Tue, 15 June 2010
James Maxey (author of the Dragon Age fantasy series and Nobody Gets the Girl) is our featured guest.
Topics: an attractive new female android built in Japan; soccer playing robots; life in antarctic lakes; the increasing practicality of building an elevator to earth orbit; the matter/anti-matter balance of the universe; massively parallel processing in popular game computers; fresh new craters on Mars; how computers are now playing the stock market even more than human beings; and a new nano-fiber material with incredible strength which is made out of old t-shirts dipped into a boron solution and then heated in an oven (a miracle substance become cheap and easy to make).
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the June 16, 2010 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 35 minutes] Today's show was recorded in front of a live audience at ConCarolinas in Charlotte NC, on June 5, 2010.
James Maxey is the author of the Dragon Age fantasy series which includes the novels Bitterwood, Dragonforge, and Dragonseed. Set a thousand years in the future, after the fall of our modern civilization, in a world dominated by the intelligent dragons we created through genetic engineering. Humans are reduced to slaves, and the remnants of long forgotten nanotechnology make the world a wondrous place of magic.