Wed, 16 March 2011
Topics: open source hardware and software; 3D printers (sometimes called rapid prototyping machines or RepRap machines); The GADA Prize (a contest for people who build 3D printers); do it yourself biotechnology and do it yourself transhuman augmentation; the possibility of using 3D printers to print tissues and organs for transplant into patients who need them; artificial intelligence and the singularity; and an interactive web page that lets you estimate the arrival date of the singularity based on your own estimation of technological trends.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the March 16, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 30 minutes]. This interview was recorded as a Skype-to-Skype call on March 12, 2011.
Bryan Bishop is Assistant Director for research and development for the non-profit organization Humanity Plus (which focuses on Human enhancement technology). He speaks at conferences on open source hardware and do-it-yourself biology. He does software development and fund-raising to promote both software and hardware development within the open source community. He runs the open manufacturing group on the web (a community group where people share thier ideas about these topics). And he has a background in mechanical engineering and computational neuro-science.