MUST WATCH — Steve Outtrim Interview – “Silicon Valley’s Secret Weapon: The Shadow History of Burners Pt.3 – Satan’s Birthday Party
via Gnostic Media
by Jan Irvin
Jul 26, 2016
[Potent News editor’s note: This video is being unjustly censored. When I initially shared this to Facebook on my personal wall and Potent News facebook page it was deleted shortly afterwards and I had to repost it.]
Episode 252: Steve Outtrim returns for his third time to continue our discussion into his recent research into Silicon Valley and Burning Man, titled: “Silicon Valley’s Secret Weapon: The Shadow History of Burners Part 3: Satan’s Birthday Party”
Steve Outtrim is a technology entrepreneur from New Zealand, who now lives in San Francisco. He created the HotDog Web Editor, which was named as the 3rd most downloaded software on the Internet by WIRED in 1997. He IPO’d his company Sausage Software in Australia in 1996, making him at age 23 the youngest CEO of a public company – a record held by Rupert Murdoch for more than 40 years. He has invested in more than 50 early-stage technology companies and founded 4 that he exited via IPO or trade sale.
Steve is a Shadow Historian, and for the last 3 years has been writing a book series looking behind the scenes of the tech world. Steve created the blog Burners.Me in 2012 to discuss Burning Man and Burner culture. It is the largest independent Burner site, with more than 200,000 followers. He has been to 12 burns since 1998.
Steve brings a first-hand, unique perspective to Silicon Valley and its ties to the military and Burning Man.
[related VIDEO/PODCAST — CCN – UnSpun 032 – “Terence and Dennis McKenna The Brotherhood of Screaming Nonsense” (MP3 version / YouTube version / Facebook version)]
[Potent News editor’s note: UnSpun 032 is also being unjustly censored on the Gnostic Media facebook page. Over the past couple days I have personally witnessed that status update (for the YouTube/MP3 version) dissappear and reappear two times. When it reappeared the 2nd time, the “load previous comments” button even failed to work.]
Apr 19, 2016
Presented in Sao Paulo, this talk by Andreas focuses on the opportunity that bitcoin brings to emerging economies like Brazil.
Apr 2, 2016
In this talk, Andreas looks at scaling as an ongoing process. Using the example of the Internet which has “failed to scale, gracefully for 25 years”, Andreas discusses the scaling debate and looks at how bitcoin will scale over the next several years.
Feb 4, 2016
A historical perspective on innovation and the “whitewashing” of the challenges, ridicule and resistance innovators face, from the perspective of bitcoin. Presented at Detroit Maker Faire 2014 by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Feb 10, 2016
Presented in New Zealand, at BitcoinSouth 2015. In this talk, Andreas discusses the evolution of technology along a “grand arc”, from grandiosity, to… grandparents. He also looks at how bitcoin expresses money as a content type, changing the nature of payments into a form of generic communication.
by Polar Star Films
Dec 21, 2012
The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose – to create a higher form of intelligence, something that HG Wells had predicted in his 1937 essay “World Brain”. But over half the books Google scanned were in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop Google, which climaxed in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet.