a16z Podcast

a16z Podcast: The Future of… You

Daniel Chao, Rob Rhinehart, James Rogers, Geoffrey Woo, and Chris Dixon

Posted February 27, 2017

Humans have always wanted to enhance themselves — from getting nutrition just-right to optimizing their performance, whether in sports or health or work. And food is a big part of all that.

But our current systems of food production (and consumption) are far from efficient and sustainable let alone optimizable. That’s where a whole new generation of wearable/ bio-feedback, food and nutrition, food production, and performance enhancement/ “nootropics” companies come in. How do these approaches move from the internet and online communities into the mainstream? Or from the university lab to the field? Or, put yet another way, from hobby to daily practice?

After all, what we measure, what we take in, and what we output defines what it means to be human. We discuss this “future of you” in this episode of the a16z podcast with Daniel Chao, CEO of Halo Neuroscience; Rob Rhinehart, CEO of Soylent; James Rogers, CEO of Apeel; and Geoffrey Woo, CEO of Nootrobox — based on a conversation with Chris Dixon at our inaugural Summit event.