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.