The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
The Future And You--July 10, 2013

James Maxey (author), Jim Craig (planetarium director), Gray Rinehart (writer and editor), Ben Davis (nuclear physicist) and myself are today's speakers.

Topic: "The Year in Science" (Part 2).

Subtopics: grid parity; smart grids (verses the dumb grids we have now); photovoltaics and the rise of solar cells; solar panels on residential roofs; George Orwell; so called joule theives (such as the one that charges your cell phone with the stray radio waves around you, or charges it using the special T-shirt you are wearing which produces electricity from your body). Also: the promises and hopes of augmented reality verses the much talked about privacy fears; the BMW prototype of augmented reality (which is far better than Google Glass); and how augmented reality may very well produce new waves of unemployment.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the July 10, 2013 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 32 minutes] This is the second half of a panel discussion recorded before a live audience at the SF&F convention ConCarolinas in Charlotte NC on June 1, 2013.

Direct download: TFAY_2013_7_10.mp3
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