Wed, 11 February 2015
 General Electric has greatly increased the resolution and speed of a CT scanner. Their new machine will likely save thousands of lives; improve the outcomes of hundreds of thousands of hospital patients; and, I suspect, become a valuable tool for additional research into human life-extension.
 BIG stands for Basic Income Guarantee. Under a BIG all citizens receive from their government enough money to live on, whether they need it or not. A town in Canada had a BIG for 40 years; how it affected the people in the town is being studied in detail. And the Swiss are going to vote this year on whether or not their nation should have a BIG of $2600 per month.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the February 11, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 27 minutes] This monologue was recorded on February 10, 2015 using the free Voice Recorder app on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone.
Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 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.