Foundation: David Copperfield On The Art Of Magic And Eternal Curiosity

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In this episode of my Foundation video series, I travel to Las Vegas to interview famed illusionist, magician, and entrepreneur David Copperfield. David explains how he combines magic with storytelling, recounts the moment when Francis Ford Coppola taught him to text, and shares his theory that people who are eternally curious are never truly satisfied.

David Copperfield on the intersection of science and magic:

Like Einstein said, you have to hold onto your illusions. I think there is something in us, no matter how technically savvy we are, that needs to be transported. We needs to believe that there is more to life than we know about.”

Kevin Rose is a general partner at Google Ventures. You can watch Kevin’s prior Foundation episode, an interview with Evernote CEO Phil Libin, here.