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Facebook & Social Media – Impact on Our World with Siva Vaidhyanathan

My guest today is Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of the book Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy. His previous book was "The Googlization of Everything". Siva is a Cultural Historian and Media Scholar at the University of Virginia. We explore the impact of Facebook and how it will continue to shape our world, and we discuss the mechanics of how social media influences human behavior and societies. Siva on Twitter: http://twitter.com/sivavaid Book:...


Future of Personalized Medicine via Microbiomes with Naveen Jain

My guest today is Naveen Jain, a billionaire entrepreneur with two exceptionally ambitious ventures underway. We're addressing his two ventures in two separate episodes. In today's episode we discuss Naveen's effort to as he puts it "make illness optional" by establishing personalized medical care, prevention, and treatment through gut microbiome research and related medical advancements. His company, Viome, is understanding and eliminating human health problems arising from microbiome...


Naveen Jain: Inhabiting the Moon & Beyond via Moon Express

My guest today is Naveen Jain, a billionaire entrepreneur with two insanely ambitious ventures underway. He’s on the boards of the X-Prize and Singularity University, and has written a book called Moonshots about extreme entrepreneurship efforts. We're going to address his two moonshot ventures in two separate episodes. Since they address different topics and challenges, I wanted to go deep into each and do a full discussion around both topics. The first, in this episode, is Moon...


Crypto Minds: Tone Vays on Bitcoin & Crypto vs Alternate Blockchain Uses

We caught up with Tone Vays in Las Vegas at The D hotel to chat about Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and asked this leading thiner of bitcoin maximalism if he sees any alternative use for blockchains at all other than currency. Then we explore his ultimate vision for bitcoin, hope it would ideally play out win 30 years. Podcast version at: https://is.gd/MM_on_iTunes CRYPTO MINDS is part of the MIND & MACHINE channel featuring interviews by August Bradley with leaders in transformational...


Life Extension & Human Longevity with Dr. Aubrey de Grey

Today we explore human longevity and life extension efforts focused on adding healthy years to a person's lifespan, and even reversing the aging process. My guest is Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a leading voice in the field and the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation which is doing pioneering work on significantly extending healthy, active lifespans. Aubrey is a biomedical gerontologist with a degree in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Biology. He is author of the book "Ending...


Future Cities with Kent Kresa, former Chairman of GM, Caltech, Northrop Grumman

My guest today is Kent Kresa, who has had an extraordinary career in advanced technology fields. Kent has been the Chairman of General Motors, the chairman of Caltech's board of directors, the chairman and chief executive of Northrop Grumman (the global aerospace and defense technology company), and Chairman of the biotech company MannKind Corporation. Earlier, he was with the top-secret defense research agency DARPA. How's that for a resume! We focus on the future of transportation and...


Space Exploration with the Everyday Astronaut, Tim Dodd

My guest today is Tim Dodd, better known as the Everyday Astronaut. Tim has become a prominent educator on space exploration through his various media platforms and live presentations – he's amassed a sizable audience eager to learn more about Space X, NASA and the growing field. We're in there midst of a renewal in space programs, and Tim digs deep into the ecosystem. Our discussion covers the various players in the space race, looks at each sector across civilian space travel, military...


Technology Influencer Austin Evans on Future Tech & Media Changes

My guest today is Austin Evans. With well over 3 million subscribers, Austin produces and hosts one of the top technology channels on YouTube. He reviews the leading edge of consumer products, often with early access to releases from the most influential manufactures. We explore how media is changing , how he as an individual content creator has built a show with viewership rivaling leading cable channels, and we discuss what he sees on the technological horizon across AI, AR/VR,...


Google AI and Machine Learning with Dr. Karina Montilla Edmonds

Today we take a look at Google's work in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. My guest is Dr. Karina Montilla Edmonds. Karina works at Google Cloud AI & Machine Learning as the bridge between the Google Cloud AI team and leading university research labs in artificial Intelligence. Prior to this she worked at Caltech as the Executive Director of Corporate Partnerships. She has a PhD in Aeronautics from Caltech, and worked for many years at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. We explore...


Technology = Nature with Futurist Gray Scott

This week we explore a broad range of high-concept futurist frameworks and future technologies. My guest is Gray Scott, a visionary futurist and creator of both the Serious Wonder digital magazine and the Futuristic Now video series. Gray takes fragments of modern life and extrapolates a wholistic framework of how technology, humanity and universal physics will intertwine. We explore technology as a natural phenomenon, how the future is inside of us, recording dreams, sharing brain...


Mental Health & Wellbeing Transformative Technologies with Nichol Bradford

Mental health and wellness are not areas you typically think of along with cutting edge exponential technology. However, that is about to change. My guest today is Nichol Bradford. Nichol is building the future of human possibility by facilitating bold new technologies for mental health and well-being. Nichol is the executive Director and co-founder of the Transformative Technology Lab, Transtech Conference, and the Transformative Technology Academy. We explore how technology can be...


John Underkoffler: Sci-Fi Interface Design in the Real World

My guest today is John Underkoffler. As an early member of the MIT Media Lab, John was approached by Steven Spielberg and legendary world-builder Alex McDowell to help design the interface of the future for the film Minority Report. The system John and the team designed became legendary for its vision and conceptual innovation. He’s gone on to help design many sci-fi computer interfaces including Iron Man’s JARVIS. Building on these fictional computer interfaces, John has founded the...


UBI: Universal Basic Income? Build the Floor Founder Larry Cohen

Today we look at Universal Basic Income, or UBI. With increasingly advanced artificial intelligence and robotics, we face the threat of job loss on an unprecedented scale — by many estimates well into double digits and some forecasting a majority of the workforce will at some point not be needed. Others look at current poverty rates and the difficulty of escaping a downward economic spiral and ask if we are doing enough to give members of our society the chance to invest in their own...


Prototyping Future Worlds with Architect/Filmmaker Liam Young

My guest today is Liam Young, an architect and visionary futurist filmmaker who uses his design background combined with experience in crafting environments to prototype new worlds — worlds that reveal unexpected aspects of how we live today and how we will live in the future. Liam teaches speculative architecture and world building at Sci Arc, a leading architecture school. He founded Unknown Fields, a nomadic studio documenting expeditions to the ends of the earth, exploring unusual...


Tesla Rideshare Platform with Tesloop & The Carma Blockchain

Tesla is changing the game for what an automobile can do, and can be. Not only are Tesla cars electric, but their data streams can function across a network with unprecedented interactivity. Add increasing autonomous driving capabilities, and the automotive equation changes massively. My guest today is Rahul Sonnad, the CEO of Tesloop. Tesloop is in operation today, and scaling to make a city-to-city network of Tesla cars available as a fast, affordable, comfortable alternative to plane...


Roundup: Facebook Backlash – Analysis & Discussion

Massive Facebook data breach escalates debate on privacy and big tech responsibility. Will it accelerate a shift in broad perception of how we view big tech data and social media platforms? We look at headlines and assess the backlash against Facebook and how this will change the landscape for social media, communication and big data platform companies. More at: https://www.mindandmachine.io


Roundup: Future Transportation – Autonomous Vehicles + Flying Cars + Smart Cities

Exploring news about Autonomous Vehicles, Flying Cars and Smart Cities in this roundup analysis. More at www.mindandmachine.io


Bitcoin & Crypto: What Happens Next, with Tone Vays

As new crypto coins are issued through ICOs at a frenzied pace — Bitcoin, the original, shows the greatest market strength, with the most liquidity, the broadest installed wallet base, and many argue the strongest security. Today we check back in with Tone Vays, a thought-leader and advisor on everything related to Bitcoin. Our previous episode with Tone was an intro to crypto, and if you're new to the subject I suggest you start there. Today we expand on the subject of crypto and bitcoin,...


Roundup: Clean Meat – From the Lab rather than from Animals

Clean Meat is coming — meat created in the Lab, instead of from animals but identical to animal meat in every way, down to the molecular level. We discuss what this is all about, how realistic it is, and what kind of time frame we're looking at (much sooner than you think). More at www.mindandmachine.io


Roundup: : What is CRISPR? Plus 3 Types of ICO + National Digital Currencies

An introductory look at CRISPR, how it works and why it matters. Plus a Cryptocurrency Headline Roundup: We look at Switzerland's categorization of ICOs into three types, and the first state-sponsored digital currency planned to be issued. More at: https://twitter.com/augustbradley www.mindandmachine.io