Wed, 27 June 2012
Chris Phoenix (futurist, nanotechnologist and software engineer) is today's featured guest.
Topics: Trends in nanotechnology and molecular manufacturing; methods of getting to the nanoscale; the problem with MEMS (microelectromechanical systems); some of the benefits of "scaling down" to the nanoscale; benefits of molecular manufacturing; and medical benefits from nanotechnology. Also trends in fusion; the rise of space access; and his involvement with a satellite called SkyCube, which will be launched into space on a SpaceX Falcon 9.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the June 27, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 35 minutes] This interview was recorded using Skype on June 23, 2012.
Chris Phoenix is a tech geek and software engineer currently working on projects including a CubeSat, health-related electronic devices, and astronomy hardware and software. From Stanford University, he obtained his BS in Symbolic Systems and MS in Computer Science. Previous careers have included dyslexia correction and co-founding the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology. In his spare time, he sings in an internationally competitive barbershop chorus, pursues extreme sports, and theorizes on major world problems.