Luke Burgis | Layer Zero

Humans are mimetic creatures that crave their respective desires. But how do these desires work when paired with crypto? Luke Burgis explains. Luke is the author of, “Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life.”
Jun 14, 20221 min read

Mimetic desire is a part of everything. After this interview, you’ll start to see it everywhere. Where does the apex of mimetic desire lead? Is it good or bad for society? How did learning about mimetic desire impact Luke’s life? Hear the answers to these questions and much more in the episode.


0:00 Intro

3:43 Luke’s Background

7:40 Crypto & Mimetic Desire

15:40 The Leverage Component

20:32 Manias and Mimesis

24:50 Defining Mimetic Desire

31:13 Eyes

37:16 Trajectory of Mimetic Desire

46:47 Consequences of Mimetic Desire

55:55 How Luke Has Personally Changed

1:00:20 Desires

1:08:00 Good or Bad For Society?


Luke Burgis on Twitter


Luke Burgis’s Website


Wanting by Luke


Luke’s First Bankless Appearance


Manias and Mimesis Essay


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