Tue, 3 March 2015
Topics: A laser-based method for "scrubbing" air for astronauts and scuba divers; the problems of making active armor for individual soldiers; firing a gun underwater in a swimming pool and the strange things the expelled gas does; how armor-piercing shells work against tanks; robots are in a boom-time of development but the major media finds this too boring to report; the rapid-fire bootlegging of TV shows & movies on Youtube; and 3D printing with metals.
James Daniel Ross is the author of the SF series of novels: The Radiation Angels. He shares a Dream Realm Award with the other others in Breach the Hull, and an EPPIE award with the others appearing in Bad-Ass Faeries 2.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the March 4, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 30 minutes] This panel was recorded on November 15, 2014 in front of an audience in Charleston SC at the SF&F convention Atomacon.
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.