Peter Wang: Python and the Source Code of Humans, Computers, and Reality | Lex Fridman Podcast #250

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Peter Wang is the co-founder & CEO of Anaconda and one of the most impactful leaders and developers in the Python community. Also, he is a physicist and philosopher. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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EPISODE LINKS:
Peter's Twitter: https://twitter.com/pwang
Anaconda's Website: https://www.anaconda.com/
Books & resources mentioned:
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (book): https://amzn.to/3EnCELK
Lila (book): https://amzn.to/30VKIpE

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OUTLINE:
0:00 - Introduction
0:33 - Python
4:04 - Programming language design
24:07 - Virtuality
34:07 - Human layers
41:05 - Life
46:29 - Origin of ideas
49:01 - Eric Weinstein
54:00 - Human source code
57:58 - Love
1:12:16 - AI
1:25:39 - Meaning crisis
1:48:12 - Travis Oliphant
1:54:38 - Python continued
2:24:21 - Best setup
2:31:39 - Advice for the youth
2:40:12 - Meaning of Life

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