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‘Attention is the new oil’

Jason Silva has been described as a modern day Timothy Leary, without all the drugs. The National Geographic filmmaker and host of the channel’s series Brain Games (premiering April 22) philosophizes on radical openness, exponential thinking and techno optimism in short videos he calls “Shots of Philosophical Espresso.” Yes, he really calls them that. And yes, they’re that caffeinated.

“Attention is the new oil,” Silva, 31, told an Austin South by Southwest Interactive audience in March. “It’s a limited resource, and it’s being devoured faster than ever before.” Continue reading ‘Attention is the new oil’