Episode 64 - Alvin Toffler and Future Shock pt 1

This week we talk Alvin Toffler and his 1970 book Future Shock. We look at the present through a future lens from the past... or something.

Also, Sean falls down a Wikipedia rabbit hole. 



Wikipedia page on the far future

Alvin Toffler


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(Photo by Vern Evans)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Toffler
http://tofflerassociates.com/about/the-toffler-legacy/
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Episode 63 - Interview with Dr. Kevin Folta

This week features an interview with Dr. Kevin Folta, professor and chairman of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida, and host of the Talking Biotech podcast.
Also, I beg for money the 21st century way.




Yes, it's true, I've joined the 21st century method of asking for donations. Check out my
Patreon page, not only can you support the show, you can get cool artwork and music perks as well.

Dr. Kevin Folta



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Follow Dr Folta's work and commentary online:
Twitter
Illumination Blog
Talking Biotech Podcast
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Episode 62 - Nanotechnology part 2

This week we further examine nanotech. How does one actually work at the nanoscale, and what might the far future bring?

Also, Carl Sagan's sad prediction coming true.



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(IBM - Scanning Tunneling Microscope)

Carl Sagan's fear from 20 years ago is coming true

Nanotechnology


Further reading:
https://phys.org/news/2016-03-ways-nanotechnology-future.html
https://phys.org/news/2017-01-tiniest-surfaces.html
http://futureforall.org/nanotechnology/nanotechnology.htm
http://www.dummies.com/store/product/productCd-1118136888.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scanning_tunneling_microscope
https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scanning_tunneling_microscope
http://www.testandmeasurementtips.com/basics-of-the-scanning-electron-microscope
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Episode 61 - Nanotechnology: An Introduction

This week we enter the tiny world of nanotechnology. An introduction to what it is, and where it's being used in our lives right now.

Also, gene editing breakthrough, and NASA asteroid tracking.



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Gene editing breakthrough

NASA asteroid tracking

Further reading on nanotechnology:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanotechnology
https://singularityhub.com/2016/05/16/nanorobots-where-we-are-today-and-why-their-future-has-amazing-potential/
http://www.nanotech-now.com/current-uses.htm
http://io9.gizmodo.com/5967198/8-incredible-nanotechnologies-that-actually-exist-in-the-real-world
https://www.livescience.com/694-nanotech-tiny-technology.html
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