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In the second season of Anatomy of Next, explore every aspect of going to Mars, transforming it into a habitable world, and building a new branch of human civilization. How do we bring a cold, dead planet back to life? Can we build an atmosphere on Mars, thaw the frozen plains, and build an ocean? How do we seed a barren land with life, and make a red Mars green? Then, it’s everything from politics and education to money, music, and architecture. What does it mean to be human on an alien world?

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In the second season of Anatomy of Next, explore every aspect of going to Mars, transforming it into a habitable world, and building a new branch of human civilization. How do we bring a cold, dead planet back to life? Can we build an atmosphere on Mars, thaw the frozen plains, and build an ocean? How do we seed a barren land with life, and make a red Mars green? Then, it’s everything from politics and education to money, music, and architecture. What does it mean to be human on an alien world?

    NEW WORLD #11 — Interstellar

    NEW WORLD #11 — Interstellar

    SEASON TWO FINALE: and we enter the galaxy. From an atmosphere and an ocean to genetically-modified flora, new AR construction paradigms, and the directed evolution of our second branch of human civilization, we’ve created a new world on Mars. But what comes next for humanity? Let’s take a look at the mechanics of interstellar travel in antimatter propulsion, hibernation technology, and time dilation. Then, why are we doing this? In our concluding episode we talk about the shape of the universe, we push back against the heat death of reality, and let’s just go ahead and ask the question: what is the meaning of life?

    • 59 min
    Kai-Fu Lee // China

    Kai-Fu Lee // China

    This season we've talked a lot about different ways of doing things. Now let's talk about a country that IS doing things differently — at least... differently than the United States. We sat down with Kai-Fu Lee, author of AI Superpowers, to talk about artificial intelligence, China, and what the Chinese technology strategy means for America and Europe.

    • 36 min
    NEW WORLD #10 — Sex in Space, Part Two

    NEW WORLD #10 — Sex in Space, Part Two

    In our last episode, we looked at the technologies that are fundamentally changing biological reproduction. Now, we conclude that conversation with a look at the human relationship. What is a healthy relationship on Earth, and what might it look like in space? Or Mars? We explore the problems we're currently facing in love, and we imagine a healthy path forward: new paradigms for navigating conflict, an exploration of monogamy in the context of polyamory, and let's go ahead and talk about the heteroflexible astronaut. This is the future of sex.

    • 37 min
    NEW WORLD #10 — Sex in Space, Part One

    NEW WORLD #10 — Sex in Space, Part One

    Sex, reproduction, and marriage have been linked for most of human history, but today that paradigm is evolving. This season of Anatomy of Next we've looked at every aspect of turning Mars into a habitable world. Now what about the changes in biology that are going to alter the way we populate our world? From artificial gametes derived from skin cells and genetically-modified embryos to babies in bags, polyamory, and the heteroflexible astronaut – let's talk about sex.

    • 24 min
    NEW WORLD # 9 — Multiplanar Humanity

    NEW WORLD # 9 — Multiplanar Humanity

    Augmented and virtual realities are introducing a digital layering to the human experience that will dramatically impact every city of the future. In “Multiplanar Humanity” we explore the complications and potential of a multi-layered world, starting with one of the more practical applications of augmented reality technology — construction, and a look at how the first city on Mars will be built. Then, we complicate the story, and take a peak inside that next, totally virtual layer of human civilization. From communication and leisure to education and love, this is the future of reality.

    • 53 min
    Christina Lomasney // Material Advance, Part Two

    Christina Lomasney // Material Advance, Part Two

    In our second episode on materials science, we take a look at metal. Christina Lomasney is the CEO of Modumetal, a company nanoscopically-engineering alloys. In a wide-ranging conversation, we talked about her work at Modumetal, the Martian applications of her work, the decentralized city, and the democratization of engineering.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
226 Ratings

226 Ratings

mgruenhagen ,

How large of a majority is needed?

Let’s go to Mars!!!

Polls show a (slim) majority of Americans support going to Mars - how big of a majority is needed to spend the money, time and effort to make it happen?!

Putting down the money, especially to cover new unforeseen expenses after major setbacks will require a huge amount of support.

I think the podcast lays out a plan that says we can, now we need to spread this message to get a vast majority to say we should!

goronbjorn ,

Worth every second

Incredibly educational and a source of renewed optimism for the future.

chNcae ,

Fantastic!!!

This truly the best serialized podcast I have listened to since S1 Serial.

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