18 October 2021 · 0 min read

Alex Gladstein: Bitcoin, Authoritarianism, and Human Rights

In this video, Lex Fridman, host of Lex Fridman Podcast, interviews Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. They chat about universal human rights, government surveillance, bitcoin, money, journalism and meaning of life.

Episode timestamps:

0:00 - Introduction 
1:34 - Universal human rights 
15:34 - Authoritarianism 
25:44 - AIs impact on civil liberties 
37:07 - Edward Snowden and government surveillance 
40:46 - Money 
44:59 - Bitcoin 
1:00:46 - Government response to Bitcoin 
1:11:17 - The blockchain 
1:16:40 - Can Bitcoin fail? 
1:19:31 - Bitcoin scams 
1:23:16 - Patriotism 
1:25:39 - Human Rights Foundation 
1:30:13 - Conflict with China 
1:33:03 - Corporate accountability 
1:48:25 - Garry Kasparov and the HRF 
1:53:34 - Journalism, conversations, and truth 
2:00:48 - Alex's book recommendations 
2:08:54 - Attacks on Bitcoin 
2:10:34 - The future of humanity 
2:14:55 - Advice for young people 
2:26:12 - Meaning of life

The episode premiered on October 17, 2021.