Ep. 46: Eli Dourado on the Key Tech Breakthroughs For the 2020s

Eli is an economist and regulatory hacker living in Washington, DC, and a senior research fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. Before that he was head of global policy at Boon supersonic. In this podcast, we discuss:

  1. Why we haven’t a replacement for Concorde (yet)
  2. How vaccine/mRNA breakthrough can help with HIV and cancers
  3. Anti-ageing and blood plasma transfer
  4. The problem of energy storage and renewables
  5. Breakthroughs in geothermal energy
  6. The future of transportation
  7. SpaceX Starship could open a new frontier in space travel
  8. Minitiarisation of chips and circuits and ‘escaping’ Moore’s law
  9. Why Ethereum has a brighter future than Bitcoin
  10. A book that influenced Eli: Finite and Infinite Games (Carse)

You can read the full transcript here.

CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.