Bill Nye – the Science Guy, was the science educator to a whole generation not only in the United States but also in Canada and the rest of the English-speaking world. He was among a handful of TV celebrities who made science cool, interesting and fun. But most of all, Bill Nye inspired a generation of students not only to respect but also to love science and become scientists themselves.
Today Mr. Nye is a man on a mission to save the world. And a unique behind-the-scenes documentary film – Bill Nye Science Guy, chronicles his personal campaign to do just that. So when David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg told me they are coming to Toronto for the Canadian premiere of their film, I knew that I had to use this opportunity to get Bill on my Singularity.FM podcast.
During our 45 min conversation with Bill Nye, we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: why he sees himself as a science educator; differences between Bill Nye – the person, and Bill Nye – the Science Guy; playing the hand he was dealt and saving the world; emotion and logic; his measure of success and failure; mining coal and using horses; the dangers and benefits of AI; the timelines and benchmarks towards the singularity; why his big 3 issues are clean water; renewable energy and global internet access; what is science and the limits thereof; on telling a story; the importance of ethics and its origins…
P.S. Check out the bloopers at the end of the video 😉
Special thanks to David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg who introduced me to Bill Nye as well as Dave Gibson and his crew of generous friends without whom this interview would not have been recorded at the professional level that it was.
Who is Bill Nye?
Bill Nye is a science educator, mechanical engineer, television host and New York Times bestselling author with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society and help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Nye is best known for his Emmy-award winning children’s television show Bill Nye the Science Guy and his new Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the World. As a trusted science educator, Nye has appeared on numerous television programs including Good Morning America, CNN New Day, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver and Real Time with Bill Maher. He currently splits his time between New York City and Los Angeles.
Bill Nye Science Guy – the Documentary:
Bill Nye embarks on a quest to change the world through science advocacy and education. With intimate and exclusive access, this is a behind-the-scenes portrait of “the Science Guy,” as he inspires Millennials to participate in STEM. With wonder and whimsy, the film will follow Bill’s journey to change the world… with science.