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

Topic: Is America Still a Leader in Education? (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Ben Davis (nuclear physicist, programmer, and former professor), Terry W. Erwin II (educator of English and Science at the High School level, who is also a science fiction writer) and Jim Craig (speaker, lecturer, and planetarium director) are our featured guests. Stephen Euin Cobb moderated this panel: asking questions and keeping everyone on topic.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the November 28, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 35 minutes] This is a panel discussion recorded before a live audience in Charlotte North Carolina on June 2, 2012 at the Science Fiction and Fantasy convention ConCarolinas. This is the second half of the panel discussion. The first half is in last next week's episode.

Dr. Ben Davis earned his PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of Notre Dame. For several years he then taught mathematics, programming, astronomy and physics. He now works in the biometrics industry. His personal interest include: futurism, skepticism, science fiction, and history.

Terry W. Erwin II writes novels, short stories and articles. His novels include: Blood Swordand Flank Hawk.

Jim Craig is the director of the James H. Lynn Planetarium at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia NC. He is a lifelong science fiction fan and has given presentations on the history of science fiction. He is an outspoken activist for science education, critical thinking, skepticism and free thought. In 2006 he was allowed to name a crater on Mars.

Stephen Euin Cobb is an author, futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast The Future And You. He is also an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of the Lifeboat Foundation. Three years a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine; he is a Contributing Editor at Space and Time Magazine; has become a regular contributor at Robot Magazine and H+ Magazine; and has written for Digit, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines. His novels include: Bones Burnt BlackPlague at Redhook andSkinbrain.

Direct download: TFAY_2012_11_28.mp3
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Dr. Ben Davis (nuclear physicist, programmer, and former professor), Terry W. Erwin II (educator of English and Science at the High School level, who is also a science fiction writer) and Jim Craig (speaker, lecturer, and planetarium director) are our featured guests. Stephen Euin Cobb moderated this panel: asking questions and keeping everyone on topic.

Topic: Is America Still a Leader in Education? (Part 1 of 2)

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the November 21, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 30 minutes] This is a panel discussion recorded before a live audience in Charlotte North Carolina on June 2, 2012 at the Science Fiction and Fantasy convention ConCarolinas. This is the first half of the panel discussion. The second half will be in next week's episode.

Dr. Ben Davis earned his PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of Notre Dame. For several years he then taught mathematics, programming, astronomy and physics. He now works in the biometrics industry. His personal interest include: futurism, skepticism, science fiction, and history. 

Terry W. Erwin II writes novels, short stories and articles. His novels include: Blood Swordand Flank Hawk.   

Jim Craig is the director of the James H. Lynn Planetarium at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia NC. He is a lifelong science fiction fan and has given presentations on the history of science fiction. He is an outspoken activist for science education, critical thinking, skepticism and free thought. In 2006 he was allowed to name a crater on Mars.

Stephen Euin Cobb is an author, futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast The Future And You. He is also an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of the Lifeboat Foundation. Three years a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine; he is a Contributing Editor at Space and Time Magazine; has become a regular contributor at Robot Magazine and H+ Magazine; and has written for Digit, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines. His novels include: Bones Burnt Black, Plague at Redhook andSkinbrain.

Direct download: TFAY_2012_11_21.mp3
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Ramez Naam (author, futurist and IT professional) is our featured guest.

Topic: Global Climate Change is just one of the many topics he covers in his book The Infinite Resource: The Power of Innovation on a Finite Planet. Looking beyond the arguments and hyperbole, in this interview we discuss what we know scientifically and what we don't know. We explore the problems and inconveniences which global warming will likely produce, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of some possible engineering methods of placing a thermostat on the Earth.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the November 14, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 40 minutes]

Ramez Naam is an IT professional, futurist and author. His background is in computer software and high scale web services. He held leadership roles on early versions of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Internet Explorer. He was one of the early employees on the Bing search engine and led all of Program Management for Bing for two years and the Relevance and Ranking Team for four years. He is a member of Humanity Plus and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and he teaches at Singularity University. He is the author of the nonfiction book More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement which came out in 2005. And has a new book coming out in the spring of 2013 entitled The Infinite Resource: The Power of Innovation on a Finite Planet.

Direct download: TFAY_2012_11_14.mp3
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Ramez Naam (author, futurist and IT professional) is today's featured guest.

Topics: good trends such as: poverty and hunger are down world-wide, while health and longevity are up; but also mixed trends such as in: education and the jobs of the future, the rising shortage of fresh water, how desalinization works and why it is increasingly important, the good and bad truth about fracking and natural gas, limits on agriculture--just how much food can we produce? the good and bad news about china, as well as other topics he covers in his book The Infinite Resource: The Power of Innovation on a Finite Planet which is due out in the spring of 2013.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the November 7, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 42 minutes] 

Ramez Naam is an IT professional, futurist and author. His background is in computer software and high scale web services. He held leadership roles on early versions of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Internet Explorer. He was one of the early employees on the Bing search engine and led all of Program Management for Bing for two years and the Relevance and Ranking Team for four years. He is a member of Humanity Plus and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and he teaches at Singularity University. He is the author of the nonfiction book More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement which came out in 2005. And has a new book coming out in the spring of 2013 entitled The Infinite Resource: The Power of Innovation on a Finite Planet.

Direct download: TFAY_2012_11_7.mp3
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