129 episodes

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.

    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.



    Keep following us after the show ends

    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

    • 2 hr 17 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

    • 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

    • 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/

    • 1 hr 33 min
    New Dragon XL Renders, Tesla Overpromised on FSD, Unidentified Bacteria on ISS - Ep 125

    New Dragon XL Renders, Tesla Overpromised on FSD, Unidentified Bacteria on ISS - Ep 125

    Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about SpaceX’s new renders of Dragon XL, the Tesla FSD debate, and unknown bacteria that could help us survive in space.



    0:00 - Intro

    12:21 - Tesla FSD won’t drive autonomously

    23:08 - Mars Perseverance Rover Noises

    30:48 - Oumuamua came from another Solar System

    44:24 - #whydonttheyjust

    50:51 - BMW’s new i4

    1:06:26 - NASA releases new renders of SpaceX Dragon XL

    1:10:00 - SpaceX’s new all-purpose ship

    1:14:23 - BREAKING NEWS: Rivian announces charging network

    1:33:13 - VW “Battery Day” Announcements

    1:37:48 - Unidentified Bacteria on ISS





    Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about SpaceX’s new renders of Dragon XL, the Tesla FSD debate, and unknown bacteria that could help us survive in space.

    Read more from the articles we referenced:

    #whydonttheyjust - https://twitter.com/Nick_Someone/status/1372344322876702721

    BMW i4 Specs and Photos - https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1131608_bmw-i4-first-photos-specs-for-300-mile-electric-sport-sedan-due-in-2022

    Tesla FSD says FSD is Not Capable of Autonomous Driving* - https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a35785277/tesla-fsd-california-self-driving/

    Listen to Perseverance driving around! - https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/03/17/perseverance-rover-records-sounds-of-driving-on-mars/

    Full stack orbital Starship by July? - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1371995012825763842?s=20

    Space X has a new do-it-all boat! - https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1372218863597846530?s=21

    What is Oumuamua - https://phys.org/news/2021-03-scientists-extra-solar-oumuamua.html

    Previously Unknown Bacteria found on ISS - https://www.sciencealert.com/four-bacterial-strains-discovered-on-the-iss-may-help-grow-better-space-plants

    New pics of Dragon XL! - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Starship Explosion Investigation, Jump towards Hyperdrive, and the Canoo Electric Pickup- Ep 124

    Starship Explosion Investigation, Jump towards Hyperdrive, and the Canoo Electric Pickup- Ep 124

    Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about what caused the SN10 explosion, Canoo’s interesting pickup EV, and possibilities of warp drive





    0:00 - Intro

    4:10 - SN10 Explosion Explanation

    11:53 - #whydonttheyjust 1

    16:44 - Starship looses its legs

    30:04 - Canoo Electric Pickup

    39:40 - Toyota EV

    53:38 - #whydonttheyjust 2

    1:09:28 - Warp Drive research





    Read more from the articles we referenced:

    Warp Drive white paper - https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/amp35718463/scientists-say-physical-warp-drive-is-possible/

    https://www.sciencealert.com/faster-than-light-travel-is-possible-within-einstein-s-physics-astrophysicist-shows

    Starship goes legless - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1369458403248988160?s=20

    SN11 Rolls Out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOHhfe3v2KA

    Elon explains SN10 explosion - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1369382210894237705?s=20

    Canoo Truck - https://electrek.co/2021/03/10/canoo-unveils-fully-electric-pickup-truck-set-for-2023/

    Is Toyota Making an EV Finally? - https://electrek.co/2021/03/10/toyota-releases-first-teaser-picture-x-prologue-electric-car/

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
485 Ratings

485 Ratings

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 :(

Xecasps ,

AWESOME

I don’t really know what to say but great job Tim, Joe, and Ben. Can’t wait for next episode to come out.

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