18 episodes

The People Behind Technology Shaping Future Homes

Future Home Meg Butterly

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The People Behind Technology Shaping Future Homes

    Arroe Collins With Federico Figgin

    Arroe Collins With Federico Figgin

    The creation of the microprocessor launched the digital age.  The key technology allowing unprecedented integration, and the design of the world’s first microprocessor, the Intel 4004, were the achievement of Federico Faggin. Shrinking an entire computer onto a tiny and inexpensive piece of silicon would come to define our daily lives, imbuing myriad devices and everyday objects with computational intelligence.

    In Silicon, internationally recognized inventor and entrepreneur Federico Faggin chronicles his “four lives”: his formative years in war-torn Northern Italy; his pioneering work in American microelectronics; his successful career as a high-tech entrepreneur; and his more recent explorations into the mysteries of consciousness.  In this heartfelt memoir, Faggin paints vivid anecdotes, steps readers through society-changing technological breakthroughs, and shares personal insights, as each of his lives propels the next.

    • 36 min
    Future Home With Tom Duncan And Special Guest David Taffet From Petal

    Future Home With Tom Duncan And Special Guest David Taffet From Petal

    As if Your Freezer & Trash Can Had a Genius Baby.  Petal is a new kind of waste bin that eliminates foul odors and halts the spread of germs, simply by freezing them.  David Taffet joins Tom in discussing this life changing creation that's not only helpful inside the house but composting takes on a whole new scent.  Plus during these Covid-19 days David talks about the importance of making sure everybody including housekeeping are kept safe.  Petal meets the requirement.  100% Effective Without Chemicals.  Other bins rely on chemicals or deodorizers that only mask the smell of your trash. Petal is the only solution that freezes bacteria and smells before they start.  Petal was created by a team of multidisciplinary experts who’ve spent years perfecting its design. No cheap parts; only the highest quality design and manufacturing standards. 

    • 34 min
    Future Home With Tom Duncan And Special Guests J Scott Christianson

    Future Home With Tom Duncan And Special Guests J Scott Christianson

    Meet the Learning Machine: How Artificial Intelligence is transforming our world!
     Artificial Intelligence, in the form of Machine Learning (ML), has already transformed medicine, retail sales, and other industries. It is about to enter all our lives, whether we want it or not! In this session, we will quickly develop a basic understanding of AI, and its advantages, applications, and difficulties.
    5G, Blockchain, and Self-driving Cars: Why does the pace of change keep getting faster?
     Why does the pace of change seem to be quickening? There is a reason! “Exponential” technologies are causing massive disruption to our world and livelihoods. Let's take a close look at what drives these technologies, the positive and negative effects on markets and nations, and develop an "exponential mindset" to anticipate digital disruptions.
    Smart Homes, Smart Farms, Smart Cities and the Internet of Things.
     Our world seems to be getting smarter, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). Cheap electronics, a robust set of tools, and growing libraries of projects have enabled our surroundings to become "smart" and have empowered everyday innovators. Modern-day Edisons can inexpensively and quickly create new inventions using IoT devices. Already several Missouri entrepreneurs have used this technology to create thriving businesses. Let's explore these tools are being used to shape the future!

    • 28 min
    Future Home With Tom Duncan And Special Guests Joseph And Bruce From Zero Energy

    Future Home With Tom Duncan And Special Guests Joseph And Bruce From Zero Energy

    What is a Zero Energy Building?  Zero energy buildings are designed and built to consume as little energy as possible. When a renewable source of energy is added to these buildings, they are capable of producing enough energy to meet or exceed their requirements to run.  Zero energy schools provide enhanced learning environments, energy cost savings, and reduced environmental impact.  Zero energy offices provide inspiring, well-designed spaces for occupants, helping to improve productivity and satisfaction.  Zero energy districts provide improved resiliency, competitiveness, and economies of scale.  Find out more at zeroenergy.org

    • 29 min
    Future Home With Tom Duncan Talking With Lauren Gomez From MakerX

    Future Home With Tom Duncan Talking With Lauren Gomez From MakerX

    MakerX go anywhere creative tools. Wait until you see, feel and design with this incredible first step of a brand new beginning.  Reports show that crafting at home has risen 300%.  Choosing the right product is just the start. Tom’s special guest is Lauren Gomez.  When she says, “Go anywhere.”  She means it.  To power your tool and products you'll need the MAKERX Hub and a 20V Power Share™ battery. The Hub attaches to a 20V Power Share™ battery to power every tool in the MAKERX system. The same battery that powers the MAKERX system can be used on any 20V or 40V garden or power tool in the Power Share™ platform.

    • 20 min
    Future Home With Arroe And Meg Butterly

    Future Home With Arroe And Meg Butterly

    We’re told early in life that we don’t live in a house. We live in a home. A Future Home is about community. A city is a Future Home. The people, the businesses. During Covid-19 something of extreme value is missing from our home. The gym. I’m Arroe with Meg Butterly. Our special guest is Lindsey Bushnell co-owner of Burn BootCamp.

    Lindsey Bushnell is co-owner of Burn BootCamp. What is and isn’t essential in the world of great health? The physical cause of future sickness sits in the decision to not reopen where we workout. We’re talking cardiovascular, pneumonia and other lung issues, weaknesses that could lead to falling.

    Taking a walk through the neighborhood isn’t working out. It’s a luxury. Before we leap into this conversation I’d like you to get Lindsay’s information. Burnbootcamp.com and on facebook at Burnbookcampcharlotte.

    • 42 min

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