Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet (Ep. 346)

...and maybe techno-optimist, what are those numbers for you, Nathan Myhrvold? MYHRVOLD: Oh, probably 90-10. And if you push me it might be 98-2. The part where I would differ...

Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet (Ep. 346 Rebroadcast)

...that is what we’re headed toward at the moment. MYHRVOLD: The way to have a dramatic message is to say we’re all going to die. That’s Nathan Myhrvold, the former...

Waiter, There’s a Physicist In My Soup, Part I (Ep. 19)

...is Nathan Myhrvold, the former chief technology officer of Microsoft who now runs an invention company called Intellectual Ventures. Myhrvold is hardly a stranger to our readers; in SuperFreakonomics, we...

“We Get All Our Great Stuff from Europe — Including Witch Hunting.” (Ep. 446)

...unfortunately, not everybody is. I ran this proposal — something the Manhattan Project for Climate Change — past Nathan Myhrvold. MYHRVOLD: You know, betting on the intellectual output of a...

Global Warming in SuperFreakonomics: The Anatomy of a Smear

...up by Nathan Myhrvold. While I.V. employs several climate scientists, it generally operates outside the climate-change establishment. We present I.V.’s views on climate change in general, the limitations and costs...

Nathan Myhrvold, Mad Chef

Nathan Myhrvold is the Intellectual Ventures chieftain we wrote about in SuperFreakonomics; I.V. has plans to thwart, inter alia, hurricanes, malaria, and global warming. (He has also written for this...