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

John Ringo, Tedd Roberts (AKA: Speaker to Lab Animals) Chris & Janet Morris, Jason Cordova and Mike Williamson are our featured guests.

Topic: The Technological Future of War.

John Ringo is a New York Times best selling novelist with over two million books in print. Tedd Roberts (AKA: Speaker to Lab Animals) is an associate professor at an unspecified "major southeastern medical school." Janet Morris is President and CEO of M2 Technologies, Inc. (a corporation specializing in non-lethal weapons, novel technology applications, tactics and technology). Chris Morris is Vice-President and Board Chairman of M2 technologies. Jason Cordova is an author. And Mike Williamson is an author and editor.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb (author of Skinbrain) this is the August 31, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 29 minutes]. This is the first half of a discussion panel recorded before a live audience on July 16, 2011 in Chattanooga TN at the SF&F convention LibertyCon. The second half will be available next week. Special thanks go to Derek Spraker (who recorded this panel) and to the volunteers of the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (who provided microphones, a sound board and a sound technician). 

News Item: Your host will begin a six-month evaluation of the telemerase activator TA-65, at the standard dosage, beginning on September 1, 2011. Since he is only 56 years old, his mother will also take it for six months. Being 75 years old, the benefits to her may be more observable. During this six-month evaluation he plans to give the listerners to his show frequent updates. (TA-65 is not sponsoring his show, there will be NO commercials, and the host is not being paid to do this.)

Direct download: TFAY_2011_8_31.mp3
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Dr. Diane Mucci, Cathe Smith, Gary Shelton, and Speaker To Lab Animals are our featured guests.

Topic: Cutting Edge Bioinformatics and Genetics.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb (author of Skinbrain) this is the August 24, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 33 minutes]. This is the second half of a discussion panel recorded before a live audience on July 16, 2011 in Chattanooga TN at the SF&F convention LibertyCon. (The first half is available in last week's episode.)

Dr. Diane Mucci, formerly with the National Institute of Health (NIH), is currently a full time professor of biotechnology, and has a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology. Cathy Smith is an insect molecular geneticist with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Gary Shelton is an agronomist with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Speaker To Lab Animals (who writes under the name Tedd Roberts) is an associate professor at an unspecified "major southeastern medical school."

News Item: With kidnappings on the rise, thousands of Mexicans are paying serious money to a Mexican company named Xega to have RFID chips surgically implanted in their bodies.  But according to Mark Corner, an RFID researcher and computer science professor at the University of Massachusetts, their hope of being tracked and rescued by GPS signals using an implanted RFID chip is "nonsense."

Direct download: TFAY_2011_8_24.mp3
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Dr. Diane Mucci, Cathe Smith, Gary Shelton, and "Speaker To Lab Animals" are our featured guests.

Topic:  Cutting Edge Bioinformatics and Genetics.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the August 17, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 42 minutes]. This is the first half of a discussion panel recorded before a live audience on July 16, 2011 in Chattanooga TN at the SF&F convention LibertyCon. (The second half will be presented next week.)

Dr. Diane Mucci, formerly with the National Institute of Health (NIH), is currently a full time professor of biotechnology, and has a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology. Cathy Smith is an insect molecular geneticist with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Gary Shelton is an agronomist with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). And Speaker To Lab Animals (who writes under the name Tedd Roberts) is an associate professor at an unspecified "major southeastern medical school."

News Item: CNN, AP, Routers and every other prominent news service on earth carried stories this week about Epidermal Electronic Systems. Wikipedia describes this technology as "a breakthrough field whereby very small and sensitive electronic sensors and relays are made to interact with a human's body and nervous system. It is believed that in the years to come this technology will have a host of applications from medical devices to the creation of more interactive video games and consumer electronic devices." Confused at how to explain the technology to the less tech-savvy of their viewers (and reporters) CNN described them as "Medical Tattoos." All those actually involved in the decades-old medical tattoo field, probably cringed or shook their heads in astonishment. 

Stephen Euin Cobb is the author of Skinbrain.

Direct download: TFAY_2011_8_17.mp3
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James Maxey (author and "big science geek") Charles White (magazine writer) and Stephen Euin Cobb (your host) are our featured guests.

Topic: Life enhancing and life extending advances in medical technology.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the August 10, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 33 minutes]. This is the second half of a discussion panel recorded before a live audience on June 4, 2011 in Charlotte North Carolina at the SF&F convention ConCarolinas. (The first half was presented last week.)

James Maxey is the author of the superhero novel Nobody Gets the Girl as well as the Dragon Age fantasy series which includes the novels Bitterwood, Dragonforge, and Dragonseed. Set a thousand years in the future, after the fall of our modern civilization, in a world dominated by the intelligent dragons we created through genetic engineering. Humans are reduced to slaves, and the remnants of long forgotten nanotechnology make the world a wondrous place of magic.

Charles White works for an organization which handles the recovery of solid organs for transplant. He has been involved in tissue banking for about ten years; is a regular contributor to World Forge Online Magazine; holds two masters degrees; and is a tissue recipient.

Stephen Euin Cobb is the author of Skinbrain (Cerebrodermus Fantastica) and Bones Burnt Black.

Direct download: TFAY_2011_8_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00 AM

James Maxey (author and "big science geek") Charles White (magazine writer) and Stephen Euin Cobb (your host) are our featured guests.

Topic: Life enhancing and life extending advances in medical technology.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the August 3, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 32 minutes]. This is the first half of a discussion panel recorded before a live audience on June 4, 2011 in Charlotte North Carolina at the SF&F convention ConCarolinas. (The second half will be presented next week.)

James Maxey is the author of the superhero novel Nobody Gets the Girl as well as the Dragon Age fantasy series which includes the novels Bitterwood, Dragonforge, and Dragonseed. Set a thousand years in the future, after the fall of our modern civilization, in a world dominated by the intelligent dragons we created through genetic engineering. Humans are reduced to slaves, and the remnants of long forgotten nanotechnology make the world a wondrous place of magic.

Charles White works for an organization which handles the recovery of solid organs for transplant. He has been involved in tissue banking for about ten years; is a regular contributor to World Forge Online Magazine; holds two masters degrees; and is a tissue recipient.

Stephen Euin Cobb is the author of Skinbrain (Cerebrodermus Fantastica) and Bones Burnt Black.

Direct download: TFAY_2011_8_3.mp3
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