An exploration into performance optimisation and human potential. The pink path in our organic capacity and, the grey path the integration & augmentation with technologies as part of the emerging transhuman, post human movement.

Pink Path & Grey Path

Two narratives (the pink path and the grey path) into the fundamentals of wellbeing, performance optimisation, human potential and potential beyond human.

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Two Paths Podcast
Two Paths Podcast
Troy A Haines

Dating back to when we were primates and first used a stick to get at fruit on a branch outside our reach, we’ve progressively used tools and technologies in more sophisticated ways to extend our abilities. That’s no different to today as we progressively explore tools, techniques and technologies to realise ever increasing levels of performance and potential. We are fast approaching a convergence point where exponential technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Neurotech, BioTech, Virtual & Augmented Reality (among others) will blur the lines between artificial and the real, and between the virtual and the real. In addition as meditation becomes more mainstream, many are experiencing a greater disidentification with the mind made concept of self, the trauma and conditioning which keeps us small, being replaced by an alignment with our seed of potential within. And furthermore the subsequent psychedelic renaissance that is unfolding is set to expand our awareness of who and what we are…individually and collectively in ways that we can’t even imagine from this current point in time. Two Paths is an exploration of two narratives (the pink path and the grey path) into the fundamentals of wellbeing, performance optimisation, human potential and potential beyond human. The pink path in our organic capacity and, the grey path the integration & augmentation with technologies as part of the emerging transhuman, post human movementThe Two Paths podcast is where we have these conversations, exploring the opportunities that are unfolding and providing an evidence based approach as we interview leaders in science and research, wellbeing & performance optimisation, technology entrepreneurs & innovators, leaders in consciousness and those at the forefront of psychedelic research, among many others relevant to wellbeing, performance and potential.


Embodied and Extended Cognition with Nichol Bradford

Troy is joined by Nichol Bradford, founder of the Transformative Technology movement. Troy first met Nichol through the Transformative Technologies ecosystem. Nichol was looking for someone to support building the Transformative Tech ecosystem in Australia, which for Troy having worked in startup and innovation for close to a decade and with a passion for consciousness, it was a great connection.

They both share a passion for the positive influence that technology can be on the evolution of humanity. Helping elevate human consciousness. Transformative Technology is a community, supporting entrepreneurs and innovators to build human centred technologies that help us to evolve.

Who is Nichol Bradford?

Nichol’s a pioneer, innovator, investor and thought leader at the intersection of technology and human transformation.

Nichol invests as the Co-Founder and Partner at Nirmeia Collective, a seed stage venture fund. She builds community as the Co-Founder of Transformative, a global ecosystem dedicated to educating, gathering, and activating wellbeing tech founders, investors, and innovators – with 9000 members in 72 countries. She shapes global thinking as a speaker, futurist, strategist, and author.

Nichol is a senior interactive entertainment executive. She has been responsible for strategy, operations, marketing and production roles at major brands that include Epic Games, Activision Blizzard, Disney, and Vivendi. Nichol led operations for World of Warcraft China and all of Blizzard Entertainment’s properties in China as well as held a key role on the Vivendi Games team responsible for the Activision-Blizzard merger – an $18B deal and an industry-defining event. She has helped produce events in the metaverse at Epic that broke world records.

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Artificial Intelligence, The Metaverse and Consciousness with Dr Catriona Wallace

Troy is joined by Dr Catriona Wallace one of the world’s most cited experts on the topics of AI, the Metaverse, Web3, responsible tech, women in leadership and the future of work. Troy first met Cat back in July when he attended a technology and meditation event she was hosting in Byron Bay. The event brought together a group of 40 people, half were leaders of spiritual communities and the other half were technologists to explore the intersection between technology and consciousness.

As a follow up conversation from the event… Their discussion covers everything from why regulation and ethics are imperative in the emerging Metaverse, where technology is leading us, what that means for humanity and consciousness itself and how we best prepare ourselves for a future of unprecedented change. We hope you enjoy this conversation with Catriona as much as we did.

Who is Dr Catriona Wallace?

Dr Cartriona Wallace is a Woman, a Mother of 5 and a Medicine Woman in training.

She has been recognised by the Australian Financial Review as the Most Influential Woman in Business & Entrepreneurship. Cat is the founder of the Responsible Metaverse Alliance and the Executive Chair of Boab AI – Artesian Capital’s AI Accelerator and VC fund. Catriona was also the Founder of Ethical AI Advisory, now part of the Gradient Institute, where Catriona is a Director.

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Tech for dreaming – Lucid Dreaming on Demand with Brian Gilan

Troy is joined by Brian Gilan as they explore everything from the Oura Ring as a market technology for measuring and optimising sleep to dropping deep into the lucid dreaming space… What is it? How do you do it? Why would you want to do it? What does the dreamscape show us about our waking reality and is our waking state a dream?

Our discussion unfolds beautifully as we discuss what a utopian future might look like. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Brian as much as I did.

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The Light and Dark of Technologies inc AI (Ascended Intelligence) with Rak Razam

Troy is joined by Rak Razam for a discussion of all things technologies and consciousness from meditation, psychedelics, metaverse, AI (artificial intelligence or ascended intelligence) as tools for the development of a utopian future. As technology continues to evolve exponentially how does humanity ensure that we are creating a future that is desirable for all. Who are we really and what can we become?

Our discussion unfolds beautifully as we look backwards before looking forwards into what a utopian future might look like.

Rak Razam is an alchemical storyteller with his finger on the pulse of tomorrow and the heart of today. A screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, author, journalist and shamanic medicine ambassador, his focus is on the cultural paradigm birthing in this brave new world.

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The Intersection Between Technology and Consciousness with Troy Haines

Troy introduces the Two Paths Podcast. Is technology taking us into a desirable future? Are we in control of ourselves? What does the future of technology and consciousness look like? Will we still be human in the future?

As I learn about the advances and application of technologies along with evolving human consciousness, the two paths podcast shares the progression of my learning as I lean into a future that integrates technology and consciousness… I’ll share interviews with experts in both technology and consciousness as we explore – what are we evolving into?

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About your host

Troy A Haines

  • Founder of 
  • Chair For Transformative Technologies Australia 
  • Mentor For Global Transformative Technology Academy
  • A decade of leadership experience in Queensland & Australian Regional Startup Ecosystem
  • Founder of theSPACE Startup Incubator 
  • Innovation Champion Award By Premier Of Qld & Inducted Into The Qld Innovation Wall Of Fame
  • Investment Panel Member For Advance Qld $80million Investment Fund
  • Plant Based, Natural, Amateur Fitness Model Athlete
  • Chief Consciousness Hacker at iAMconnected
  • 20 Years Meditation Practice


My awareness is that technology has the potential to uplift humanity (it has throughout history) in ways that we can’t imagine – for good, for the exploration and realisation of our potential.

But our technology is an extension of our collective consciousness. Currently technologies such as AI, Web3 and the Metaverse, despite bringing great benefits, have the power to harm people and create a greater divide in society. We are also faced with the exclusion of women, minorities, Indigenous and other groups in the current design of technology. We need conscious leaders to shape and direct the future relationships between technology and humanity.

How do we navigate the next decade and beyond as the development of technology accelerates, how do we apply and use our technologies in ways that support the many to become the realisation of our highest potential and not serve the benefit of just the few.