Episode 51 - Essay on Civilization and Long-term thinking

This week I ruminate on civilization and long-term thinking, including a segment from Humboldt Redwoods State Park in California.

Also, zero-emission natural gas power plant, and 3d printed ovaries.



Zero emission power plant

3d printed ovaries

Civilization and Long-term thinking


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Manual for civilization

Humboldt Redwoods

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Episode 50 - Movie geek out with A.C. Hachem

This week I geek out about movies with author A.C. Hachem. All about summer movies, Hollywood business choices and how do you avoid getting squashed by the 5 ton Disney movie beast. Strap in, it's a movie length show!

Oh, and somehow I've made it to 50 episodes…



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Episode 49 - Longevity pt 3

This week we continue with longevity research. We examine some critiques against it, and consider what it will mean for society if more and more people live longer.

Also, vertical farming in Shanghai, the ISS 200th spacewalk, and wandering black holes.



Shanghai vertical farming

ISS 200th spacewalk

Wandering black holes

Criticisms and Implications of Longevity research



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(Martin Lisec)

Links for further reading
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategies_for_Engineered_Negligible_Senescence#Technology_Review_controversy
https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/geront/43.1.4
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/testing/genepatents
http://www.everydayhealth.com/longevity/longevity-boom-and-its-impact.aspx
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Episode 48 - Longevity pt 2

More on longevity this week, with a peek into the worlds of Aubrey de Grey, Craig Venter, and Google's Calico.

Also, the DNA of neurons, and the growing role of big data in the search for extraterrestrial life.



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The DNA of Neurons

Conference on the search for life in the universe

The who and what of longevity research


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(Aubrey de Grey by Bruce Klein and Susan Fonseca-Klein)

Some links on the who and the what

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aubrey_de_Grey
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Venter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calico_(company)
http://www.calicolabs.com/
http://www.sens.org/
http://www.humanlongevity.com/
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