Tue, 18 August 2015
The Eventual Artificial Intelligence Uprising.
Also: an email from David Wilding, mentioning an article he wrote in which he makes the case that the worlds first science fiction convention was held in Leeds, England in 1937. Guests included a young Arthur C. Clarke. Philadelphia, in USA, also lays claim to the title of world's first science convention, and this controversy is discussed within the article.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the August 19, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 58 minutes] This panel was recorded in front of an audience at the science fiction and fantasy convention ConCarolinas in Charlotte NC, on May 29, 2015.
Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer, ghostwriter, and award-winning podcaster. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. For the last nine years he has produced a weekly podcast, The Future And You, which explores (through interviews, panel discussions and commentary) all the ways the future will be different from today. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author of an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.