I really liked his comment that humans are prediction machines trying to figure out what will make them happy in the future. That is an interesting point because a lot of happiness surveys demonstrate that people actually do know what will make them happy but since they do not think about the few things that make them happy on a daily basis then they often simply forget to do it and remain in inertia. Yet, Dan is also accurate in saying that we might think we know what we like or don't like (losing a job, for example), but people also a few months after that event happens might look back and say the best thing that ever happened to me was something a priori you thought was obviously bad.
Also, I was surprised that the species he chose that also thinks about the future was not dolphins or chimpanzees as he mentioned earlier, but rather corvids who are able to conceptualize a time that has not yet come based on previous actions by the experimenters. That is truly remarkable.
Nonetheless, my favorite quote from this video was "humans exist because they have an appropriate level of denial. And that people will have too much fear about certain things, can't even function in everyday life." Being a student of political economy, some of the literature that we read has high predictive power for the nature of current regimes across the world, and their unsustainable nature should make me quite fearful but I still maintain a denial that we could be wrong so there is no need to get totally scared just yet.