The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
 
The Future And You--Feb 24, 2016

Topics: scientists succeed in printing living tissues using stem cells in a 3D printer; a new cell phone attachment that can take thermal imaging photos in the infrared; Mattel's new 3D printer for kids, the ThingMaker, lets them print their own toys; my own commentary on how language changes over time; standing up against the sexual harassment of software--and perhaps other inanimate objects as well.

Also, two listener emails: Extropia DaSilva on cyborging, and Robert on my concern about the transition period, over the next few decades, which will precede the end of all human labor.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the February 24, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 37 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 ten 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_2_24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:21pm EST

The Future And You--Feb 17, 2016

Topics: rabbit brain survives cryonic suspension without damage at the microscopic level; media stories tell us we should "not freak out" about human gene editing; detecting prostate cancer by "smelling" it with gas chromatography; an artificial intelligence app can identify the breed of your dog; search drones outperform humans at following a difficult to see forest path; the US government is clearing the way for self driving cars; and an earthquake detecting app for smart phones can blanket the world with high resolution seismology.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the February 17, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 31 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 ten 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_2_17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25pm EST

The Future And You--Feb 10, 2016

Topics: Scientists boost life span of mice by 25% by deleting defective cells; Playboy magazine will no longer contain photos of naked women; Bacteria in men's beards found to be beneficial; a book (Thing Explainer by Randal Munroe) which explains complicated things using only the 1,000 most common words; McDonald's Kale Salad has more fat than their Double Big Mac; Amazon's Echo Speaker is a voice activated artificially intelligent personal assistant--well, sort of; and the "Swab and Send" project at University College London.

[Listener email:] from Extropia DaSilva (Her Blog)

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the February 10, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 29 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_2_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:26pm EST

The Future And You--Feb 3, 2016

Topics: the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots; the search for Planet Nine (again); the ASPCA has police powers; Pluto is covered with vast regions and mountain ranges of frozen water; Sonic Tweezers can grab a living cell without damaging it and then move the cell in 3D to build structures composed of cells; Google's project Skybender is testing providing 5G speed Internet with solar powered Titan drones; JP Morgan Chase ATM's to give cash using your smartphone; how to break into filmmaking; and unemployment will rise exponentially over the next few decades, which means we will probably all be living on the BIG (Basic Income Guarantee).

[Listener email:] from Extropia DaSilva (Her Blog)

[News Item:] Today, February 3, is my birthday.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the February 3, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 37 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_2_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:45pm EST