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

Marina Sergeyeva (medical student) James Maxey (author and "big science geek") and Stephen Euin Cobb (your host) are our featured guests.

Topic: Technical, Legal and Moral Aspects of Cryonics

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the September 28, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 35 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 in next week's episode.)

Marina Sergeyeva has degrees in biochemistry and mathematics, and will soon begin medical school. Formerly of the Ukraine, she now lives in the US.

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.

Stephen Euin Cobb is the author of Bones Burnt Black and Skinbrain.

News Items: [1] New eye implant improves vision by making the cornea mimic a pinhole camera; [2] Tased from above… The new ShadowHawk robot helicopter starts patrolling civilians; [3] Noticeably deeper sleep produced by TA-65.

Direct download: TFAY_2011_9_28.mp3
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James Maxey (author and "big science geek") Emlee Vassilos (actress) and Stephen Euin Cobb (your host) are our featured guests.

Topic: Alternative Energy Sources

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the September 21, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 39 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 is available in last week's episode.)

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.

Emlee Vassilos is an actress who is co-staring (as Lily) in the soon to be released zombie horror movie A Few Brains More, which is the sequel to Fist Full of Brains. She has also performed in Destiny Road, Renee, and the TV movie Trinity Goodheart.

Stephen Euin Cobb is the author of Bones Burnt Black and Skinbrain.

News Items: [1] Social networks have become a powerful tool for those seeking employment; [2] based on the latest Kepler findings, astronomer Seth Shostak estimates that "within a thousand light-years of Earth," there are "at least 30,000" habitable planets; [3] the Open Science Summit will be held next month on Oct 22-23 in Mountain View CA.

Direct download: TFAY_2011_9_21.mp3
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James Maxey (author and "big science geek") Emlee Vassilos (actress) and Stephen Euin Cobb (your host) are our featured guests.

Topic: Alternative Energy Sources

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the September 14, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 40 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.

Emlee Vassilos is an actress who is co-staring (as Lily) in the soon to be released zombie horror movie A Few Brains More, which is the sequel to Fist Full of Brains. She has also performed in Destiny Road, Renee, and the TV movie Trinity Goodheart.

Stephen Euin Cobb is the author of Skinbrain and Bones Burnt Black.

News Items: [1] eBooks are now more than 20% of book profits for the traditional Book publishers, according to USA Today. [2] Photovoltaics are now among the fastest growing industries in the world, having doubled in just one year. [3] The rate at which loss of function occurs in our bodies, as we age, differs widely in different organs. As part of his TA-65 evaluation project, your host goes over some of the statistics from Scientific American Magazine.

Direct download: TFAY_2011_9_14.mp3
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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 September 7, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 32 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 the previous week's episode. 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 Items: [1] This year's Singularity Summit will be held next month on the weekend of October 15-16, 2011 at the 92nd Street Y, in New York, NY. (Having covered it for his show in 2009, your host recommends it as an excellent event.) [2] The worlds first electric motor composed of a single molecule was created by researchers at Tufts University in Massachusetts. (Previous single molecule motors were powered by chemical reactions or by light, rather than electricity.) The work is being published in the magazine Nature Nanotechnology. [3] Your host's six-month evaluation project of the telomerase activator TA-65 began on September 1, 2011 with a blood test to measure the strength of his and his co-participant's immune systems. The blood test is being performed by UCLA.

Direct download: TFAY_2011_9_7.mp3
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