The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
The Future And You--Oct 12, 2016

"The Year in Science." A panel discussion of discoveries and inventions made during the previous 12 months.

Speakers: James Maxey, Erin Penn, JT the Enginerd, and me, Stephen Euin Cobb, as the moderator.

James Maxey is the author of the superhero novels Nobody Gets the Girl and Burn Baby Burn; as well as the Dragon Age trilogy: Bitterwood, Dragonforge, and Dragonseed. His multi-book epic, Dragon Apocalypse, is an enthusiastic blend of the superhero and fantasy genres. Its titles include Greatshadow (2012), Hush (2012) and Witchbreaker (2013).

J.T. "the Enginerd"obtained her Masters of Science in Engineering Mechanics with a focus in biomechanics from Virginia Tech. Her research focused on animal locomotion and included the analysis of beetle respiration, and constructing a platform to measure the force produced during an insect's jump. She teaches engineering and design. She also blogs about science fiction, video games, and photography at

Erin Penn is a writer and line-editor. She received her Bachelors of Science from Alma College with a double major in Computer Science and Sociology, then completed a Masters of Business Administration. Her website is

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the Oct 12, 2016 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 64 minutes] This episode contains the entire one-hour panel, and was recorded in front of an audience in Charlotte NC on June 4, 2016 at the SF&F convention ConCarolinas.

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.

Direct download: TFAY_2016_10_12.mp3
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