The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
 
The Future And You--August 26, 2015

Topic: Terraforming. Making planets that are not habitable into earth-like planets, where people can live, work, and play--even outside, in comfort, without a space suit.

Speakers: Kenneth I. Roy (author and engineer), Stephanie Osborn (author and space scientist), and Robert G. Kennedy (author and engineer).

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the August 26, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 55 minutes] This presentation was recorded in front of an audience at the science fiction and fantasy convention LibertyCon in Chattanooga TN, on June 27, 2015.

Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer, ghostwriter, 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 entitledIndistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

Direct download: TFAY_2015_8_26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03pm EST

The Future And You--August 19, 2015

The Eventual Artificial Intelligence Uprising.

Speakers: James Maxey (author), Chris Kennedy (author), Thomas A. Mays (author and naval officer), Edward McKeown (author), Rebecca Ledford  (publisher Phase 5), and Jake Bible (author).

Also: an email from David Wilding, mentioning an article he wrote in which he makes the case that the worlds first science fiction convention was held in Leeds, England in 1937. Guests included a young Arthur C. Clarke. Philadelphia, in USA, also lays claim to the title of world's first science convention, and this controversy is discussed within the article.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the August 19, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 58 minutes] This panel was recorded 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, ghostwriter, 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 entitledIndistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

Direct download: TFAY_2015_8_19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:06pm EST

The Future And You--August 12, 2015

Topic: Emerging Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance. What we are doing right, and what we are doing wrong.

Speakers: John Harp (scientist) and Phil Wohlrab (scientist).

John Harp is a graduate student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville studying bacterial membrane physiology.

Phil Wohlrab is pursuing a master's degree in public health with a focus on epidemiology; he is also a medic serving in the Virginia Army National Guard, currently as an instructor in combat medicine, basic lifesaving skills, and teaching the communicable diseases portion of field sanitation courses.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the August 12, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 51 minutes] This presentation was recorded in front of an audience at the science fiction and fantasy convention LibertyCon in Chattanooga TN, on June 27, 2015.

Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer, ghostwriter, 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 entitledIndistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

Direct download: TFAY_2015_8_12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:19pm EST

The Future And You--August 5, 2015

Topic: Intelligence: What is it, and where is my smart pill?

Speakers: Julie Cochrane (author), John Harp (bacterial scientist), Bill Thomasson (scientist), Cathe Smith (insect genetics scientist), and Dr. Robert E. Hampson (neuroscientist, writer, and public speaker).

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the August 5, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 51 minutes] This panel was recorded in front of an audience at the science fiction and fantasy convention LibertyCon in Chattanooga TN, on June 27, 2015.

Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer, ghostwriter, 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 entitledIndistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

Direct download: TFAY_2015_8_5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:46pm EST