Wed, 6 May 2015
Topics: predictions 100 years into the future, which were made in 1931; Koko: the gorilla who communicates using sign language, and a critique of her paintings; how the extreme safety of self driving cars might become a major problem for the organ transplant industry; The Proceedings of the Old Bailey is a free, searchable, online database of criminal court proceedings that covers more than two centuries; Trove is a project run by The National Library of Australia to digitise and make available a wide range of historical content; and many other topics.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the May 6, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 24 minutes] This episode is devoted to listener email, and was recorded on May 3, 2015.
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 of an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.