The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
 
The Future And You--Oct 28, 2015

Topic: Your Life is an Open Book [Part 1]: How the Internet and social media make our lives open to scrutiny by anyone with a computer.

Speakers: James Maxey (author), Stephen Euin Cobb (author and magazine writer), and Kelly Lockhart (AKA: radio personality, Gary Poole) as the moderator.

Kelly Lockhart started his DJ career in Key Largo Florida, when fresh out of the military and has worked at radio stations in Atlanta, Tallahassee and Chattanooga. He is a feature writer for The Chattanooga Pulse newspaper, is an award-winning advertising copywriter, is the lead guitarist for the popular 70’s style rock band Moccasin Bend, and for two decades worked in radio and television both on the air and behind the scenes.

James Maxey is the author of the superhero novels Nobody Gets the Girl and Burn Baby Burn; as well as the Dragon Age trilogy:Bitterwood, Dragonforge, and Dragonseed. His multi-book epic, Dragon Apocalypse, is an enthusiastic blend of the superhero and fantasy genres. Its titles include Greatshadow (2012), Hush (2012) and Witchbreaker (2013).

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the October 28, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 33 minutes] This panel was recorded at the science fiction and fantasy convention ConCarolinas in Charlotte NC, on May 29, 2015.

Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer, ghostwriter, 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 of an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

Direct download: TFAY_2015_10_28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

The Future And You--Oct 20, 2015

Part Two: Consciousness: Exactly what is it? And can it be uploaded into a computer?

Speakers: Dr. Robert E. Hampson, Dr. Robert "Sam" Lightfoot, Julie Cochrane, Philip Wohlrab.

Dr. Robert E. Hampson is a researcher in the field of neuroscience-–the structure and function of the brain. He is also part of a multi-university team working to develop a "neural prosthetic" capable of restoring memory by connecting between different regions within the brain.

Robert "Sam" Lightfoot, Ph.D. is an active social scientist, researching in archaeology, anthropology, and sociology. He also studies medieval weapons and teaches judo.

Julie Cochrane has degrees and training in chemistry, psychology and computer science. Her hobbies include pistol marksmanship, history, criminology and folk music. She is coauthor of three military SF novels with the New York Times best-selling author John Ringo.

Philip Wohlrab is pursuing a master's degree in public health with a focus on epidemiology; he is also a medic serving in the Virginia Army National Guard, currently as an instructor in combat medicine, basic lifesaving skills, and teaching the communicable diseases portion of field sanitation courses.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the October 20, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 31 minutes] This discussion was recorded in front of an audience at the science fiction and fantasy convention LibertyCon in Chattanooga TN, on June 27, 2015.

Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer, ghostwriter, 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 of an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

Direct download: TFAY_2015_10_20.mp3
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The Future And You--Oct 14, 2015

Consciousness [Part One]: Exactly what is it? And can it be uploaded into a computer?

Speakers: Dr. Robert E. Hampson, Dr. Robert "Sam" Lightfoot, Julie Cochrane, Philip Wohlrab.

Dr. Robert E. Hampson is a researcher in the field of neuroscience-–the structure and function of the brain. He is also part of a multi-university team working to develop a "neural prosthetic" capable of restoring memory by connecting between different regions within the brain.

Robert "Sam" Lightfoot, Ph.D. is an active social scientist, researching in archaeology, anthropology, and sociology. He also studies medieval weapons and teaches judo.

Julie Cochrane has degrees and training in chemistry, psychology and computer science. Her hobbies include pistol marksmanship, history, criminology and folk music. She is coauthor of three military SF novels with the New York Times best-selling author John Ringo.

Philip Wohlrab is pursuing a master's degree in public health with a focus on epidemiology; he is also a medic serving in the Virginia Army National Guard, currently as an instructor in combat medicine, basic lifesaving skills, and teaching the communicable diseases portion of field sanitation courses.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the October 14, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 26 minutes] This discussion was recorded in front of an audience at the science fiction and fantasy convention LibertyCon in Chattanooga TN, on June 27, 2015.

Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer, ghostwriter, 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 of an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

Direct download: TFAY_2015_10_14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:31pm EST

The Future And You--Oct. 7, 2015

Topic: Will We Ever Go to Mars? (Part 2) Mars is currently on many people's minds because of the Matt Damon movie coming out this week: The Martian.

Speakers: James Maxey (author), Thomas A. Mays (author and naval officer), Rebecca Ledford (publisher at Phase 5), Manga Matt,Stephen Euin Cobb(author and magazine writer), and Jim Craig(planetarium director) as the moderator.

[Bonus] A recording of a fake computer technician who called my cell phone and tried to pull a scam. Normally, I'm a very poor liar, but I managed to tell a couple of whoppers. Scamming a scammer.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the October 7, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 27 minutes] This panel was recorded at the science fiction and fantasy convention ConCarolinas in Charlotte NC, on May 29, 2015.

Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer, ghostwriter, 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 of an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

Direct download: TFAY_2015_10_7.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:14pm EST