Jason Silva on Technology, “Origins” and What Makes Us Human

This past week I was fortunate to be able to see TV host and awe-inspiring wanderer Jason Silva sit down for an interview at AOL’s Build Series in NYC. In this interview Silva talks about how innovation and technology affects us in modern times. His newest show, “Origins: The Journey of Humankind” explores how innovation and different forms of information technology have affected our development as a species.

What I find most fascinating about this interview is how Silva talks about his new show and how we can use “Origins” to understand and cope with the ongoing innovation of technology and our relationship to it.  As a therapist, I’m not only interested in what happened to us, but also the how behind those histories. That is, I think that how we make meaning of our experiences and the impact on our lives is just as important, if not more important, than the events themselves. Watch Silva’s interview below.