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This is a discussion show about science and technology, looking at the big picture and debunking bad science. Tune in each week for a glimpse into the future.

Future Chat Rob Attrell, Mike Attrell & Nick Maddox

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This is a discussion show about science and technology, looking at the big picture and debunking bad science. Tune in each week for a glimpse into the future.

    Fill Your Boots

    Fill Your Boots

    Nick and Mike wrap up the summer with a discussion of their learnings from the Flying Into Hail event in Calgary, hosted by the Alberta Hail Suppression Project. We hear about how the project contracts Weather Modification International to reduce hail damage in an area of Alberta's Tornado Alley by way of cloud seeding - a fleet of planes at Springbank and Red Deer Airports regularly fly into our most violent storms aiming to mitigate hail damage by cloud seeding with flares.



    Links:


    @ChasinSpin on Twitter (organizer of Flying Into Hail event)Cloud Seeding (Wikipedia)
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    We're With Celebrities (FC #154 Bonus Live Interview Audio from TasteTECH)

    We're With Celebrities (FC #154 Bonus Live Interview Audio from TasteTECH)

    Senior Correspondent Nick and Correspondent-in-Training Mike attend the June 6, 2018 Genome Alberta TasteTECH event at The Tastemarket by SAIT in Calgary. Experts from a number of local food and food-adjacent industries are interviewed as an excuse to drink beer and indulge in some genetically-modified delicacies from around Alberta.
    Links:

    Future Chat #154 - Live "Podcasts Connect" Episode (Discussion of TasteTECH Event)
    Genome Alberta
    The Tastemarket by SAIT
    Corteva Agriscience
    Origin Malting & Brewing Co.
    Carbon Sequestration in Soil (Dr. Wayne Lindwall)
    Open Farm Days
    Canadian Wheat Board
    Eau Claire Distillery

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    Alberta Podcast Network | Alberta Podcast Network Survey
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Gross Great Lake

    The Gross Great Lake

    Nick and Mike (along with a special appearance by Rob) discuss the Genome Alberta TasteTECH event during a live recording at the June 7, 2018 APN Podcasts Connect event (a part of the Inventures conference in Calgary). Cold brews, salmon farming, and Arctic Apples are just a few of the many wonders of gene modification technology that are explored.
    Links:

    Future Chat #154 Live Interview Audio Bonus Content
    Rob's Surprise Appearance
    'Podcasts Connect' Future Chat Live Show Twitter "Moment" (Tweet Compilation)
    #podsconnect on Twitter (Podcasts Connect Event Feed)
    Future Sci Chat #12 - GMO's (Recorded November 16, 2014)
    Portlandia - Chicken Restaurant Sketch
    The Tastemarket by SAIT
    Genome Alberta
    Origin Malting & Brewing Co.
    Eau Claire Distillery
    Arctic Apples

    A huge thanks to Media Lab YYC for their on-site recording of this live event!
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    • 48 min
    Robot Small Talk (with special guest Northern Nerdcast)

    Robot Small Talk (with special guest Northern Nerdcast)

    In what appears to be becoming a more-than-occasional occurrence, Nick and Mike are joined by a special guest - Dan Shessel from the Northern Nerdcast. The trio go over some updates to the Facebook privacy debacle as well as Tesla’s electric semi market competition, before diving headfirst into a discussion on AI and how it’s being used in Google’s latest product, Google Duplex.
    Links:

    Anheuser-Busch Doubles Down on Electric Semi Trucks with Nikola
    Export Your Twitter Data (Your Twitter Ad Profile)
    Twitter Sells Data to Researcher; Obtained by Cambridge Analytica
    Google Duplex Demo (New Google Assistant Product)
    Man Mows Lawn While Tornado-ing ("Keeping an Eye on It")
    Northern Nerd Network

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Can We Have a Pinky Swear (with special guest Northern Nerdcast)

    Can We Have a Pinky Swear (with special guest Northern Nerdcast)

    As the Unwind Media DadRob season continues, Nick and Mike are joined by Trina from the Northern Nerdcast as they delve into the details of Facebook’s privacy predicament, as well as Google’s own issues with handling personal information online. Mike also gives an update on his search for a Soylent alternative.
    Links:

    Hol Food (Soylent Alternative That Ships to Canada)
    World’s First Nuclear Reactor Shutting Down (and Located in Canada!)
    Facebook and the Cambridge Analytica Debacle
    Google Loses Landmark “Right to Be Forgotten” Case in the EU
    Northern Nerd Network

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    If Tofu Tasted Like a Forest

    If Tofu Tasted Like a Forest

    Our trio spends this episode talking about Soylent and the CFIA and Google’s quantum computer, and finishes up with the story of Nick’s and Mike’s Ex Raid adventure(s).
    Links:

    Soylent CFIA Information
    lettinggo5 - Twitter (Amazing Euro cell plans)
    Google's 72-qubit Quantum Computer

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    • 1 hr 26 min