DB 059: Inventor Ray Kurzweil Gazes Into The Future

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TODAY’S GUEST

We are thrilled to introduce the guest in this week’s episode, Ray Kurzweil. Ray is an Inventor, entrepreneur and a visionary.  He has been described as “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal, “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes, and “Edison’s rightful heir” by Inc. Magazine.

That may seem like high praise, but here is just a tiny sampling of Ray’s seminal inventions: the first CCD flatbed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition.

As you can see, Ray is the epitome of a Big Dreamer, and it was a true honor to have him on the show.  We’re sure that all our Big Dreamers, kid and adults alike, will love this episode. Enjoy!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Ray shares what it means to be a futurist and at what point he realized that predicting the future of technology was his calling.
  • Ray shares how thinking about the future helps him as an inventor.
  • Ray shares a little about Danielle, the girl from his novel that dreams about the future.
  • Ray shares how daydreaming is the source of all creative ideas.
  • How a typewriter inspired 5-year old Ray to become a great inventor.
  • The invention Ray is most proud of, and how it created a huge impact in the lives of the blind people.
  • Ray shares a little background about his new novel that will come out April next year, Danielle, Chronicles of a Super Heroine.
  • Ray explains what “singularity” means, and how it will be a turning point in human history.
  • Ray shares his insights about having human life expectancy extended to 100-150 years.
  • Ray’s advice to his 10-year old self.
  • How Ray moves past fears and deals with setbacks.
  • Ray’s BIG DREAM for the future.
  • And so much more!

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SPREADING THE LOVE!

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR, LOVEPOP

The sponsor of this week’s episode is Lovepop. I remember seeing these amazing 3D pop-up cards on Shark Tank where Mr. Wonderful invested, and he sure did make the right decision. We were fortunate enough to have LovePop send us some of their cards, and you can see Eva’s reaction in the video above. These are not just normal cards. They are unforgettable keepsakes. And of course, there is a special offer for our Big Dream community. If you go to Lovepop.com/dreambig – you’ll unlock special pricing for 5 or more cards, AND get free shipping.

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DB 058: Sports Nutritionist Melissa Hartwig On How To Create Lifelong, Healthy Habits

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TODAY’S GUEST

In this week’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Melissa Hartwig, a certified Sports Nutritionist who specializes in helping people change their relationship with food and create lifelong, healthy habits. Melissa is the creator of The Whole30 Program, a 30-day life-changing dietary experiment that is taking over the internet by storm.  Millions of people have already transformed their health, habits, and relationship with food through the Whole30 program. She is also a four-time New York Times bestselling author (It Starts With Food,  The Whole30, Food Freedom Forever, and The Whole30 Cookbook).

We are so honored to have Melissa on the show and we think this episode will be particularly helpful for parents who have difficulty convincing their kids to eat healthy. In other words, we will be re-listening to this episode with Eva 🙂 Haha. Enjoy the episode!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Melissa shares how her parents made an impact on her relationship and love for food.
  • At what point Melissa realized that she needed to take care of her body and live a healthy lifestyle.
  • The benefits of having a good healthy breakfast to everyone especially kids in school.
  • Melissa shares why it is important to start involving your kids in preparing healthy meals early on in life.
  • Melissa shares why she no longer has a garden, and where she goes to buy fresh produce instead.
  • Melissa names some activities that the whole family can do instead of eating desserts after a meal.
  • Melissa shares how she came up with the Whole30 program and how the program works.
  • Melissa shares a new study about how long it takes for a habit to stick.
  • Melissa’s BIG DREAM for the future.
  • Melissa’s advice to her 10-year old self.
  • And so much more!

RESOURCES

SPREADING THE LOVE!

Thank you to our friends who recently helped spread the love about the Dream Big Podcast.  Click the links below to see what they had to say about our show, and get lost in the amazing content throughout their sites 🙂

  • Blog, She Wrote – The Blog, She Wrote encourages homeschooling families in embracing the non-conventional route to educating children. Author Heather Woodie is a homeschooling mom of four children, and is full of ideas for independent & authentic homeschool days. Enjoy: 10 Best Podcasts for Curious Kids.
  • The Thoughtful Parent – In weekly posts, The Thoughtful Parent offers parents a unique combination of real-life parenting experience and research-based information. Author Amy Webb takes child development research and pulls out all the useful, practical aspects that parents can use in their daily life to make informed decisions about their kids. Enjoy:  “The Secrets of Pre-K that Every Parent Should Know”

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