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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.

    Arecibo Collapses, SpaceX Starship 15km Hop, Tesla V11 Leaks - Ep 112

    Arecibo Collapses, SpaceX Starship 15km Hop, Tesla V11 Leaks - Ep 112

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    Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the Arecibo satellite's doom, Starship's next hop, and what to expect from Tesla OS V11









    Read more from the articles we referenced:



    Tesla Merger - https://electrek.co/2020/12/01/elon-musk-tesla-tsla-merging-with-other-automakers-after-valuation-surge/



    Remote Viewing of Sentry Mode - https://electrek.co/2020/11/28/tesla-owners-remotely-view-what-autopilot-cameras-can-see/



    Model X Damage not Covered - https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors/comments/k5lpv6/tesla_refusing_to_cover_damage_on_model_x_5_days/



    Chang'e 5 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB-XVNyT1Lk&ab_channel=VideoFromSpace

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/02/science/china-moon-landing.html



    Arecibo - https://www.npr.org/2020/12/01/940767001/arecibo-observatory-telescope-collapses-ending-an-era-of-world-class-research

    https://www.cnet.com/news/watch-the-arecibo-observatorys-catastrophic-collapse-caught-by-multiple-cameras/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vchDbyIRP44&ab_channel=ScottManley



    Starship - https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/12/its-happening-starship-may-fly-to-15km-as-early-as-friday/



    #whydonttheyjust by @DonBarbone on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DonBarbone/status/1333524034626195458



    #whydonttheyjust by @realDan203 on Twitter - https://twitter.com/realDan203/status/1333525086280716289


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    • 1 hr 37 min
    SpaceX Sends Humans to Space, Tesla 2021 Model Y, Arecibo is in Trouble - Ep 111

    SpaceX Sends Humans to Space, Tesla 2021 Model Y, Arecibo is in Trouble - Ep 111

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    Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about SpaceX successfully launching 4 astronauts on Crew-1, the updates to Tesla Model Y, and Arecibo Telescope is getting decommissioned





    Read more from the articles we referenced:



    crew-1 launch - https://www.cnet.com/how-to/spacex-and-nasa-set-for-historic-crew-1-launch-today-everything-to-know/

    https://everydayastronaut.com/crew-1-uscv-1-falcon-9-block-5/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgPXtQQnQ-k&ab_channel=NASA



    Arecibo Decommissioned - https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/11/famed-arecibo-observatory-to-be-decommissioned-in-wake-of-cable-breaks/



    ARCA will change space!.... (not) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbIUjd8WFKA&ab_channel=ARCASPACE



    Tesla Model Y Updates to Match Model 3 - https://electrek.co/2020/11/19/tesla-updates-model-y-match-features-2021-model-3-refresh/



    TSLA in S&P 500 - https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-tsla-all-time-high-sp-500/



    eMMC failure woahs - https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors/comments/jwrdw2/emmc_failure_symptoms_not_covered_by_service/



    SN8 gets spicier and ruins and engine? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDPuqEjIraY&ab_channel=NASASpaceflight

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1328742122107904000?s=20

    https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1327659432029933573?s=20

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1327070929868914689?s=20



    Slanty Booster B1061.1 - https://twitter.com/TrevorMahlmann/status/1329466436713140227

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHyN9NwN8k4&ab_channel=NASASpaceflight

    https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1329477256599777282?s=20



    #whydonttheyjust by @Nerfariusl on Twitter - https://twitter.com/NefariusI/status/1329473288326754308?s=20


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    • 1 hr 37 min
    SpaceX Biggest Week Ever, Rivian Updates, Virgin Hyperloop Test - Ep 110

    SpaceX Biggest Week Ever, Rivian Updates, Virgin Hyperloop Test - Ep 110

    Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about SpaceX Starship Hop, Rivian getting closer, and Virgin Hyperloop Human Test





    Read more from the articles we referenced:



    SN8 gets closer to launch! https://youtu.be/jM61ZkUoO4U

    https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-starship-nose-cryo-proof-explosive-static-fire/



    First operational SpaceX crew mission for NASA! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceX_Crew-1



    Rocket lab gets ready to recover a rocket. First look - https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/1325876885612453890?s=21



    Jim Bridenstine resigns and what a Biden space policy looks like - https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/28/biden-space-policy-climate-change-433236

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/11/jim-bridenstine-is-leaving-nasa-how-should-we-assess-his-30-month-tenure/?amp=1



    Rivian Removeable Battery - https://www.thedrive.com/news/37583/new-rivian-patent-confirms-removable-bed-mounted-battery-pack-for-extended-range



    Also Ford announcement (coming at 9a ET tomorrow) - https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/12/21559954/ford-e-transit-electric-delivery-cargo-van-price-specs-range

    videos/pics here - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xgt3ii818eqxvb2/AAAoYqO9lU46PHAcw3AuNlnia?dl=0

    specific video here - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xgt3ii818eqxvb2/AACpqWJitoDoFy16z0DGf28ta/Ford%20E-Transit%20video%20%26%20GIFs?dl=0&preview=2022+Ford+E-Transit+Running+Footage.mp4&subfolder_nav_tracking=1



    Rivian Updates - https://stories.rivian.com/time-to-build



    #whydonttheyjust put electron on starship - https://twitter.com/NerdMidwest/status/1325908834406309889



    #whydonttheyjust use hydrogen fuel cells for planes - https://twitter.com/Tyler0309/status/1326936503356956674






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    Rocket Lab Recovery, Tesla Model 3 Refresh, Las Vegas gets Boring - Ep 109

    Rocket Lab Recovery, Tesla Model 3 Refresh, Las Vegas gets Boring - Ep 109

    Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the Rocket Labs schedule to rocket recovery, the released Model 3 refresh in Hong Kong, and updates on the Las Vegas Boring Tunnel







    Read more from the articles we referenced:





    We're still waiting on SN-8 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ip2f9LL3nw&ab_channel=NASASpaceflight



    New Tesla Battery in Australia - https://electrek.co/2020/11/05/tesla-tsla-wins-contract-giant-battery-australia/



    2021 Model 3 Updates in Hong Kong - https://www.ddcar.com.tw/article/15269/



    Tim's parents got a Y and have questions - https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1323391974402043906



    Boring Company Vegas - https://www.teslarati.com/elon-musk-boring-company-las-vegas-loop-update/



    Nuclear Power Plant - https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/several-us-utilities-back-out-deal-build-novel-nuclear-power-plant



    #whydonttheyjust Tweeted by @johnlennox98 - https://twitter.com/JohnLennox98/status/1324306896724131841












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    SpaceX Dishy McFlat Face, $10 Quinitillion Asteroid, and Tesla Raises FSD Price again - Ep 108

    SpaceX Dishy McFlat Face, $10 Quinitillion Asteroid, and Tesla Raises FSD Price again - Ep 108

    Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the updates on SpaceX satellite internet Starlink, An Asteroid worth $10 Quintillion in iron ore, and Elon raised the price of Tesla Full SElf Driving again.







    Read more from the articles we referenced:



    NASA finds water on the moon, AGAIN - https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-sofia-discovers-water-on-sunlit-surface-of-moon/



    GM Super Cruise Tops Tesla Autopilot - https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/28/gms-super-cruise-tops-teslas-autopilot-in-consumer-reports-testing.html



    Tesla Service Push 2021 - https://electrek.co/2020/10/29/tesla-tsla-push-service-catch-up-sales/



    Tesla Radio - https://electrek.co/2020/10/28/tesla-brings-back-radio-infotainment-retrofit/



    Tesla FSD now 10K - https://electrek.co/2020/10/22/tesla-increasing-price-full-self-driving-package/



    Starlink beta - https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/10/spacex-starlink-public-beta-begins-its-99-a-month-plus-500-up-front/?amp=1



    Merlin engine problems solved - https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/10/nasa-and-spacex-set-new-date-for-crew-launch-explain-merlin-engine-issue/



    New Uncovered Geoglyph - https://www.sciencealert.com/meet-the-newest-uncovered-geoglyph-at-nazca-lines-site-this-sunning-cat



    New way to breakdown Plastic - https://earther.gizmodo.com/scientists-found-a-new-way-to-break-down-the-most-commo-1845452675



    Goldmine Asteroid - https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/hubble-space-telescope-rare-asteroid-16-psyche-worth-10000-quadrillion/




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    • 2 hr 2 min
    Tesla Full Self-Driving Arrives, SpaceX Tri-Raptor Fire, NASA Snacks on an Asteroid - Ep 107

    Tesla Full Self-Driving Arrives, SpaceX Tri-Raptor Fire, NASA Snacks on an Asteroid - Ep 107

    Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the Tesla FSD public Beta test, SpaceX Starship SN8 static fire with 3 Raptor engines, and NASA taking samples from Bennu asteroid









    Read more from the articles we referenced:



    Osiris Rex touches an asteroid - https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/osiris-rex-tags-surface-of-asteroid-bennu/

    https://youtu.be/xj0O-fLSV7c

    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-osiris-rex-spacecraft-successfully-touches-asteroid/

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSIRIS-REx



    ISS leak found and is being patched - https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanocallaghan/2020/10/20/astronauts-plug-leak-on-the-international-space-station-with-the-help-of-floating-tea-leaves/amp/



    NASA releases new Moon science - https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-announce-new-science-results-about-moon



    Tesla FSD Beta - https://electrek.co/2020/10/22/tesla-full-self-driving-beta-first-look-insane/



    Tesla Q3 Earnings - https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-tsla-q3-2020-earnings-results/



    SN8 Static fires and gets ready to fly!!! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br1xFIbf5y4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fv1tEDmGj4

    https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45



    SN8 Nosecone - https://twitter.com/SuperclusterHQ/status/1319387578026676224/photo/1





    Hummer EV - https://www.gmc.com/electric-truck/hummer-ev


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    • 1 hr 35 min

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4.8 out of 5
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435 Ratings

Pinky Grazer ,

Been here since episode 1

I have been watching these 3 since 2017 separately and I was so happy when they joined forces. This is a very interesting and fun podcast, and they have great audience interaction with their “Why don’t they just” segment. I recommend a subscription to this podcast.

HimAlpaca ,

Love it, but

I love this podcast, but sometimes I feel like there’s some weird contempt/jealously for Tim Dodd.

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Awesome

Defiantly a good podcast for anyone that like technology. They have quick segments on all sorts of different things that are radical. I recommend

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