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Our Ludicrous Future

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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 more.

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 more.

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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 more.

Language:

English

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Episodes

NASA Artemis Contracts, Tesla Lucid Price War, Virgin Hyperloop - Ep 106

10/16/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about a long list of awarded Artemis contracts from NASA, an emerging EV price war that's good for consumers, and Virgin Hyperloop is announced. Read more from the articles we referenced: Full Self Driving Beta is out-ish? - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1315616137464307718?s=20 Virgin Hyperloop in West Virginia - https://www.archpaper.com/2020/10/virgin-hyperloop-announces-certification-center-800-acre-site-in-west-virginia/ Kessler...

Duration:01:52:47

Boeing Starliner Drama, Rivian's Amazon Delivery Truck, and Nobel Prizes Announced - Ep 105

10/9/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Amazon's new electric delivery van, a bunch of dramatic changes for Boeing Starliner, and Nobel Prizes being announced. Read more from the articles we referenced: Chris Furgeson will not command Starliner CFT-1 -...

Duration:02:08:40

Plastic Eating Enzymes, Underground Lakes on Mars, Ford MachE Price Drop - Ep 104

10/2/2020
Be one of the first 1000 people to sign up at http://skillshare.com/OLFPOD and get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about a new possible way to recycle plastic, more signs of life on Mars, and a price drop for Ford's electric "Mustang" MachE. Read more from the articles we referenced: New Enzyme eats plastic crazy fast! - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/28/new-super-enzyme-eats-plastic-bottles-six-times-faster NASA Economic impact -...

Duration:01:40:56

Tesla Battery Day, CA Bans Gas Cars, Starship gets its Wings - Ep 103

9/25/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about what happened at Tesla Battery Day, SpaceX Starship SN8 and SN7.1, and California's ban on interal combustion engines. Read more from the articles we referenced: VW ID4 - https://electrek.co/2020/09/23/first-look-volkswagen-id-4-ev-sets-mainstream-40k-price-before-incentives/ Battery Day https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/22/21450840/tesla-battery-day-production-elon-musk-tabless-range-cathode-cobalt-plaid CA Gas Car Ban...

Duration:01:45:42

Tesla Battery Day Rumors, Life Signs on Venus, Astra Crashes - Ep 102

9/18/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the Tesla Battery Day expected announcements, signs of life in the clouds of Venus, and Astra's failed launch attempt. Read more from the articles we referenced: New Tesla Battery Design - https://electrek.co/2020/09/16/tesla-battery-cell-in-house-roadrunner-first-look/ Astra doesn’t make it to orbit and flight termination systems talk - https://twitter.com/astra/status/1304622467042820105?s=21 Artemis might not visit South Pole of the...

Duration:01:46:22

Lucid Air Officially Announced, SpaceX Reveals Raptor Vacuum Engine, and Gravitational Waves on your Tabletop - Ep 101

9/11/2020
Download the Tezlab app for free at Tezlab.app/OLF Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the Lucid Air pricing and spec announcements, SpaceX Raptor Vacuum optimized engine, and a new gravitational wave measuring device. Read more from the articles we referenced: Tabletop Gravitational Wave Measuring Device - https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a33812780/tabletop-device-measure-gravity-waves-quantum/ Black Hole Merger -...

Duration:02:03:51

Lucid Air Breaks 1/4 Mile Record, SpaceX SN6 Hops, Nuclear Waste to Endless Energy - Ep 100

9/4/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the Lucid Air performance announcement, another succesful Starship hop, and new Nuclear Diamond Battery technology Read more from the articles we referenced: Nuclear Diamond Batteries - https://www.wired.com/story/are-radioactive-diamond-batteries-a-cure-for-nuclear-waste/ https://newatlas.com/energy/nano-diamond-self-charging-batteries-ndb/ SpaceX launches a polar orbit from Florida! -...

Duration:02:02:28

Elon's Neuralink Demonstration, SpaceX Raptor Reuseability, Tesla Model 3 Hatchback - Ep 99

8/28/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the speculated Neuralink demonstration, Raptor engine vs Merlin, and a possible Model 3 Hatchback version. Read more from the articles we referenced: Neuralink Demonstration - https://www.teslarati.com/elon-musk-neuralink-v2-brain-implant-machine-reveal-date/ Boca Chica Resort - https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1296156292072054785?s=20 Elon talks about Starlink reuse / Raptor reuse -...

Duration:02:03:41

SpaceX Raptor Engine Shatters Records, Oceans on Ceres, Lucid's Breakthrough Battery Tech - Ep 98

8/21/2020
Get 2 months of Skillshare for free when you sign up at http://www.skillshare.com/olf Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Lucid's bi-directional charging, Oceans on Ceres, and SpaceX Raptor Engines new record! Read more from the articles we referenced: Lucid bi-directional charging - https://lucidmotors.com/media-room/lucid-air-fastest-charging-ev Another Starlink Mission, 6th flight and another fairing catch!!! -...

Duration:02:00:24

500mi Range Lucid Air, ULA and SpaceX get US Defense Contracts, and Scientists turn Bricks into Batteries - Ep 97

8/14/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the Lucid Air's estimated range, ULA and SpaceX splitting a US Defense contract, and new brick-to-battery technology Read more from the articles we referenced: Ken Block to use EV - https://www.grandtournation.com/cars/ken-block-will-be-racing-in-an-all-electric-ford-fiesta-with-600hp/ New Ioniq EVs - https://electrek.co/2020/08/10/hyundai-ioniq-ev-brand/ Tenacity Plane - https://www.space.com/dream-chaser-space-plane-tenacity-tour.html Lucid...

Duration:02:12:44

Mini Euro-Cybertruck, ORCs in Space, SpaceX Does it All! - Ep 96

8/7/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Demo-2 Mission Splashdown, Starship hopping, and a smaller Cybertruck for the EU market. Read more from the articles we referenced: Smaller Cybertruck for EU - https://electrek.co/2020/08/04/tesla-smaller-cybertruck-europe-elon-musk/ EV West Speed Record - https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/04/ev-west-aims-for-speed-record-with-tesla-powered-lakester/ Mysterious Circular Objects in the sky -...

Duration:01:57:52

Mars Perseverance Launches, Tesla 20% Battery Increase, Virgin Galactic Reveal - Ep 95

7/31/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the Mars mission Perseverance launch, Tesla's announced 20% energy density increase, and Virgin Galactic's interior reveal. Read more from the articles we referenced: 20% Increase in battery capacity - https://electrek.co/2020/07/30/tesla-batteries-energy-density-increase-panasonic/ Hummer details and photos - https://electrek.co/2020/07/29/gmc-hummer-electric-pickup-new-pictures-features/ Perseverance launches to Mars -...

Duration:01:25:35

Neuralink will stream music straight to your brain, Tesla takes of Texas, and the Summer of Mars - Ep 94

7/24/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Elons promises for Neuralink, Tesla's expansion to Texas and beyond, and a slew of recent Mars launches. Read more from the articles we referenced: Vulcan Heavy?!?! - https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1286124364920950785?s=20 SpaceX Re-using Dragon Capsule - https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1286312153193029633 Austin Gigafactory Photos -...

Duration:01:47:35

SpaceX Starlink Hardware Leaked, Tesla S/X Get V3 Charging, and Sciencist Sequence the X-Chromosome - Ep 93

7/17/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about news on Starlink internet, Model S+X getting V3 charging, and the scientific breakthrough in chromosome sequencing! Read more from the articles we referenced: Starlink Terminal Leaked - https://twitter.com/flcnhvy/status/1283140198621224975?s=21 S/X get 250kW charging - https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-x-250kw-v3-supercharging/ Twitter Hack -...

Duration:01:56:38

Rocket Lab's Unlucky 13th Launch, Green Moon Goo Explained, Lucid's plan to take over USA - Ep 92

7/10/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Rocket Lab's failed Electron Launch, The no-longer mysterious green Moon goo, and Lucid's plan to develop a sales and service network in the US. Read more from the articles we referenced: Elon Says FSD is close - https://electrek.co/2020/07/09/tesla-tsla-elon-musk-level-5-autonomy-complete/ Lucid Service Network - https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1128777_lucid-nationwide-service-air-electric-car-20-stores-open-by-late-2021 Canoo Electric Van...

Duration:01:38:42

Tesla Crushes Q2, NASA SLS Explodes, Spooky Quantum Movements - Ep 91

7/3/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Tesla's production numbers, SLS progress, and creepy quantum popcorn Read more from the articles we referenced: Nikola takes Pre-Orders for Electric Pickup- https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a33001530/nikola-badger-deposits-electric-pickup/ Tesla Q2 Deliveries Win - https://ir.tesla.com/news-releases/news-release-details/tesla-q2-2020-vehicle-production-deliveries Spooky Quantum Effects -...

Duration:01:41:57

NASA Goes Subortibal, Black Hole Energy Experiments, and Tesla S/X Get V3 Charging - Ep 90

6/26/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about NASA's suborbital flights, black hole energy experiments, and Tesla Model S and X possibly getting V3 Charging capability Read more from the articles we referenced: Model S/X V3 Charging? - https://electrek.co/2019/03/18/tesla-model-s-x-charge-rate-reverting/ SN-5 Rolls out - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1276058326954938368 SN7 Test till Failure - https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1275468471728590850?s=20 SN5 rolls out -...

Duration:01:48:46

CRISPR Starts Treating People, Tesla Crosses 400mi Range, and Starship Sea Launches - Ep 89

6/19/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about 3 successful treatments by CRISPR, Tesla's Model S increased range and decreased pricing, and possible sea launches for Starship Read more from the articles we referenced: CRIPSR News - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2246020-three-people-with-inherited-diseases-successfully-treated-with-crispr/ Model S 400mi and Price Drop https://www.tesla.com/blog/model-s-long-range-plus-building-first-400-mile-electric-vehicle Model S Pricing -...

Duration:01:39:48

NASA DM2 Mission Updates, Tesla Semi v Nikola Badger, New Exotic Matter on ISS - Ep 88

6/12/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the status of the Demo-2 mission astronauts, another electric pickup truck, and quantum matter on the ISS Read more from the articles we referenced: 5th State of Matter - https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24632862-300-exotic-fifth-state-of-matter-made-on-the-international-space-station/ Tesla Semi Coming Soon - https://www.engadget.com/tesla-semi-elon-musk-volume-production-153933911.html Nikola Badger -...

Duration:01:32:12

Tesla Giga Berlin Progress, NASA + SpaceX Making Headlines, Quantum Computer Breakthrough - Ep 87

6/5/2020
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the progress on Tesla Gigafactory Berlin, NASA Demo-2 Mission, SpaceX Starship SN4 Exploding, and a Major Breakthrough in Quantum Computing Read more from the articles we referenced: Updates on how Starlink won't ruin the night sky - https://www.spacex.com/updates/starlink-update-04-28-2020/ Hot Qubits - https://singularityhub.com/2020/04/20/new-hot-qubits-let-quantum-computers-run-15x-warmer-than-before/ Starlink launches and lands 5 times -...

Duration:01:31:27