Press/Media on Robin Hanson

As of January 2015, a total of 284 press/media articles have mentioned Robin Hanson.


Graeme Wood, How Gangs Took Over Prisons, The Atlantic, September 16, 2014.

Maxim Lott, Betting with bitcoin: Site lets Americans gamble on elections, sports with online-only currency,, February 18, 2014.

Max Tegmark, Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality, Knopf, January 7, 2014.

Ameera David, Bodily Fluids Sell For Big Bucks Online, RT America, TV News, November 12, 2013, 4pmEST.

Peter Boghossian, A Manual for Creating Atheists, Pitchstone Publishing, November 1, 2013.

Kira M. Newman, We're hard-wired for hypocrisy: Interview with Dr. Robin Hanson, The Honesty Experiment, May 13, 2013.

Glenn Hubbard and Tim Kane, Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America, Simon and Schuster, May, 2013, p. 286.

Ross Andersen, Omens. Aeon Magazine, February 25, 2013.

Ken Serrano, Our Unpredictable, deadly summer. Daily Record, September 4, 2012.

John Batchelor, radio show, recorded Aug 16, 2012.

Marek Gorilkowski, Bez gzabnej puenty, Gazeta Wyborcza .pl, March 30, 2012.

Les cinq plus grands regrets des gens avant de mourir,, February 7, 2012.

Matthew Yglesias, Publicly Traded Firms Don't Invest, Slate, January 12, 2012.

John Stossel, Defending The Undefendable, Stossel, Fox Business TV, August 19, 2011. See also Almost Everything We're Taught Is Wrong, August 24, 2011.

Bob Woodruff, Life on Ice: The World of Crazy Cryogenics, ABC News, July 27, 2011. Also appeared that day on ABC TV's Good Morning America.

Gene Healy, Space program was our biggest bridge to nowhere., Washington Examiner, 8:05p, July 11, 2011. Kerry Howley, Until Cryonics Do Us Part, New York Times, July 11, 2010. reprinted in The Week, July 23.

Colin Marshal, Economist, rationalist and blogger Robin Hanson, Marketplace of Ideas, January 28, 2010.

Steven Landsburg, The Big Questions, pp.81-82, Free Press, November, 2009.

Tyler Cowen, Create Your Own Economy, pp.193-4, Penguin Books, July 2009.

Bryan Caplan, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies, Princeton University Press, pp.14,191, August 24, 2008. Von Sebastian Borger, Weltuntergangsexperten bitten zum Tee, Spiegel, July 19, 2008.

Will Wilkinson, Costly Truth-Seeking, Blogging Heads TV, July 6, 2008.

Richard Bacon, On Space Economics, BBC Radio Five Live, 23:45GMT, May 26, 2008.

Russ Roberts, Hanson on Signaling, EconTalk May 26, 2008.

Andrew Leigh, What turns the aid tap on, Australian Financial Review, January 10, 2008.

Tyler Cowen, Expert Sitings Foreign Policy, p.93, November 2007.

Carlisle Johnson, Interview with Robin Hanson, Good Morning Guatemala (Radio), October 23, 2007.

Arnold Kling, So You Want to be a Masonomist?, TCS Daily, October 17, 2007.

Carolyn Y. Johnson, Trends tracked with each click of the mouse, Boston Globe, October 15, 2007.

Andrew Cross, Hillary Clinton proposes $5000 baby bonds, Daily Vidette (Illinois State University), October 4, 2007.

Tyler Cowen, Discover Your Inner Economist, Dutton, August 2007.

Tim Harford, Analysis: Repugnant Markets, BBC Radio, 3:30 EST, July 12, 2007. audio

Noam Cohen, In the Blink of a Byte, Future Becomes Past, New York Times, p.C4, July 9, 2007.

David Driver, Mason Economists Practice Their Own Brand of 'Freakonomics', Mason Gazette, June 11, 2007.

Diana Marrero, Gambling interests spend millions in lobbying, USA Today, March 30, 2007.

Terry Goodwin, Gambling Lobby Spent Millions Last Year to Ban Internet Betting,, March 30, 2007.

Spoken and Written, The Corporate Board, p.30. January/Febuary 2007.

Rob Horning, Fleak-flag Creativity, Pop Matters, Marginal Utility column, July 14, 2006.

Blog watch: Upstate Edition, Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York) A10, July 2, 2006.

Arnold Kling, Don't Worry, Be Happy -- Or Else, TCS Daily, April 19, 2006.

On Aliens

Paul Davies, Eerie Silence pp.86-87,127-128, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April, 2010.

Paul Davies, Eerie Silence,, March 2, 2010.

Andrea Pitzer, Is the truth out there? USA Today 6D, August 18,2009.

On Prizes

Tim Harford, Cash for answers, Financial Times, January 25, 2008.

Pamy Olson, Catch The Carbon, Win a $25M Prize,, February 9, 2007.

Bob Moon, A Winning Innovation for Philanthropy, MarketPlace, American Public Media, 12AM, EST, March 2, 2007.

David Leonhardt, You Want Innovation? Offer a Prize, New York Times B1, January 31, 2007.

On Medicine

Harvey Meyer, Body of Evidence, Human Resource Executive, October 16, 2009.

Daniel Morgan, Evolution, Signaling Behind Health Care Debate, [LSU] Daily Reveille October 13, 2009.

Dylan Ratigan, Will Americans Pay To Fix Healthcare?, MSNBC, Morning Meeting, 9:00am EST, July 1, 2009.

Tyler Cowen, Something's Got To Give In Medicare, New York Times, C4, June 14, 2009.

Tony Seton, Medicine and Health, American Back on Track, 12:30am PST, October 29, 2007.

Christopher Chantrill, Should Conservatives Show That 'We Care?', American Thinker, October 24, 2007.

Caleb Brown, Cut Medicine In Half, CATO Podcast, October 2, 2007.

Russ Roberts, Hanson on Health, EconTalk May 28, 2007.

Josh Hendrickson, Another Supply-Side Revolution Is Needed, TCS Daily, May 1, 2007.

Arnold Kling, Crisis of Abundance: Rethinking How We Pay for Health Care, CATO Institute, Washington D.C., April 2006.

Keith J. Crocker and John R. Morgan, Markets for Medicine? pp. 105-119 (115) in The Challenge of Regulating Managed Care, ed. John E. Billi and Gail B. Agrawal, University of Michigan Press, November 8, 2001.

On Mangled World Physics

Bad News, BBC Focus, p. 23, April 2006.

Andrea Moore, The End Is Coming - For One Of Yourselves, All Headline News 10:00 p.m. EST, February 23, 2006.

Maggie McKee, Is our universe about to be mangled?,, 17:43, February 23, 2006.

On the Policy Analysis Market (a.k.a. Terrorism Futures)

There have been 100 press/media articles on the Policy Analysis Market that mention Robin Hanson (and at least another 400 press/media articles that do not).

On Idea Futures (a.k.a. Prediction Markets, Information Markets)

Douglas McCormick, Forecasting Tomorrow’s Technology Today, IEEE Spectrum website, January 21, 2015.

Sam Frank, Come With Us If You Want To Live, Harper’s Magazine, pp.26-36, January 2015.

Liam O’Brien, Don’t Bet the Farm: The Encyclopedia of Betting and Gambling,, pp18,19,21, 23, 67,81,120, September 2, 2014. Patrick Tucker, This Is How America's Spies Could Find the Next National Security Threat, Defense One, February 20, 2014.

Andrew Rice, The Fall Of Intrade And The Business Of Betting On Real Life, Buzz Feed, February 20, 2014.

Dan Bobkoff, Betting Site Intrade Shuts Down Under Mysterious Circumstances, NPR, All Things Considered, March 11, 2013 3:00 PM

John O. McGinni, Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance Through Technology, Princeton University Press, p.38, December 30, 2012. Nate Silver, The Signal And The Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't, Penguin Press, September 2012, pp. 201-2.

Donald N. Thompson, Oracles: How Prediction Markets Turn Employees into Visionaries, Harvard Business Review Press, pp.14,24,110,157,165-166,219, June 5, 2012. Michael Sandel, What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits Of Markets, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, April, 2012, pp. 153-4

Cedric Gaspoz, Prediction Markets Supporting Technology Assessment: Corporate applications of prediction markets to support decision making, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, pp.16,22,24,29,30,41,57,89,91,96,107,132,134,161,181, December 11, 2011. Brian Krebs, A Futures Market for Computer Security, Technology Review, July 5, 2011

Leighton Vaughan Williams (editor), Prediction Markets: Theory and Applications, Routledge, pp.1,6,43,57,62-64, June 23, 2011. Julie Creswell, John Delaney, Founder of Intrade, Dies at 42, New York Times, May 26, 2011.

John Stossel, Prediction Markets, Stossel, Fox Business TV, February 17, 2011.

Nick Bostrom, Rebooting Britain: Make policy using prediction markets, UK Wired, January 2010.

Jeff Howe, Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business, Crown Business, pp.164-165, September 15, 2009. Andrew Leigh, Predictions on the Money, Australian Fiancial Review, May 19, 2009.

Mark Leibovich and Grant Barrett, The Buzzwords of 2008, New York Times, December 21, 2008.

Rachel Nowak, Stock market game may predict eco disasters, New Scientist, December 13, 2008.

Joshua Zumbrun, Can Intrade Win After The Election?,, November 3, 2008.

Ben Kunz,Prediction Markets Meet Wall Street, Business Week, October 14, 2008.

Crayton Harrison, Google Gets Answers as Staff Bets on GMail, `Star Wars' Success, Bloomberg, July 10, 2008.

Tobias Bayer, US-Aufsicht pruft Ereigniswetten, Financial Times Deutschland, p.19, May 5, 2008.

Dibya Sarkar, Regulators may look over the shoulder of predictive markets, Business Week, May 1, 2008.

Steve Lohr, Betting to Improve the Odds, New York Times, April 9. 2008.

Jonathan Adams, Big test for Taiwan prediction market, Asia Times, March 14, 2008.

Victoria Axelrod and Jenny Ambrozek, Prediction Markets: Co-creating an organization's future, Inside Knowledge Magazine 11(6):24-28.

Donald Luskin, The Method to the Betting Maddness, Townhall Magazine, 48-50, March 2008.

June Kronholz, Prediction Traders Put Their Money on Obama, Wall Street Journal, A8, February 13, 2008.

Ralf Grotker, Besser regieren, brand eins, 134-137, October, 2007.

Bob Tedeschi, The Wisdom of Sales Trend Predictions, New York Times, C6, September 17, 2007.

Gonzalo Vega Sfrasni, Quien llegara a la Casa Blanca en 2009? Senores, hagan sus apuestas, El Mercurio (Chile), A6, July 15, 2007.

Andrew Johnson, Predicion markets being used by companies, Tuscon Citizen, July 11, 2007.

Tim Harford, Tote That Vote, Financial Times, p.13, June 29, 2007.

Matt Crenson When enough people take a stake in the future, it's like a crystal ball, San Diego Union, June 23, 2007. From an AP story.

Melonyce McAfee, Are "Political Futures" Illegal? The rules for gambling on political elections. Slate, 5:31 PM ET, April 27, 2007.

Spencer Jakab, Crowds Can Outsmart Pros' Market Forecasts, Dow Jones Newswire, April 23 2007.

Is collective intelligence really more intelligent?, Wired, p. 46, December 2006.

Tracy Staedter, Trading Offers Best Election Predictions, Discovery Channel News, November 7, 2006.

Alan Sipress, The Top Pickers vs. the Pack, Washington Post D1, October 19, 2006.

Erick Schonfeld, Why gambling at the office pays, Business 2.0, September 12, 2006.

Diana Marrero, Gambling on pop culture winning bet?, Desert Sun, August 21, 2006.

Rachael King, The CEO Guide to Prediction Markets - Predicting for Success, Business Week Online, August 7, 2006.

Rachael King, Workers, Place Your Bets, Business Week Online, August 3, 2006.

Anne Kates Smith, Question? Ask the Crowd, Kiplingers's Personal Finance Magazine 60(6):19-20, June 2006.

Neil Irwin, Mason Magic Isn't Rocket Science: It's Economics, at Least When An Acclaimed Faculty Theorizes, Washington Post, D1, March 30, 2006.

Michael Strong, Put Your Money Where Your Theory Is, TCS Daily, Mar 1, 2006.

Market, market, on the wall, Economist, p.12, December 10, 2005.

Franois Pret, Marmix, le site qui lit l'ayenir dans les marchesfinanciers, 24 heures, p. 24 Dec 5, 2005.

Alex Tabarrok and Bryan Caplan, From Rental Cars to CEOs: A Review of 'Freaky' Research, Wall Street Journal Online, June 29, 2005.

James Annan, Betting on climate change, RealClimate, 9:49am, June 14, 2005. mirror

Pamela Gaynor, Online exchanges let political junkies bet on candidates they think will win, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Business News, October 26, 2004.

Ian Martinez, Rep. Frank Gives Libertarian View on Internet Gambling Policy. Warren's Washington Internet Daily 4(207), October 27, 2003.

Hal Varian, A Market Approach to Politics. New York Times, Page C2, May 8, 2003.

Jim Giles, Wanna bet? Nature 420:354-355, 28 November, 2002.

Eli Lehrer, Financial Futurist?, The American Enterprise, July/August 2002, p. 49.

Kevin Kelley, A Brief History of Betting on the Future, Wired 10(5), May 2002.

Barnaby J. Feder, To Learn What People Want, Trade 'Idea Stocks', New York Times, Business, Your Money, Page 4, February 10, 2002.

Pamela Licalzi O'Connell, Dark Prophecies, New York Times, October 11, 2001.

Emile Servan-Schreiber, Speculation sur une Science & Vie Micro 177:58-60, December 1999.

Bart Kosko, Heaven in a Chip : Fuzzy Visions of Society and Science in the Digital Age, Harmony Press, page 231, August 17, 1999.

K. Eric Drexler, Yesterday's tomorrows - Books that got the future right - and wrong. Reason 30(7)46-57. December 1, 1998.

Idea Futures. The Times of India, January 17, 1998(?).

Russ Ray, Idea futures gambling on science. The Futurist 31(1):25-28, January 11, 1997.

William Hartston, Innovation -- William Hartston reviews some ideas to make a better world. The Independent (London) Page 22, August 29, 1996.

Daniel Akst, The Futures Look Bright for Internet Market Sites, Los Angeles Times, June 3 1996, page D3

Jeff Ubois interviews Vernor Vinge, Internet World pages 82-90, February 1996.

Sumit Paul-Choudhury, Idea futures invade Net, RISK, 8(11):11-12, November 1995.

Quotable Quote. Wall Street Journal A14, 30 August, 1995.

Yardena Arar, On-line users bullish about futures market of punditry, Los Angeles Daily News, L.A. Life, page 12, July 26, 1995. Also Woodland Hills Daily News same day.

Steven Chase, Net market putting price on new ideas, Calgary Sun, page CF1, July 19, 1995.

Terry Johnson, A Real MarketPlace of Ideas, Alberta Report 10(24):16, July 10, 1995.

Mark Lowey, Calgarian shares in international computer award, Calgary Herald, June 5, 1995.

Lewis Phelps, "Nanotechnology on the Web", Foresight Update 22:1,6, 1995.

On How To Live In A Simulation

These articles cover How To Live In A Simulation. Journal of Evolution and Technology 7, September 2001.

John Tierney, Our Lives, Controlled From Some Guy's Couch, New York Times, August 14, 2007. See also related NYT blog post.

Nicholas Fearn, The Latest Answers to the Oldest Questions: A Philosophical Adventure with the World's Greatest Thinkers, pp. 78-79, Grove Press, January 16, 2007.

John Barrow, The Infinite Book, Pantheon Books, New York, August 2005.

John Barrow, The Artful Universe Expanded, Oxford University Press, p. 53, June 3, 2005.

Kenneth Silber, Totally Recalling Vanilla Sky's Matrix. Tech Central Station July 10, 2003.

Stephen Baxter, The Real Matrix, in ed. Karen Haber, Exploring the Matrix: Visions of the Cyber Present, 30-47 (45), St. Martin's Press, May 2, 2003.

Graham Phillips, Life inside a computer game. (London) Sunday Telegraph, page 37, April 27, 2003.

Roger Highfield, If Life is Just a Game, Who $#*@%'s the Programmer? (London) Sunday Telegraph, page 29, August 18, 2002.

Play game of life by the rules. Townsville Bulletin, page 44, August 17, 2002.

Gavin Simpson, Is this the end game? The West Australian Religion World, August 17, 2002.

You may not know it, but life could be a simulation. Birmingham Post, e-business, page 21, July 30, 2002.

Michael Brooks, Life's a sim and then you're deleted. New Scientist, pages 48-49, 27 July 2002.

Behave or be zapped. Daily Mail, July 25, 2002.

It's just an illusion, the experts say. Gold Coast Bulletin 19, July 30, 2002.

Real life will be like Matrix. Mirror 27, July 25, 2002.

On The Future

Nick Bostrom, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies , Oxford University Press, pp.2,160, September 3, 2014.

Stuart Armstrong, Smarter Than Us: The Rise of Machine Intelligence, Machine Intelligence Research Institute, p. 45, May 1, 2014. Kennedy Montgomery, Matt Welch, Kmele Foster, "Rise Of The Machines", The Independents, Fox Business TV, 9pm EST, March 28, 2014.

Matt Gurney, Interview With Robin Hanson on Artificial Intelligence, The Exchange CJAD 800 Radio, Montreal, February 25, 2014, see 29:00 to 37:00.

George Dvorsky, What will life be like when digital brains outnumber humans?, IO9, February 24, 2014.

Gary Niederhoff, Meet Your Replacements: Robin Hanson, Big Picture Science Radio Show, June 29, 2013.

Mark Piesing, Predicting the future of artificial intelligence has always been a fool's game, Wired UK, March 30, 2013.

How To Survive The Future, Future Thinking Column, BBC News Video, 4:04 minutes, December 19, 2012.

James D. Miller, Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World, BenBella Books, pp.10-11,45,55,138,141,150,179,181,187,197,200,203,207,209,215, October 16, 2012. Chris Berg, Mars? A mere Curiosity in days of thrift, Sydney Morning Herald, August 19, 2012.

Gene Healy, Opposing View: mars rover neat, but unaffordable, USA Today, Aug 6, 2012. Also Orange County Register, August 9.

Jim Glassman, Automation Nation: Will Robots Take Our Jobs? Ideas In Action, PBS TV Show, taped September 7, 2011.

Phil Bowermaster, World Transformed, Fast Forward Radio, August 30, 2011.

Linton Weeks, 2010 Isn't What Many Futurists Of The Past Imagined, National Public Radio, October 18, 2010.

Patrick Skahill, Colin McEnroe Show, WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio, 1p EST, January 15, 2010.

Chris Matyszczyk, The computer engineer who thinks we're doomed, cnet news, November 2, 2009 8:13 PM PST.

Brett Levy, Future shock, a million years from now, Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2008.

Gunilla Borgefors, En vacker dag blir datorn smartare ‰n vi, Dagens Nyheter, August 17, 2008.

Jon Turney, Visions of our far future, Nature 454(7):696-697, August 7, 2008.

John Horgan, The Shape of Things to Come, Wall Street Journal, W3, June 13, 2008.

Nick Bostrom, The dread planet: Why finding fossils on Mars would be extremely bad news for humanity, Boston Globe, May 25, 2008.

Nick Bostrom, Where Are They? Why I hope the search for extraterrestrial life finds nothing. Technology Review, May/June 2008.

Ronald Bailey, Will Super Smart Artificial Intelligences Keep Humans Around As Pets? Reason Online, September 11, 2007.

J. Storrs Hall, Beyond AI: Creating the Conscience of the Machine, Prometheus Books, p.389, May 1, 2007.

Clifford A. Pickover, A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: Extraordinary People, Alien Brains, and Quantum Resurrection, Basic Books, pp.74-75,82,109,127,249, December 27, 2006. Daniel Kaplan, Interview Robin Hanson - "Si même un petit nombre d'entre nous cherchait honnêtement la vérité, nous n'aurions plus de désaccords entre nous," Ci'Num - The Digital Civilizations Forum, October 3, 2006.

Economics of Longevity, BBC Radio, Today Show, 8:55am (GMT), March 18, 2006.

Helen Thomson, Robots Take Over, World Forum Daily News Brief 3:1, March 17, 2006.

Arnold Kling, Kurzweilomics, TCS Daily, October 18, 2005.

Joel Garreau, Radical Evolution - The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies - And What It Means To Be Human, p. 284, DoubleDay, New York, May 17, 2005.

Vic Zast Baseball can't beat medical technology - Steroids just the latest stop in evolution, 5:29 p.m. ET, March 1, 2005.

Damien Broderick, Racing toward the spike, pp. 278-293 in Prefiguring Cyberculture: An Intellectual History, ed. Alessio Cavallaro, Annemarie Jonson, Darren Tofts, MIT Press, October 1, 2004.

James Hughes, Engineering Better Citizens. BetterHumans 2:51 PM September 1, 2004.

Ronald Bailey, The Transhumans Are Coming!. Reason Online August 11, 2004.

Rocky Rawstern, Interviews with Educators, NanoNews 8, February, 2004. mirror

James Hughes, Getting Paid in Our Jobless Future, BetterHumans 8:19 AM, September 22, 2003.

John-Michael Maas, Wide Angle Tie-ins; Publishers lure readers with unconventional approaches to familiar media properties. Publishers Weekly Book News, page 17, April 21, 2003.

Stephen R. Waite and Michael Mauboussin, Quantum Investing Texere Press, page 99, November, 2002.

Richard Doyle, Wetwards: Experiments in Postvital Living, University of Minnesota Press, p.135, June 1, 2003.

Nick Bostrom Anthropic Bias: Observation Selections Effects in Science and Philosophy, Routledge Press, page 80, March 1, 2002.

Damien Broderick, The Spike : How Our Lives Are Being Transformed By Rapidly Advancing Technologies, Tor Books, pages 132,165,186,202,221,231,329. January 1, 2001.

Alex Beam, Immortality and the chosen, frozen few. The Boston Globe City Edition F1, June 3, 1998. Reprinted Austin American-Statesman A13, June 6, 1998.

David Brin, The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Privacy and Freedom?, Perseus Books, pp.24,267, May 1, 1998.

Jim McClellan, The Tommorow People, UK Observer Life 10 (Cover Story), March 26 1995. Reprinted in The Ottawa Citizen Page B4, April 1, 1995.

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