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Oct 12, 2022

Polymaths!! or you can say "people who are a little bit of everything." They're often mathematicians, but they might also be artists, poets, or scientists. They can be men or women, young or old—we're talking about people with all kinds of different backgrounds and interests who have one thing in common: they love learning new things. Today we're joined by Justin Lancaster, who is a polymath to know more about them and why we need polymaths in today's world. Some of the downsides and upsides as well. This and a lot more in today's episode. This is a 2 part series. Do join us next week for part 2.


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Justin Lancaster is an entrepreneur, an inventor, a scientist and an attorney. He is educated in math, physics, chemistry and biology, trained in laboratory and field science, and is an expert in computer simulation of dynamic systems and 3-d visualization of real-world systems. He has experience in software development, programming, Internet SaaS and informatics.


Justin conceived and initiated, in 1994, the Integrated Monitoring, Modelling and Management (IM3) Project that enabled cleaning the Charles River in Boston by utilizing citizen science joined with advanced computer modelling. In 1995, at age 40, he founded Geosoftware, Inc., a 1995 SaaS startup that invented "GeoVoyager," a forerunner technology for "Google Earth." Lancaster and Bell's 2001 patent in this field is widely cited.


He is an internationally recognized polymath, being a member of the Prometheus Society, the Four Sigma Society, the Triple Nine Society and ranked in the top 250 in the World Genius Directory (

He was a professional alpine ski racer in his early twenties and former VT Junior Alpine Champion. He is also a sailor, an aircraft pilot, and in 1980 he bicycled 3300 miles across the United States. He is a pianist, having played improvisational jazz in small-venue concerts, at events, and as an accompanist. Justin is certified as a Life Activation Practitioner with the International Modern Mystery School N.A. and is a certified Reiki Master.


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A bit about me (Dr. Orest Komarnyckyj):

Dr. Orest Komarnyckyj enjoyed a prestigious career as a periodontal regenerative surgeon moving to a new passion in June 2018. He retired after a 33-year career to pursue new passions. At 69 Dr. Orest has taken on a new role as an Interviewer, Podcaster and government-certified Old Guy. He streams from his new home in Las Vegas, NV. He lives with his wife of 29 years, Oksana. His status as an empty-nesters with two out of college-employed children has left him with time and energy to share decades of successes, failures, and wisdom.




00:00 - Precap

00:30 - Intro

01:37 - Guest introduction

5:05 - Most important thing you've done today?

07:03 - Relationship advice

09:22 - What is polymath?

13:00 - When did you realize that you are a polymath?

16:30 - Economic success as polymath

18:55 - Commercial

19:30 - Commercial ends/ Experience with startups

21:10 - Education

29:40 - Living past a 100

35:27 - Outro