Tue, 11 February 2014
Many Topics: How the Nielsen Company, which has provided ratings for TV shows since 1950, is making some adjustments to our modern age of Streaming TV. A camera built into a pill which patients can swallow has been approved in the U.S. to help doctors screen the large intestine for polyps and other early signs of colon cancer. Mint (the widely-used personal finance app from Intuit) will now also include the virtual currency: Bitcoin. And some of the ways in which the power grid is beginning to mimic the Internet.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the February 12, 2014 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 26 minutes]
Stephen Euin Cobb is an author, futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast The Future And You. 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. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author of Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science as well as A Brief History of Predicting the Future.