Blog — November 7, 2019

Reporting Back from the COSM Conference

Humans don’t decide what to build by making choices from some cosmic catalog of options given in advance. Instead, by inventing new technologies we rewrite the plan of the world. Peter Thiel, Zero to One. And we were off, for a three-day tour of the COSM, rewriting the plan of the world in time-money theory, 5G communications vision, artificial intelligence (AI), and crypto-internet architecture. It was my COSM conference at the Westin hotel in Bellevue, across the water and an ideological gulf from downtown Seattle. The conference began with the incandescence of Peter Thiel, declaring his belief in a fully human future that we choose and endow rather than in a machine singularity that chooses us and shunts us aside. Followed…

Speakers — October 10, 2019

A Silicon Valley Insider Asks the Awkward Questions

How would you respond if PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel asked you his favorite interview question:“Tell me something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.” Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel, speaking at COSM in October, has a history of challenging Valley orthodoxies.

News — October 8, 2018

United States CTO, Michael Kratsios, to Speak at COSM

Michael Kratsios, Chief Technology Officer of the United States and Deputy Assistant to the President on Science and Technology Policy has been confirmed to speak at the COSM Technology Summit. Convened by Discovery Institute and chaired by author, economist, and futurist George Gilder, COSM is an intimate, exclusive summit on the converging technologies remaking the world.