Aayush Srivastava


Eudaemonia: An interactive game to battle the demons of the 21st century and finding 'flow'

Submitted Sep 27, 2018

This workshop is about the future. The world that we are bequeathing to our children. The facilitators will walk you through a series of vingtage and novel thought experiments, with a slight twist. The aim of these thought experiments is to construct the future that we are currently building.

The broad focus of these experiments will be:
the impact of 1) Artificial Intelligence (how we view work, our self-worth and our notion of time and pleasure),
2) the impact of data proliferation in the hands of commercial interests (and how it affects our autonomy and free will) and the
3) the power of innovation, tech & the resulting value creation in achievaing self-actualization in this new world order.

The key takeaways for the audience:

  • How do we think about the future of our children?
  • How do we fight the biases created by our exposure to information?
  • How do we discover flow and self-worth through our Instagram filters?

Intended Audience:

Anyone who fancies socratic-style ethical debates (or Rick & Morty ones), will find this format very exciting. This is a slightly more applied version of the philosophical considerations so comfort with modern technologies such as deep learning, self-driving cars, AlphaGo, CRISPR etc. will be useful. Any easy way to check if this session is for you, is to head over this website called WaitButWhy and if you like what you see, come see me.


The workshop is a game, and the participants are on a doomsday quest, and they have to navigate through a series of thought experiments to come out alive. The broad game theme is an applied and real-world version of the famous Socrates Jones online game. Some popular real-world applications of thought experiments that we will encounter include modified versions of: the Chinese Room, Brain in a Vat and the Trolley problem.


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Speaker bio

I went to law school for my education, and currently work as a product lead for a crypto-gaming startup. I have been exploring social issues at the cusp of tech and society for more than a decade now. I am also an internationally-ranked player of the famous strategy game: Age of Empires: Conquerors, and love creating and hosting games. I tweet at @aayunomics, and gram at @aayugram.
My Medium: https://medium.com/@aayushsrivastava
My Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aayushsrivastava/
My Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aayush.srivastava (No longer as active)
Link to some interview a blog did: https://www.yosuccess.com/interviews/aayush-srivastava-amicus/




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