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Our Ludicrous Future is a collaboration between Joe Scott, Tim Dodd, and Ben Sullins. We have an obsession with how wild our future is going to be given the pace of technological innovation. Each week we get together to talk about the latest from SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company, Neuralink, and mpre.

Our Ludicrous Future is a collaboration between Joe Scott, Tim Dodd, and Ben Sullins. We have an obsession with how wild our future is going to be given the pace of technological innovation. Each week we get together to talk about the latest from SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company, Neuralink, and mpre.
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Our Ludicrous Future is a collaboration between Joe Scott, Tim Dodd, and Ben Sullins. We have an obsession with how wild our future is going to be given the pace of technological innovation. Each week we get together to talk about the latest from SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company, Neuralink, and mpre.

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Episodes

Tesla Plaid in Germany, New NASA Spacesuits, and Carbon Capture - Ep 56

10/18/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Tesla’s Model S Plaid at the Nurburgring, NASA’s new spacesuits, and Carbon Capture technology. Links: New NASA Orion Spacesuit - https://www.nasa.gov/feature/orion-suit-equipped-to-expect-the-unexpected-on-artemis-missions and https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1184280498895544320 Virgin space suits - https://twitter.com/virgingalactic?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Galaxy Quest 20th Anniversary -...

Duration:01:16:31

Tim and Joe Barnard, Goodenough for Nobel, Dyson ditches EVs - Ep 55

10/11/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Joe Barnard’s rockets, Lithium Battery developments, and Dyson giving up on its electric car program. Links: Joe Barnard: https://bps.space/ on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCILl8ozWuxnFYXIe2svjHhg on Twitter: https://twitter.com/joebarnard or https://twitter.com/bps_space Dyson Kills Electric Car - https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50004184 California Power Outage - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/us/pge-california-power-outage.html TerraPower...

Duration:02:25:16

Tim interviews Elon Musk, Joe's advanced summon woes and Q3 news - Ep 54

10/4/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Tim’s interview with Elon Musk, Joe’s V10 advance summon accident, and Tesla Q3 updates Links: Tim interviews Elon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIQ36Kt7UVg Telsa Q3 2019 Results - https://ir.tesla.com/news-releases/news-release-details/tesla-q3-2019-vehicle-production-deliveries Model 3 Keyfob - https://electrek.co/2019/10/02/tesla-relaunches-model-3-key-fob-fixes-drawback/ SpaceX Starship updates -...

Duration:01:48:37

Starship is changing, Quantum Computing and Tesla V10 software - E53

9/27/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Google’s claim of achieved quantum supremacy, all the sweet updates coming with Tesla V10 Software, and Starship gets another redesign…with only 2 fins! Links: Google claims quantum supremacy - https://gizmodo.com/google-says-its-achieved-quantum-supremacy-a-world-fir-1838299829 What the Quantum Supremacy thing means for blockchain -...

Duration:01:40:22

Ep 52 - New pictures of Starship, Ozone Over Antarctic, Tesla’s Safety Ratings

9/20/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about the new pictures of Starship prototype, updates about the ozone hole over Antarctica, and Tesla catches up to Audi E-Tron’s safety ratings. Links: Amazon Buys 100K Trucks from Rivian - https://www.caranddriver.com/news/amp26357290/rivian-amazon-investment Tesla Model 3 Top Safety Rating - https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/19/tesla-model-3-iihs-top-safety-pick-plus/ Starship images -...

Duration:01:35:54

Ep 51 - Chandrayaan 2 Crash, Tesla goes Plaid, and there’s Water on an Exoplanet

9/14/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about how Tim made Chandrayaan 2, Tesla’s new Plaid Powertrain, and water has been found on an exoplanet. Links: Come to our Live Show on Thursday, Sept. 12th 2019 - https://ourludicrousfuture.com/live2019 Water found on Exoplanet - https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/nasa-s-hubble-finds-water-vapor-on-habitable-zone-exoplanet-for-1st-time Tesla announces Plaid powertrain -...

Duration:02:25:01

Ep 50 - Porsche Tesla Killer, Moon Jelly Shenanigans, and the OLF Live Show!

9/6/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Porsche’s new all electric Taycan, China’s Moon gel discovery, and next week’s Live Show in San Diego! Links: Come to our Live Show on Thursday, Sept. 12th 2019 - https://ourludicrousfuture.com/live2019 Porsche Taycan Images - https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/products/taycan.html Porsche Taycan Specs - https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/04/porsche-taycan-vs-tesla-model-s-spec-for-spec-price-for-price/ China Claims Its Moon Rover Found A Colorful “Gel-Like”...

Duration:01:26:54

Ep 49 - Tesla launches Insurance Program , StarHopper’s last hop, …..and More!

8/31/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Tesla’s proprietary insurance policies, StarHoppers last hop, and a lot more stuff! Links: StarHopper Hopped! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsoS6C0uzGY StarHopper / Starship updates from Elon - https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1166822634874490880 Dragon flies three times, tested starship tiles - https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1166728381611876352 Hurricane coming for KSC - https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/08/30/hurricane-dorian-status-center/ Tesla...

Duration:01:33:57

Ep 48 - Tesla Full Self-Driving Delays, StarHopper retires, and the Amazon is on Fire

8/23/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Tesla delaying the FSD upgrade, plans to retire SpaceX StarHopper, and the Amazon Rainforest on fire. Links: Automated Continuous CPR Machine - https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/csye44/this_automated_device_performs_uninterrupted_cpr/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app InsideEVs: New Tesla Model S & X Software Updates: Suspension Improvements & More - https://insideevs.com/news/366311/tesla-model-s-x-fully-adaptive-damping/amp/ Electrek:...

Duration:01:36:33

Ep 47 - Tesla Software 10, Russian Radioactive Explosion, and Dream Chaser Finds a Flight

8/16/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about new details about Tesla Software 10, a radioactive Russian rocket explosion, and Dreamchaser’s ride to space. Links: Tesla Model 3 fever hits South Korea as crowds flock stores to see the ~$26.5k EV - https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-fever-hits-south-korea/ Tesla Model 3 Chip Install - WARNING THERE IS BLOOD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GznE6tonlYU Amie DD @ DEFCON Tweets Model 3 Chip Install -...

Duration:01:20:20

Ep 46 - Re-useable Electron, Tesla Full Self-Driving, and NASA Harvests Protein

8/9/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Rocket Lab’s new re-useable Electron, Tesla’s Full Self Driving mode, and NASA’s new way to harvest protein from thin air Links: SpaceX almost threw away an entire rocket, but didn't - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1158968745227780096?s=20 Should You Upgrade to Full Self-Driving? https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradtempleton/2019/07/31/your-guide-to-deciding-if-tesla-full-self-driving-is-worth-buying-today/#1cd9d6931102 Elon Tweeting about B -...

Duration:01:16:47

Ep 45 - Tesla Megapack, Full SLS Test, and a New Habitable Planet

8/2/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about the newly announced Tesla Mega Pack, the scheduled full SLS test, and the recently discovered habitable planet. Links: Astronomers have discovered a potentially habitable world just 31 light-years away, thanks to NASA's planet-hunting telescope: https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-tess-telescope-habitable-world-31-light-years-away-2019-7 LightSail 2 Spacecraft Successfully Demonstrates Flight by Light:...

Duration:01:31:52

Ep 44 - Lightsail 2 Success, Starhopper Failure, Tesla Q2 Earnings

7/26/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Lightsail 2 successful deployment, Starhoppers continued trouble, and Tesla’s Q2 financial results Links: LightSail 2 Successfully Deploys Solar Sail: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/ls2-deploys-sail.html Tesla Second Quarter 2019 Update: https://ir.tesla.com/static-files/1e70a30c-20a7-48b3-a1f6-696a7c517959 India launches robotic mission to land on the moon:...

Duration:01:25:54

Ep 43 - Elon's brain computers, Tesla updates pricing again, and StarHoppers static fire

7/19/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Elon Musk’s Neuralink, Tesla’s updated pricing, and StarHopper catches fire…kinda Links: StarHopper Test - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKyZ_7ZjabU Apollo 50th anniversary- https://twitter.com/NASAKennedy/status/1151608549551857664?s=20 Tesla Updates Pricing - https://electrek.co/2019/07/15/tesla-updates-pricing-options-model-s-x-3/ Why don't they just - "Why don't they just create estate/combi version of Model 3/S instead of making SUVs? I bet it would be...

Duration:01:26:46

Ep 42 - Arianespace Vega launch failure, Model S name Motor Trend car of the year, and interview with Launch Pad Astronomy

7/12/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Arianespace’s launch failure with the Vega rocket, a 6 year old Model S was name Motor Trend Car of the Year, and Joe interviews Christian from Launch Pad Astronomy Links: Tesla Model S Beats Chevy, Toyota, And Cadillac For Ultimate Car Of The Year Honors: https://www.motortrend.com/news/2013-tesla-model-s-beats-chevy-toyota-cadillac-ultimate-car-of-the-year/#2013-tesla-model-s-1 Tesla Readies Production Boost, Flags Return to Hiring Mode:...

Duration:01:25:50

Ep 41 - Tesla crushes their sales record, Orion test flight successful, and Nasa takes a drone to Titan

7/4/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Tesla hitting an all time sales record, Orion’s test flight, and Nasa’s new Dragonfly Links: Tesla Sales Record: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oabkv2XM_g&feature=youtu.be Ascent Abort-2 Hailed as ‘Spectacular’ Flight Test: https://blogs.nasa.gov/aa2/ Nasa on Dragonfly mission: https://twitter.com/nasa/status/1145753979638439936?s=21

Duration:01:25:51

Ep 40 - Falcon Heavy center core issues, Raptor Engine updates, and Tesla pushes for a record!

6/27/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy issues, updates about the Raptor Engine, and Elon’s push for new sales records Links: Falcon Heavy has it's most intense mission ever! https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1143690889430208514 https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1143426488307462144 Raptor updates and stuff: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1143040289587814400 Why don't they just change parachutes on the fairing?:...

Duration:01:08:16

Ep 39 - Blue Origin tests a new engine, the first Tesla Truck, kinda, and The Audi E-Tron get’s mixed reviews

6/21/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch, Blue Origin's new rocket engine, the first, sort of Tesla Truck, and the Audi E-Tron getting great reviews and recalls at the same time. Links: I turned may Tesla into a pickup truck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKv_N0IDS2A Tesla ‘fighter’ Audi e-tron receives glowing first drive review from Consumer Reports: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-killer-audi-etron-consumer-reports-first-review/ Blue Origin fires up the engine of its...

Duration:01:06:28

Ep 38 - SpaceX rocket spots a UFO, Space Tourism, and Tesla Truck Details

6/14/2019
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Tim and Ben talk about SpaceX's rocket catching video of a UFO, the ISS is open for business, and Elon talks sales and truck details in Tesla's annual share holder meeting. Links: RADARSAT Constellation Mission Launch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDQvcWbzWxk ISS open for tourists - https://everydayastronaut.com/the-iss-is-opening-its-doors-to-tourists/ Tesla Sales and Truck Details - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6dvR5RIOpQ Why don't they just -...

Duration:01:14:10

Ep 37 - Tim Pretends to be Joe, Space X attempts the Falcon 9 Fairing catch again, and some major leaks from Tesla

6/7/2019
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Space X attempting the Falcon 9 fairing catch again, and some very big news gets leaked from Tesla. Links: Tesla sales reach new high, offering bonuses to deliver this month – leaked info: https://electrek.co/2019/06/05/tesla-sales-high-bonuses-leak/ Next-gen Tesla Model S/X rumored to have 3 electric motors, 400+ mile range: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-model-x-refresh-details-leaked/ Elon Musk says Tesla cars could eventually support third-party...

Duration:01:18:54