Wed, 11 July 2012
Chris Phoenix (futurist, nanotechnologist and software engineer) is today's featured guest.
Topics: The probability of developing human-like General Artificial Intelligence; Sky City (China's modular skyscrapers which are planned to be the tallest in the world); how and why medical progress in the USA is dragging its feet; the hope and value of Life Extension; things to watch in the next decade; his worry that governance may not get better; and recent research about the people who once inhabited Easter Island.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the July 11, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 27 minutes] This interview was recorded using Skype on June 23, 2012.
Chris Phoenix is a tech geek and software engineer currently working on projects including a CubeSat, health-related electronic devices, and astronomy hardware and software. From Stanford University, he obtained his BS in Symbolic Systems and MS in Computer Science. Previous careers have included dyslexia correction and co-founding the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology. In his spare time, he sings in an internationally competitive barbershop chorus, pursues extreme sports, and theorizes on major world problems.