Episode 4

Technological Risk & Reward

Published on: 13th June, 2021

In this episode, we speak with Jeffrey Ladish. Jeffrey wears many hats. He is variously a biologist, a cybersecurity and biosecurity consultant at Stanford University, and the founder of Gordian Research, which provides operational security and select biosecurity consulting services.

Jeffrey and Gavan get meta/nerd out on the dual-use model of risk assessment for emerging technologies, discuss the lab origin theory for SARS-CoV-2, and Jeffrey offers some best-practices for your own personal security.

Producer Nick's toe sticks out momentarily from behind the curtain.

>> ACTIVATIONS <<

Contact Jeff if you have skills in relevant biosecurity areas, e.g. micro-fluidics

Security Best Practices From One of the Best!

>> LINKS AND REFERENCES <<

Trevor Bedford's Twitter

Future of Humanity Institute

The Eco Health Alliance

Nextstrain.org

MicroCovid Project

Yubikeys

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    Gavan Wilhite

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    Gavan Wilhite is a technologist creating systems and stories for bright futures.

    He helped Disney reboot educational gaming, founded AltspaceVR to solve socializing at a distance (acquired by Microsoft), and was recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 for VR D&D. He is currently developing 3D-printed human tissues at Prellis Biologics and hosting the ReRoute.fm podcast.

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    Nick Thurston is an actor, writer, and creative producer, committed to leveraging the power of story to expand our consciousness and generate solutions to our problems.

    He co-founded the New Guard Theater Company in Los Angeles in the interest of creating an incubational space for cutting edge theater, and from 2016-18 he produced over forty pieces of original work while serving as its co-artistic director. He has appeared in numerous films and series, including Grimm, Snowfall, American Dad, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. As a writer, he has a video game in development and is at work on a series of epic fantasy novels.

    He is the producer of the ReRoute podcast.

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    David Schuler

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    David Schuler is a two-time Grammy Award nominated, multi-platinum worldwide selling record producer, songwriter, film composer and filmmaker from Rochester, NY. He has produced records and written songs with artists such as P!nk, John Legend, Daughtry, Backstreet Boys, The Saturdays, Scott Stapp, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Esmee Denters, Lauren Bennett, Teddy Geiger, Shy Carter, Aimee Proal, and others. He is the sole member of The Bad Dreamers, his personal music project.