He is a futurist, philosopher and ambassador for the transhuman movement.
The above is more about showing you my trail of discovery - but he is worth checking out here:
After a google of recommended books by Tony Robbins I came across a list within Tim Ferris' (author of the 4 hour work week) interview page on his website.
As I scrolled down, I noticed that there was a pattern. A book called "The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance" by Steven Kotler, as well as other futurist/biotech authors such as Ray Kurzwell, was under nearly every interviewees recommended reads, including Jason Silva's.
I took this as a sign to delve deeper into this philosophy/science (not sure which it is yet) and before getting the book I came across a Google Talk given by the author of the afore mentioned.
"What am I watching?" "This is mind blowing!" - I thought this to myself at least 4 times whilst watching the talk.
This talk/book is not so much about futurism and how technology will aid us in optimizing our biology and environment. It's focused on FLOW which is a technical term for that "limitless" state one sometimes enters where production, creativity and almost "superhuman" actions come easily. Extreme atheletes such as those wingsuit jumpers who hurl themselves off cliffs are known to be in this state most of the time - Why? Well if they weren't, they'd be dead.
So, what are the implications for the entrepreneurs, students, employees, etc..? Well, a study conducted on company execs showed that they were 5 times more productive in FLOW. This is a 500% increase in productivity and means that one can work on a Monday in FLOW and take the rest of the week off having achieved the same one would have achieved having worked out of FLOW. According to the book (which I'm off to devour now) one can trigger this state naturally and use it for whatever purpose one wishes. This will mean producing better, faster and stronger results in whatever area of our lives whenever we wish. God Juice on Demand?
Here's the full talk (1:10:25) :
Warning: If you start watching it, you will most probably be glued until the end.
I'll turn it over to you. Have you ever been in FLOW?
I am really looking forward to a discussion on this with you. Enjoy!
P.S: If you haven't got an hour to spare you can watch a condensed version by Jamie Wheal who has partnered with Steven Kotler (Though I highly recommend watching the full talk eventually):