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

Evo Terra (author, speaker and digital business strategist) is our featured guest.

Topic: Trends in New Media: Where we are now, how we got here, and some of the shifting trends which are changing the direction of New Media in our future.

Evo Terra is: co-founder of ePublish Unum; founder of Podiobooks.com; a professional public speaker at digital & social media events; and a digital Business strategist at ASW Consulting Services. Previously Evo was the host of Dragon Page Live Fire at 550 AM KFYI Radio, and was co-founder & show host at FarPoint Media. He is also co-author of the books Podcasting for Dummies and Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the March 28, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 46 minutes]. This is the complete interview recorded using Skype on March 17, 2012.

News Item: The audio book of your host's novel Bones Burnt Black is now available on Podiobooks.com for FREE. Read by the author himself, this is an improved version of the audio book edition (cleaner sound, and with music added to the beginnings and ends). If you enjoy audio books (especially those that are Free) please give its first chapter a listen.

Direct download: TFAY_2012_3_28.mp3
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Paul Fischer (digital network engineer) is our featured guest.

Topics: Even more examples of how your smart phone is vulnerable to viruses, trojans, worms, and other hacker software; some of which attacks your phone by way of blue-tooth, Wi-Fi, attached to the apps you download, or by tricking you into thinking the attacking software is actually an update for a trusted app you installed some time ago.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the March 24, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 42 minutes]. This is the second part of an interview recorded using Skype on March 3, 2012.

Paul Fischer is a digital network engineer. In his spare time (teamed with his wife, Martha Holloway) he organizes the new media track at the science fiction convention Balticon; produces the Balticon Podcast; and has several times served as judge for the annual Parsec Awards which are given for Excellence in Podcasting.

Direct download: TFAY_2012_3_21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:18 AM

Paul Fischer (digital network engineer) is our featured guest.

Topics: specific examples of why your smart phone is even more vulnerable to viruses, trojans, worms, and other hacker software than is your computer, and why you can do pretty much nothing about it; how Corpus Christie's automated water meter-reading system caught a thief who'd stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of water, as well as allowed the city to lay-off every last one of their meter readers; and why cities and towns are scrambling to build their own wireless networks for their police, firefighters and other city employees.

Paul Fischer is a digital network engineer. In his spare time (teamed with his wife, Martha Holloway) he organizes the new media track at the science fiction convention Balticon; produces the Balticon Podcast; and has several times served as judge for the annual Parsec Awards which are given for Excellence in Podcasting. 
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the March 14, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 39 minutes]. This is the first part of an interview recorded using Skype on March 3, 2012.

News Item: Some of you may be wondering why there has not been a final update on my TA-65 evaluation project yet. Well, it turns out we still have more pills to take. My mother read somewhere that it was good to take a break one day each week when taking TA-65. And so she did. And so we aren't out of pills yet. Although I should mention that even when we run out we will still need to have blood drawn, sent to UCLA for testing, and the results returned before I do a final explanation of all the results; so this could still take another month or two. I ask for your continued patience.

Second News Item: I am pleased to announce that the audio version of my novel Bones Burnt Black will soon join the nearly 600 books available on Podiobooks.comAll of which are offered at everyone's favorite price: Free. If you haven't had a chance to listen to my novel, that opportunity will present itself beginning on March 28, 2012. And if you have heard it already, Podiobooks.com holds many other titles you can enjoy as well. (BTW: This is a new and improved version of Bones Burnt BlackThe audio has been cleaned a bit more; and to give it that professional touch, music has been added at the beginning and end of each episode, as well as in the breaks between scenes.)
Direct download: TFAY_2012_3_14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:36 AM

George Dvorsky (futurist and ethicist) is our featured guest.

Topics: Why he has changed from a Vegetarian Diet to a Paleolithic Diet (which is limited to the foods our species ate before the rise of farming and animal husbandry),  and his recent personal-record-breaking dead-lift of 400 pounds. Also, his expectations concerning: techlepathy (neurotechnologically-assisted telepathy); postgenderism; astrosociobiology (the speculative scientific study of extraterrestrial civilizations and their possible social characteristics and developmental tendencies); caloric restriction; the work of Matt Lalonde and Rob Wolfe; the Conscientious Carnivore; Ancestral Health; Primal Transhumanism; and his worry that the Fermi Paradox represents a "Great Filter" which may still lay ahead of us, and which our species might not survive.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the March 7, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 41 minutes]. This is the final third of an interview recorded using Skype on February 17, 2012.

George Dvorsky is a Canadian futurist and ethicist. He has written and spoken extensively about the impacts of cutting-edge science and technology—particularly as they pertain to the improvement of human performance and experience. He is the Chairman of the Board at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and is the program director for the Rights of Non-Human Persons program.

Direct download: TFAY_2012_3_7.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:36 AM