Jesse Hirsh

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Jesse Hirsh is the Co-Founder of The Academy of the Impossible and President of Metaviews.ca. In talking about the rise of new digital currencies, Hirsh explains what Bitcoin is, and how it could change the old economic system based on the idea of the nation state, for good. He says that the nation state is a relic of a past time… But the internet is now. And the idea of digital currency is the idea of value that is rooted in the present empire.
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Jesse Hirsh is an internet strategist, researcher, and broadcaster based in Toronto, Canada. He has a weekly nationally syndicated column on CBC radio explaining and analyzing the latest trends and developments in technology using language and examples that are meaningful and relevant to everyday life.

He owns and operates Metaviews Media Management Ltd., which focuses on research and consulting around new media business models, big data, and the strategic use of social media. He is also a co-founder of the Academy of the Impossible, a peer-to-peer life-long learning facility.

Jesse is also actively involved with MacLaren McCann, one of North America’s most successful multi-disciplinary advertising agencies, as a member of their Idea Council, which serves as a combination advisory board and think tank for the company.

For two years, he was the host of an interfaith show on the Rogers and OMNI networks called 3D Dialogue. That show explored all the world’s religions and spiritual paths through interviews with practitioners, gurus, holy people, and cynics regarding their rituals, scriptures, and beliefs (or lack thereof).

Educated at the McLuhan Program at the University of Toronto, his passion is educating people on the potential benefits and perils of technology.

Bio information from JesseHirsh.com

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