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Ep. 15 - Aaron Traywick of Ascendance Biomedical
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...
Ep. 14 - Gene Editing and Nanorobotics with Justin Atkin of The Thought Emporium
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,...
Ep. 13 - The Future is Meow with Meow-Ludo Meow-Meow
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...
Ep. 12 - The Lepht Anonym Interview
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 it's 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 &...
Ep. 11 - The Future of Human Augmentation at BDYHAX
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,...
Ep. 10 - Kevin Warwick on Project Cyborg
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...
Ep. 9 - James Young & The Phantom Limb
In this episode of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O'Shea sits down with television host and science communicator James Young to discuss his participation in the Phantom Limb project. Through a partnership with the Metal Gear Solid video game series, James helped to design and received a custom bionic limb - a journey which was featured in the BBC documentary "Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man." We also dove into his new BBC Three documentary "Can Robots Love Us?", and discuss the shortcomings...
Ep. 7 - The Ethics of Experimentation with Alex Pearlman
In this episode of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O'Shea interviews bioethicist and journalist Alex Pearlman about the ethics of experimentation, the future of gene editing technology (including CRISPR/Cas9), inclusivity in futurism, and more. Alex is currently receiving an advanced degree in bioethics from King's College London, and has written extensively on the subject of gene editing and human enhancement for outlets such as New Scientist, International Business Times, Boston...
Ep. 6 - Predicting the Future with Entrepreneur Rohit Bhargava
In this episode of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O'Shea interviews well known author and entrepreneur Rohit Bhargava about his strategies for curating trends and predicting the future. Rohit is also a professor at Georgetown University, and is known for coining the term Social Media Optimization. Together we dive into the new edition of his annual Trends Report, Non-Obvious 2017, where we discuss the future of healthcare, invisible technology, self-aware data, the outsider effect,...
Ep. 5 - Sensory Deprivation Tanks
In this episode of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O'Shea explores the popular and controversial use of sensory deprivation, floating, and isolation tanks at Levity in Pittsburgh. Does this practice really emulate psychedelic experience, relieve chronic pain, and help treat anxiety, depression, and PTSD? Show notes at futuregrind.org.
Ep. 4 - US Presidential Candidate Zoltan Istvan
Host Ryan O'Shea sits down with US Presidential Candidate Zoltan Istvan of the Transhumanist Party, a controversial atheist politician aiming to achieve immortality by putting health, science, and technology at the forefront of American politics. Zoltan is the author of the award-winning science fiction novel The Transhumanist Wager and a writer for publications such as VICE, The Huffington Post, Slate, and more. He recently completed a cross country tour in his coffin-shaped Immortality...
Ep. 3 - The Future of Business with B.J. Murphy
In this episode of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O'Shea discusses the future of business with writer B.J. Murphy, an experienced futurist working with the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Serious Wonder, Planetary Resources, & more.
Ep. 2 - Space Exploration and Mars Colonization wtih Christopher Jannette
In this episode host Ryan O'Shea travels to Washington D.C. to talk space exploration, Mars colonization, and space travel for the masses with space entrepreneur and founder of TRED Laboratories and United Frontiers, Christopher Jannette. Jannette spent years in the U.S. Air Force and witnessed the devastation following the 2011 earthquake in Japan, an experience that motiviated him to use science and technology as an instrument of radical societal change. His goal is to enable humans to...
Ep. 1 - Tim Cannon of Grindhouse Wetware on Biohacking and Transhumanism
Well known futurist entrepreneur Tim Cannon, the Founder and CIO of biotechnology startup Grindhouse Wetware, chats biohacking, transhumism, and the future of humanity with host Ryan O'Shea. Grindhouse creates affordable open source technology that augments human capabilities, leading Tim to be referred to as a "DIY Cyborg" by media outlets. Tim and his company have been featured by the National Geographic Channel, Joe Rogan Questions Everything on SyFy, VICE, MAKE Magazine, Wired, Popular...