Every week, two brothers nerd out about an upcoming technology, from self-driving cars to artificial meat. They talk about what's hype and what's real and make predictions: Will this technology revolutionize life and transform society? Or will it fizzle out with billions sunk into fruitless endeavors?
With Starship, SpaceX wants to build a rocket that can be operated like an airplane - re-fuel it, check it, and you're good to go. The brothers discuss how close SpaceX is to achieving this dream. Why this time is different from the Shuttle. And whether Starship will be the vehicle that gets us to Mars.
What should computers be like?
Steve Jobs said computers are like bicycles for the mind. But then there is candy crush. The brothers discuss how we can make computers live up to these expectations. What are the strengths and limits of voice? Is Konstantin a glasshole? And how might the interface between human and computer change in future?
Flying Taxis – A pie in the sky?
Two German startups are competing for air superiority in the flying taxi space - and they could not be more different: Lilium and Volocopter. The brothers discuss the different technical approaches, various business models and their chances of success.
Vertical Farming – 10 or 1000 years away?
Is Vertical Farming the Next Big Thing or just another safety valve for over-pressurized VC funds? The potential upside is huge - it could return the countryside to nature. But there is a problem : Plants need light, and light needs electricity...
Space Debris – Bounties For Dead Satellites
Earth orbit is the Wild West of the 21st century - lawless, dangerous and up for grabs. ESA is fighting for order with harpoons and nets, but it's no match for the land rush.
The brothers think that states may claim territory and establish order. But at what cost?
Urbanisation - Bigger is Better
If we can work from anywhere, why do we cram ourselves into megacities? It looks like the internet has only accelerated their growth. The brothers talk about why that might be - and what it would take for this trend to reverse.