Wed, 4 December 2013
Topic: Future Predictions from Wikipedia and from Popular Mechanics.
Examples include: Solar powered drones which can fly for five years without coming down may take the place of more expensive satellites; Instantaneous translation for all languages as a cell phone app; Google's ongoing plan to digitize every book ever written in any language; and the soldiers of the United States Army being increasingly replaced by robots.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the December 4, 2013 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 29 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.