-accelerator). Advisor, SoftBank (Robotics). And a member/robotics, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), and Martin Luther King Jr. Community Healthcare Foundation (MLK-CHF) dream council. Previously, served as an advisor and executive partner for Kasparov Chess Foundation, Samsung Mobile, Sony Ericsson Xperia, Brightpoint, Emirates, HP, as well as leading investment and strategy on Skype, BullGuard, Sonim, Neo, RemeAi, Sygic, and SouthWing, as well as advising numerous other leading consumer technology, telecom, startup, financial, software, and hardware companies. Areas of expertise; business strategy, roadmap & product strategy, go-to-market & marketing strategy, product design & management, brand building & strategy, due diligence, and technical expertise in systems analysis & design. Speaking engagement; entrepreneurial journey, hiring and building a team, global market, technology, robotics, ai, culture and leadership... We talk about The venture studio model What is Disability tech? Organizing and Running a corporate accelerator program Strategies in raising a fund And much more Connect with Moaz Hamid https://twitter.com/moaz https://angel.co/moaz
Join Katerina in this week's episode as she reconnects with childhood friend, Neo Lehoko. Their worlds collided when they both attended the British International School in Prague, Czech Republic in the early 2000s, and today they are sitting down to reconnect based on their similar career path of pursuing architecture. Diving deep into conversation about the architecture industry, Neo and Katerina discuss the ecosystem of a city through buildings. And how the modernization of architecture has affected the cityscape the identity of a city. Meditate with Katerina on Insight Timer Honeycombee Blog Follow me on Instagram! Podcast Audio edit by Ma. Charmaine Sarreal, Podcast Specialist @iamchasarreal Intro music provided by kabgig / Pond5 By accessing this Podcast, I acknowledge that the entire contents are the property of Katerina Burianova, or used by Katerina Burianova with permission, and are protected under U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws. Except as otherwise provided herein, users of this Podcast may save and use information contained in the Podcast only for personal or other non-commercial, educational purposes. No other use, including, without limitation, reproduction, retransmission or editing, of this Podcast may be made without the prior written permission of the Katerina Burianova, which may be requested by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org This podcast is for educational purposes only. The host claims no responsibility to any person or entity for any liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly as a result of the use, application, or interpretation of the information presented herein.
Of all the luck, now David Waldman can't locate his 2023 NAFTA calendar for our latest holiday news. While we're determining whose fault that is, check out these links: Sport legend, and Matt Gaetz' adopted son George Santos stays in the headlines by maintaining an air of mystery around himself. The Jan. 6 panel released evidence of the enablers, line-straddlers and quiet resisters in the GQP who contributed to the insurrection. Don't forget their spouses. Neo-fascist “active clubs” avoid telling venues that they are Nazi rallies, as some places are sensitive to those things. Electric substation vandalism seems to be trending in the nutcase community, but they finally caught a couple of them in Washington state. Progressives could spend their time harassing Kevin McCarthy, but really, they have better things to do, and would rather avoid the crossfire. The filibuster continues to evolve, but it never seems to be in a good way.
Written and directed by Avan Jogia, DOOR MOUSE is an intense Neo-noir that explores the shadows of our modern world. Mouse (Hayley Law) is a comic-book creator working at a burlesque club and lives a quiet existence. But, when girls from her circle begin to disappear, she steps into a dangerous world to figure out what's behind it all. In this 1on1, we speak to Jogia about modern day monsters and kicking against the darkness.
On Today's Quiz there will be a Trivia Round Time for 20 new questions on this trivia podcast! Enjoy our trivia questions: What is the name for a group of frogs? There are three answers we will accept What is Neo's official name within the Matrix? What tourist attraction retreated from Lake Ontario towards Lake Erie in the last 200 years at a yearly rate of 5 feet? What type of hair product comes from the latin word for apple as the original formulation used smashed apples? Depicting a missle slamming into a fighter plane, what is the title of the 1963 diptych by Roy Lichtenstein that shares its name (but not spelling) with an English pop duo? What is the unit of measurement used to describe the amount of cloud cover at any given location such as a weather station? With break-out roles for Masi Oka and Hayden Panettierre, what was the title of the NBC sci-fi show that ran from 2006-2010? “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak” is a piece of advice from Sun Tzu, author of what 5th century military treatise? If you liked this episode, check out our last trivia episode! Music Hot Swing, Fast Talkin, Bass Walker, Dances and Dames by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to follow us on social media for more trivia: Patreon - patreon.com/quizbang - Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Check out our fun extras for patrons and help us keep this podcast going. We appreciate any level of support! Website - quizbangpod.com Check out our website, it will have all the links for social media that you need and while you're there, why not go to the contact us page and submit a question! Facebook - @quizbangpodcast - we post episode links and silly lego pictures to go with our trivia questions. Enjoy the silly picture and give your best guess, we will respond to your answer the next day to give everyone a chance to guess. Instagram - Quiz Quiz Bang Bang (quizquizbangbang), we post silly lego pictures to go with our trivia questions. Enjoy the silly picture and give your best guess, we will respond to your answer the next day to give everyone a chance to guess. Twitter - @quizbangpod We want to start a fun community for our fellow trivia lovers. If you hear/think of a fun or challenging trivia question, post it to our twitter feed and we will repost it so everyone can take a stab it. Come for the trivia - stay for the trivia. Ko-Fi - ko-fi.com/quizbangpod - Keep that sweet caffeine running through our body with a Ko-Fi, power us through a late night of fact checking and editing!
The notorious Tara Isabella Burton joins the pod to discuss her book Strange Rites, in addition to Charles Taylor, TikTok Witches, Huysmans' Satanism, Dimes Square Catholicism, Neo-pagan sellouts, and Trad LARPers. Check out her work here, and follow her on Twitter @NotoriousTIB $upport CracksInPomo by clicking on this link And follow CracksInPomo on Substack, Instagram, and Twitter. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephen-adubato/support
The notorious Tara Isabella Burton joins the pod to discuss her book Strange Rites, in addition to Charles Taylor, TikTok Witches, Huysmans' Satanism, Dimes Square Catholicism, Neo-pagan sellouts, and Trad LARPers. Check out her work here, and follow her on Twitter @NotoriousTIB $upport CracksInPomo by clicking on this link And follow CracksInPomo on Substack, Instagram, and Twitter. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephen-adubato/support
Have you ever wanted to be like Neo in "The Matrix" and learn things like Kung Fu in just a few minutes? Well on today's episode, we try to do just that by cramming powerful leadership concepts into your head in just 45 minutes. So sit back, relax, and enjoy CISO Tradecraft. Show Notes with Pictures & References: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z5FwVwYlNiJlevQXP9IK48Z5kYqG-Ee_/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=104989998442085477687&rtpof=true&sd=true Full Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11iTdKRxtg1UYiQeUn-mdgM7zKqafTq34/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=104989998442085477687&rtpof=true&sd=true
Gareth and Ted are back with a round up come of the CES headlines from this years' show. Lenovo, Samsung, Roku, TCL, Xiaomi, Realme, Acer and Asus all turn heads with some new technological innovations alongside a step forward in clean energy and backward in diplomatic relations. With Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon Join us on Mewe RSS Link: https://techaddicts.libsyn.com/rss Direct Download iTunes | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Tunein | Spotify Amazon | Pocket Casts | Castbox | PodHubUK Feedback and Contributions Hardline on the hardware Lenovo Tab M9 for kids unveiled: $140 tablet with 9" screen, optional 4G Samsung made a laptop display that folds and slides at the same time Acer SpatialLabs TrueGame offers glasses-free 3D gaming TCL just announced a bunch of new tablets at CES 2023 Roku is officially launching its own line of TVs starting at $119 Realme confirms the GT Neo 5 - first phone to feature 240W charging - Full Specs Xiaomi‘s new Redmi 12 Pro+ packs a 200MP camera for less than $400 Lenovo (at last) announces ThinkPhone by Motorola with SD 8+ Gen 1 Hands on: Lenovo's Yoga Book 9i is the Surface Neo that Microsoft never gave us Drop's tiny desktop speakers promise audiophile quality The Galaxy A14 is Samsung's best-looking budget phone yet - A13 vs A14 Specs Most Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chips to be manufactured by TSMC New wireless charging standard wants to refuel your devices from across the room The world's most powerful wind turbine has produced its first power Motorola could beat rivals to the punch with two-way satellite messaging Hackers reportedly leak email addresses of more than 200 million Twitter users Asus Zen book pro - Buy from Amazon AMD 7900 issue Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus The Name of the Game Dell unveils second-gen Concept Nyx, the gaming controller of the future Archer Maclean has passed away, aged 60 - List of games Chrome Corner ASUS Chromebox 5 adds unique new feature Hark Back Sound Burger - Photos and Diagrams And now, another relaunch in Spring 2023! Audio-Technica is bringing back the Sound Burger this spring Bargain Basement: Best UK deals and tech on sale we have spotted Samsung EVO Select 512GB microSDXC - £37.99 Samsung EVO Select 256GB microSDXC - £17.99 Note the different listings on these - don't get them mixed up. Mini Projector Elephas 5G WiFi DLP Portable Projector with Bluetooth 71% off! £830 to £199 (with £40 voucher) Anker Power Bank, 24,000mAh 3-Port Portable Charger £99.99 Was: £139.99 Gorsun bluetooth kids headphones £30 down to £17 Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Data Hub - £11.65 Was: £12.69 + 15% off Motorola Edge 30 Neo - my Phone of the Year - Back down to £299 from £349 Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD - £109.48 Was: £160.37 Elgato Stream Deck XL – 32 macro keys, £185 from £230 but with £37 x 5 months (for me) Main Show URL: http://www.techaddicts.uk | PodHubUK Contact:: email@example.com | @techaddictsuk Gareth - @garethmyles | garethmyles.com | Gareth's Ko-Fi Ted - tedsalmon.com | Ted's PayPal | Ted's Amazon | firstname.lastname@example.org YouTube: Tech Addicts
Here's the deal. Those of us who are unprogrammable came in with the knowing that we were here for some special reason. Throughout our lives, we have encountered Matrix-driven choice points but have chosen to walk our own path, rejecting the worship of stars, ignoring the media, choosing to live as survivors and sovereigns rather than falling into vicitimhood. It's our inner voice that has led us to research and to question. The best way we may assist others to wake up is to live high vibe, purposeful lives of love in peace. All the shouting in the world regarding TRUTH will not offer them their, "Wake up, Neo" moment. Only love can do that. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cpnnetwork/support
Hey friends! Thanks for tuning into the Pole Strong podcast. Today I am joined by Doctor Emily Rausch and Neo WIlby. This trio podcast was designed to bring together leading experts in the industry on strength and conditioning. I hope you enjoy this just as much as I did. You can find on Emily & Neo on Instagram @dr.emilyrausch & @ptthepole This podcast is sponspored by Enviro Co & Envrio Grip - you guys can get 15% off using BECCIE15 Lots of love BD X Music - Hyphen Been Too Long. Check him out on Spotify :-)
If you find yourself reacting to situations then now is the time you can change that. Even if you think you are in the right you will find reacting allows feels lacking. Blah!! Gotta be another way! Bend and flow like Neo in the matrix! Much love, Jemma jemmafassett.com 1-401-699-6142
In this conversation with author, coach and entrepreneur Neo Moreton we explore the 3 prongs of Microshift Method, how connection changes our physiology, the business model of coaching, fostering sincerity and realness and the future of coaching and tech. Neo Moreton is a business-building Brit with a fierce passion for real growth in real life. Neo is inspired by tech and consciousness in equal measures and with his vast experience of high growth tech companies, business development and M&A, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Microshift, Founder of BYOND, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Urban OM and Co-Founder of Reach Within. He is also the author of Being real for a change. Visit coachesrising.com to see our acclaimed online coach trainings and other offerings.
Happy New Year! Our guest Stuart, was born and bred in Kentucky. He mentioned that he had met Babita Shrestha, our guest from episode #141, who's a Nepalese vegan chef, back in Kentucky, years ago. This made us smile, thinking about the deep desire we share to connect with each other. Our guest today shares with us his deeply integrated sense that all beings deserve space for life. And pulls back the curtain on how, like Mr.Anderson (before he becomes Neo in the Matrix) we've been living in a constructed illusion where our food is concerned! Author and activist Stuart Waldner didn't set out to be an animal welfare or plant-based spokesman. But, after two decades of exploring Earth's greatest wonders and connecting with sacred sites around the globe, he transitioned fully to a completely vegan lifestyle in 2008. Stuart says, “Like Neo in the Matrix, the Meatrix hooked my brain and my body on what it force-fed me since birth. Since taking the red pill and becoming plant-based, I see how I was living in a world of speciesism, brainwashed by the Meatrix and hooked on its products. I believe the Meatrix held this power over me because it is a cult I was born into and never questioned.” The better he felt, not consuming animal-based products, the more he learned about the statistical connections between our dietary choices and the worldwide crises we're about to face on a global scale. He felt called to wake people up—for our health and for the planet! Our survival as a species is intimately tied to every other living creature on the planet. The choices we make around the ways we treat and consume other beings is having a devastating effect on our precious earth, and a catastrophic price will be paid by all, if we don't make some serious efforts to alter the course we're on! JANUARY 7, 2023 AWAKEN YOUR SPIRITUAL VISION FOR 2023! ONLINE RETREAT SAVE YOUR SPOT - harmonyslater.com/new-year-yoga-workshop MY INNER CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP IS CLOSING SOON! FIND OUT HOW TO JOIN - harmonyslater.com/inner-circle-membership Struggling with burnout and exhaustion? Looking to reconnect to your passion, find greater purpose, and tap into that unlimited source of creative energy? I have 3 spots inside my 2023 coaching program. I'd love to connect with you to see if we would be a good fit to work together. Fill out an application form - harmonyslater.com/coaching FIND OUT MORE ABOUT STUART INSTAGRAM I WEBSITE - stuartwaldner.com If you've been enjoying our podcast, give us a 5 star rating on iTunes! Our podcast is produced, edited, and hosted by Harmony Slater, make a donation to support our continued efforts to bring you the best guests and content!
Neo joined us a day early this week to talk about sleep habits. That's what he told me when we texted each other earlier in the day. The problem was that I really didn't know what he wanted to say about them. But during the show, I found it. He wanted to know how REM sleep works. Fortunately, I took a course more than 40 years ago in Sleep And Dreams, and I was able to give him a lot of the answers he was looking for. That's all it took. We ended up morphing the discussion into some really cool directions as a result. Not surprisingly! Follow the LOA Today podcast: https://www.loatoday.net/follow
As in the movie The Matrix, Neo had to make a choice between taking the blue pill and staying on the surface in the land of illusion/delusion ("ignorance is bliss") or the red pill, where you go deeper (reality into the Matrix), below the surface to truth, to authentic and genuine friendships and relationships. I choose the red pill and here's why....Happy New Year!!
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Slightly against aligning with neo-luddites, published by Matthew Barnett on December 26, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. To summarize, When considering whether to delay AI, the choice before us is not merely whether to accelerate or decelerate the technology. We can choose what type of regulations are adopted, and some options are much better than others. Neo-luddites do not fundamentally share our concern about AI x-risk. Thus, their regulations will probably not, except by coincidence, be the type of regulations we should try to install. Adopting the wrong AI regulations could lock us into a suboptimal regime that may be difficult or impossible to leave. So we should likely be careful not endorse a proposal because it's "better than nothing" unless it's also literally the only chance we get to delay AI. In particular, arbitrary data restrictions risk preventing researchers from having access to good data that might help with alignment, potentially outweighing the (arguably) positive effect of slowing down AI progress in general. It appears we are in the midst of a new wave of neo-luddite sentiment. Earlier this month, digital artists staged a mass protest against AI art on ArtStation. A few people are reportedly already getting together to hire a lobbyist to advocate more restrictive IP laws around AI generated content. And anecdotally, I've seen numerous large threads on Twitter in which people criticize the users and creators of AI art. Personally, this sentiment disappoints me. While I sympathize with the artists who will lose their income, I'm not persuaded by the general argument. The value we could get from nearly free, personalized entertainment would be truly massive. In my opinion, it would be a shame if humanity never allowed that value to be unlocked, or restricted its proliferation severely. I expect most readers to agree with me on this point — that it is not worth sacrificing a technologically richer world just to protect workers from losing their income. Yet there is a related view that I have recently heard some of my friends endorse: that nonetheless, it is worth aligning with neo-luddites, incidentally, in order to slow down AI capabilities. On the most basic level, I think this argument makes some sense. If aligning with neo-luddites simply means saying "I agree with delaying AI, but not for that reason" then I would not be very concerned. As it happens, I agree with most of the arguments in Katja Grace's recent post about delaying AI in order to ensure existential AI safety. Yet I worry that some people intend their alliance with neo-luddites to extend much further than this shallow rejoinder. I am concerned that people might work with neo-luddites to advance their specific policies, and particular means of achieving them, in the hopes that it's "better than nothing" and might give us more time to solve alignment. In addition to possibly being mildly dishonest, I'm quite worried such an alliance will be counterproductive on separate, purely consequentialist grounds. If we think of AI progress as a single variable that we can either accelerate or decelerate, with other variables held constant upon intervention, then I agree it could be true that we should do whatever we can to impede the march of progress in the field, no matter what that might look like. Delaying AI gives us more time to reflect, debate, and experiment, which prima facie, I agree, is a good thing. A better model, however, is that there are many factor inputs to AI development. To name the main ones: compute, data, and algorithmic progress. To the extent we block only one avenue of progress, the others will continue. Whether that's good depends critically on the details: what's being blocked, what isn't, and how. One consideration, which has been pointed out by many before...
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Slightly against aligning with neo-luddites, published by Matthew Barnett on December 26, 2022 on LessWrong. To summarize, When considering whether to delay AI, the choice before us is not merely whether to accelerate or decelerate the technology. We can choose what type of regulations are adopted, and some options are much better than others. Neo-luddites do not fundamentally share our concern about AI x-risk. Thus, their regulations will probably not, except by coincidence, be the type of regulations we should try to install. Adopting the wrong AI regulations could lock us into a suboptimal regime that may be difficult or impossible to leave. So we should likely be careful not endorse a proposal because it's "better than nothing" unless it's also literally the only chance we get to delay AI. In particular, arbitrary data restrictions risk preventing researchers from having access to good data that might help with alignment, potentially outweighing the (arguably) positive effect of slowing down AI progress in general. It appears we are in the midst of a new wave of neo-luddite sentiment. Earlier this month, digital artists staged a mass protest against AI art on ArtStation. A few people are reportedly already getting together to hire a lobbyist to advocate more restrictive IP laws around AI generated content. And anecdotally, I've seen numerous large threads on Twitter in which people criticize the users and creators of AI art. Personally, this sentiment disappoints me. While I sympathize with the artists who will lose their income, I'm not persuaded by the general argument. The value we could get from nearly free, personalized entertainment would be truly massive. In my opinion, it would be a shame if humanity never allowed that value to be unlocked, or restricted its proliferation severely. I expect most LessWrong readers to agree with me on this point — that it is not worth sacrificing a technologically richer world just to protect workers from losing their income. Yet there is a related view that I have recently heard some of my friends endorse: that nonetheless, it is worth aligning with neo-luddites, incidentally, in order to slow down AI capabilities. On the most basic level, I think this argument makes some sense. If aligning with neo-luddites simply means saying "I agree with delaying AI, but not for that reason" then I would not be very concerned. As it happens, I agree with most of the arguments in Katja Grace's recent post about delaying AI in order to ensure existential AI safety. Yet I worry that some people intend their alliance with neo-luddites to extend much further than this shallow rejoinder. I am concerned that people might work with neo-luddites to advance their specific policies, and particular means of achieving them, in the hopes that it's "better than nothing" and might give us more time to solve alignment. In addition to possibly being mildly dishonest, I'm quite worried such an alliance will be counterproductive on separate, purely consequentialist grounds. If we think of AI progress as a single variable that we can either accelerate or decelerate, with other variables held constant upon intervention, then I agree it could be true that we should do whatever we can to impede the march of progress in the field, no matter what that might look like. Delaying AI gives us more time to reflect, debate, and experiment, which prima facie, I agree, is a good thing. A better model, however, is that there are many factor inputs to AI development. To name the main ones: compute, data, and algorithmic progress. To the extent we block only one avenue of progress, the others will continue. Whether that's good depends critically on the details: what's being blocked, what isn't, and how. One consideration, which has been pointed out by many before, is that...
Ken Winner, wing foil designer extraordinaire talks about his background as a pro windsurfer and how he became a designer at Duotone and developed the first inflatable handheld wing for foiling. At first there was little interest in his invention but once a few people tried it, the sport of wing foiling really took off. Transcript of the interview: Aloha friends. It's Robert Stehlik. Thank you for tuning into another episode of the Blue Planet Show, where I interview foil athletes, designers, and thought leaders. You can watch this show right here on YouTube or listen to it on your favorite podcast app. Today's interview is with Ken Winter, the designer at Duotone wing designer extraordinaire. And as always, I ask questions, not just about equipment and technique, but also try to find out more about his background, what inspires him and how he got into water sports. So Ken was really open in this interview, shared a lot of information about wing design, even showed his computer screen where he designs wings. So that's at the very end of the interview. So you don't want to miss that part. It's really cool if you're into Wing design and wanna know more about the materials and the construction, the design and Ken's philosophy. This is a really good show for all that kind of information. During this interview, I'm gonna play a little bit of footage of Alan Cadiz Wing foiling in Kailua. I got some drone footage of him, which was after this interview, but he's using the 2023 Duotone unit Wing 4.5 meter wing. I'll play some of that in the background. Thank you so much for your time, Ken, and for sharing all the detailed information. So without further ado, here is Ken Winner. Okay. Good morning, Ken. How are you doing today? Good morning. I'm pretty good. All right. It's a little bit of a rainy and windy day here on Oahu. How's the weather on Maui? Same. Same. Yeah. Yep. So have you had super stormy winds the last few days? It's been crazy windy here. Yeah, it's been gusting 45 at times. Do you actually go out in those kind of conditions or do you wait? Yeah. Windy days. Yeah. It's pretty fun. Yeah. So you've been doing what you, what do you do on days like that? You go on a down window or you just go go off? I only do down windows with my wife nowadays. That's her favorite thing. Otherwise I from a friend's house over on Stable Road and Peter actually lives on Stable Road and so we launched there, go out race around a bit, test different wings, hydrofoils. Nice. What kind of equipment were you on in, on those super windy days? Anything from a two to a four. Sometimes we go out pretty overpowered just cause we have something we wanna try and we don't have many choices. Some days we just have to go and do what we can with what we have. We do a lot of prototyping in the four and five meter size. We do a fair amount in the three meter size and then smaller and bigger. We also prototype and test quite a bit, but maybe not as intensely. Nice. Okay. But before we get more into all the equipment and stuff like that, I wanted to get talk a little bit about your background. So tell us a little bit about start in the beginning, like wh how, where you grew up and how you got into water sports and all that kind of stuff. was born a long time ago, 1955, so there's a lot of history there. You don't wanna hear it all. Grew up near Annapolis, Maryland. Did a fair amount of recreational cruising type sailing. My dad owned boats. Built a lot of stuff when I was a kid. Owned a couple boats when I was a teenager. Started windsurfing in 75. How extensive do you want this to be? Started windsurfing in 75, won the world championship in 77. We won again, 80 in 81. We had the right there on Oahu, where you are. We had the World Cup, the PanAm World Cup, which I. Actually, yeah don't worry about making it short. Like we, we got time. So just actually like how did you get into windsurfing? What was your first experience with that? Or what were you doing? Anything other like surfing or water sports before windsurfing? Yeah. No, I've never actually surfed. As I said, I grew up sailing I, when I was a teenager, maybe 17 or 16, I bought a old wooden boat, a little wooden boat, a Bahamas fixed it sailed around, kept it house else. I also bought a shark catamaran sail out bit. So I was into sailing and I, I saw an ad for a windsurfer and thought that would be a good thing for me to try. So wind, Also about the same time bought a hang glider. So I taught myself to hang glide and but I really enjoyed the windsurfing more so sold everything else and just focused on windsurfing. So that you were around 20 years old? Yeah. About 20. Yeah. Did you you have any like formal education or did you go like straight into wind surfing? Yeah, it's funny, I was gonna University of Maryland when I started windsurf, and I might have stuck with that, but I started windsurf and thinking, oh, I can go to college little, a little time windsurfing. And and then when I'm ready to quit, I can go back to school. But I never did actually go back to school, kept wind surfing. For the next forever , 23 years, but ba So basically you're self-taught, like all the knowledge you have on with computers and aerodynamics or, all that is basically from experience and self-taught kind of thing or? Yeah, I do a lot of reading. I remember in, sometime in the early eighties Barry Spanner, I think got a book. The title was The Aerodynamics of Sailing. And I, I heard him make a comment about it, so I got it and I read from cover to cover several times and really absorbed, I think the lessons of that. And did a lot of other reading after that. But that was sort my foundation for learning about the technical side of sailing. , nowadays, of course, it's super easy to get a lot of information online, really good information. So unless you're pursuing a career like attorney or doctor or degreed engineer or PhD scientist, you don't need formal education as much as you used to. If you need it at all, I don't know. But yeah, I think as long as you're a lifelong learner, you can pretty much teach yourself almost anything. . Yeah. Okay. Yeah, a lot of things, for sure. Yeah. So I'm gonna, I'm gonna do some screen sharing here from the windsurfing Hall of Fame. There's little bit of information about you online here. So in the, so you started windsurfing in 1975. That's, this was the day, days when they, the booms were still made out of wood and so on, right? Talk a little bit about your first first wind windsurfing set up bought a used board for 300 bucks and went out, taught myself to use it, and just became hooked like most people. Did it every chance I had. And at first all I focused on was trying to improve my skills. That was hundred percent of my effort. But then gradually over time, I got more interested in improving the equipment. So over time I did some things like. Built my own boards and built my own rigs, masks spoons. Yeah. And you start, you started winning a lot of races, so you were very focused on the com racing side of windsurfing or also I guess freestyle as well, right? Yeah. So I won the freestyle world two or three times, and that was back, it was a much simpler affair than it's now. Of course, the guys who do freestyle nowadays circles around all of us who did freestyle back then. yeah. Around. But you gotta start somewhere in every sport. And so that, that's a picture of Robbie and Jurgen in me at the pan, the Panta actually which was right there on Wahoo. Over in Kai. Yeah. And you were able to beat Robbie, I guess at that point. Still, and you have several world world titles right? In Windsurf racing. Yeah. Robbie and I were rivals to some extent, but he was younger and when he got to be when he achieved his full adult strength, he was extremely hard. I started when I was 20. He started when he was nine. And it's surprise that he dominated the sport so much for so many years. He's a amazing athlete and really great guy. Good entrepreneurs, got a great business. And and we're still rivals. , it's been a good, it's been a good 40 some years. . And then you started build, you said you started building your own boards and making smaller and smaller boards, right? Yeah. So I, excuse me. Yeah I built a a nine foot board. Actually prior to that I had a board shaped for me and glass, and that was a board I would say. I basically invented carving, jives, cause everybody had boards back then. I had a round tail board, which carve through my, instead of skid through them. And basically from that point on, I focused a lot on trying to improve my equipment. I you're showing a picture of the Transatlantic Windsurf race, which was a pretty funny. That was in about 98, I think. But this has gotta be pretty boring for anybody watching. People are interested in what's happening now. Yeah. No, I don't think so. I don't think so at all. I don't think any, what he's gonna find is boring at all, but, , yeah, just yeah. And then I guess you yeah, I tell us a little bit about how you got into the Wing, wing des, or were you designing w windsurfing sales for duo to before kites, or like how, or, and then, yeah. Just tell us a little bit about how you got Yeah. So I went surfed intensely for three years. I guess in 97, I think I won the US Racing Championships. And then just shortly after that I tried kiting for the first time. And basically after I tried kiting for the first time, I I sold on my windsurfing gear and got straight into kiting. My, my first kite experience was with Don Monague right off Stable Road on Maui. He was out kiting. I was out windsurfing and I told him I wanted to try that, so he handed me his control bar and the leashed, his board to my ankle, and he told me how to secure the kite. And I, so I kited back and forth down to Kaha for the next half hour. And so that was my, that's how I got hooked on kiting. And so from the very first session, you were able to stay upwind and everything and no, I didn't stay upwind. I ended up down at Kaha, so starting at camp one, ending up at Kaha. Oh, okay. And yeah and when, not long after that, I spent a week on Maui hiding every day. And and then a few months after that I did some, I did a how kite video. Cause there were no schools, hardly anybody knew how to learn. So I did some videos. Robbie was saying needed somehow to kite videos. So took the opportunity to do that. We sold about 30,000 videos and then of course, schools came along and the internet came along. So that was, there's, you don't need that kinda stuff anymore. It's all online. Yeah. Oh, so you had a, like a VHS tape on how to kite and sold it like through magazines and stuff like that. But I actually, I used the Nash distributor network to the dealer network to sell boxes of videos to dealers who would then them, to 'em, to customers. And I had a website so I could retail videos directly to the customers. And we actually did a total of three howto videos over a couple years time. And then I helped convince boards and more, which is the parent company of Duotone and fanatic to get into kite boarding kit, making kites. . And so that was about the year 2000. And we tried to hire people to do the job of designing kites, but there were so few kit designers at the time that I ended up taking it on. So I had learning design kit weeks and in China working 16 hours a day learning how to use computer aid design software, CAD software, and then pumping up existing kites and trying to figure out the geometry and trying to figure out how to do that on the Ultimately it worked, so we ended up with a decent and started growing the company from that point. Okay. So boards and more at that time, they had Brand was fanatic and or what were their brands that they were run? It, I'm just gonna say Boards and More is the parent company of the, the parent company that I work for now. , which is we produce Duotone kites and Fanatic windsurfing gear and kites surfing and surfing gear and, sub foiling gear. Boards and More is the company I've been working for the last 22 years. And right now what is your official role at Duotone? I know, I just wanted to say I've been waiting such a long time to get you on the show because you're always so busy. You said you have to, come up with a whole new line of wings and kites and everything, so you were too busy to meet with me. But Yeah, tell me a little bit about like your job, like your role and how you were able to make time today to come here, . Yeah. Yeah, great question. I I tend to overcom commit and try to do more things than I can reasonably do. So years I was designing kites, but I also decided to start designing hydrofoils and that turned into a lot of work. And then I started designing wings and that turned into more work. So I was to foil design work off on some very capable guys that we in Mauritius and Germany. And then more recently I've been able to push the kite design work off on Sky now. Sky's been working with me for 18 years. We've both been learning a lot about kite design and in the last year, so I've been helping him master the software that we use for kit design. And so now he's doing the kite design. And I would say that he's for sure one of the most experienced and capable designers in the world, even though he hasn't been the lead on kite design until recently, but he's now and he's doing a great job. He's making some really great improvements. So having a good teacher, right? Hope . So having so now I'm just focused on maintenance, so that, like your job basically at duo tone right now is wing designer? Yeah. I'm focused on wing design now, and we have two main wing models the unit has handled, boom. And. The unit is more focused on wave riding and down winding. The slick is more free ride and freestyle. Unit has a little bit more Wingspan Slick has a little less the okay. So before we go into the current gear let's go back to when you first started winging and like how you came up with The Wing. I interviewed mark Rappa Horse and Alan Ez as well on the show. And they both talked about how, you guys used to go out downwind together with the standup paddle foil boards and and then, when one day you showed up with the wing. So can you talk a little bit about. Like how you first came up with the wing and the inflatable wing design and so on. Yeah, I was trying to downwind hydrofoil with these guys, and I wasn't doing it that well, was having great success and I was getting a sore shoulder. So I was trying to figure out how could I do downwind hydrofoiling and not get a shoulder? And I, by chance, I saw a video of Flash Austin with his homemade handheld wing that he was using on a hydrofoil at Kaha. And I thought eight years before I had designed some inflatable handheld wings for suffering. Not with a hydro, but just for, and so I thought I wonder if something like that would work. It fits my skillset because I do inflatable adult toys. And so I, I went home, got on the computer, designed crude. Another crude, handheld, inflatable wing. So those designs are you sent me an email with some pictures. Is that from that time when you designed your first wings? Yeah. That, that blue and black wing was my first effort to do a handheld inflatable wing. My idea was to use it on aboard, and that was back in two 10 Sky and I tried it. So this one was the one the original one that you made for for basically wind windsurfing on or on a regular windsurf board? Well, a sub board, yeah. Board. Ok. Yeah. And so it was very similar to what we have today, actually, you yeah. It has some similarities. Yeah. And then you would, hold one hand would go here on one hand here. Yeah, that's how it was at first. Okay. And I tried another one a month or two later and Sky and I didn't, we tried and we didn't really think it was that much fun. Another guy who designs for us took the idea and made a inflatable rig. We call it the I rig, which was pretty nice for kids, very low impact. So I remember that. So in that picture of six wings, you can see the first two in two 10, 2011. And then in 2018, I tried something. I just yeah, just very quickly threw something together. I modified an existing neo design and like a Neo's, one of our kites. And sent that off to the factory. And then when I took it to the beach and stepped on the board and sailed away, it popped up. I popped up on the foil immediately and sailed right out to the reef. Turning around, I fell and I had trouble getting going again. But basically I considered that a success and I figured that would allow me to do down windows without stressing my shoulders. I kept building prototypes after that sky went, this was June of 2018. Sky went to a dealer meeting in there and demonstrated it for everybody. Everybody there and nobody was interested. And then we took it to the SI show in August and nobody was interested. But then finally in November, people started getting interested. I got our ceo Alber. He's a, he used to be a snowboarder on the German national team, so hes really good. And he had thought it looked too complicated and difficult, but then when he tried it, he discovered that it's not too complicated and difficult. Maybe we make some of these and people will buy 'em. So at that point we decided we were gonna go into production with wings, and I think some other brands decided at that point. Interesting concept. Of your of your wife, and then you also sent me this little video. So she was the fir you said probably the first woman to wing Foil. Is that, Yeah. Sky's wife, Christine and Julie both tried it out. I think right around Christmas time of 2018. And then after that Julie got very interested in it. And I took her out at KEG quite a few times, and I think this was her first time on the North Shore , and she was a little excited by the size of the swell . So nowadays she, she really enjoys doing downs from to the harbor and she can do it in about 35 minutes if she's in a hurry. And it's her favorite sport. Cool. Yeah. And then this was your first wing design? The foil wing. And I actually got one of those. I've been, I was waiting for a long time and then finally got the wing and I think it was a three meter, the first one I got. And it was yeah, it was super cool because same as you were, we were trying to do the foil doman runs and Really kind. It's really hard actually. But talk a little bit about this first wing design and because it had a boom and no strut and then it had full battens and so on. So talk a little bit about the swing. Your first Yeah. Starting from scratch, we had no, I had no idea really what to do with it. We, we tried differentl angles and different patterns. I put bats in it because that reduces the fluttering by quite a bit. Nowadays we don't have belong bats because we've found other ways to reduce the flutter. Some of us have a lot of brands go ahead and continue making wing wings with a lot of flutter, but I don't really care for that. The boom I made my first few wings with handles as you saw in the photo, and I really hated the handles. Then I went to a kind of a strap on rigid handle. And then after that I thought why should I have a strut and a boom or strut and a handle and I can just have this one boom or long tube and potentially save money and hassle. So that was the reasoning there, but, It turns out the strut is really nice for stabilizing draft. And so we went back to using a strut sometime later. Yeah. Like I know the, that first wing, it was it did that TikTok thing right? When you held it by the front handle it, it didn't really behave very well. Just lefting behind you. It didn't yeah. So was that, I guess part of the reason for that was because it didn't have that strut to of stabilize it. Yeah. I think the strut kinda acts like a ruter in some respects helped stabilize the it's really hard to know what's gonna be important to people when you're starting with something new. One of the, one of the things I have to do is I have. I can't just pay attention to the things I like to do. I have to pay attention to what other people like to do. At first, to me, the idea of holding the wing by the front handle I just never did it. I would hold it by the boom. So never really noticed that instability when I was using it myself. Yeah, but basically, yeah, that's what, how when I used it on a wave, I would just hold the front of the boom and it worked fine. But but then, yeah, I guess some of the other wings were really stable, just holding it in the front handle and you'd be able to surf with it, just holding the front handle, which, which then I guess so yeah. So another thing that's kinda interesting is if you wanting, that will be pretty stable when you're just on the, we experimented with. And the thing we found is that if I let the air out of my wing and let it get a little bit floppy, take it down to three or four psi, it will fly on the leash. Really stable. But then if I pump it back up to eight psi and I haven't really tight 12 canopy, which is something I like, then it's no longer really stable on the leash. So far we kinda have to make the choice. Do we wanna, do we want our wing more floppy and therefore it'll fly on the, or do we want our wing more stable? Which it's less stable on the leash, but it's more stable otherwise. And so basic, so that's basically why you have those two different wings. One is the unit for more that's more, I guess more stable being on supplying by itself. And then the unit is more, has more of a profile. And is that kind of the thought behind it? We go for a lot of canopy tension on both models of wings. We're not gonna compromise on canopy tension cause it gives, it helps give lift to the, when it's, and it improves power when you're pumping. It improves de power and stability when you're overpowered. So we're not gonna compromise on canopy tension but the difference, one of the differences between the slick and the unit is the unit has more sleep. In the leading edge, and that helps improve the stability. While it's, if you're surfing a wave and holding it by the front handle, the fact that it has more sweep than the slick makes it a little more stable in that respect than the slick. But then the downside is you have more wingspan, so it's easier to catch a wing tip, by sweep. You're saying like the leading edge in the front is a little bit more like this versus that kind of thing? Or, but what do you mean by sweep? Sweep is the you know how some airplanes, like a fighter jet will have wings that are swept back. And some wings, like a sail plane will have wings that are not swept back. . So sleep is that back angle in the leading edge. Understood. Okay. And DL is the up angle in the leading edge. So we've done quite a bit with different DL patterns and some things I thought would be better weren't. So I thought a progressive DL would be more stable than a linear dl. And a linear DL is actually more stable. So the new unit has a very linear DL shape and uhno. Another thing that's kinda interesting is some wings have very little dl and the advantage of that is when the wing is lying flat on the water, it's less likely to flip over. The disadvantage of that is it's hard to have a, with a deep canopy and with a lot of canopy tension when you have little, so again we're giving up the fact that. . Our wings when they're lying belly down on the water, are more likely to flip over than somebody else's mic. But on the other hand, we have the ability to put in more depth while maintaining really good canopy tension cause we have more behavioral. So would you say there's a downside to having more canopy tension? Like to, to me it seems like the more tension you have, the, the better the profile works, but I guess like sometimes on a wave or whatever, when you're luing it, it has a little bit more drag, right? Is that, or like what's your experience with a tension? The canopy tension gives you less drag if you have, if more canopy tension gives you less drag when you're, but the wing is more stable while if it has A bit less canopy tension. If I let some air pressure out my wing and make it have less canopy tension, it'll flutter more. And that makes it drier and sad to say it makes it more stable. Yeah. Cause it basically when it doesn't have a lot of attention, it can just completely flatten out and just flutter flat. Versus attention has, it still has that profile. Yeah. So thet thing you can have is a wing that flaps and flutters and loves, but that drag impart a certain amount of stability. I see. This is one of those things where you, it's hard. It's hard to get, it's hard to get everything you want. Divorce, trade offs. Okay. So maybe talk a little bit about things you've tried early on that were that ended up on the trash tape and versus, like things that, I guess like the full battens, you said in the beginning you tried them or used them to reduce the flutter, but I remember those battens used to break really easily too in the waves, right? So the, they're thin battens. Yeah. So early on I never really even imagined I would be using a wing in the waves, which is why I didn't mind putting bats in . They don't, they're not really compatible that way. It's, I did make a three strut wing early on. My, my fourth wing in 2005th wing in 2018 was a three stru wing. And it was, perceptively heavier. So I didn't make any more three str wings for a while. So by, sorry, by three struts you mean three inflatable struts? Like this kind of Yeah. So the blue one? Yeah. The 3.0 from July of two 18. Yeah. Yeah. I tried that and it was, not a great wing and a little on the heavy side. So I decided I was gonna try to stick with just one strut, and then actually went to a home after that. For the simplicity and the low cost and so forth. So the three stru is something I abandoned early on, but it does have potential advantages. So we've been doing more work with that. F1 has a nice three wing. It has its pros and cons, but there are people who like it. And one of the reasons is the fact that you have strut takes away the corner, the the back corner at the tip of a wing, and that's the place people drag most often when they're trying to get going. Getting rid that, I'm sorry, screen. Share that again. So what you're saying, like this corner is what drags in the water when you're to get foiling, right? Yeah. And so a certain arrangement of three strut, I certain three strut geometry will get rid of that corner. . So I think F1 actually has like a patent a patent or a patent pending for that third strut. But it looks like you were the first one to develop that. So how does that work? They They, if they came to contesting it with us, I don't think they could win. But I don't think either of us or them are interested in having a fight. So I don't think it'll be a problem for us. So basically when, I know Duotone is also has a, I think you, I know you have a patent for the hand, the rigid handles on the unit. Are there any other patents that you're, you've gotten or applied for and Yeah, we've, and the question is like, why didn't you apply for a patent for the inflatable wings in the first place? Or did you? Because I think in part you have to do it pretty quickly and it can't really be in the public domain. So these wings that I made in 2000 10, 2 11 From what I understand is they were out there in the public domain and they were, they happened many years before. And so just trying to patent an inflatable wing I don't think that was an option. But we've tried to, we've applied for patents on various aspects of the inflatable wing design as, things related to the DL and boom. And trying to think, what can I mention? What can I not, there's some things we do that we don't even talk about because some people. Aren't aware and we don't wanna give them ideas. Yeah, you don't wanna give away your secret sauce. So I understand. Not too, it's not too soon. Yeah. . Yeah. Okay. So actually I had a question from a friend, my friend Steve. He was asking, have you ch or about basically, on windsurf sales where the can doer and stuff, they have a left tube to improve the laminar flow on the bottom side of the, have you tried that? Have you tried playing with that and or what are your thoughts on that? Yeah, that, that's a popular topic. It came up in in connection with kite design years ago, and I think when I was picking up. The first kite that I actually owned from Don Monague, he was talking about that very idea and doing it in connection with kites. And Don Monague has done amazing amount of work along those lines in connection with kites. And if you were to see PDFs, he put all the things you tried, you would be astonished. Don would be a really interesting guy for you to talk to on this. Don Monague. Okay. Yeah. . Yeah, he was the kit designer for Nash 20 years ago, or 23 years ago. , he's moved on to a lot of really interesting things. But he was talking about it then he worked with it then, and it, it's never really worked for kites for a variety of reasons. There's weight, there's the tendency for. Water to get in and weigh down the kite. Complexity, cost and the actual benefit is hard to find. I've also tried to do elliptical, leading edges in kites and where I have two leading edges side by side. Kinda two bladders next to each other kind of thing. Yeah, exactly. Trying to thin out the shape of the wing and make it stiffer. And that, that's been really hard to make it work. There are people who, tried this stuff and they, know, somebody's probably gonna succeed at some point someday, but so far hasn't One of the problems with double surface on a wing is that the lower surface tends to keep the flow attached, and that attached flow sucks the second surface down. And actually tends to suck the whole wing down. So we spent a lot of time making sure our wings always lift. If you're locking the wing, it lifts if it, if you get hit by a lifts every, all the time, our wings are lifting. If you add that second surface, boom, your lift goes away. The flow remains attached on the bottom of the wing. As it passes, the leading edge sucks the lower surface down and sucks the whole wing down with it. And this is something I've actually experimented with and tried and observed, so I'm not just speculating here. Interesting. Again, I'm not saying it'll never work, but it's not a slam dunk. It's not an obvious, easy thing to do. And the benefits aren't obvious either, so Yeah. And it's more weight, it's more cost. So we and with wings in particular, we have to worry about weight. Wind surfers don't worry about weight nearly as much as we do apparently. Tis are, you have to hold it, hold that thing up in, in your hand, and light wind especially then the weight really makes a difference. It does. Yeah, for sure. What about rigid wings? I know people have been making rigid wings for on the ice and stuff like that, but and forever, have you played around with that or have you tested rigid wings? Yeah. Yeah. I saw early on I'd like to have a rigid wing that opened up like an umbrella. . And I actually have tried some rigid and hybrid prototype. But the problem you run into there is you lose one of the greatest attractions of wings, inflatable wings, which is the simplicity in the fact that you just blow 'em up and go and when you have rigid components, elements. You make a more complex, harder to rig up. They're less robust because something like a carbon fiber tube can break pretty easily, especially in the waves. And I question whether a lot of people would want give up the simplicity and the robustness of inflatable in order speed or higher or whatever tructure might give you. That's priority for Right. Would working on that for kids and people who aren't fanatical wingers, people who wanna get into it, but aren't gonna be doing it every day, I would, I'm interested in making it better for families rather than, Better for Kailin . Yeah. But obviously you're also very interested in going fast and testing. I know ANCA has told me that you guys go out and race each other and see what's faster and test equipment and that's, he told me about the Mike's lab foil that he let you know, you let him try your foil and then he got one himself and I just got one recently. So those are, yeah, just having a fast foil makes a big difference that alone, right? I do going fast up to a point about the Mike's slab, what happened was during the pandemic we had a shortage of fanatic hydrofoils. We weren't getting the latest stuff. We weren't even able to get anything out China for a while. My wife is pretty into getting the latest stuff. So she ordered Mike's lab hydrofoil and she got it and she actually had a hard time with it, so I started using it. So I used it a fair amount. But she went to an 1100 Mike's Slab and that worked really well for her. Then she moved to 800, which worked well for her. Then she went to a and that worked well for her, and now she's, now, she now, I dunno she's in the five 40 to 800 range nowadays, depending on what she wants to and so through all that I've been using her hydros as well. But I also use, fanatic has some new stuff that I also use. Peter Slate, who I sail with a lot, is using fanatics and he's going really fast with, he's hard to keep up with. And Alan, of course is very hard to keep up with too. Yeah. And I, sorry, should, when we're talking about fast and I should say don't try to go faster race, because I think that but I'm not sure how to put this. I think that racing with slow equipment is actually more interesting than racing with fast equipment. In the old days of windsurfing, we raced with really slow boards. Didn't matter that we were going slow. Cause the important thing was trying to use the wind and the waves and whatever we found out there to go a little bit faster or to take a slightly shorter course than the next person. So I don't of speed as requisite on the, and. just getting on the water and racing with the stuff you have is pretty interesting. . Yeah, I that's I guess the beauty of one design racing where everybody uses the same equipment and it's not an arms race and it's more about this, your skill and sta strategy and so on, right? Yeah, exactly. And I think of it as the most social form of winging on the water because you're actually doing something with other people. And it's a very sort of a responsive thing where you do one thing and somebody will do another thing in response. So you're, there's interaction that you don't have pretty much any other time, except when you're wanting people to stay outta your way on wave, which is different kinda interaction. But getting back to the winging that Alan or Peter and I do if we're racing around side by side, Trying to go faster. What the main thing I'm doing is I'm trying to assess the performance of the wing. I'm trying to, the power delivery, I'm trying to, is the power consistent hit? Does easy to deal with gust? Is it difficult to deal with the gust when a gust hits, do I accelerate or do I just slow down because there's so much drag? And then, we'll go upwind and we'll go downwind. And if we're going downwind, we can, whether we can deeper with one wing rather than another. This all translate into performance that even someone who's not racing is gonna appreciate. And you can notice subtle differences between wings when you're side by side with somebody of equal ability. But you can't notice if you're just out there cruising by yourself. So that, that, I think that's a real valuable thing for us. But the other thing we do is we've got Finn and Jeffrey Spencer out there on our wings. They test every prototype that comes in. They write our little report and every wing that that comes in, they go out, they loop 'em and spin 'em and race around with them. Do everything that anybody does with them and evaluate them in very thorough, in a very thorough manner, I think. Yeah. I think originally they used to ride for what's it called? They used to write for Slingshot. Slingshot, yeah. So how long have they been writing for Duotone? The last few months. Okay. Yeah, they're amazing wingers. Talk a little bit about the r and d process. I guess it's like you can't really make too many changes at once yet, right? You have to change one, one variable at a time, and then like how many prototypes go into like how many prototypes do you have to make to come up with next year's wing, kind of thing. I'm just curious about that. Yeah, so for the 22 4 meter unit i, I design I name every prototype with a, from the alphabet. So I got down to Q on that one. I'm not sure how many. That's maybe 20 or so. And each one is one that you actually made. Is it just a, do they all make it to the, to be actually samples, or those are all actual samples that you made or that's a good question. I might starting design and try five different variations on my computer. , but they'll all be the same letter. That might be, it might be, okay. Four B dash one or four B dash two and I'll, okay. I'll look at all those and then I'll decide which one I wanna try and in person. And I'll send the, I'll generate patterns. Send the patterns to the factory. The factory, ship it out a week later, or five days later. And then we'll test it. But, I can go through dozens and dozens of prototypes before we finalize a line like, The unit from size two to size 6.5, which is 10 sizes. And we do build and test every size before we put any big into production. Yeah. But I guess on Maui, like basically the four meter is your, like that's the one you start with and then once you have a good four meter, then you start working on the other sizes. Is that kind of how you do it or? Usually I'll do a four or a five in a lot of iterations. I'll also do some sixes. I'll also do threes. I did quite a few threes on the latest slick design because it can be hard to get a three meter working really well. So we , we made six or seven threes before we felt like we were in the right ballpark with with the slick. Yeah, because you can't really use the same design and just make it bigger and smaller because obviously the bigger wings the, one of the issues is that they have too much wingspan, so you have to make 'em kind of lower aspect and then, but the smaller wings, it's not, the wingspan isn't so much of an issue. So can you talk a little bit about that? Like the differences be from your bigger swing to your smallest w in the same lineup, or is that Yeah, that's exactly right. The wingspan, the aspect ratio can be a little bit higher in the smaller wings. With the bigger wings, we haven't really gone over seven and we haven't adjusted the aspect ratio that much up to there. But in the future we'll probably have a seven and an eight with a little bit lower aspect ratio. Another thing you can't scale exactly is. Pretty much everything. You can't scale. Exactly. You have to make adjustments with everything. So if you take a five meter that you like and you wanna go smaller, you actually as a percentage have to go bigger with diameter of the leading edge. And because if you were to scale those down exactly to a, like a three meter, the leading edge wouldn't be big enough in diameter to get the stiffness you want. And then it goes small wing. You really want a stiff leading edge. Cuz otherwise when you're winging and gusty wind, it'll just bend. Yeah. And that, let's talk a little bit about that, the leading edge diameter, like the what you learned about that from all your designing and where, what are your thoughts on that and also the different materials. I know you're doing the unit D-lab with the a Lula fabric and stuff like that, and can you make the diameter thinner with the different fabric if you have more pressure and so on. Just go talk a little bit about that. Yeah. At first of course I was trying a lot of different diameters to see what seemed to work OK at my weight. And one of, one of the issues we have is people of all different weights are doing the sport. And we have to optimize around the average weight of the average writer wrap. So why are you showing that? Oh, I just wanted to bring up some of the wings and the different I was gonna show the aula wings and stuff like that. Okay. Sorry. Sorry. Distract you there. Yeah. So leading edge diameter is a huge topic and most of us who test are in the one 40 to one 90 weight range. So we tend to optimize for that weight range. And a four meter wing has a diameter of about 10 inches at the center. And at eight psi or eight and nine psi, that seems to enough, we've. Tried going smaller diameter. When we go to our ULA wings or glab wings are made outta right now and is great cause it's very light. It's very, and you would think that since it's so you could go smaller in diameter, but after making quite a few prototypes with smaller leading edge we see both advantages and disadvantages. So you can have a little less drag if you're going up wind or if you're in a lot of wind, you get less drag with a smaller leading edge. But if you lose a little bit of air pressure, then you have a softer leading edge. And the smaller, the leading edge, the more sensitive it's to small losses and air pressure. So with our DLA wings, our Lulu wings, we've decided to just keep the diameter about the same. And anybody that wants a little bit softer leading edge can run a little air out. And then bigger riders, the 200 pounders or 210 pound riders will have something that's fully stiff enough to handle their weight. That's one of the tradeoffs we've made with leading edge diameter. Another thing, so basically you found that you can't really even though the all Lula can handle more pressure, you can't really reduce the the leading edge diameter by much? Not yet. We can. It's just when we do it, we find that we're not happy with the tradeoffs. . And so we're leaning toward being conservative. We won't, we don't want. We don't want people to have unreasonable we don't want their expectations to be stymied. Yeah we're getting the best all around performance by keeping the leading edge diameter pretty substantial. Recently, for example, we made two identical slick prototypes. One with standard leading edge diameter. One with maybe a not quite a 2% drop up a about a two centimeter reduction from about 10 inches to a little over nine inches. And the smaller leading edge diameter had advantages as we expected. If we were going up wind and a lot of wind, the guy on the smaller levy edge had a, had an advantage. But overall it had a little less power, little less grunt. And if we lost a little bit of air pressure, it had a little less stiffness. And we felt like those were big enough problems to keep us away from that. Okay. So can you talk a little, sorry, go ahead. Another thing we did related to leading edge stiffness is we put a two 30 gram Dacron in the center. That white panel, those white panels in the center are a heavier, stiffer Dacron. So we put those in a place where there's a lot of stress on the leading edge and both in terms of point loading where the strut attaches and that leading edge handle attaches and the leash touches. And it's also a point where there's a lot of bending load. So that helps make our leading edge differ. I know a lot of brands will double up on their clock there. , which we did at one point, but we really prefer the single layer of two 30 gram Dacron. It's very robust. Interesting. Can you explain like how, why you recommend different pressures for, depending on the size of the wing, like I, I see you're the 2.0, you're recommending 12 psi and then for the 5.5 7.5 and kind of in between. So can you talk a little bit about that? Yeah. The load on the seams, first I should say the closing sea of a leading edge has the most load on it. Of all the seams, it has twice the load on it. Segment, the inter segment seems are the ones between panels of, so we do a lot of testing to try and maximize the strength of our closing. But one thing about closing seams is the load on the closing sea is related to, it's proportional to the pressure times the diameter. So if you have a small diameter, you can have higher pressure without overloading the closing sea. But if you have a big diameter, have to have lower pressure to avoid overloading the closing scene. And think every, everybody understands this in the business. They're all recommending higher pressure for small and lower pressure for big, and it's all related to how much load the closing can handle without breaking. I. I see. Okay. Do you our standard Dacron construction can handle 15 or 18 PSI in a four meter size before it breaks. And I've, I. Done test tubes. I do a lot of test tubes where we test the strength of seam and I've done test tubes where I've taken it up to five psi in the standard diameter for four meter before its, so we do actually quite a bit of lab testing and bench testing on things like strength and cloth strength. So the difference between the unit and the D-lab unit is basically just the material of the leading edge and the str. Is that correct? Otherwise? Yeah, that's correct. Another difference is that the materials stretch a little differently and they require different seam construction. So I can't use the same patterns for the D-lab that I use for the unit. Customize the patterns for the D-lab wings. To make adjustments to allow for a different, not just different stretch, but also different shrinkage because different scene construction will take up more cloth. know, One scene construction might take up X amount and the other scene construction will take up 1.5 x amount. So I have to make those adjustments in the patterns. And then I've noticed let's talk a little bit about the flutter in, in wings. I noticed looks like the unit has like this little tiny Batten thing versus the D-lab doesn't have that. Is that what's the reason for that? No. The D-lab has it. They just didn't put it in the graphic. Okay. They both have it. But that's one thing I noticed, like the first generation wings, they would get really baggy quickly or after a few months of using them, they would get all bagged out and and you would lose a lot of performance and there would be a lot of flutter in the, in especially in the trailing edge. So how did you, do you eliminate that? Or how are you able to get away without battens in the trailing edge and avoid fluter stuff like that? About a year and a half ago we decided we were gonna attack that problem and we built some wings with different materials stronger rip stop materials for the canopy, and we sent 'em out to team writers in schools around the world and got feedback on how durable the different materials were. And so the material we use in the canopy, the white material in the canopy of the, no, not that one. That, so that one has standard kite rip stop, which is 50 gram rip stop, which is pretty good, especially if you get this panel alignments right. And you get the warp orientation. But then the wing, you're showing now the 2023 D-lab which I think is coming up tomorrow. Oh wow. That has our, what we're calling mod three for modules, three ripstop material in the canopy. So the white material in that canopy has three times the bias stretch resistance of the standard kite style. Rip stop and. That makes it not only more resistant to things like rips when you drop it on your hydrofoil, but really makes it more durable and a higher performance material. It makes our standard unit feel more like a D unit because it's more solid and when you're pumping it, you get better response. It's not a spongy response, it's a, it's more rigid response when you hit a gust. The draft is really super stable. So all around it's a big improvement. There's a small weight penalty of course. But we've, we did some testing where we built three nearly identical six meter wings and we put different amounts of this mod three material in the canopy of each one. So they would in weight by bit. And we founded the canopy with the most, with the largest amount of this material in it was far and away the best performers. So we decided to put in all of our wings for 2020 canopy. So that, so basically that combats that bagginess after, after using it for a while. That doesn't stretch as much, basically. Exactly. Yeah. I just noticed that. Okay. Yeah. So this is the traditional canopy, the mod three. You just have less stretch and especially in the d diagonal direction, right? Yes, exactly. So I just noticed that for the unit. You recommend, the D-lab wings, you recommend a lower pressure than the regular unit wings. Why? Why is that? You get more stiffness for the pressure, know, whatever you're given pressure is. The D-lab gives you more stiffness, but the thing about all is it's incredibly strong and stiff. It's incredibly strong everywhere except where you put a hole in it. So if we have to sew these things together so they have thousands of holes in them, and we do a lot of reinforcement on the seams with materials that are not alu. , but our testing shows us that these are the numbers we should be using for inflation to be safe. And so even though you might pump a five meter to seven instead of eight, it's gonna be stiffer at seven than Aron wing at eight. Okay. So you, you just said, so tomorrow you're gonna release the new the 2023 wings. I think on your website, this is still your 2022 model, right? So what is the no that DLA you're pointing at is the 2020. Oh, I'm wrong. It's the 2022. You're right. It's got the windows for 2022. So what has changed? I think I've seen Alan with some wings that have two windows here. Is that like one of the ways you can tell, or? Yeah. So the new units. Have windows that are more like the current slick, the 2022 Slick has four windows, not just two of them. Ok. And that improved our, that improves the visibility quite a bit. So talk a little bit about the seam orientation. Because it seems like the seams have a little bit more they don't stretch as much as the fabric, right? So is that, is that you're trying to use the seams to add more basically more tension to the canopy? Is that what your thought is on that or? What I'm doing there is I'm trying with the wing design in general, I'm trying to get more tension from tip to tip across the canopy. And in order to deal with that tension, I'm, or I'm making the thread orientation run tip to tip. So it's more about getting the thread orientation. The aligned with the loads that I'm trying to put in the, and that's actually evolved a bit. Those same angles have changed for 2023. And I surprised there's no photo anywhere of the 2020 threes. They've been out for a while now. . So the Duotone Sports website doesn't have the New Wings. Yeah, I dunno. But yeah, so talk a little bit about the changes that you did make in the wings from 22 to 23 other, I guess the windows, the seams, but what else has changed? Yeah the cloth is a huge thing. It's a really big thing. And up to now, the leading edge materials have lasted longer than the can materials, and you really want everything to break all at once, ideally. So we change the windows, we change the, we increase the depth and the power of the wing a bit. The profile depth is greater. So we are getting more power, but the canopy cloth itself also improves the top end, so we have more wind range overall. We we refined the tip angles, tip angles, tip twist has a lot of influence on wing performance. And so we've been, we've gone through a lot of prototypes trying to find the tip angles that are best. So I'd say we have an improvement in overall power delivery in part cause we've got better control over tip twist. Trying to think what else we've done is I know I'm forgetting something. So the, this wing that Alan Kiddas is using is probably the 23 right? As that's probably A2 three prototype. Correct. That's one of our prototypes where we were trying different canopy materials. Material is one of the materials we tested for use production. And we, we decided not to use it, but it's a very good material. We might use it in the future as possible. Okay. Interesting. Cool. That's cool that , you're able to talk about that it's gonna be released shortly for wing design. What's your philosophy and what are you trying to accomplish when you're designing a wing? I guess for this slick, I really like a wing that delivers power as, very consistently across the wind range. And, I've ridden a lot of wings. I've, I've ridden wings that don't do that. Most wings in the past haven't done that. And we're getting better and better at keeping the power on at all times. I like a, that's always lifting. A lot of people don't have that yet. I like a wing with good canopy tension for low flutter good pumping. Never want, I never really want have to move my hands cause I'm in a, the old days of windsurfing and the old days of winging, you hit a, you have back, wind, move back. You used move handle, or, which is one reasons I liked having a boom at first because I could just slide my hand back. I didn't have to let go and grab another handle. Nowadays the wings, our wings are so stable that I never really have to move my hands back or when lull hits, they're always in the right place. So that's really important to me and I think it's important to everyone when I'm thinking about the sport in general and how to, how to make the sport appealing to more people. I think about the fact that we get families doing winging. We get. No, my, the guy who actually runs our wing brand guy named in Germany, lives just off the Baltic Sea, near Keel. He has a seven year old son who started when he was five. And yeah, I think that's awesome. I love the idea being able to do the sport. So I don't ever wanna lose focus on making it easy, making it accessible, making it affordable. We're a high end brand, so we don't tend to go for the bargain basement type wings. But we do wanna make quality wings at a reasonable price, and I don't wanna lose sight. Yeah. And like in terms of price, like obviously the, a Lula wing is much more expensive, the material like, and like what, how much of a performance advantage do you actually get out of that material and is it, only like someone noticed that, is it just for high performance wing foiling or do you think the average user, it's a big advantage for them to go with a Lula fabric? Yeah, I mean anybody that can afford it will benefit from it. It's just a question of do you wanna spend the money and, know, where are your priorities? You have three kids you have to worry about until spending my wife likes them cause they're light and she doesn't need the stiffness, but she likes the low weight, so she always wants to be on, if possible bigger rider like the. Someone who weighs 200 pounds is gonna really benefit from the stiffness or somebody who likes to jump, who benefit from the stiffness. Most people, it's totally a matter of whether they wanna spend the money or not. You, there's always a benefit and the bigger the wing, the greater the benefit. So a six meter gives you more benefit in aula than a three five in Aula for sure. So let's talk a little bit about the equipment that you use personally. What's your go-to wing like on Maui? I know you have, what, which wing do you use the most, on. We use s scores and fives here a lot. Three. Three fives scores and fives a lot. . On a sea breeze days, sea breeze day when it's blowing six, eight knots, I can be on a seven or eight pretty easily. And. Of course if it's blowing like it has last week, I can easily be on it too. And do you prefer the unit or the the slick wing for your personal use? I really like booms a lot because I can, it's easier to locate my harness lines precisely and I can put my hands anywhere and I can fly one handed. When I say I'm getting from my, from a sitting position to a kneeling position I can one hand the boom and that makes it easier. One hand. But, I used to hate handled wings, but we, our handles are good enough that I like the units also. So what I, it's pretty much whatever I'm working on is what I'm writing. So lately I've been working on slicks mostly and I've been writing slicks mostly. But in the coming few months I'll be working on units entirely and I'll be writing units. So what changes have you made to the slick wing for 2023? What have been? So we did a lot of the things on the new slick that we did on the unit. So we went to the mod canopy, we four windows. We have gone with more canopy depth and more power. We fine tune the tip twist and we had some reflex, quite a bit of reflex in the strut of the 2022 slick. With the new canopy cloth. First I should point out that the thing the reflex did was made it so that the back of the canopy didn't bag out so much when you get gust or if you're out in high wind. So the reflex in the stru improved the top end performance of the slick. By however, with our new canopy, We don't have that bagginess in the cloth. So we were able to tone down the reflex by quite a bit. It's just a maybe three degrees now of reflex in the strut. I should point out also that the wider tips of the flick make it so that the slick benefits more from a little bit of reflex than the unit. The unit has narrower tips and it works different. What else on the slick? We've changed the shape of the strut a little bit. And yeah, o overall it's a lift smoother, lift wing, smoother wing. The power development is actually the smoothest of any I've tried. So when we're sailing along through Guston walls, we feel the gusts less with the slick than we have with any other wing we've ever tried. Okay. And then what about your board and your foils? Like what are your go, what's your go-to equipment on that? Yeah, so I I don't use small boards. I did a little bit a while ago, but I don't jump, so I don't really need a small board. I've been using 75 liter five foot boards quite a bit for the last year or two. And lately I've been on a five four, that's 24 wide and we're trending narrower. Some of us are trending narrower, just cause if you're on a small hydrofoil, if you have a little bit longer narrower board, you can pop up on the foil more easily. But. A longer board isn't necessarily good for waves, so anybody who's on, heavily into waves isn't gonna be on the longer board. I see. There's probably, I'm sorry, go ahead. Oh, sorry. I was just gonna say the ta tail shape, I mean I know it people used to have all the kick tails and all that, but it seems like with the, the smaller, faster foils high aspect foils you need, it's almost like you don't want to pop up at a steep angle. You want to keep that board as flat as possible on the takeoff. So do you still use that kick tail or is it just a flat tail in your Yeah, I haven't used kick tail in quite a while. And I think those were mostly valuable in the bigger boards cause it was hard to some lift. Sinking the tail and getting the nose up is easy. So I think you don't really need any kick for a small board. , the boards I use my mask is about six or seven inches from the tail of the board. So there's just not much back there to keep it from kicking up in the nose. And then how long is your mask? What mass length do you like? I've been using in the 90 to 95 range a lot. And I've used longer, but there's a lot of shallow water around here. Yeah, I was gonna ask what's the disadvantage? So a lot of times it's, it is just like you don't want to hit the reef, right? ? Yeah. The longer, longer mass are either they're, to keep 'em stiff, they have to be a bit heavier and maybe a little thick, which. Not necessarily attractive. And then there's, you always have to look at what the tide's doing. Where I ride I don't like to go out. If there's less than a foot of water a foot above mean water. And if it's two feet, that's better . And sometimes I'll just go to the harbor. If it's a super low tide time of day and I need to test something, I might go to the harbor. Cause at least I know they can get away from the beach without hitting the bottom. I'm curious cuz you've done a lot of testing, like when you get scratches on your foil from the, like hitting the reef a few times all my fos are pretty scratched up. How much does it affect the performance, like in your experience? Hugely. Hugely. Yeah. Yeah. It's terrible. I feel it. I've had, I won't say bad luck, but I have had collisions with things in the water that have destroyed my foils. And you really notice yeah, you notice everything. If you're, if you're sailing with somebody else, you notice because you're going slower all of a sudden, if you're not, yeah. Do you repair it? Scratch, do you try to repair scratches in your foils? Or is there a way to Oh yeah. Fix it. Like how do you repair scratches on the bottom of the foil? I usually try to keep the scratching to a minimum and I'll just use a little tiny bit of two epoxy to fill the scratch. Just, just enough to fill it and then sand it smooth. , I wanna get some epoxy paint so that I can, do a proper paint and sand job on some foils. But I haven't got around to that yet. You can't get a shipp here. Oh, yeah. Yeah. So that would be like a two-part paint epoxy paint kind of thing. Yeah, there's stuff called DPO out Think Australia that America's Cup campaigns use for their hydrofoils and boats. That's supposed to be really good, but you have to ship it by boat probably, or something like that. Yeah. Yeah, I think so. Yeah. Interesting. Yeah, . Okay. And then what we talked a little bit about the Mike's lab foils, but like what foils do you use the most and what sizes and so on? Yeah, so we have a phone has a really nice five 90. It's, I don't think it's in the shop. It's a five 90 front wing that I really like. They, we have a seven, we, we've got an eight 50. We've got sizes, I guess the, I really dunno what's on the website. Okay. You just have a look real quick, but okay. So that's pretty small for you. You have five 90 is pretty small foil size for your you're not, probably not as light as Alan could is or someone like that, right? Yeah, Alan and I use a Mike five 40 sometimes my wife uses it too. And so Alan and I can sail around both being on five 40, but 60 pounds, 50 pounds. So work for most days around here, something like a five 90 is a really nice size for me. Lighter wind days. The seven five is good. It's a very powerful for size. I was looking at the so are they the duotone foils or the fanatic foils did you say? Use those are Oh, the ones you're showing the, there's those are kite hydrofoils. Oh, duo Kite hydrofoils. Okay. And they're not the, they're not the latest stuff. I don't know if we have the latest stuff on the website. Cause it's been quite the challenge to get the new stuff outta Asia. It's basically not in available yet, basically. Yeah, I think so. Okay. So probably by spring on the mainland. Okay. And that, but the, so the foil that. Five 90 that you're saying using, I assume that's a pretty high aspect pretty thin fast foil. Is that kind of what you, how you would describe it? Yeah. It's, yeah, high. It's probably 10 to one aspect ratio and designed to be fast. We have cfd Computational Fluid dynamic in Germany who does, we work for a lot of projects, likeer America's Cup campaigns, and he's designed some profiles for us, for our mask and for our wings that we think are really very competitive. I, Peter rides his stuff all the time and he's extremely hard to keep up with, so I have no doubt that it's fast. , yeah. It's pretty amazing how much the foils have improved over the last couple, or, last three years or so. Coming from the early goal foils, what foils did you start on? I was designing our kite hydrofoils and our windsurf hydrofoils, and we had some decent trading windsurf, hydrofoils. And then when I started making 'em bigger, they weren't very good at first. So I started on some real crap foils. Very difficult to ride hydrofoils. . Then over time they got better and and became pretty easy to ride over the period of some months and maybe a year. Okay. So I just want some of the, a lot of those hydrofoils you just showed on the website or things that I designed Oh, a couple years ago. . Yeah. So actually, let's talk a little bit about the challenges that, during the pandemic, the whole supply chain issues and logistics, shipping issues and things like that, and delays and the demand, obviously during the pandemic when everybody was like staying, could, couldn't, people couldn't go to work, so they added more free time. It seemed like that's when winging just took off, like I know here on Oahu it was like, you just couldn't, we couldn't get enough stuff, there was like more, way more demand than supply. And then now it seems like where it's almost like the op opposite way where there's everything's back in stock and people are back in at work and not buying as much. I don't know, just can you talk a little bit about that and your experience with that? You pretty much said it all except for the fact that when pandemic was. Paradise. There was no traffic, there was no people on the beaches. It was amazing time in so respects sad in many respects, but not
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Discover software as a relationship.That's the tagline used by Austin TX based Tailwind which says it thrives on handling the knottiest IT problems and also that it is human based - and isn't always so in IT.On the show today is partner Andrew Tull who explains exactly what Tailwind means when it talks about software as a relationship and also about how Tailwind genuinely takes the people side of the business to heart.A key point Tull makes is that one size fits all simply does not work when it comes to credit union tech. Many - most - credit unions are very individual and so are their memberships. That's why the human part of the calculus has to come into play and it's what Tailwind does well, says Tull.Tull also hosts a video blog show called Humanizing Software - there's a link in the show notes. He takes very seriously the concept that humans are involved in software and they need to be.You don't have to guess that he is rooting for Neo in the Matrix, do you now?In the show we also briefly discuss People's Credit Union's move of much of its IT into the AWS cloud. That's a topic explored in depth in a podcast with Sean Daly, CEO of People's. There's a link in the show notes. The pertinence to Tailwind, although it wasn't involved in the People's project, is that this kind of cloud migration is exactly the kind of project Tailwind thrives on, says Tull.Listen up. Like what you are hearing? Find out how you can help sponsor this podcast here. Very affordable sponsorship packages are available. Email email@example.com And like this podcast on whatever service you use to stream it. That matters. Find out more about CU2.0 and the digital transformation of credit unions here. It's a journey every credit union needs to take. Pronto
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When you have more intellectual bandwidth and mental capacity, it reflects in every area of your body. Instead of having this radical hormone flood, fight or flight, during a perceived negative event, you can look at the event without all of that emotional overhead. Because instead of your head thinking: “Oh crap, this event's happening, it's going to wipe me out, and I'm not going to be effective…”, you can look at it, almost laugh about it: “Ok, bring it… Let's do this thing. - Mark Effinger Are You Stressed Out Lately? Take a deep breath with the M21™ wellness guide: a simple yet powerful 21 minute morning system that melts stress and gives you more energy through 6 science-backed practices and breathwork. Click HERE to download for free. Is Your Energy Low? Get more superfoods to improve your energy, digestion, gut health plus also reduce inflammation and blood sugar. Click HERE to try Paleovalley's Apple Cider Vinegar Complex + Save 15% with the code 'JOSH' *Review The WF Podcast & WIN $150 in wellness prizes! *Join The Facebook Group Wellness + Wisdom Episode 497 Mark Effinger, Founder of BiOptimizers and Nootopia, joins the host, Josh Trent, to discuss the real-life "Limitless pill." And although all of us have unique brain chemistry, Mark and his team managed to create a personalized product for the most efficient brain and mood optimization yet developed. Are you looking for an effective way to enhance your mood and brain function? Learn how Nootropics positively affect the neurotransmitters in our body with Mark Effinger and Josh Trent. By the end of this episode, you will understand what inspired Mark to create Nootopia, how Nootropics contribute to healing anxiety and depression, and how they optimize your brain for improved focus, memory, and motivation. Nootopia Nootopia: UNLOCK YOUR BRAIN'S Maximum Focus, Concentration, And Creativity Boost your cognitive performance Think through more tasks without burnout Manage more projects without rising stress Handle more mental stress without bending or breaking Increase your capacity to learn new things quickly and effortlessly Articulate things better in a more meaningful way Save 10% with the code “JOSH10” Listen To Episode 497 As Mark Effinger Uncovers: [1:30] Nootropics 101 BiOptimizers Nootopia - Save 10% with code "JOSH10" Wade Lightheart Paul Chek How Josh first heard about Nootopia and BiOptimizers. What nootropics specifically are and why they're so beneficial. Mark tells a story about his deceased wife. His own wellness journey and health crisis led him to pursue a career in the wellness industry. How he gained his work ethic, and how it helped him become an entrepreneur and create several companies. Why he took Accutane, got precancerous conditions from it, and his skin cracked open during a rock band performance at a church camp. His thyroid failure: Why it's essential to prioritize our lives over our work. Dr. Michael Ruscio | Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Symptoms, & The Truth About Hypothyroid [15:00] Striving For Health In A Toxic World How Nootropics came to Mark's life: Finding out from a doctor at a B&B that he has hypothyroidism and discovering Acetylcholine through a radio show. What the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine is good for. Dietary issues: How are we being lied to about our food? Mycotoxins: Disease-causing fungi found in animal products and the reason why you should only eat organic or compound meat. 482 Dave Asprey | Advanced Biohacking For Body Mind & Spirit: How To Train A Healthy Brain, Boost Your Flow State + Remove False Beliefs The reason Mark would not dive into the Mississippi River and how the Gulf of Mexico is being destroyed. Why our attempts to become healthy are actually toxifying us: Our natural biochemical reactions VS chemical supplements. [21:30] From Addictions to Nootopia Neurohacker Nootopia UpBeat Nootopia Zamner Juice joshtrent.com/nootopia- Save 10% with the code "JOSH10" 483 Wayland Myers | NonViolent Communication: How to Stop Arguments In 60 Seconds + The Power of Loving Detachment Mark uncovers how Nootopia came to life: His wife getting on painkillers after giving birth to their first child, becoming addicted, and committing suicide. How the exposure to addiction through his wife and older sibling made him search for a solution to get people out of addictive behavior. His background as a biochemist: Building a human growth hormone stimulating component and a light nootropic. [27:00] Orchestrating Neurochemicals Neurochemical research: Getting feedback on his prototypes from his clients. Mark explains what Pyroglutamic acid is and why he tested it together with Acetylcholine on himself to discover the effects. Creating Nootopia to make a change and help people with addiction and cognitive decline. 123 Aubrey Marcus – Own The Day How he discovered his prototypes made him sleepy and started looking at new components: Anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, and B vitamins. Why it's important to use precursors and signaling molecules. How he understood and put together all ingredients that serve different purposes: Get rid of inflammation, and boost brain function, memory and motivation. How creating the perfect formula compares to conducting an orchestra. Limitless (2011) - link to Amazon DVD purchase [34:00] How Zamner Juice Helps Regulate Your Mood How you can make your performance a predictable part of your day. Key things to know about stack development and what they have done with it at Nootopia specifically with the Zamner Juice. The component that they have in every single one of their stacks and how it helps the brain improve mood, neurochemicals, and neurogenesis. How Nootopia designs their stacks to keep you focused and alert but not overstimulated like you might experience with caffeine. Why Zamner Juice is safe for expecting mothers to help them with mood regulation. What is specifically in Zamner Juice that helps people calm down. [34:30] Business + A Spiritual Journey Why Josh appreciates the place that Mark came from creating Nootopia. Peter Gabriel: Solsbury Hill Matt Gallant Brad Costanzo WebNutrients (now Nootopia) The reason Mark didn't want to sell his company and why he believes making his products is a spiritual journey. How caffeine actually makes us tired earlier, why you shouldn't drink it during the first 90 minutes after you wake up, and the purpose of dopamine. [41:30] Toxicity, Road Rage, And The Nootropics Solution The biochemical reactions in our body in the morning and why it's important to set an intention for the day. How serotonin helps us connect with others and speak without fear. Neurochemical balance: Preventing our flow from being blocked. How chronic emotional distress is slowly breaking us down without us noticing. Why Mark was always expecting bad things to happen to him. How our mind and soul are connected to each other, and how our environment has become toxic to us. Road rage: The story of developing the Zamner Juice to calm people down in traffic. The connection between our bad eating habits and our energy deficit. Why he carefully selects music with positive lyrics and the words he uses to create conversations with other people. [52:00] Creating Indomitable Human Beings How cognitive enhancement became a byproduct of Nootopia's products. Neurogenesis: New neurons that we can program to states of positivity, faster thinking, and love to become indomitable human beings. Mark's journey to meditation: Starting transcendental meditation at the age of 8 at school. The difference between “having to do things” and “getting to do things.” [57:30] Mark's Journey and The Game of Life Why Mark believes he is fortunate, and how his past curiosity manifested in the present. The reason he still keeps his first chemistry set he got when he was a kid. How his journey led him to meet brilliant people and create a powerful supplement. What it means to be “in the game” and what can mess us up, especially when we are triggered. He explains how the team of PhDs aggregates knowledge and value to people. 046 Dr. John Gray: ADHD, Brain Health, & Sex Addiction 183 Dr. Kyra Bobinet | Living A Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons In Brain Science [1:02:00] Optimizing The Brain To Make Conscious Decisions 465 Dr. Jin Ong | Emotional Triggers: Are They Your Best Teacher? How To Collapse Time + See The “Space In-Between” (The Art of Listening to Your Body) Why Josh doesn't watch horror movies because he doesn't want those toxic triggers to enter his mind. Cortisol and triggers: What happens in our body when we get triggered and how it affects our performance and reactions. Why we need to recognize what's happening and put it outside of ourselves. Mark reveals how he makes conscious decisions through his state optimization process, and why he doesn't rate these situations as good or bad. Kwai Chang Caine - Kung Fu TV series The Matrix - movie - add the Amazon affiliate dvd link Nootopia UpBeat Why he sold test tubes with tiny plastic baby figures in them and how it helped him start his first company. JoshTrent.com/Store [1:09:30] Expectations VS Reality of Nootropics The reason Mark created 3,000 prototypes before he created the current Nootopia products. Why he started customizing the products and how it helped with the efficiency of the products. Josh's sensitivity to caffeine and the fact that he loves how Nootopia customized it to have little to zero caffeine in his products. Nootopia Apex People's expectations VS reality: Can you get the Limitless effect? Why some people function better in GABA and Serotonin, entering the flow state. Mark's negative experience using Adderall, and how he managed to create a natural supplement for the drug. Apex: Keeping people aware but not vigilant, and energized but not on edge. joshtrent.com/nootopia [1:17:00] The Long-Term Effects of Nootropics The influence nootropics have on us long-term, even after we stop using them. How Josh relates his life to Neo from the Matrix movie. Mark's Facebook intro: Is your life by choice or by chance? Think and Grow Rich by Arthur R. Pell Why Mark thinks many people don't have intentions in their life and how it impacts them. What he wanted to accomplish at the age of 19 when we joined AirForce. Why it's important to make scary shifts in your life and recompose them. Joe Rogan 462 Ben Greenfield: Should You STOP Using Plant Medicines? Wisdom on Microdosing, The Muscle of Faith + How to Grow Your Spiritual Strength [1:24:00] The Journey to Wellness 437 Josh Trent | Death & Rebirth: Why I'm Saying Goodbye to Wellness Force… How Josh opened up to the mystery and allowed himself to recreate himself. Collagenius 438 Justin Donald | Why Wellness Is A Pentagon: The Art of Financial Intelligence & Lifestyle Investing Breathwork.io What wellness means to Mark, and why he believes that abundance comes from our health. 10% off on Nootopia with "JOSH10" Power Quotes From The Show Chemically Processed Supplements "We're buying our vitamins, not understanding which ones are chemically processed and which ones are naturally derived… In an attempt to become healthy, we are often times toxifying ourselves. So it's really important that we take a little bit of extra time to understand the difference between those two." - Mark Effinger Changing Every Life You Touch "I was called to make a monumental contribution to every life I touch. And the way to do that seems to be this vehicle of meeting people like you (Josh), that have a heart for changing every life they touch." - Mark Effinger Effective Vitamins "To make something that was really going to be effective, and put it into either a powder form or a capsule form, we needed to address the main things that kept people from performing. Number one was the inflammatory response; anti-inflammatories and antioxidants…The next was B-vitamin. Most people have a deficiency of B-vitamin… And then the Acetylcholine precursor layer so that your brain can create this thinking molecule." - Mark Effinger Links From Today's Show BiOptimizers Nootopia - Save 10% with code "JOSH10" Nootopia UpBeat Nootopia Zamner Juice Wade Lightheart Paul Chek Dr. Michael Ruscio | Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Symptoms, & The Truth About Hypothyroid 482 Dave Asprey | Advanced Biohacking For Body Mind & Spirit: How To Train A Healthy Brain, Boost Your Flow State + Remove False Beliefs Neurohacker 483 Wayland Myers | NonViolent Communication: How to Stop Arguments In 60 Seconds + The Power of Loving Detachment 123 Aubrey Marcus – Own The Day Peter Gabriel: Solsbury Hill Matt Gallant Brad Costanzo WebNutrients (now Nootopia) 046 Dr. John Gray: ADHD, Brain Health, & Sex Addiction 183 Dr. Kyra Bobinet | Living A Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons In Brain Science 465 Dr. Jin Ong | Emotional Triggers: Are They Your Best Teacher? 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He is successful in industries from marketing to lasers to software. Companies turn to him for his clear grasp of the startup-to-sellout process. The death of Mark's former wife from a painkiller overdose put him on the path to creating high-performance nutritional supplements. After 4 years of development, he released a product called “Limitless NZT-48,” as in the movie Limitless, with 3,500% growth over the first year (now 5,100% over 29 months). Mark considers the biggest challenge with nootropics to be that everyone's brain chemistry is unique. For the first time ever, Nootopia has solved this with a personalized process and product. They use your information to evaluate your goals and brain chemistry, then customize their nine core blends. Whether you want to say goodbye to afternoon energy crashes, increase your verbal fluency, boost your emotional intelligence, or reach other optimization goals, Nootopia gets you 100% personal help every single day. The system even comes with an app that guides you every step of the journey and allows you to give feedback to customize your blends even further. Mark's vision is for the resources from the company to move the needle in terms of making a difference while they make healthy profits. He firmly believes that Nootopia can add value both locally and globally.
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The Conservative side underestimates their opposition. Republicans play within the parameters of convention and tradition. The Dems don't. They're Neo-socialists, revolutionaries. Hanson says we get a glimpse when they want to pack the court, end the filibuster or destroy the electoral college. The Left wants to re-fashion the past, whether renaming or toppling statues or destroying institutions. By revising the past they mean to control the future. The Biden Administration is particularly inept with a terrible record yet the GOP didn't capitalize. Without new leadership, the GOP won't win. The Dems are ruthless. The GOP is baffled by their extremism. GUEST: VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, HISTORIAN AND PODCASTER-THE VICTOR DAVIS HANSON SHOW
Rick Wiles says, “I think many of you share my thoughts about the bizarre state of the United States of America in 2022. I simply do not recognize the nation I'm living in these days. Over 10 years ago I said that a spirit of insanity was loose in the USA.Today, it is dominating tens of millions of people who both sides of the political spectrum. I've concluded that many people on the far right are just as crazy as many people on the far left. Hardcore atheists and Satanists stand on the extreme left. Hardcore Christian nationalists and neo-Nazis stand on the extreme right. Both are wrong. Both are deceived. And both are dangerous to society.”Rick Wiles, Doc Burkhart. Airdate 12/2/22A hilarious gift idea for Christmas 2022! Order your Fauci Elf! https://tru.news/faucielfIt's the Final Day! The day Jesus Christ bursts into our dimension of time, space, and matter. You can order the second edition of Rick's book, Final Day. https://www.rickwiles.com/final-dayYou can partner with us by visiting TruNews.com/donate or by calling 1-800-576-2116 or by mail at PO Box 690069 Vero Beach, FL 32969.
This week, Anthony and Dakota celebrate their 50th episode! The big 5-0! Its been a great time and very inconsistent, but we appreciate everyone who has stayed with us! We discuss about the 1999 film, The Matrix. We talk about the themes and how its impacted pop culture. Come join us and see how far this rabbit hole goes!Twitter handles:Project Geekology: https://twitter.com/pgeekologyAnthony's Twitter: https://twitter.com/odysseyswowDakota's Twitter: https://twitter.com/geekritique_dakInstagram:https://instagram.com/projectgeekology?igshid=1v0sits7ipq9yGeekritique (Dakota):https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBwciIqOoHwIx_uXtYTSEbATwitch (Anthony):https://www.twitch.tv/odysseywowMusic:Eric Godlow Beats: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRpkcYps82PdSo0tK5rEIPA
The woke mentality steals the ability for people to have gratitude. No matter how shitty the situation is, if we can cultivate a sense of gratitude, then it gives us the option of agency... ...I can be grateful for the challenge that I have, and then you can start moving forward, or you experience despair which means your progress has stopped and you're done. You're either going to die now or you're going to die later, but your situation isn't going to change. - Robb Wolf Are You Stressed Out Lately? Take a deep breath with the M21™ wellness guide: a simple yet powerful 21 minute morning system that melts stress and gives you more energy through 6 science-backed practices and breathwork. Click HERE to download for free. Is Your Energy Low? Get more superfoods to improve your energy, digestion, gut health plus also reduce inflammation and blood sugar. 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A tasty electrolyte drink mix that is formulated to help anyone with their electrolyte needs and is perfectly suited to folks following a keto, low-carb, or paleo diet. For a limited time, get your LMNT Sample Pack with any purchase. Limit one per customer. Listen To Episode 492 As Robb Wolf Uncovers: [1:30] The Lack of Information about Energy Robb Wolf 103 Wired to Eat - Robb Wolf 357 Robb Wolf | Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat 403 Robb Wolf | Electrolytes: How Sodium, Potassium & Magnesium Help To Beat Brain Fog Ancestral Health Symposium 071 Food Freedom Forever With Melissa Hartwig Sacred Cow by Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf Wired to Eat: Turn Off Cravings, Rewire Your Appetite for Weight Loss, and Determine the Foods That Work for You by Robb Wolf The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet by Robb Wolf Drink LMNT – Zero Sugar Hydration: Get your free LMNT Sample Pack with any purchase Gavin Newsom - California's Governor The energy difference between now and the 1800's. How everyone could escape poverty within the next 25 years and what role energy plays in it. Why energy and economy can contribute to a better world. How we have been making naive decisions regarding food and energy. Government and society: Making big decisions without understanding how the world works. Exploring the use of solar and wind energy. Doing the best you can with the information that you have. 463 JP Sears | This Is How Media HIJACKS Your Mind: Stop Censoring Yourself & Heal The Tyrant Within How you can harm others by lacking information and believing you're doing something good. What people say about the negative impacts of meat production. [11:40] Why Is Nuclear Power Good for The World? Naval Special Warfare Why solar and wind energies are intermittent and transient according to Robb. The shift in Europe's energies towards renewable resources. Why coal and natural gas have a lower carbon footprint than wood pallets. Greenwashing: Not all renewable resources are sustainable. Discussing nuclear accidents from the past: Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima. Gen 4 and 5 nuclear reactors: Safe nuclear power that is still disliked after the accidents. How nuclear power helps the world. Nuclear waste from Gen 1 nuclear reactors: Plutonium, uranium. Solar energy byproduct: Radioactive chemical Thorium. Exploring the use of Thorium. [17:22] Renewable Energy Is Not Enough for The World Carbon capture projects: Why we need huge amounts of energy to get rid of CO2 but there is an ironic twist to it. Wyoming Carbon Capture facility: Powered by wind and solar energies, and natural gas. Life Cycle Analysis: How the Carbon Capture facility will eventually generate more carbon than it removes. The ways we can implement the Biodynamic Model into nature restoration and preservation. Climate mitigating activities require a huge amount of energy that can't only be sourced from renewable sources. Why Robb believes solar and wind energies will always only be a piece of the energy we use. What could happen if we let things go to the extreme: The right-wing extreme restoring order and breaking society structure under a totalitarian regime. Why we should never waste a good crisis. [21:25] Creating a Community & Supporting Mental Health During CV-19 Josh explains why he renamed his podcast from Wellness Force to Wellness + Wisdom. The reason behind why Robb and his family moved from Texas to Montana. Healthy Rebellion Community How Robb leads the Healthy Rebellion Community, his family, and what he believes are the key ingredients for better mental health right now. How Robb started his podcast and community, Healthy Rebellion. Why he doesn't like the phrase “safe space.” Separating feelings from facts to maintain civilized conversations without forgetting to acknowledge the emotions that surge. Covid lockdown: The loss of freedom and the importance of community during the pandemic. [25:02] Emotional Support in Difficult Times Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl Why it's important to have a sense of agency, control of what's happening, and the ability to make decisions. Why Robb thinks that social media is to community what junk food is to real food. Josh shares what elements are missing when we meet online instead of in person. How the community helps Robb remain grounded and question conspiracy theories. Why, as a leader of the community, he has to make sure he gives correct insights. Finding emotional support in the community during difficult times. The Map of Consciousness Explained: A Proven Energy Scale to Actualize Your Ultimate Potential by David R. Hawkins Sadness disguised as rage and fear: Why anger is more powerful than despair. Arnold Schwarzenegger: Terminator quote - “Anger is more useful than despair.” [29:00] Robb's Childhood & Living through Adversity The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet by Robb Wolf How Robb's book from 2010 applies to right now. His background: Unhealthy family, gut issues, and poverty. The privilege of being born a white male in the U.S.A. at the end of the 20th century. Unpacking the social stigma of being on government financial support. How can social welfare turn into multigenerational traps. Adversity now vs then: How adversity has become a badge of honor. Why Robb believed he could get the American Dream through hard work. [32:56] How a Strong Community Helped Cambodians Overcome Obstacles The story of Robb's Cambodian friend: Escaping the country to survive during a civil war. Khmer Rouge (a radical communist movement that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979) - ⅓ of Cambodia was killed by them. The Killing Fields How the Cambodian community in the U.S. helped Robb's friend start from scratch and create several businesses. Rodney King Riots (Los Angeles, 1992) - The Cambodians had bunkers and were ready to defend their families and community. The journey from nothing to success: The importance of having an intact culture, work ethics, and nuclear family. [35:38] Exploring Today's Modern Mentality Why Robb thinks that the woke mentality steals the ability to have gratitude and how cultivating gratitude creates a sense of agency. Unpacking why the woke mentality is a source of mental health issues. How children are being told that they are victimized instead of being encouraged to get through the issue. Virtue Signaling Olympics: Why we have to justify our suffering. [38:00] Teaching the Fundamentals in Order to Master a Skill Robb tells a childhood story about being shamed for using food stamps to buy food and how it changed the trajectory of his life. The Matrix: Why is Neo the one? Patrick Bet-David Jordan Peterson Breaking the family patterns and why Robb thinks he's “the one” in his own family to end the cycle. Robb's post on Instagram about his daughters: How it describes what it means to be mentally healthy. The challenges of homeschooling for Robb's daughters. Robb's experience having to write 10,000 words about a brick wall: How reframing the process made it easy. How his daughters, Zoe and Sagan, went from struggling with writing to enjoying it that they each wrote a 5-page letter to their cousin. Why the beginning is the hardest part: Teaching his daughters to do the fundamentals to be able to develop the skills. [44:10] The Power of Turning Our Difficulties into Strengths The difficulty of building something online and the reason he abandoned social media. Why Robb believes every situation can be improved or changed. Kyle Maynard: How being born without arms and legs didn't stop him from climbing Kilimanjaro and becoming a New York Times Best-Selling author No Excuses: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling and in Life by Kyle Maynard Multigenerational trap: How fighting against inequity makes the situation worse and creates division. Our experience witnessing the experiments being placed on society right now. Why Josh thinks humanity is in a hard struggle right now but something beautiful is coming our way. The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy by William Strauss [47:57] What Happens If the System Fails? Why Western liberal democracies are lost in historical events according to Robb and what he thinks would happen if Chinese communism became a global norm. Pitting people against each other with the example of Muslims in China. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 1984 by George Orwell Why Robb believes that it's possible that humanity falls under a strictly controlled regime, but doesn't think it will actually happen. How the economic system compares to a train and why he thinks the system is broken. Chris Martenson How urban centers will suffer when economics, energy, or food systems collapse. [52:18] Covid Pandemic: Facing a Real Global Crisis Robb on moving to Montana: Finding a strong community in his neighborhood. Why do we not know our neighbors and how can we change that to strengthen the community? How the suffering in the 1920s and 1930s in the USA shifted from starvation, no work, and homelessness to prosperity. The potential threats of Covid: Why it's important to have the understanding of what could potentially happen. Missing opportunities by fearing a potential economic crisis. How Rob dealt with the Covid pandemic without fear, why he expected it to happen, and why people who don't expect dislocations to happen suffer the most. How a global crisis could bring people together and improve the food system. [57:28] Eliminating Unpredictability Josh talks about nature's strategy that we can use as inspiration to help us prepare for a crisis. How to prepare for unpredictable situations and why redundancy is beneficial during emergencies. Texas snowpocalypse 2022 iCaveman Show: Why he would never do that again: Starving himself for 2 weeks, losing 20 pounds. Morgan Spurlock: Super Size Me Why Robb's family makes extra portions almost every time they cook, freeze-dry them, and then store them in the freezer. Nutrients in freeze-dried and frozen foods: Do frozen foods conserve their nutritional value? The reason Robb bought an air rifle and invested in firearm training. The precautions he took at his home to prepare in case of an emergency: a generator, a small solar panel, a pellet stove, a small woodstove, having a water well with a simple pump, and living close to a lake. How the Healthy Rebellion community supports each other in urban areas. Why it's enough to spend 5-10% of our time over a month creating redundancy for emergencies and maintaining it afterward. Selco Begovic mentions in his book about the Serbian civil war a list of necessities, including tradable items. [1:08:07] Debt-Driven Economy: Is an Economic Collapse Only a Matter of Time? Diana Rodgers Bankless Podcast Breaking Free: How to Work at Home with the Perfect Small Business Opportunity by Brian Armstrong Unraveling of finance: Why is it a good thing? Chris Martenson's Crash Course Modern Monetary Theory Debt-driven economy: Paying debt with debt and the need for economic growth to maintain this system working. Unpacking the constant fluctuation of interest rates. How Richard Nixon took the USA off the gold standard in 1971. Why countries with non-debaseable currencies do well economically and how loaning against their currency makes the system collapse. What Robb believes to happen once the system collapses, and why he's more scared of a financial implosion than a civil war. [1:12:40] The Dangers of Cryptocurrencies and Stocks Why community is important for survival. Two questions Robb asks himself before getting into something new: Does it enrich our lives today and can it be helpful in the future? Crash of crypto and stock markets: How is the economic system being manipulated by the big players to keep themselves rich? 442 Robert Breedlove | Blockchain Wellness: How To Use Bitcoin For Your Freedom, Health & Vitality AI makes the majority of crypto transactions: Are we letting robots dictate our lives? [1:16:00] Investment, Prosperity, and Community How Rob and his wife Nikki manage their finances and investments. Investing in silver and gold: Why is silver a commodity that will never go away? Why he thinks investing a smaller part of your finances into index funds, stocks, or crypto can be good. What makes land such a great investment plus how a strong community can be beneficial in times of a financial crisis and investment. Finding community and making connections in sports clubs. [1:20:14] Acknowledging The Potential in Others Robb in his 20's: Proving to himself and the world that he matters and can be successful, and what he would do differently if he could. Dysfunctional family mechanism: How he made it work for himself. Acknowledging talent and potential: Letting people know they matter. How can mentors give meaningful wisdom and why genuine desire of the recipient plays an important role in reaching greatness. Mike Dillard: Creating an authentic community where people don't want to get anything from one another, only give to one another. [1:25:13] Remembering to Live in The Present Moment Becoming comfortable with success and remembering to live and being in the moment. Investing in our downside risk mitigation: Why Robb thinks he has invested too much time preparing for the end of the world instead of preparing for a better world. Robb's books: The Paleo Solution, Wired to Eat, Sacred Cow Upcoming book “Consequence Economy”: How good intentions and lack of understanding can go horribly wrong. What wellness means to Robb now in 2022: Prioritizing the things he really wants to do and learning to say “no” to what he doesn't want in his life. 216 Exploring The Shadow Self For Healing: George Bryant Robbwolf.com Power Quotes From The Show Our Debt-Driven Economy "There will be a chunk of debt, then we take out loans to pay that debt, and then we're paying debt with debt. The thing about that is that you need a certain rate of economic growth to keep that system going. If you don't have a certain rate of economic growth, then the whole system collapses." - Robb Wolf Being Ready For The Unpredictable "There will be a lot of dislocation, a lot of pain, and the people that are going to suffer the most are the people that didn't realize this was an eventuality. They didn't realize there was a possibility of a really rainy day, and maybe a rainy month, or a rainy decade. So they're going to be surprised, and they're going to be bitter, and that's going to make them really ineffective, strap themselves, and lean into the community that they have and help each other. The bright side of that, people will be more networked in the real world. People will care more of each other." - Robb Wolf Downside Risk Mitigation "There are a lot of folks that are afraid of facing some of these darker realities because of the anxiety they produce just thinking about economic stuff and global upheaval. But a little bit of investment in downside risk mitigation really helps you sleep at night. But then the advice I need, and what I've been realizing, I've been too good at that, I've invested too much in that. I've been preparing too much for the end of the world instead of preparing for a better world." - Robb Wolf Links From Today's Show Robb Wolf 103 Wired to Eat - Robb Wolf 357 Robb Wolf | Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat 403 Robb Wolf | Electrolytes: How Sodium, Potassium & Magnesium Help To Beat Brain Fog Ancestral Health Symposium 071 Food Freedom Forever With Melissa Hartwig Sacred Cow by Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf Wired to Eat: Turn Off Cravings, Rewire Your Appetite for Weight Loss, and Determine the Foods That Work for You by Robb Wolf The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet by Robb Wolf Drink LMNT – Zero Sugar Hydration: Get your free LMNT Sample Pack,with any purchase Gavin Newsom - California's Governor 463 JP Sears | This Is How Media HIJACKS Your Mind: Stop Censoring Yourself & Heal The Tyrant Within Naval Special Warfare Wyoming Carbon Capture facility Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl The Map of Consciousness Explained: A Proven Energy Scale to Actualize Your Ultimate Potential by David R. Hawkins Arnold Schwarzenegger Khmer Rouge The Killing Fields Rodney King Riots The Matrix: Why is Neo the one? Patrick Bet-David Jordan Peterson Robb's post on Instagram Kyle Maynard No Excuses: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling and in Life by Kyle Maynard The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy by William Strauss Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 1984 by George Orwell Chris Martenson Texas snowpocalypse 2022 iCaveman Show Morgan Spurlock: Super Size Me Selco Begovic Diana Rodgers Bankless Podcast Breaking Free: How to Work at Home with the Perfect Small Business Opportunity by Brian Armstrong Chris Martenson's Crash Course Modern Monetary Theory 442 Robert Breedlove | Blockchain Wellness: How To Use Bitcoin For Your Freedom, Health & Vitality Mike Dillard 216 Exploring The Shadow Self For Healing: George Bryant Shop the Wellness Force Media Store breathwork.io Paleovalley – Save 15% on your ACV Complex with the code ‘JOSH' Seeking Health - Save 10% with the code 'JOSH' Organifi – Special 20% off to our listeners with the code ‘WELLNESSFORCE' Drink LMNT – Zero Sugar Hydration: Get your free LMNT Sample Pack,with any purchase Feel Free from Botanic Tonics – Save 40% when you use the code ‘WELLNESS40' PLUNGE - Save $150 with the code "WELLNESSFORCE' MitoZen - Save 10% with the code "WELLNESSFORCE" Activation Products - Save 20% with the code "WELLNESSFORCE" Essential Oil Wizardry: Save 10% with the code 'WELLNESSFORCE' Cured Nutrition – Get 15% off of your order when you visit wellnessforce.com/cured + use the code ‘WELLNESSFORCE' M21 Wellness Guide Wellness Force Community Leave Wellness Force a review on iTunes Robb Wolf Instagram Twitter Facebook Healthy Rebellion Community About Robb Wolf Robb Wolf, a former research biochemist is the 2X New York Times/WSJ Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast, books, and seminars. Robb has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (Biomed Central) and as a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program. He serves on the board of Directors/Advisors for Specialty Health Inc, The Chickasaw Nation's “Unconquered Life” initiative, and a number of innovative start-ups with a focus on health and sustainability. Robb holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and is a former California State Powerlifting Champion (565 lb. Squat, 345 lb. Bench, 565 lb. Dead Lift) and a 6-0 amateur kickboxer. Wolf has provided seminars in nutrition and strength & conditioning to a number of entities including NASA, Naval Special Warfare, the Canadian Light Infantry, and the United States Marine Corps. Robb lives in Texas with his wife Nicki and daughters Zoe and Sagan.