This week, Openai’s CEO, Sam Altman, delved into the nuances of artificial intelligence (AI) on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. As they conversed, Rogan articulated that the “real fascinating crypto is bitcoin.” He then expounded on his belief that bitcoin holds the most promise to emerge as “a universal viable currency.”
Openai’s Sam Altman and Joe Rogan Dive Deep into Bitcoin’s Promise and AI’s Potential
According to statistics, Joe Rogan’s podcast reigns supreme as one of the world’s most profitable and widely heard shows. In episode #2044, Rogan sat down with Openai’s CEO, Sam Altman. The duo delved into AI’s pros and cons, but also branched out into discussions on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), the FTX debacle, and the leading crypto asset, bitcoin (BTC).
After Altman shed light on the expanding American surveillance landscape, Rogan candidly expressed his deep concerns regarding CBDCs, especially the potential linkage with social credit scores. He was assertive in his belief that the CBDC movement wasn’t for societal benefit but for “control.” Responding to Rogan’s CBDC apprehensions, Altman lamented how “the war on crypto” saddened him about the nation’s direction.
The dialogue pivoted to the FTX fiasco. Altman quipped, “FTX was sort of a comically bad situation that we shouldn’t learn too much from.” Rogan found the FTX narrative “fun,” admitting his fondness for the wild tales of partying and romances that surrounded it. “I really do, I love the fact that they were all doing drugs and having sex with each other,” the podcast host said.
The real fascinating crypto is bitcoin, to me, that’s the one that I think has the most likely possibility of becoming a universal viable currency. It’s limited in the amount that there can be, people mine it … that to me is very fascinating, and I love the fact that it’s been implemented.
Reacting to Rogan’s bitcoin musings, Altman introduced his foray into the Worldcoin initiative. This venture, Altman revealed, enriched his understanding of the crypto realm. “I’m excited about it for the same reasons,” Altman remarked. “I’m excited about bitcoin too, but I think this idea that we have a global currency that is outside of the control of any government, is a super logical and important step.”
Rogan resonated with Altman’s sentiments. He pondered the necessity of governmental currency control, suggesting that authorities should prioritize critical matters like infrastructure. A decade ago, Rogan’s podcast introduction to bitcoin was through a conversation with libertarian writer Stefan Molyneux. Their discussion followed Molyneux’s critique of fiat currency’s pitfalls. Rogan mused back then, “Can we bitcoin our way out of this?”
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