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Ep. 29 - Biosafety and Biosecurity in DIYbio with Todd Kuiken

10/12/2018
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Todd Kuiken, Senior Research Scholar at the Genetic Engineering & Society Center at North Carolina State University. In this role Todd travels the world to study biosafety and biosecurity within the do-it-yourself biology community. Todd previously spent time in Washington D.C., leading both the Wilson Center’s Synthetic Biology Project, and their the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. They discuss his...

Duration:00:45:19

Ep. 28 - The State of Transhumanist Politics with Gennady Stolyarov II

10/8/2018
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Gennady Stolyarov II, Chairman of the U.S. Transhumanist Party. Gennady took the reins of the Transhumanist Party when the organization’s founder, Zoltan Istvan, stepped down after his campaign for President in 2016. In addition to his work work with the Party, Gennady is a published author and composer, and he has contributed articles to the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, the Brighter Brains...

Duration:01:23:42

Ep. 27 - Rejuvenation Roundup Podcast Launch

8/2/2018
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We're excited to announce that we have partnered with the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation to produce the Rejuvenation Roundup Podcast, hosted by Ryan O'Shea! To celebrate, this special installment of Future Grind features the full first episode of the Rejuvenation Roundup Podcast. Explore the latest in life extension and anti-aging science with a dive into a month's worth of scientific insights and new breakthroughs. More at lifespan.io/roundup! Show Notes:...

Duration:00:19:36

Ep. 26 - The Future of eSports with Rob Lee

7/28/2018
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Rob Lee, the CEO & owner of the Pittsburgh Knights. The Knights participate in the growing world of eSports, where competitors battle in virtual environments with very real stakes. These may be video games, but according to some metrics, eSports leagues already have audience numbers that surpass those of some major sports, and it’s popularity continues to grow. Investors and sponsors are clamoring to get in on...

Duration:00:48:04

Ep 25. - Robots Saving Lives with Jorgen Pedersen

7/15/2018
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Jorgen Pedersen, the Founder and CEO of RE2 Robotics! RE2 has developed what are perhaps the most advanced humanlike robotic arms in the world, which are currently used by the United States military to diffuse bombs. They also have applications in healthcare, agriculture, energy, and more. Before starting RE2, Jorgen was a part of the founding team of Carnegie Mellon’s prestigious National Robotics Engineering...

Duration:00:48:26

Ep. 24 - De-Extinction: Tomorrow's World of Yesterday with Britt Wray

7/4/2018
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast Ryan O’Shea speaks with Britt Wray, a host of the BBC podcast Tomorrow's World and the author of the book Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction. Her book focuses on the idea of resurrecting extinct animals, such as the woolly mammoth and the passenger pigeon, and whether or not this is possible, ethical, and safe. It also includes a foreword written by famed Harvard geneticist George Church. Throughout her...

Duration:00:53:05

Ep. 23 - Implanted Identity with Amal Graafstra

6/19/2018
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Amal Graafstra, the author of RFID Toys and one of the early pioneers of RFID implants! Amal created the first implantable NFC tag, the xNT, in 2013, and he sells these implants through his website, Dangerous Things. His new venture, VivoKey Technologies, promises to implant a cryptographically secure digital identify authentication and payment solution - which could change everything. Amal recently caused a stir...

Duration:01:06:17

Ep. 22 - The Science of Life Extension with Oliver Medvedik

5/13/2018
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O'Shea talks life extension, CRISPR, DIYbio, and more with Oliver Medvedik, co-founder of both the Genspace citizen science laboratory in Brooklyn and the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation. Oliver is a molecular biologist with a Ph.D. at Harvard Medical School, and in addition to his work on life extension, Oliver is the Director of the Biomedical Engineering Center at The Cooper Union. Show Notes:...

Duration:00:57:57

Ep. 21 - Experiments in Human Augmentation with Rich Lee

5/4/2018
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea speaks with well known biohacker and transhumanist Rich Lee. Rich first came to the public eye in 2013, when he had magnets that served as headphones implanted into his ears - meaning that he could listen to music or receive data wirelessly directly to his head. Rich has also experimented with implanted armor, and is known for his work on the aptly named Lovetron9000. Recently Rich has begun using CRISPR in an effort to...

Duration:00:44:42

Ep. 20 - Conversations with the Future with Nikola Danaylov

4/26/2018
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea is joined by bestselling author and futurist speaker Nikola Danalov. Nikola writes about the future at his website Singularity Weblog and hosts the Singularity.FM podcast. His 2017 book Conversations with the Future features highlights from his interviews with some of this field’s most noteworthy individuals, including Ray Kurzweil, Kevin Kelly, Verner Vinge, and more. They discuss the importance of ethics and the influence...

Duration:01:09:18

Ep. 19 - The Science of Orphan Black with Cosima Herter

4/5/2018
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The acclaimed television series Orphan Black explores the ethics and implications of transhumanism, cloning, life extension, cybernetic enhancements, gene therapy, and more. Much of the development of these themes was guided by science consultant Cosima Herter, so Ryan O'Shea sat down with her for a behind the scenes look at science of Orphan Black. Even if you're not in #CloneClub, you'll get a lot from this episode! Cosima has an advanced degree in the history and philosophy of...

Duration:00:46:10

Ep. 18 - Homebrew Healthcare with Michael Laufer

3/31/2018
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea is joined by Michael Laufer. Michael is a mathematician and university professor who has turned his attention to do-it-yourself pharmaceuticals, creating and disseminating open-source plans for low-cost alternatives to expensive medical treatment. He is the chief spokesperson for the Four Thieves Vinegar Collective, and he received a lot of media attention in 2016 after creating a $30 DIY alternative to the EpiPen, which is...

Duration:00:50:15

Ep. 17 - William Gillis on Anarcho-Transhumanism

3/7/2018
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea is joined by anarcho-transhumanist William Gillis. William currently serves as Coordinating Director of the Center for a Stateless Society and an editor of “Anarcho-Transhuman - A Journal of Radical Possibility & Striving”. They discuss the concept of anarcho-transhumanism, William’s past as a primitivist, existential risk, AI, and more. Show Notes: https://futuregrind.org Subscribe on iTunes:...

Duration:00:38:35

Ep. 16 - Ben Cooper on IoClothes & Smart Apparel

3/2/2018
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea discusses the future of wearable tech, smart apparel, & internet of things technology with Ben Cooper, the Founder & Managing Director of IoClothes! IoClothes is an industry platform focused on fusing technology and textiles, which you may be familiar with from the IoClothes Podcast. Before that, Ben was the co-founder and CEO of Sensible Baby, a startup focused on incorporating potentially life-saving sensors into infant...

Duration:00:40:19

Ep. 15 - Aaron Traywick of Ascendance Biomedical

2/15/2018
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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Ascendance Biomedical CEO Aaron Traywick. Aaron is a controversial figure that seeks to democratize access to unregulated, experimental, and some would say potentially dangerous medical treatments and enhancements. An experimental HIV treatment that his company created is currently being tested in a human, and Aaron recently made headlines when he injected himself with an experimental herpes treatment while one...

Duration:00:51:23

Ep. 14 - Gene Editing and Nanorobotics with Justin Atkin of The Thought Emporium

1/31/2018
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In this episode of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Justin Atkin of The Thought Emporium. The Thought Emporium is a popular YouTube channel that shares videos exploring scientific concepts and cutting edge research on everything from nanotechnology to genetics and chemistry to biohacking. Justin also helps to operate Scihouse, the community science lab currently based in Jacksonville. He’s an entrepreneur and scientist with active projects involving nanorobotics,...

Duration:00:34:50

Ep. 13 - The Future is Meow with Meow-Ludo Meow-Meow

1/17/2018
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In this episode of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Australia’s own Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow. Meow - and yes, that’s his real name - was crowned a “True Leaders Game Changer” by the Australian Financial Review for his efforts to democratize science and technology. These efforts include co-founding Australia’s first open-access molecular biology lab, BioFoundry, in 2014 and being the Science Party candidate for an Australian House of Representatives seat in...

Duration:00:54:03

Ep. 12 - The Lepht Anonym Interview

1/10/2018
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In this episode of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O'Shea speaks with the controversial, semi-anonymous, and enigmatic biohacking pioneer Lepht Anonym. Lepht has been featured by WIRED and the BBC and has been documenting it's biohacking experiments on its blog, Sapiens Anonym, since 2007. Lepht is most well known for a 2010 talk titled "Cybernetics for the Masses" that it gave in at the 27th Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin, Germany, which detailed Lepht's DIY self-surgery &...

Duration:00:44:06

Ep. 11 - The Future of Human Augmentation at BDYHAX

12/27/2017
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In this episode of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O'Shea speaks with BDYHAX co-founder Trevor Goodman. BDYHAX, also known as BodyHacking Con, is an annual conference focused on human enhancement, transhumanism, and biohacking. This conference brings together pioneers and thought leaders from varied disciplines, with specific focus on implantable technology, nootropics, health and fitness, wearable tech, and ethics. The third edition will take place from February 2-4, 2018 in Austin,...

Duration:00:28:03

Ep. 10 - Kevin Warwick on Project Cyborg

11/24/2017
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In this episode of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O'Shea sits down with Kevin Warwick, the Coventry University researcher blurring the line between academia and biohacking. Warwick pioneered RFID implants in the 1990s. He is perhaps best known for his BrainGate experiments, a technology which could lead to brain-to-brain communication. Topics explored include the ethics of academic experimentation, predictive artificial intelligence, deep brain stimulation, robots controlled by brain...

Duration:01:00:24