How a Creative Childhood Created One of the World’s Most Inspired Minds


Part 1 (of 4): Lisa Messenger asks the big questions of futurist & Internet philosophy sensation Jason Silva


He tries to deconstruct anxiety, explore the spectacle of existence and freely admits to being 100 per cent addicted to awe. He is an artist, futurist, philosopher, motivational speaker and filmmaker, with millions of views and an Emmy nomination to his name.

But what is Jason Silva really up to?

Technology, disruption, creativity, innovation, altered states of consciousness, philosophy, existentialism and on it goes… But, is there an end game here?

As part of her Real and Raw series, Collective Hub Editor-In-Chief Lisa Messenger went beachside with the global sensation to ask just that.


Want to know more? This series is designed to dig a bit deeper with some of the biggest, most inspired minds across the planet, to discover who they are, how they got there and what really makes them tick. So on a beach in Sydney, amongst birds and battling flies, Jason revels how his poetic, artistic childhood in Venezuela as the son of an academic and businessman helped shape him and the evolution of his ideas.

“I think I was one of those old souls,” he says. “I was obsessed with documentation, capturing slices of life before they passed. From a very young age, I was acutely aware of the ephemerality of life and it caused a lot of despair… and my way of raging against the dying of the light was through film.”

Jason also talks about the monetisation of his ideas, early opportunities and how a small audience is not always a bad thing.

Watch the full interview

Want more? Find out what’s on Jason’s his bookshelf, his thoughts on purpose and existence and why we can’t help being human.


When I first saw Jason’s videos it completely changed my view on so many massive world ideas! And for the better. Love this interview!!


Amazing interview Lisa. I love the in-depth videos and have been a long time fan of Jason Silva and his marvelous mind. What a great way to start 2017! Think BIG and broad, beyond what is expected. Keep them coming guys.

Emily - The Serotonin Dealer

Love this!!!!!!! I am alone, re-energising myself to be able to go back to Serotonin Eatery, Exercise + Education and make hundreds, thousands of people HAPPY again this year! Glad to know I’m not alone being a loner haha

Thanks Lisa and team xxx


Love this interview! Keep the videos coming guys – this was the perfect hit of inspiration to start my day during the first week back at work for the new year!

Susan Karasek

Thanks Jason for sharing your stream of consciousness! I look forward to watching your videos & posts often. You have a cool vibe😊


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