Tue, 15 September 2015
Topic: The Next Carrington Event: How Catastrophic Might It Be?
The Carrington Event was a solar coronal mass ejection that hit the Earth in 1859. If a similar one hit today, Lloyd's of London estimates the damage might cost between $0.6 and $2.6 trillion in the USA alone.
Speakers: Stephanie Osborn and Tim Bolgeo.
Stephanie Osborn is a former NASA payload flight controller, with over twenty years experience in civilian and military space programs. She has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space Station. And she is the author of many science fiction novels based on her unique experience.
Tim Bolgeo is an electrical engineer, now retired after more than 30 years with the TVA (The Tennessee Valley Authority). He is also the founder and long-running board chairman of LibertyCon in Chattanooga, where he is affectionately known as Uncle Timmy.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the September 16, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 53 minutes] This discussion was recorded in front of an audience at the science fiction and fantasy convention LibertyCon in Chattanooga TN, on June 27, 2015.
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.