Tue, 12 January 2016
Topics from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that ended a few days ago--and some not. Such as: a real time language translating device you can wear on a necklace; self driving cars are shown to be less likely to crash that human driven cars; NASA has created a department for planetary defense against asteroids; L'Orial has created a wearable sticker that measures your UV exposure that sends its readings to you smart phone: a wearable sheet of material that makes electricity which can then be used by wearable electronic devices; and LG has a bendable computer display; Also shown at CES: New Virtual Reality displays, Augmented Reality displays, some interesting new drones, video cameras that record a full 360 degree panorama, and a sheet of material that can retain heat without insulation and then release it on command days later.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 13, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 26 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 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.