long-term thinking

Episode 87 - Plant Genetics with Dr. Kevin Folta

This week Dr. Folta returns to the show to talk plant genetics, fear mongering, and putting worry into proper context.
Also, the Clock of the Long Now is officially under construction


The Clock Of The Long Now


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 82 - Sci-Fi Inpirations for Long Term Thinking

This week I ruminate on some of my early inspirations for long term thinking from the world of science fiction.

Also, nano material from pitcher plants, and tiny nuclear reactors for your house on Mars. 



Pitcher Plant nano material
Compact reactor

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(Babylon 5)

Arthur C. Clarke

Apollo 13 recording

Mass Effect - First viewing of the Citadel

Babylon 5
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Episode 79 - Long-term Perspective

This week an essay on long-term thinking and keeping things in perspective. 
Also, 7 banned words at the CDC, and Arthur C Clarke's 100th birthday.

Banned words at the CDC
Arthur C Clarke Foundation (bio)
Arthur C Clarke Center For Human Imagination
future-city
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Episode 58 - In Defense of Science

This week I essay, rant, and ramble about science, politics, civilization, and our long-term needs.
Also, Juno images, New nuclear fuel, and NASA budgets.



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(NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt)

Nuclear Fuel
Juno Images
VP at KSP

Essay - In Defense of Science


No Links, just go do something positive.



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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


Toaster from scratch

Manual for civilization

Humboldt Redwoods

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Episode 18 - Artificial Intelligence concerns

In this episode we discuss some of the fears and concerns over AI, such as those raised by Elon Musk and others. Also, issues AI might have with rewards systems, and the trolley problem.

Also, Zoltan Istvan, the Transhumanist party presidential candidate.



Transhumanist presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan

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The Transhumanist Bill of Rights

http://futurism.com/meet-the-the-presidential-candidate-who-loves-science-and-technology-artificial-intelligence-and-immortality/

The Trolley Problem

AI Dangers?

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Various articles on the concern over and dangers of artificial intelligence

http://futureoflife.org/ai-open-letter
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a13584/stephen-hawking-elon-musk-artificial-intelligence-warning-17637242/
http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertadams/2016/03/25/is-artificial-intelligence-dangerous/#279e93281d01
http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/26/technology/elon-musk-artificial-intelligence-demon/index.html
http://observer.com/2015/08/stephen-hawking-elon-musk-and-bill-gates-warn-about-artificial-intelligence/
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