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Ep 67 - Civil War

This week an essay on a darker topic - whether the US will have another Civil War in the near future. Can it be avoided? Are we already locked in conflict, and how do we break out? Also, a change in show format.

Duration: 00:25:33

Episode 66 - All News Show #3

This week I've got a bunch of cool short news bits I've been saving up, it's time to catch up. Cassini, Voyager, Mars, Universal Basic Income, Robot artists, and more

Duration: 00:33:20

Ep 65 - Alvin Toffler pt 2

This week is a further examination of Alvin Toffler's writings and ideas. He wrote about the near future, which we are living in today. Also, new cancer treatments, an asteroid flyby, and water on exoplanets.

Duration: 00:32:11

Ep 64 - Alvin Toffler and Future Shock pt 1

This week we talk Alvin Toffler and his 1970 book Future Shock. We look at the present through a future lens from the past... or something. Also, Sean falls down a Wikipedia rabbit hole.

Duration: 00:22:56

Ep 63 - Interview with Dr. Kevin Folta

This week features an interview with Dr. Kevin Folta, professor and chairman of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida, and host of the Talking Biotech podcast. Also, I beg for money the 21st century way.

Duration: 00:32:23

Ep 62 - Nanotechnology pt2

This week we further examine nanotech. How does one actually work at the nanoscale, and what might the far future bring? Also, Carl Sagan's sad prediction coming true.

Duration: 00:25:33

Ep 61 - Nanotechnology: an introduction

This week we enter the tiny world of nanotechnology. An introduction to what it is, and where it's being used in our lives right now. Also, gene editing breakthrough, and NASA asteroid tracking. Some links:

Duration: 00:26:24

Episode 60 - Making Contact

This week, further contemplation about life in the universe, and what would happen if we made contact. Also, synthetic food and NASA deep space station plans.

Duration: 00:23:47

Ep 59 - Are We Alone?

This week I ponder our place in the universe and wonder if there is other life out there somewhere. Part philosophical essay, part science exploration. Also, words and their meanings matter. Inigo says so.

Duration: 00:25:54

Ep 58 - In Defense Of Science

This week I essay, rant, and ramble about science, politics, civilization, and our long-term needs. Also, Juno images, New nuclear fuel, and NASA budgets

Duration: 00:33:56

Ep 57 - Arcologies

This week, a look at the principles and ideas of arcology, the melding of architecture and ecology, as a way to shape the city of the future. Also, holographic phones and artificial intelligence in science research

Duration: 00:23:49

Ep 56 - Energy pt4 - other generation methods

This week we cover some less well known energy generation methods: Geothermal, biomass, biofuel, flywheel, and space based solar panels. Also, artificial intelligence in the operating room, and robo-snakes on Mars

Duration: 00:23:21

Ep 55 - Energy pt 3: Sun, Wind, and Water

This week we examine the more well-known renewables of solar, wind, and hydroelectric energy technology. Also, Chinese carbon sequestration and Chinese quantum entanglement.

Duration: 00:25:49

Ep 54 - Energy pt2: Nuclear

This week I speak at length with Oregon State University PhD candidate Josh Fishler. We talk all things nuclear including new tech and why it's not the bogeyman.Believe it or not, it will be needed for a carbon neutral future, and for a journey to the stars. And we talk about perspective and context and how humans are bad at it.

Duration: 01:16:34

Ep 53 - Energy pt 1

This week we look at energy and power production. A snapshot of the past, present and future. How much do we use? Oil, coal, gas, solar, wind, nuclear. What's out there that is better? Also, New instant charge battery, and Artificial Intelligence explains itself.

Duration: 00:26:49

Ep 52 - Giant Space News Show

This week I catch up on a ton of space news. Jupiter images from Juno, 3d printing in space, plasma drive, dark matter, black holes, psyche, and more. Also, I rant at the end of the show so you can skip it if you want.

Duration: 00:40:16

Ep 51 - Essay on Civilization and Long-term thinking

This week I ruminate on civilization and long-term thinking, including a segment from Humboldt Redwoods State Park in California. Also, zero-emission natural gas power plant, and 3d printed ovaries.

Duration: 00:24:58

Episode 50 - Movie geek out with A.C. Hachem

This week I geek out about movies with author A.C. Hachem. All about summer movies, Hollywood business choices and how do you avoid getting squashed by the 5 ton Disney movie beast. Strap in, it's a movie length show! Oh, and somehow I've made it to 50 episodes…

Duration: 01:36:59

Ep 49 - Longevity pt 3

This week we continue with longevity research. We examine some critiques against it, and consider what it will mean for society if more and more people live longer. Also, vertical farming in Shanghai, the ISS 200th spacewalk, and wandering black holes.

Duration: 00:22:28

Ep 48 - Longevity pt 2

More on longevity this week, with a peek into the worlds of Aubrey de Grey, Craig Venter, and Google's Calico. Also, the DNA of neurons, and the growing role of big data in the search for extraterrestrial life.

Duration: 00:25:15

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