Wed, 1 October 2014
Topic: Is War in Space Inevitable?
John Ringo is a New York Times best selling novelist with over two million books in print. Robert G. Kennedy is an author, speaker and engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. David L. Burkhead is a physicist working in the nanotechnological field of surface science and Atomic Force Microscopy; and has published technical and popular science articles, as well as a number of SF&F stories. Dr. Charles E. Gannon is a New York Times bestselling author; and as a member of the think-tank SIGMA, has advised the Pentagon, Air Force, Army, NATO, DARPA, DHS, NASA, and other agencies.
Your host also reviews the documentary series, The Planets. A brilliant, and visually dramatic, series about the struggles we went through to achieve our understanding of the planets, the sun, and the moon. Eight episodes of about 48 minutes each, filled with interviews and eyewitness accounts by those who were there when we made some of our most astounding discoveries. It covers space missions, both manned and unmanned, as well as ground-based observers. Though produced in 1999, this treasure trove of exploration history will never go out of date. It will be as fresh a century from now as it was the day it was released.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the October 1, 2014 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 44 minutes] This panel was recorded in front of an audience on June 28, 2014 in Chattanooga TN at the SF&F convention LibertyCon.
Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 300 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer and award-winning podcaster. 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. For the last nine years he has produced a weekly podcast, The Future And You, which explores (through interviews, panel discussions and commentary) all the ways the future will be different from today. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.