The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
The Future And You--August 27, 2014

Topic: Trends in Filmmaking, both commercial and independent. Casting, shooting, editing, scriptwriting, fundraising, financing, distribution, promotion and camera technology are all discussed.

Three Interviews: Stephen L. Antczak (who works in commercial films); and two Indy filmmakers: Jesse Knight (of Jesse Knight Films) and Jason Buterin (of Mad Ones Films).

News Item: I landed on two "best seller" lists at

My nonfiction book entitled Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science was #9 best seller on the "Science & Math" list, and #42 best seller on the "Astronomy" list. (And yes, I took a screen shot. Maybe I will frame it.) As you can imagine the number one spot on both of these lists was held by Stephen Hawking.

Here is my book's description from its page on This 29-page collection of six articles--written by an experienced futurist who has interviewed over 300 people for their opinion about the future--describes several of the far future scientific and technological innovations which will transform our civilization from what it is now into an exponentially larger, faster, stronger and more dynamic civilization than can be contained on this planet, or in this solar system, or within this universe. These technologies will allow us to expand through those boundaries and find new unimagined boundaries beyond them to break through. Article Titles -- We Will Transmute the Elements; We Will Develop Many Completely New Physics; My Father's Watch; Hidden-Life May be More Common on Planets than Non-Hidden: And Earth May be No Exception; The Universal Diagram; Engineering Space: Altering This Universe and Making New Ones.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the August 27, 2014 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 46 minutes] These three interviews were recorded on May 31, 2014 in Charlotte NC, at the SF&F convention ConCarolinas.

Stephen Euin Cobb is an author, futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast The Future And You. 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. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author an ebook about the future entitledIndistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

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