Storyteller, Futurist, Keynote Speaker

Known for hosting National Geographic's BrainGames and his YouTube series, Shots of Awe, with over 100 million views, Jason Silva has been featured on...

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Jason Silva is an Emmy-nominated and world renown TV personality, storyteller, filmmaker, and sought-after keynote speaker and futurist. 


Jason is known for hosting 5 seasons of the Emmy-nominated, global hit TV series Brain Games, on the National Geographic Channel, broadcasted in over 171 countries.

His inspirational videos, Shots of Awe, have received over 100 million views across social platforms.  The videos explore topics such as futurism, technology, creativity, the science of awe, disruptive innovation, relationships and mental health.

Most recently Jason hosted the global miniseries ORIGINS: The Journey Of Humankind, on the National Geographic Channel, seen in 171 countries. 

A global keynote speaker, Jason has given talks at events for Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Oracle, Adobe, Electronic Arts, Cannes Lions, Tribeca Film Festival, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, 20th Century Fox, Cosmopolitan, PHD Worldwide, Google Zeitgeist, TED Global, The Economist, and more. 

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“A Timothy Leary of the Viral Video Age” was how The Atlantic described Silva, “part Timothy Leary, part Ray Kurzweil, and part Neo from ‘The Matrix.’


Exponential technologies are changing the world in ways we can barely imagine. Disruption and change is the new normal. Artificial intelligence, biotechnology and genetics, and nanotechnology are the three overlapping revolutions promising to transform business, society and humanity. Jason's speeches reveal the potential breakthroughs and game changing opportunities behind exponential change. 


Recent studies from universities have found that experiences of AWE can be utterly transformative, boosting creativity, compassion and wellbeing, along with physiological anti-inflammatory effects. This means that ecstatic inspiration has real cognitive benefits for our lives.

As a self professed WONDERJUNKIE, Jason's keynotes delve into the science of AWE, the mind stretching properties of inspiration and how these experiences can improve our productivity, creativity and wellbeing. 


"Once a mind is stretched by a new idea it never returns to its original position" - we've read the bumper sticker- but why is it so hard to implement? What we want is on the other side of fear, yet we recoil.


Jason looks at how flow states can lead increased risk taking and boost innovative thinking and creativity....


shots of awe



In the 1960’s psychedelic compounds kickstarted a consciousness revolution. Millions of minds were turned on to new possibilities, beyond their limiting beliefs and narrow mental patterns. “Reality tunnels”, lenses of perception and cultural operating systems dissolved and gave way to ecstatic new possibilities. Many of these people were in the San Francisco Bay Area and intersected with the nascent technology scene in Silicon Valley. In his book What The Doormouse Said, author John Marcoff maps this intersection of counterculture and tech, chronicling the evolution from psychedelics to cybernetics, birthing a kind of “CYBERDELIC” scene. The etymology of the word “psychedelic” is in fact “to manifest the mind”, which early computer pioneers realized is exactly what technology was potentiating: the manifestation of our minds and creativity in the world. Computers, they said, would be the new LSD… more recently Diana Slattery wrote that “Google is the first psychedelically-informed superpower”.. the overlaps are obvious once you look closer. This video is part of my new series CYBERDELIC DREAMING, collaborating with the illustrious Heuman Instrument and generative artificial intelligence. It is not without a sense of irony that this is the first creative collaboration with a non-human intelligence, a new kind of psychedelic transhumanism and the first step of a creative singularity 🙏 For inquiries, speaking requests or interviews: info@thisisjasonsilva.com Follow me on Instagram.com/JasonLSilva


What does it mean to be a conscious being? How can we show the insides of our imagination? For millennia, we humans have attempted to turn our minds inside out: from early cave paintings, to music, architecture, celluloid and cinema; there has been a “historical drive to manifest our consciousness outside of our minds, in front of our eyes,” as Gene Youngblood wrote. The “art instinct” comes from the need to “unleash the free, brave, reckless gods inside of us,” as DH Lawrence wrote. This video is the first art piece of the singularity: born from a human-AI collaboration by Jason Silva, Hueman Instrument and digital intelligence. Tag your friends. Comment below! #creativity #ai #virtualreality #imagination #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #philosophy #psychology #burningman #technology #innovation #create #ted #spokenword #art #ptsd #inspiration #expression #spiritual #psychedelic #psychedelicart Featuring ARTWORKS DERIVED FROM: Burning Man Festival by Beeple | Desert Temple God by Beeple op art of human by Mario Martinez art large brain neurons by Zdzisław Beksiński | picnic by mario martinez art gold alloy neurons by beeple | glitchcore chakras heaven and hell by GEORGES DE LA TOUR | paradise lost by RENÉ MAGRITTE eye of horus | heroglyphs infinity sign by beeple Space Exploration by John Berkey | space ships by John Berkey human heart by GUSTAVE MOREAU | a person by GEORGES DE LA TOUR gods by beeple | worms by beeple blacklight aesthetic luminal outer space | cosmic unfolding by CASPAR DAVID FRIEDRICH depression by Zdzisław Beksiński | depression by BASQUIAT Existential Grief by dan hillier death by alex gray The Thinker Statue brain connectome balancing rocks by johfra bosschart atlas holding the world speech bubble scribbles by Beeple Existential Duality art by Mariusz Lewandowski The Scream by Edvard Munch grim reaper by dan hillier M.C. Escher Hand with Reflecting Sphere beautiful field of flowers by beeple dying flowers by Zdzisław Beksiński hardest difficulty mode god brain from the creation of adam painting digital brain art | brain networks art art store markers display | pantone color swatch booklets | art store display COPIC markers 3d Render Digital Art city scene koyaanisqatsi Aerial View of city | tokyo sunset alchemy potion making magic room art | magic potions Coral Reef by beeple dyson sphere by John Berkey | technological circuits by John Berkey 3D Unreal Engine Render of Psychedelic by Alex Gray Blade Runner city by Fabrizio Clerice gods by Fabrizio Clerici grim reaper by Fabrizio Clerici solar system oil on canvas by Fabrizio Clerici toilet by Fabrizio Clerici Burning Man Festival by Beeple | Desert Temple God by Beeple demolition derby car by Beeple desert void by beeple Burning Man Festival by Beeple Human Being by georgia o'keeffe Escher Corridor Human Head by M.C. Escher UFO transcendental object by Jackson Pollock camera lens by Jackson Pollock camera lens by dan hillier light through cracks by alex gray godself by alex grey | oversoul by alex grey mandelbrot fractal by Pierre-Auguste Renoir mandelbrot fractal by Edvard Munch camera lens by dan hillier close up human eye by alex grey trashbag by dan hillier balloon fly away by dan hillier hammer break glass by dan hillier singularity by jonathan solter | living in a simulation by jonathan solter rainbow burst by Jonathan solter technological singularity phone by Katsushika Hokusai | artstation blackhole by Katsushika Hokusai artstation earth by KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI Helping hands by Vincent Van Gogh french nobles Vincent Van Gogh planet earth by Vincent van Gogh | earth from space by Vincent Van gogh | stary night by Vincent van Gogh falling by john martin Primates by John Martin Flying bird by John Berkey futurescape by beeple and escher with alien hands by KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI underwater hellscape made of 360 degree photo sphere Escher by beeple and Gustave Doré technological singularity by Gustave Doré | Artificial Intelligence by Gustave Dore digital mind by Gustave Doré super computer wires by John Berkey Thumb by John Berkey ray kurzweil by John Berkey glowing cities by John Berkey artist palette by alex grey Sci Fi Space Station by John Berkey Dyson Sphere by John Berkey spiral galaxies by jonathan solter Mushroom Cloud by jonathan solter mushroom cloud color burst by jonathan solter | color burst by Vincent van Gogh mushroom cloud color burst by beeple | color burst by beeple color burst by beeple | burning man festival by beeple