Wed, 10 June 2015
"The Year in Science" Discussion Panel (Part 2 of 2).
Topics: the appropriateness of de-extinction of extinct species from woolly mammoths to Neanderthals; Harvard University's swarm of 1,000 self-organizing robots; a fire extinguisher that puts out fires with sound; Microsoft's augmented reality goggle-style computer, named HoloLens; the fastest known star; a surprisingly effective ancient herbal medicine; the first in-space test of a light sail; the Yellowstone supervolcano; and many other topics.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the June 10, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 33 minutes] This is the second 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. The first half is available in last week's episode.
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.