The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
 
The Future And You--Jan 27, 2016

Topics: DARPA announced a computer-brain interface project with the goal of creating a fully implantable device able to connect with one million neurons; (Another article about the computer-brain interface.); a biomedical sensor that can be inserted into the brain then dissolve when its job Is done; a device to motorize individual sperm to boost fertility; how lowering human body temperature --even into the 60 degree zone where the heart stops -- is saving lives; and a study which discovered that living high in a high-rise is linked to lower survival rates from cardiac arrest.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 27, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 33 minutes]

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_2016_1_27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:48pm EST

The Future And You--Jan 20, 2016

The Longevity Book from the actress Cameron Diaz; Skype's new real time voice translation software is now live; an example of artificial intelligence; the brightest supernova ever detected; reasonably priced variable-focus eyeglasses; and the impressive value of a sister project of Wikipedia entitled Wikisource.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 20, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 23 minutes]

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_2016_1_20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:41pm EST

The Future And You--Jan 13, 2016

Topics from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that ended a few days ago--and some not. Such as: a real time language translating device you can wear on a necklace; self driving cars are shown to be less likely to crash that human driven cars; NASA has created a department for planetary defense against asteroids; L'Orial has created a wearable sticker that measures your UV exposure that sends its readings to you smart phone: a wearable sheet of material that makes electricity which can then be used by wearable electronic devices; and LG has a bendable computer display; Also shown at CES: New Virtual Reality displays, Augmented Reality displays, some interesting new drones, video cameras that record a full 360 degree panorama, and a sheet of material that can retain heat without insulation and then release it on command days later

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 13, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 26 minutes]

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_2016_1_13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:05pm EST

The Future And You--Jan 6, 2016

Topics: a deceptive, albeit important, YouTube video about Space Junk; how and why the field of genetics is suddenly dominated by CRISPR Cas9 gene editing experiments; the remarkable Scio, a tiny handheld spectrometer for only $250; a new underwater sonar glove that lets you feel things without even touching them; how you can see part of the new "Star Wars Visual Dictionary" for free on Amazon; a little drone that flies in autonomous mode; and more news about the Oculus Rift.

As promised: here are the links to my past episodes about Space Junk in which Les Johnson (NASA physicist and manager) and Dr. Gregory L. Matloff (professor of astronomy) explain just how big a problem Space Junk is, and ways we might be able to remove the Space Junk.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 6, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 34 minutes]

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_2016_1_6.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm EST