Wed, 25 February 2015
Topics: How space elevator's work, how they can fail, and why the Europeans will never allow one to be built; a police drone that carries & fires a shotgun; free roaming surgical robots; someone in the audience asks about NASA's experiments with "anti-gravity"; focused plasma fusion; and lightning bolts produce gamma rays and anti-matter.
Speakers: James Daniel Ross and me.
James Daniel Ross is the author of the SF series of novels: The Radiation Angels. He shares a Dream Realm Award with the other others in Breach the Hull, and an EPPIE award with the others appearing in Bad-Ass Faeries 2.
[News Item] All five of Stephen Euin Cobb's books will be available for FREE on Amazon in their Kindle versions on February 25 and 26, 2015. This includes his two nonfiction books about the future, and his three novels which are set in the future. In addition to the two days in which they are ALL free they will all be free again on various non-synchronous days which will be scattered randomly over the next three weeks. Please feel free to download them and tell your friends, colleagues, and complete strangers to download them too. Thanks.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the February 11, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 33 minutes] This panel was recorded on November 15, 2014 in front of an audience in Charleston SC at the SF&F convention Atomacon.
Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer 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 an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.