Wed, 26 December 2012
Jacob Krogsgaard (atmospheric scientist and project manager) is today's featured guest.
Topics: Possible ramifications of self-replicating 3-D printers, such as the RepRap Machine by Dr. Adrian Bowyer. Also: open-source designs, crowd-funding, the stock market micro-crash, the Augmented Reality glasses such as the Google Glass project, and computers wired directly into the human brain. As well as his observation that our current generation of technology seems to be super-empowering volunteer activities of every type such as Librivox and Wikipedia; and his notion that artificial intelligence may be more useful if it does NOT mimic human styles of thinking.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the December 26, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 29 minutes] This interview was recorded using Skype on December 1, 2012.
Jacob Krogsgaard is currently working (along with Tom Canton) to create a documentary film which will promote the idea of using of a mass driver as a space launch system to the general public (as well as to the scientific and political communities) as an alternative to rockets and space elevators. Jacob Krogsgaard is an atmospheric scientist and project manager. Tom Canton is a experienced director of business, training and music videos.
BTW: I interviewed Dr. Adrian Bowyer about his RepRap 3-D Printer Project on September 17, 2008 Episode. That episode--like all past episodes of this show--remains available for your listening pleasure. It can be found here.