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  • (upbeat music) - This week "London Real",

  • we have Rick Falkvinge of the Swedish Pirate Party.

  • - As long as you follow the rules,

  • you will always be, at best number two.

  • The established politicians do not understand

  • the digital environment.

  • The big problem today for a lot of creatives,

  • for a lot of artists is not piracy, it's obscurity.

  • (omnious upbeat music)

  • Hollywood is not in trouble,

  • they're posting record profits year over year, over year.

  • We're fighting for things like

  • the right to express yourself without being tracked.

  • You can see a lot of overlap

  • between prior party enthusiast and bitcoin enthusiast.

  • They do not understand the internet,

  • they do not understand that civil liberties

  • need to be safeguarded more than ever.

  • First, they ignore you then they ridicule you,

  • then they fight you and then you win,

  • that's very, very accurate.

  • (omnious upbeat music)

  • - DeFi, which stands for Decentralised Finance,

  • this is a $9 trillion per year marketplace.

  • I wanna talk about our brand new DeFi Academy.

  • Our first programme is called the DeFi Accelerator,

  • and we have been absolutely inundated

  • with applications from around the world.

  • I'm gonna be talking about

  • how you can profit from what I'm calling

  • the Greatest Dislocation of Wealth in Human History.

  • Decentralised finance is already revolutionising

  • the world of finance.

  • You just don't know it yet.

  • I'm gonna talk about the difference

  • between DeFi and cryptocurrencies,

  • there's a big difference.

  • I wanna go into how to trade the markets.

  • it takes a lot of discipline,

  • it takes emotional discipline,

  • it takes intelligence,

  • it's not an easy thing to do.

  • I'm looking for a small group of people

  • who wanna actively, participate

  • in this upcoming DeFi revolution.

  • I'm looking for serious individuals only

  • with real net worth,

  • who wanna build this exciting financial infrastructure.

  • I'm looking for partners, collaborators, investors,

  • colleagues, who wanna to join forces

  • and create real value and generation of wealth.

  • If you're one of those people go to LondonReal.TV/DeFi

  • and submit your application.

  • Now you've got a chance.

  • Life all comes down to a few moments.

  • You have a chance now to join me

  • on this incredible adventure for the next 10 years.

  • It will change your life,

  • the lives of your children and grandchildren,

  • maybe the life of billions of people on this planet.

  • What are you going to do,

  • what's the choice that you're going to make?

  • (gentle music) (sound effect whooshes)

  • - Happy New Year and welcome back to "London Real".

  • It's 2014, I hope you all have

  • your New Year's resolutions in place,

  • it's going to be a very big year, I got a funny feeling,

  • and hopefully you've got a few of your goals laid out

  • for you to make sure you get the most out of it.

  • We're back with a gentleman by the name of Rick Falkvinge

  • and for all you Swedish out there,

  • I hope I got the pronunciation right.

  • I properly, butchered it

  • during this interview in the beginning, so you'll see that.

  • He is the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party

  • and you might know the Pirate Party now

  • because they have a major representation in Germany

  • and a variety of other European countries.

  • But at the time, they were the first

  • and it was a party from what I understand

  • was founded on internet freedoms, piracy,

  • and then was later loosely associated with the Pirate Bay,

  • which if you're a yank,

  • you might not know that's based in Sweden.

  • And it's really fascinating to hear the way

  • that Rick talks about it, because of their incidence

  • of such a high broadband centre, back in the day.

  • The Swedes really demanded to have a lot of the multimedia

  • at their fingertips.

  • And so they set up a lot of these companies

  • that allowed you to download movies back in the day.

  • He talks a little bit about Napster,

  • which is something that I used to actively use,

  • which really was one of the first file sharing pieces

  • out there as far as the peer-to-peer.

  • And then, he talks about how it kinda grew

  • to where they became a genuine political party in Sweden,

  • and he was all over sudden gone

  • from computer kinda tech-nerd guy into politician.

  • So it's a very cool story.

  • He's an interesting dude.

  • He's got a lot to say about bitcoin

  • and some really fabulous life advice at the end.

  • Every now and then people really drop some fantastic science

  • when it comes to things they learned, lessons they learned.

  • And one of the great quotes that I put in the trailer,

  • which you might've seen this week is that he said,

  • "Those that make the rules, make the rules

  • because they don't want you to change the status quo

  • that basically put them in charge."

  • So he says, "Always break the rules."

  • And he says, "If not, you're always gonna come in second."

  • And it's a great perspective.

  • So you can say you heard it here first, on "London Real",

  • when you go out and bust up all those rules.

  • So I hope you go enjoy Rick,

  • please check him out on Twitter,

  • and he's good friends with Andy McShane* and Max Keiser

  • and all of the...

  • They're soon becoming regulars here on "London Real".

  • So that's all good.

  • I wanna give a super shout-out to my favourite people

  • on the West Coast of the USA,

  • which are the folks at Bulletproof.

  • Yes, I continue to be Bulletproof.

  • I took a break when I was in New York City for a week

  • and I had regular coffee.

  • And it's good to take a break every now and then,

  • but as soon as I got back to the UK,

  • I got back on the good stuff

  • with the butter and the MCT oil, and I'm back.

  • If you don't know, it's a way of biohacking yourself

  • by having the right kind of coffee,

  • prepared in the right way and having a nice chunk of butter

  • and MCT oil in the morning, and then your Bulletproof.

  • They've also got a bunch of other exciting products,

  • including their charcoal tablets,

  • which I'll be showing off here on the show very soon.

  • And you can get all of that stuff at their website,

  • which has upgradedself.com.

  • They've got a whole new backend, very efficient.

  • They got lower shipping costs in the States

  • and you'd get all their stuff in Britain as well.

  • So go there, check them out,

  • it's more than just a coffee company by a long way.

  • Dave Asprey has got a fantastic podcast

  • and I encourage you to check that out,

  • He's cranking out two shows a week

  • with some of the top people

  • when it comes to nutrition biohacking you name it.

  • So check them out, I appreciate them.

  • We're big fans of their product,

  • and they are big fans of our show.

  • So good stuff all around there, and that's it.

  • We've got a few more exciting things coming this month.

  • We've got Mr. Richard Villar who is a doctor,

  • but in Britain, you don't use the word doctor

  • when you say someone's name, you say, "Mr."

  • This is the guy that went to Haiti after the earthquake.

  • He goes in like 24 to 48 hours

  • after a major disaster happens.

  • And he's the guy operating on people,

  • trying to figure out where the water source is,

  • I mean, it's really intense.

  • He's an ex-SAS surgeon, I mean, he's the real deal.

  • He was on here before with Patrick Vickers,

  • about six months ago, and he just got back

  • from the Philippines for that Typhoon disaster.

  • And we had him back in and he walked me through,

  • getting the phone call when he was up in the Lake District,

  • in the UK to being flown in via Manila

  • and right to the disaster site, to operating on people.

  • And it was really intense,

  • is one of my most intense episodes.

  • It was just me and him.

  • I don't think I looked at my notes once

  • 'cause that was just like asking him questions

  • that came to my mind.

  • So it's a really fun show that'll be coming up soon,

  • along with some other exciting stuff that we've got going on

  • to keep things fresh on "London Real".

  • So there you go kids, I'll call it at that,

  • I hope you guys are looking forward to a great year.

  • And now I'm gonna leave you with Mr. Rick falkVinge

  • of the Pirate Party.

  • - All right, let's do this.

  • This is "London ", I am Brian Rose.

  • We're sponsored today by the folks at Bulletproof Coffee,

  • which Rick has just sampled.

  • It's a coffee that's free of moulds and toxins.

  • I mixed it up with grass-fed butter, much to his dismay,

  • putting some Brain Octane oil

  • which is like the best of the coconut oil,

  • I mix it up and boom, we now have a new fan.

  • I believe, it's a great way to start your day.

  • I do it instead of breakfast,

  • it just makes my brain work well

  • and I don't kind of crash after coffee.

  • You had a small bit, but you liked it, right?

  • - I liked it, I mean it was a very pleasant surprise,

  • I didn't expect that.

  • - Yeah, when the butter went in

  • you were giving me some strange looks,

  • but that's understandable (laughs).

  • But I just wanna say thanks to the Bulletproof guys,

  • they're big into biohacking.

  • Check out their site, which is upgradedself.com

  • in the US you can order their coffee,

  • and yeah, really appreciate their support on the show.

  • My guest today is Mr. Rick Falkvinge, is that right?

  • - It's a Scandinavian name so Falkvinge,

  • but yeah, a lot of most Americans say Falkvinge

  • - Okay, well I'll say it right,

  • Falkvinge. - There you go.

  • - Okay, Rick Falkvinge that's awesome.

  • You are a Swedish IT entrepreneur

  • and you are founder of the very first Pirate Party

  • in Sweden in 2005.

  • Let me finish, you are a worldwide speaker

  • on Internet Liberty; The Right to Privacy,

  • you're a proponent of Bitcoin,

  • and you're the author of "Swarm Wise",

  • which is the tactical manual to changing the world.

  • - Yeah, a better ambitious title, but I guess can by it.

  • - I can't wait to hear about it,

  • Rick, welcome to "London Real".

  • - Thank you so much, Brian.

  • It's a pleasure to be here.

  • - Now it's great to have you,

  • you have a fantastic looking CV,

  • about all the things you've done,

  • but one thing that stuck out in my mind

  • was that your first computer was a Commodore VIC-20.

  • - Yeah. - Is that true?

  • That first of all that d- - That is true.

  • I mean, I started coding at age eight,

  • so, I started coding on a VIC-20.

  • - That dates you a little bit.

  • - It does, doesn't it, I mean- - I remember the VIC-20.

  • - I mean I'm old school.

  • I coded on computers when you actually had to know them

  • inside out to get anything done.

  • But I think that it gives you a bit...

  • has a bit of an advantage.

  • I mean, if I were to start today,

  • I'd would be so cuddled in by all of these environments

  • that wanted to help me to start a code

  • in order to get anything done

  • on those eight bit old school machines,

  • you had to know them inside out,

  • and you actually had to get down to the metal

  • to get even some scrolling texts.

  • - Right, and the drive was an audio tape drive, wasn't it?

  • - The first one was, yeah.

  • I mean, you could buy a disc drive

  • for the same price