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Our Ludicrous Future is a collaboration between Joe Scott, Tim Dodd, and Ben Sullins. We have an obsession with how wild our future is going to be given the pace of technological innovation. Each week we get together to talk about the latest from SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company, Neuralink, and more.

Our Ludicrous Future Joe Scott, Tim Dodd and Ben Sullins

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Our Ludicrous Future is a collaboration between Joe Scott, Tim Dodd, and Ben Sullins. We have an obsession with how wild our future is going to be given the pace of technological innovation. Each week we get together to talk about the latest from SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company, Neuralink, and more.

    Rocketlab Catches Rocket, A Plastic Waste Solution, and 3B for EVs in the USA - May 2022

    Rocketlab Catches Rocket, A Plastic Waste Solution, and 3B for EVs in the USA - May 2022

    On today's episode Joe, Tim and Ben look at Rocketlab's attempt to catch a rocket with a helicopter, a promising new way to dispose of plastic, and the 3B appropriated for EVs in the US. Stay tuned for more and join us on patreon to listen and watch live!



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    Joe Scott (Answers with Joe) https://www.youtube.com/user/jnightandday?sub_confirmation=1 

    Ben Sullins  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbEbf0-PoSuHD0TgMbxomDg?sub_confirmation=1


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    OLF Reunion 2022 Q1

    OLF Reunion 2022 Q1

    Joe, Tim and Ben reconnect after a quarter off and talk about what they did in Q1 and what is coming up next. Stay tuned for more!



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    • 2 hr 10 min
    Our Ludicrous Finale, SN15 Lands, Iron Man is real, James Webb preps to fly - Ep 129

    Our Ludicrous Finale, SN15 Lands, Iron Man is real, James Webb preps to fly - Ep 129

    Joe, Tim, and Ben talk Starship SN15 landing, a real jetpack, the James Webb Satellite’s final tests before launch, and the reason the Our Ludicrous Podcast is ending.



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    Tim Dodd (The Everyday Astronaut) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6uKrU_WqJ1R2HMTY3LIx5Q?sub_confirmation=1

    Joe Scott (Answers with Joe) - https://www.youtube.com/user/jnightandday?sub_confirmation=1

    Ben Sullins - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbEbf0-PoSuHD0TgMbxomDg?sub_confirmation=1

    Ben Pryce - www.vamonosvans.com or www.instagram.com/vamonosvans



    0:00 - Intro

    12:32 - Why OLF is ending

    32:03- Starship SN15 Lands

    49:04 - Spacex gets NASA Lunar Lander contract

    1:01:43 - Real Life Iron Man

    1:07:26 - #whydonttheyjust

    1:26:03 - Tesla Semi RV concept

    1:33:08 - Our Ludicrous Future Predictions

    1:56:30 - James Webb preps to fly



    Read more from the articles we referenced:

    SN15 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htnG_mABtSQ&t=26342s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_9FZDnCaoU&t=2s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9eoubnO-pE&t=538s

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1390569345361883136?s=20

    When can we Camperize the Tesla Semi - https://vanlifer.com/blogs/news/tesla-semi-campervan-concept-introducing-the-vanlifer-semi-home

    https://electrek.co/2019/07/29/tesla-semi-electric-motorhome-concept/

    SpaceX wins HLS contract!  - https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1383160370248896512?s=20

    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/as-artemis-moves-forward-nasa-picks-spacex-human-lunar-lander/

    Real Iron Man suit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suHOLFhbwsM

    James Webb Satellite preps to fly - https://www.space.com/james-webb-space-telescope-final-mirror-test


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    • 2 hr 18 min
    Playing Video Games with Neuralink, Your Tesla is Watching You, ISS gets Overcrowded - Ep 128

    Playing Video Games with Neuralink, Your Tesla is Watching You, ISS gets Overcrowded - Ep 128

    Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Neuralink’s success with a monkey and pong, Tesla’s driver awareness system, and new crowded activity on the ISS





    0:00 - Intro

    8:02 - Your Tesla is watching you

    24:43 - Mars helicopter preps for takeoff

    31:25 - SN15 rolls out to launchpad

    44:08 - Monkey Mind Pong

    56:09 - #whydonttheyjust

    1:06:21 - ISS is getting crowded

    1:11:05 - Falcon9 fairing loses its TPS







    Read more from the articles we referenced:

    Monkey MindPong - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsCul1sp4hQ

    Particle Wobble - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/07/science/particle-physics-muon-fermilab-brookhaven.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

    Tesla Driver Monitoring - https://electrek.co/2021/04/08/tesla-driver-monitoring-system-detect-driver-attention-real-time/

    Fairing TPS is Gone - https://ourludicrousfuture.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/fairing1.png

    https://ourludicrousfuture.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/fairing-boat.png

    https://ourludicrousfuture.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/fairing2.png

    SN15 rolls out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jJ0T401rtE

    Starship Launch Tower - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1380260058026532864?s=20


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    SN11 Lands...Everywhere, Lyft/Hyundai Robotaxi Fleet, Boston Dyanmic’s Threatening Robot - Ep 127

    SN11 Lands...Everywhere, Lyft/Hyundai Robotaxi Fleet, Boston Dyanmic’s Threatening Robot - Ep 127

    Watch and Listen live by joining Patreon https://olfpod.com/patreon  Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about how no one really knows what happened to  SN11, Lyft’s promise of a fully autonomous robotaxi fleet, and Boston  Dynamics’ labor robot that could replace us all.

    0:00 - Intro
    4:56 - What happened to SN11
    33:56 - Lyft/Hyundai Robotaxi Fleet
    48:33 - SpaceX new Crew Dragon--- observation bubble
    53:55 - Inspiration4 Full  Crew Announced
    1:00:06 - #whydonttheyjust
    1:08:34 - Virgin Galactic Inspire
    1:12:08 - Mercedes-Benz EQS
    1:21:10 - Boston Dynamics new labor automation robot

    Read more from the articles we referenced:

    Mercedes EQS Interior and Range - https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a35957077/2022-mercedes-benz-eqs-interior-revealed/

    Ioniq 5 Robotaxi for Lyft - https://electrek.co/2021/03/31/hyundai-ioniq-5-electric-car-self-driving-robotaxi-fleet-lyft/

    Virgin Galactic Imagine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox-mAh6x5mE

    SN11 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myVvmb2dF9U&t=8401s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjCSJIAKEPM

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1376889482067185676?s=20

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1376891464333017090?s=20

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1376898630582419461?s=20

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1376898630582419461?s=20

    Ingenuity starts dropping and gets ready for its flight! - https://twitter.com/NASAJPL/status/1377425745958428674?s=20

    https://twitter.com/NASAJPL/status/1377098742684246021?s=20

    https://twitter.com/NASAJPL/status/1376708927799271426?s=20

    Inspiration 4 crew announced! - https://inspiration4.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bkx2ENyAAs

    Bubble on Crew Dragon! - https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1376902938635870209?s=20

    Boston Dynamic unveils Stretch - https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/29/22349978/boston-dynamics-stretch-robot-warehouse-logistics   Skip the algorithm here https://olfpod.com  // Want More Content From Us? Subscribe to our other channels below! Tim Dodd (The Everyday Astronaut)  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6uKrU_WqJ1R2HMTY3LIx5Q?sub_confirmation=1 Joe Scott (Answers with Joe) https://www.youtube.com/user/jnightandday?sub_confirmation=1 Ben Sullins  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbEbf0-PoSuHD0TgMbxomDg?sub_confirmation=1


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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Tesla’s Odd Gear Selector, The New Chevy Bolt EUV, New Massless Battery Tech - Ep 126

    Tesla’s Odd Gear Selector, The New Chevy Bolt EUV, New Massless Battery Tech - Ep 126

    Read more from the articles we referenced:



    Tesla Gear Selector - https://www.theverge.com/22348668/tesla-prnd-drive-mode-park-neutral-model-s-x-refresh 

    Chevy Bolt EUV - https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1131710_first-drive-review-2022-chevrolet-bolt-euv-is-a-better-bolt 

    The Ship that blocked the entire Suez Canal - https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a35925244/suez-canal-blocked-ever-given-ship-stuck/

    Structural Masslesss Battery - https://newatlas.com/energy/carbon-fiber-structural-battery/

    SpaceX rocket burns over Seattle - https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2021/03/26/spent-spacex-rocket-burns-up-over-seattle-stunning-skywatchers/


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    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
485 Ratings

485 Ratings

hjboylan ,

2022 Reunion!

Happy to hear from you guys! Hope you all can hang out to chat more often

Ev Connors ,

Love this podcast

But starting to get sad after this 3 week hiatus

Spacefaceparsons ,

Shoes ending?

Sorry your penultimate cashgrab didn’t work out the way you thought it would :(

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