The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
 
The Future And You--September 24, 2014

Topic: Transhumanism: its vision, hopes and many concrete possibilities.

Speakers: James Maxey, Paula S. Jordan, Dr. Ben Davis and myself as moderator. Paula S. Jordan is a former orbit analyst for NASA and NOAA, and more recently a science fiction author. Dr. Ben Davis has a doctorate in Nuclear Physics, and is an IT professional. James Maxey is an author of science fiction and fantasy novels, and often introduces himself as a Big Science Geek.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the September 24, 2014 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 61 minutes] This panel was recorded on May 31, 2014 in Charlotte NC at the SF&F convention ConCarolinas.

Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 300 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer and award-winning podcaster. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. For the last nine years he has produced a weekly podcast, The Future And You, which explores (through interviews, panel discussions and commentary) all the ways the future will be different from today. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author an ebook about the future entitledIndistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

Direct download: TFAY_2014_9_24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:49am EST

The Future And You--September 17, 2014

Topic: The Technological Singularity.

Your host reveals his personal expectations concerning the Singularity: when; how; good or bad; methods; new technologies; weak points; warnings; alternate versions. He even delves into the specifics of what he thinks it will do if (or when) it stops obeying us.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the September 17, 2014 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 45 minutes] This monologue was recorded on September 12, 2014.

Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 300 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer and award-winning podcaster. For the last nine years he has produced a weekly podcast, The Future And You, which explores (through interviews, panel discussions and commentary) all the ways the future will be different from today. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author an ebook about the future entitledIndistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

Direct download: TFAY_2014_9_17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:59am EST

The Future And You--September 10, 2014

Three topics: our guest's experiences while in China, as well as his making a living in the old traditional book industry, and now in the new ebook industry.

Patrick Quinlan (best selling author) is our featured guest.

Patrick Quinlan is the author of seven novels, including six thrillers written under his own name. These books include the crime novels Smoked, The Takedown (renamed The Falling Man for ebook publication), The Drop Off, and The Hit.  Smoked made numerous bestseller lists in various parts of the world and was translated into four languages. He is the co-author, with legendary film actor Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, Nighthawks, The Hitcher), of Rutger's memoir All Those Moments. Available in English and Dutch, All Those Moments was a Los Angeles Times bestseller. Patrick is also the author of Thee Optimist, a blog about bad behavior, unintended consequences, and the absurdity of the human condition. He has been featured or reviewed in major media throughout the world, including the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the London Times, the Daily Mail, Entertainment Weekly, Maine Public Radio, BBC Radio News, and many others.  He divides his time between Maine and Florida.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the September 10, 2014 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 57 minutes] This interview was recorded using Skype on August 27, 2014.

 

Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 300 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer and award-winning podcaster. For the last nine years he has produced a weekly podcast, The Future And You, which explores (through interviews, panel discussions and commentary) all the ways the future will be different from today. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author an ebook about the future entitledIndistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

Direct download: TFAY_2014_9_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:20am EST

The Future And You--September 3, 2014

Topics: controversies and possibilities concerning: mind-uploading, robotics, human-like androids, sexrobots, the sexdolls of today (which are not robotic) human level artificial intelligence, as well as far greater than human level artificial intelligence. We also talk about Patrick's new novel, Sexbot (a novel about uploading ones mind into a human-like robotic android).

Patrick Quinlan (best selling author) is our featured guest.

Patrick Quinlan is the author of seven novels, including six thrillers written under his own name. These books include the crime novels Smoked, The Takedown (renamed The Falling Man for ebook publication), The Drop Off, and The Hit. Smoked made numerous bestseller lists in various parts of the world and was translated into four languages. He is the co-author, with legendary film actor Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, Nighthawks, The Hitcher), of Rutger's memoir All Those Moments. Available in English and Dutch, All Those Moments was a Los Angeles Times bestseller. Patrick is also the author of Thee Optimist, a blog about bad behavior, unintended consequences, and the absurdity of the human condition. He has been featured or reviewed in major media throughout the world, including the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the London Times, the Daily Mail, Entertainment Weekly, Maine Public Radio, BBC Radio News, and many others. He divides his time between Maine and Florida.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the September 3, 2014 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 58 minutes] This interview was recorded using Skype on August 27, 2014.

Stephen Euin Cobb is an author, futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast The Future And You. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author an ebook about the future entitledIndistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

Direct download: TFAY_2014_9_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:19am EST