Wed, 3 June 2015
"The Year in Science" Discussion Panel (Part 1 of 2).
Topics: mind-uploading of a round worm which then successfully operated a Lego-robot; the world's first warm-blooded fish; a noninvasive treatment for Alzheimer's using ultrasound; the dangers of e-cigarettes; the Pluto flyby New Horizons Mission; landing a space probe on a comet (the Rosetta spacecraft and Philae lander); an earth-sized exoplanet located in a habitable zone; cryovulcanism on the moon Io; the dino-chicken; and many other topics.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the June 3, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 34 minutes] This is the first half of a discussion panel I moderated in front of an audience at the science fiction and fantasy convention ConCarolinas in Charlotte NC on May 29, 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.