Vinay Gupta is basically a 21st-century Übermensch whose work and identity are not easy to pithily summarize. He’s a technologist, inventor, futurist, systems theorist, and global resilience guru whose life’s work focuses on how to ensure the long-term survival and flourishing of the human race. It was stimulating conversation about a wide variety of topics, including Ethereum, bitcoin politics, and basic human needs.