Tue, 1 March 2016
Topics: Sperm cells have been created from the skin cells of a mouse, and how this might someday allow a woman to provide sperm formed from her skin cells to make another woman pregnant, or even to make herself pregnant.
Also: Traveling to Mars in only 30 minutes; a solar cell so thin and light it can rest on a soap bubble; why roboticists are raving about Google's new Atlas Robot; the media's fear of robotic AI; why Mercedes is pulling robots from the factory floor; Google's neural network can tell where photos were taken just by looking at them; and my participation in a video series from the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop entitled "From Here to the Stars."
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the March 2, 2016 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 33 minutes]
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 ten 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.