Episode 57 - Arcology

This week, a look and the principles and ideas of arcology, the melding of architecture and ecology, as a way to shape the city of the future. 
Also, holographic phones and artificial intelligence in science research.



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Links for further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcology
https://arcosanti.org/theory/arcology/main.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/americas/arcosanti-arizona-paolo-solari-accommodation-festivals-millennial-a7810231.html
https://www.indy100.com/article/forest-city-china-air-pollution-town-trees-liuzhou-stefano-boeri-climate-change-paris-agreement-7809736?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100
http://boingboing.net/2015/04/16/arcology-cutaways-of-the-futu.html
https://steampunkopera.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/arcology-city-in-a-building/
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Special Edition - March For Science

I went to the local March for Science today in Eugene. The starting point was on the U of O campus, and there was a great turnout. There was also a good diversity in the crowd. I took my portable mic for my phone and talked to a few people, from students and teachers, to astronomers and parents. Science is for everyone, not just lab techs. Listen to the show for my interviews, and keep your eyes and ears open for more about what you can do in the future. Advocacy doesn't get done with one march, it's a sustained effort that will carry us through.



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Episode 40 - The Future Of Food pt 5 - Cell Agriculture

This week we explore the newest techniques in growing animal-free meat and other products using cell cultures.
Also, 3d printed houses and exploring Titan in a flying machine



3D printed house

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NASA concepts for flight in Titan

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Cellular Agriculture

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_culture
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellular_agriculture
http://www.new-harvest.org
http://www.memphismeats.com/
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Episode 39 - The Future Of Food pt 4 - high tech food

In the continuing food series this week we talk about vertical, urban, and indoor farming, and 3d printed food.

Also, GMO nutrition, fast food self-service, and NASA's next solar probe.



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Vertical Farms, 3D printed food, and more



http://www.verticalfarm.com/?page_id=36
http://cubicfarms.com/
https://3dprinting.com/food/

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Episode 38 - The Future Of Food pt 3 - GMOs and Gene Editing

This week I talk about a controversial topic, genetically modified organisms and gene editing, and how these aspects of modern science can feed us far into the future. I will have links to the science on the show's web page, for my part I focus on the basics and the benefits of GMOs and gene editing for food production.

Also, metamaterial news, new planets, and the Hubble Constant



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The Hubble Constant

New Planets

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(wild progenitors to some of our food)

Information about GMOs and Gene Editing:



https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org
https://www.bestfoodfacts.org/what-foods-are-gmo/
https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2017/02/23/rice-plants-genetically-tweaked-tame-arsenic-found-soil-reducing-risk-humans/
https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2017/02/16/organic-farming-better-environment/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacillus_thuringiensis#Safety_studies
https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2014/06/19/how-your-food-would-look-if-not-genetically-modified-over-millennia/
https://futurism.com/a-new-drought-simulation-has-concluded-with-frightening-results/
http://ascienceenthusiast.com/crispr-cpf1-soybeans-healthier-no-dna/
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Episode 37 - The Future Of Food pt 2 - Interview with The Farm Babe

This week I chat with the Farm Babe, Michelle Miller, about modern farming, farm technology, and myths about farmers (you know, the scant handful of people who feed us all).

Also, Bill Gates on taxing robots, and the Icarus Project for interstellar travel.



Bill Gates on taxing robot workers

The Icarus Project

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The Farm Babe

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Episode 36 - The Future Of Food pt 1

This week I begin a run of shows on the future of food, food production, technology, and farming. Everything from self-driving tractors, drones, lab grown meat, vertical farming, and GMO seeds is on the table for discussion.

Also, robots in China and NASA's Europa mission



Robots in Chinese manufacturing

NASA Europa Mission

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http://www.zmescience.com/space/nasas-mission-search-life-europa-takes-shape/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2015/12/congress-nasa-must-not-only-go-to-europa-it-must-land/

The Future Of Food

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Some links used in the show
https://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/2015/november/despite-profit-potential-organic-field-crop-acreage-remains-low/
http://www.farmlandlp.com/2012/01/one-acre-feeds-a-person/
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/526491/agricultural-drones/
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/16/future-of-farming-driverless-tractors-ag-robots.html
https://3dprinting.com/food/
http://gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org/FAQ/organic-non-gmo-farming-sustainable-farming-using-gmos/
https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2012/Online_Resources/Highlights/Farm_Demographics/

Links to my music

Sean Gill - solo guitar
Strange Land - prog rock
Stone Soup Soldiers - world fusion and soundtrack work
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Episode 34 - Themes for 2017 - Communication

This week I ramble about the need for level-headed communication for a functional society, and ponder why it's so hard to do, including science communication.
Also, lots of medical news from Earth and space about stem cells and genetics.
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- Stephen R. Covey


Medical news of stem cell and genetic treatments

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NASA's Twin Study

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Some links about science and communication I referenced for the show
http://www.sciencealert.com/researchers-have-figured-out-what-makes-people-reject-science-and-it-s-not-ignorance
http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2017/01/relearning-how-write?utm_source=sciencemagazine&utm_medium=facebook-text&utm_campaign=howtowrite-10682
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-convince-someone-when-facts-fail/
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/illusion-chasers/the-delusion-of-alternative-facts/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_POLE_BLOG

Some science news sources I think are the best at reporting and writing
https://www.scientificamerican.com/
http://www.sciencemag.org/
http://www.livescience.com/
https://phys.org/
http://www.universetoday.com/
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Episode 31 - Themes for 2017 - Jobs

In a more philosophical tone I'll be bringing you a number of shows setting themes and things to think about in the upcoming year. This week, more thought on jobs and the future of work, and what it means to our own meaning.

Also, new missions from NASA



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More thoughts on the future of work, some links to read up on.

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http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/47-of-jobs-in-the-next-25-years-will-disappear-according-to-oxford-university
http://www.businessinsider.com/david-graeber-jobs-should-disappear-2016-12
https://futurism.com/new-report-predicts-over-100000-legal-jobs-would-be-lost-to-technological-automation/
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/column-need-say-goodbye-work/
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-03/caught-tape-how-robots-are-taking-over-amazon
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2008/sep/01/economics
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Episode 25 - The Future Of Work pt3 - When There Are No Jobs

This week we run down a few possibilities of what life might be like if we didn't need jobs at all (and didn't need money).

Also, paralyzed monkeys walk, and the James Webb space telescope. And a few thoughts about Trump.



New Paralysis Treatment

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http://jwst.nasa.gov/about.html
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/webb/main/index.html
http://www.space.com/34593-james-webb-space-telescope-complete-2018-launch.html

No Jobs Needed


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http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/will-guaranteed-income-ever-come-america/
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/Womens-empowerment-Education-as-a-tool-for-achieving-equality-329260
http://www.space.com/6656-star-trek-utopia.html
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Episode 24 - The Future Of Work pt2 - What Will You Do?

This week we contemplate what you might actually do for a job in the future. Where will we turn when robots do more and more, and will there be enough jobs?

Also, a new map of the Earth, and NASA's asteroid warning system.



New Map

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How big each country really is - thetruesize.com

Asteroid Detection

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Who had the first job? from Planet Money

http://www.raiuniversity.edu/blogs/upcoming-jobs-plan-next-10-years/

http://www.businessinsider.com/bt-hsbc-gavin-patterson-stuart-gulliver-technology-changing-jobs-market-fourth-industrial-revolution-2016-10

http://mashable.com/2014/04/28/jobs-of-the-future/#oDHGQSCYqkq9

http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2013/09/16/6-high-paying-jobs-of-the-future/#547b259a383b

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Episode 23 - The Future of Work pt 1 - Technology, Scarcity, and Music

This week we look at how technology can impact economic scarcity, and how my industry, music, was turned upside down by tech almost two decades ago.
Also, a quote from the Outer Limits, Carbon sequestration, and Tabby's Star back in the news.

And, listen to the show on Youtube



"The planet Earth is a speck of dust, remote and alone in the void. There are powers in the universe inscrutable and profound. Fear cannot save us. Rage cannot help us. We must see the stranger in a new light - the light of understanding. And to achieve this, we must begin to understand ourselves, and each other." - The Outer Limits, The Galaxy Being

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http://singularityhub.com/2016/10/24/how-the-disruptive-power-of-technology-is-redefining-work/
http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/productivity
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