The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
 

This is Part Seven of ten weekly instalments which will contain the complete text of the science fiction thriller Bones Burnt Black.

Plot: A methodical serial killer sabotages a large commercial spacecraft's engines to keep it on a trajectory to burn up in the sun, and then remains aboard the craft to murder and torment its passengers and crew.

This audio-book (read by the author, and being released in ten parts over a ten week period) will contain the complete text of the original paperback version (which was published and copyrighted 2004).

These audio files are released under the Creative Commons--noncommercial, no derivative works--2.5 license, which may be viewed at CreativeCommons.org. Briefly, this means you may--indeed you are encouraged to--copy these audio files as many times as you wish, and give them away to as many people as you wish. But you may not copy only a portion of any one audio file, you may not charge anyone any amount of money for them, and you may not use any portion of them to make something new.

If you enjoy this book please share it with a friend.

Thank you.

Stephen Euin Cobb

Direct download: Bones_Burnt_Black_7_by_Stephen_Euin_Cobb.mp3
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Marshall Brain (founder of HowStuffWorks.com) is today's featured guest.

Topics: How and why he created HowStuffWorks.com; his work on Brain Stuff and DecidingToBeBetter.com; behind the scenes while making his TV show Factory Floor; and why he promotes the idea that starting a business is a great idea. 

Marshall Brain is best known as the founder of HowStuffWorks.com, which grew into one of the top Web sites in the country. He sold it to Discovery Communications in 2007 for $250 million. He hosted the TV show Factory Floor which appeared on the National Geographic channel. He has written a number of books, articles and essays, which -- just like the famous website he created -- explain in a no-nonsense way how stuff works. A perfect example is his article How to make a million dollars.  Which can be read for free on his website: MarshallBrain.com. 

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 26, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 44 minutes] This interview was recorded as a Skype-to-Skype call on Jan 22, 2011.

Direct download: TFAY_2011_1_26.mp3
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This is Part Six of ten weekly instalments which will contain the complete text of the science fiction thriller Bones Burnt Black.

Plot: A methodical serial killer sabotages a large commercial spacecraft's engines to keep it on a trajectory to burn up in the sun, and then remains aboard the craft to murder and torment its passengers and crew.

This audio-book (read by the author, and being released in ten parts over a ten week period) will contain the complete text of the original paperback version (which was published and copyrighted 2004).

These audio files are released under the Creative Commons--noncommercial, no derivative works--2.5 license, which may be viewed at CreativeCommons.org. Briefly, this means you may--indeed you are encouraged to--copy these audio files as many times as you wish, and give them away to as many people as you wish. But you may not copy only a portion of any one audio file, you may not charge anyone any amount of money for them, and you may not use any portion of them to make something new.

If you enjoy this book please share it with a friend.

Thank you.

Stephen Euin Cobb

Direct download: Bones_Burnt_Black_6_by_Stephen_Euin_Cobb.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00 AM

StepheEuin Cobb (author, futurist, magazine writer--and your host) is today's featured guest.
Topics: Technological news items with my commentary on each. (1) Though the benefits to consumers will be wonderful, the dangers to investors both large and small of investing in solar cells during the next few years may be devastating; (2) a newly discovered, and possibly useful, fundamental property of light--under the right conditions, it can generate lift; and (3) the surprising discovery that very large thunderstorms on earth produce gamma rays and anti-matter.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 19, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 25 minutes]

Stephen Euin Cobb is an author, futurist and host of the award-winning podcast The Future and You. He was a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine for three years; and has written for Robot Magazine, H+ Magazine, Grim Couture Magazine, and Space and Time Magazine. He is also a game designer, artist, essayist, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation.
Direct download: TFAY_2011_1_19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:13 AM

This is Part Five of ten weekly instalments which will contain the complete text of the science fiction thriller Bones Burnt Black.

Plot: A methodical serial killer sabotages a large commercial spacecraft's engines to keep it on a trajectory to burn up in the sun, and then remains aboard the craft to murder and torment its passengers and crew.

This audio-book (read by the author, and being released in ten parts over a ten week period) will contain the complete text of the original paperback version (which was published and copyrighted 2004).

These audio files are released under the Creative Commons--noncommercial, no derivative works--2.5 license, which may be viewed at CreativeCommons.org. Briefly, this means you may--indeed you are encouraged to--copy these audio files as many times as you wish, and give them away to as many people as you wish. But you may not copy only a portion of any one audio file, you may not charge anyone any amount of money for them, and you may not use any portion of them to make something new.

If you enjoy this book please share it with a friend.

Thank you.

Stephen Euin Cobb

Direct download: Bones_Burnt_Black_5_by_Stephen_Euin_Cobb.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00 AM

Michael A. Solomon (illustrator and 3D animator) is today's featured guest.

Topic: 3D animation. An assessment of its explosive growth in the last ten years; a behind the scenes look at the software and hardware being used to create it; and why it is now possible for a home hobbyist to create professional grade 3D animations.

Michael A Solomon is a professional illustrator and 3D animator. His company, Eye of Solomon, does a wide variety of commercial art for its clients including 3D animations. This Honda commercial is a good example his ability to integrate 3D animation with live action footage.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 12, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 45 minutes] This interview was recorded as a Skype-to-Skype call on Jan 8, 2011.

Direct download: TFAY_2011_1_12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:12 AM

This is the Fourth of ten weekly instalments which will contain the complete text of the science fiction thriller Bones Burnt Black.

Plot: A methodical serial killer sabotages a large commercial spacecraft's engines to keep it on a trajectory to burn up in the sun, and then remains aboard the craft to murder and torment its passengers and crew.

This audio-book (read by the author, and being released in ten parts over a ten week period) will contain the complete text of the original paperback version (which was published and copyrighted 2004).

These audio files are released under the Creative Commons--noncommercial, no derivative works--2.5 license, which may be viewed at CreativeCommons.org. Briefly, this means you may--indeed you are encouraged to--copy these audio files as many times as you wish, and give them away to as many people as you wish. But you may not copy only a portion of any one audio file, you may not charge anyone any amount of money for them, and you may not use any portion of them to make something new.

If you enjoy this book please share it with a friend.

Thank you.

Stephen Euin Cobb

Direct download: Bones_Burnt_Black_4_by_Stephen_Euin_Cobb.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00 AM

Stephen Euin Cobb (author, futurist, magazine writer--and your host) is today's featured guest.

Topics: News and commentary on a number of future oriented topics--such as: mapping all the connections of the brain; Intel's prediction of a thousand core consumer CPU; human embryos which have three parents instead of two; printing new organs inside the body during surgery; new estimates of when we can expect solar cells to replace all power plants currently burning coal, oil or natural gas; and what your host thinks the Chinese plan to do in space, and why this is likely to spark a new and totally different kind of space race.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 5, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 40 minutes]

Stephen Euin Cobb is an author, futurist and host of the award-winning podcast The Future and You. He was a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine for three years; and has written for Robot Magazine, H+ Magazine and Grim Couture Magazine. He is also a game designer, artist, essayist, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation.

Direct download: TFAY_2011_1_5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:53 AM

This is the third of ten weekly instalments which will contain the complete text of the science fiction thriller Bones Burnt Black.

Plot: A methodical serial killer sabotages a large commercial spacecraft's engines to keep it on a trajectory to burn up in the sun, and then remains aboard the craft to murder and torment its passengers and crew.

This audio-book (read by the author, and being released in ten parts over a ten week period) will contain the complete text of the original paperback version (which was published and copyrighted 2004).

These audio files are released under the Creative Commons--noncommercial, no derivative works--2.5 license, which may be viewed at CreativeCommons.org. Briefly, this means you may--indeed you are encouraged to--copy these audio files as many times as you wish, and give them away to as many people as you wish. But you may not copy only a portion of any one audio file, you may not charge anyone any amount of money for them, and you may not use any portion of them to make something new.

If you enjoy this book please share it with a friend.

Thank you.

Stephen Euin Cobb

Direct download: Bones_Burnt_Black_3_by_Stephen_Euin_Cobb.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00 AM