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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.

    NASA's Perseverance Footage, Thermal Energy Breakthrough, Blue Origin reveals New Glenn - Ep 122

    NASA's Perseverance Footage, Thermal Energy Breakthrough, Blue Origin reveals New Glenn - Ep 122

    Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about NASA's epic footage of Perseverance's Mars landing, a $50M investment in thermal energy storage, and Blue Origin's surprise footage of New Glenn







    0:00 - Intro

    4:42 - NASA Perseverance Rover footage

    18:05 - Blue Origin reveals New Glenn

    32:12 - Rocket Spotters rapid fire

    39:57 - SpaceX stops catching fairings

    43:59 - Possible Tesla rideshare app

    48:50 - Tesla Yoke is no Joke

    54:06 - #whydonttheyjust

    1:01:53 - Thermal energy storage

    1:10:40 - China's Long March9 rocket

    1:14:43 - Inspiration 4 crew announced

    1:19:12 - Redwood Materials battery recycling company





    Read more from the articles we referenced:

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    JB Battery Recycling Business

    https://electrek.co/2021/02/24/tesla-co-founder-jb-straubel-recycle-nissan-leaf-battery-redwood-materials/



    Tesla Rideshare App Coming Soon?

    https://electrek.co/2021/02/24/tesla-cloud-based-driver-profile-ahead-of-tesla-network-ride-hailing-app-launch/



    Perseverance Landing video - https://twitter.com/NASAPersevere/status/1363929492138254340?s=20

    https://twitter.com/NASAPersevere/status/1363937472971907072?s=20



    China is building Long March 9!!! - https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/02/china-officially-plans-to-move-ahead-with-super-heavy-long-march-9-rocket/



    Blue Origin Releases updates! - https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1364968313047162880?s=20

    https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1364968720364429317?s=20

    https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1364969291746074628?s=20



    Inspiration4 Crew member is announced! - https://inspiration4.com/crew



    Flying out to the ocean pad - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1364488368994848769?s=20



    Rigs will be operational by end of year maybe - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1364476185359642626?s=20



    Static Fire but not good ish - https://t.co/8MR9Px9CaN?amp=1

    https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1364352262160572421?s=20



    Tanks being made onsite for orbital pad - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuoZjizF_J8



    SpaceX maybe done with trying to CATCH fairings - https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1364993066755629059?s=20



    Old Fairing - https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/593582283815124992/814553266804490280/image0.png



    New Fairing - https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/593582283815124992/814553406307303464/unknown.png



    #whydonttheyjust - https://twitter.com/gsikora3258/status/1364374340666589184



    $50M for Thermal Energy - https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/google-spinoff-malta-nabs-50m-series-b-for-thermal-long-duration-storage






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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Perseverance Landing, Tesla Price Drops, Texas Faces Disaster - Ep 121

    Perseverance Landing, Tesla Price Drops, Texas Faces Disaster - Ep 121

    Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about NASA's successful Perseverance Mars mission, SpaceX's failed Falcon 9 recovery, Tesla price drops....again, and the Texas storm that caught everyone off gaurd









    0:00 - Intro

    1:59 - Texas Storm

    26:21 - NASA lands Perseverance

    49:55 - SpaceX loses a Falcon 9

    58:57 - Rocket Spotters

    1:06:06 - #whydonttheyjust

    1:21:20 - Tesla price drops

    1:25:06 - Tesla revokes the yoke

    1:31:00 - 2020 Hyundai Ioniq 5



    Read more from the articles we referenced:



    Tesla Model S Refresh with Regular Steering Wheel - https://electrek.co/2021/02/17/tesla-model-s-refresh-spotted-regular-steering-wheel/



    Tesla Model Y and Model 3 entry-level variants now more affordable - https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-y-model-3-base-price-update/



    2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric SUV - https://www.carwow.co.uk/news/4680/hyundai-ioniq-5-ev-electric-car-price-specs-release-date



    Perseverance Lands on Mars! - https://twitter.com/NASAPersevere

    https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/



    SpaceX doesn't land a booster - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0dkyV09Zso


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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Tesla takes over Bitcoin, Falcon Heavy gets NASA contracts, Mars has new Visitors - Ep 120

    Tesla takes over Bitcoin, Falcon Heavy gets NASA contracts, Mars has new Visitors - Ep 120

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    Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about why Tesla invested in so much bitcoin, Falcon Heavy's new NASA missions, and news from Mars missions









    Read more from the articles we referenced:



    Audi e-Tron GT - https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/9/22274376/audi-etron-gt-rs-electric-car-specs-price



    Tesla Buys Bitcoin - https://electrek.co/2021/02/08/tesla-tsla-buys-1-5b-in-bitcoin-pushing-the-crypto-to-all-time-high-plans-to-accept-as-payment/



    Tesla's will Get 7K Fed Tax Credit Again - https://electrek.co/2021/02/11/tesla-7000-tax-credit-electric-cars-us-incentive-reform/



    Edmunds EPA vs Real World Ranges - https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/electric-car-range-and-consumption-epa-vs-edmunds.html



    Insight + Perseverance - https://www.universetoday.com/150087/insight-is-going-to-try-and-hear-perseverance-land-on-mars-from-3452-km-away/



    Tianwen 1 circles Mars - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2267177-chinas-tianwen-1-mission-is-now-orbiting-mars-ahead-of-landing/



    Falcon heavy will start the Gateway - https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/10/22276731/nasa-picks-spacex-falcon-heavy-launch-two-key-pieces-lunar-gateway



    Falcon Heavy will take a launch from SLS - https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1359591780010889219?s=20



    Nasa's Artemis Mission costs breakdown - https://oig.nasa.gov/docs/ArtemisInfographic.pdf



    Hope arrives at Mars - https://www.space.com/uae-hope-mars-mission-orbit-insertion-success



    #whydonttheyjust - https://twitter.com/JGrimble86/status/1359159365186564106


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    • 2 hr 1 min
    SN9’s Launch + Landing, New Hydrogen Power Goo, Rivian's Delivery Vans on the road - Ep 119

    SN9’s Launch + Landing, New Hydrogen Power Goo, Rivian's Delivery Vans on the road - Ep 119

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    Joe, Tim,  and Ben talk about Starship SN9’s launch and landing attempt, hydrogen  power paste that could save us all, and Rivian’s electric delivery  trucks.



    Read more from the articles we referenced:


    Biden administration will support Artemis - https://twitter.com/Forbes/status/1357374826898485255

    #whydonttheyjust #1 - https://twitter.com/JakubPolasek/status/1357265601098641409

    #whydonttheyjust #2 - https://twitter.com/endigo/status/1357053763417219073

    Tim is getting starling - https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1357068061761748994?s=20

    SN9 sticks the landing in one piece and then becomes a million very quickly - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4-PwxnJimg
    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1357256507847561217?s=20
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zZ7fIkpBgs

    Rivian Delivery Vans Rolling Out
    https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/amazon-electric-delivery-van-rivian/

    https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/28/rivians-amazon-electric-delivery-van-still-on-track-as-factory-reopens/

    Tesla Cancelling SR Model Y
    https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-modely-y-lr-rwd-canceled-fsd-price-honor/
    https://insideevs.com/news/485456/tesla-cancels-model-y-long-range-rwd-version/

    History of Tesla Cancelling Models
    https://techcrunch.com/2013/04/01/tesla-kills-the-entry-level-40-kwh-model-s-citing-poor-demand/
    https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1130320_tesla-is-discontinuing-the-35-000-model-3-yes-again

    New Harley Electric Division
    https://electrek.co/2021/02/03/harley-davidson-hardwire-5-year-plan-new-division-electric-motorcycles/

    Hydrogen Power Paste - https://newatlas.com/energy/powerpaste-hydrogen-fuel-paste/


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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Tesla Model S Refresh, Double Starships, Cool CES Tech - Ep 118

    Tesla Model S Refresh, Double Starships, Cool CES Tech - Ep 118

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    Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the new Tesla Model S, SpaceX Starship SN9 and SN10, and cool tech from CES.





    Read more from the articles we referenced:

    CES stuff - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XabpNlxq0oQ

    https://youtu.be/q6F_x5Uhpio

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ5iJnctzLE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-3c9Pt3_J0

    Biden’s Electricl Fleet - https://finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/biden-says-entire-federal-fleet-060535504.html

    New Model S - https://www.tesla.com/models

    First private crew to the ISS - https://www.axiomspace.com/

    SN10 rolls out to the pad along side with SN9 - https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1355235801504882690?s=20

    SLS will do another test fire - https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/1355268329418715144

    Joe's Tweets  - https://twitter.com/joebarnard/status/1354942994508623880?s=20

    Redox Flow Battery costs - https://cleantechnica.com/2021/01/25/researchers-claim-redox-flow-battery-breakthrough-will-cost-25-per-kwh-or-less/amp/


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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Tesla's New Batteries, SLS's First Light, Virgin Orbit goes Orbital - Ep 117

    Tesla's New Batteries, SLS's First Light, Virgin Orbit goes Orbital - Ep 117

    Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Starship SN9's impending launch, Elon's ridiculous wealth, and Tesla sales numbers









    Read more from the articles we referenced:



    SLS lights all of its engines for the first time - https://youtu.be/ELHOXi2t3lk

    https://blogs.nasa.gov/artemis/2021/01/19/green-run-update-data-and-inspections-indicate-core-stage-in-good-condition/



    Starliner requalified and will fly Q1 - https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/01/18/boeing-making-progress-on-starliner-software-for-test-flight-in-march/



    SpaceX Starlink launch broke records! - https://youtu.be/84Nct_Q9Lqw

    https://everydayastronaut.com/starlink-16-falcon-9-block-5/



    AND available in the UK too! - https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/01/20/spacex-expands-starlink-public-beta-test-to-canada-united-kingdom.html



    Rocket Lab launches number 18 - https://youtu.be/NQyNuF-Du7c



    Tesla cranking up battery production - Job posting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB8_HbrxUi8&feature=emb_title



    Giga Berlin Approval - https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-4680-battery-factory-worlds-largest-giga-berlin-approved/



    Autopilot Avoids Moose - https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-real-life-moose-test-video/



    Electrek honeycomb battery pack - https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-4680-battery-cell-production-elon-musk-alien-dreadnought/



    Starship SN9 keeps us waiting - https://youtu.be/nqkE8Q5e2d8



    Virgin Orbit reaches orbit!!! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrx2PBzeRdU

    https://twitter.com/Virgin_Orbit/status/1350933162398986240?s=20



    #whydonttheyjust by @green_airplane - https://twitter.com/Green_Airplane/status/1351668084940173312



    Corona Satellites - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/05/science/corona-satellites-environment.html



    Microbial life in Canadian Mine - https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/microbial-life-discovered-deep-in-canadian-mine-66333












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    • 1 hr 55 min

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