Episode 43 - Pollution Solutions

This week we go over a few of the ways people are tackling air pollution and excess carbon. Making ink from soot, making diamonds from CO2, and more.

Also, mammal cells turned into computer circuits, and NASA's Cassini probe final mission.




Mammal cell biocomputers
Cassini's Final Mission

Pollution Solutions


Air-Ink
(Air Ink)

Links to various pollutions and CO2 control technologies

http://www.graviky.com/air-ink.html
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-search-is-on-for-pulling-carbon-from-the-air/
http://www.npr.org/2013/06/27/189522647/this-climate-fix-might-be-decades-ahead-of-its-time
http://www.industrytap.com/converting-atmospheric-co2-carbon-nanotubes/34563
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biochar
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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

europa_fullNASA-JPL-Caltech
(NASA-JPL-Caltech)

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

CNH Industrial-Case IH
(CNH Industrial-Case IH)

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 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

monkey

James Webb Space Telescope

jwebb

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


picard

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

newmap
(Hajime Narukawa)

How big each country really is - thetruesize.com

Asteroid Detection

crash from space
(Shutterstock)

Jobs of the FutureUpcoming-Jobs-2014



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

Biochar

newmodelsugg
Charles Hyland/Provided

Tabby's Star

Radio-telescope-Green-Bank-NRAO-1024x684
NRAO/AUI/NSF

The Future Of Work



robot-construction-worker

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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Episode 21 - Robots pt1 - In The Real World

In the first of my robots series I give you a rundown of some of the many robots you might encounter today, right now. Also, trillions of galaxies and a bionic marathoner



Trillions of galaxies

milliongalaxies_2mass
(Image: 2MASS/Caltech)

Paralyzed marathoner Adam Gorlitsky

gorlitsky

Portland Marathon story

Robots in the Real World


knightscope-k5-security-robot
(Knightscope)

irobot
(iRobot)

Here's a slew of articles and pages I read while researching the story. I'm too lazy to make clever titles for each one.

http://www.irobot.com

http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/13/technology/robot-yardwork-kobi/index.html?iid=ob_homepage_tech_pool

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/09/opinions/dallas-robot-questions-singer/index.html

http://www.cstoredecisions.com/2016/09/26/autonomous-robot-food-grocery-delivery/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/11/technology/think-amazons-drone-delivery-idea-is-a-gimmick-think-again.html?_r=0
http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/26/technology/dominos-drone-new-zealand/index.html
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/09/23/ups-cyphy-works-drone-delivery-drone-childrens-island/90874032/

http://knightscope.com

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/g795/3-robots-that-braved-fukushima-7223185/?slide=1

http://www.emergencymgmt.com/safety/5-Robots-That-May-Rescue-You-From-Natural-Disasters.html
http://crasar.org/disasters/

http://newatlas.com/oshbot-lowes-robot-sales-assistant/34560/
http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/lowes-robot-future-service-work
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