The Beyond Podcast explores meta-topics and concepts. Note: this has nothing to do with Meta - the corporation. We will focus on mind-twisting subjects like recursion, self-similarity, self-reference, various paradoxes, and other fun puzzles and problems. We will discuss meta references in art and entertainment. And we will try to make these discussions fun and entertaining! Check out The Beyond Podcast at thebeyondpod.com, or wherever you get your podcasts.
This Episode Contains The Seeds Of Its Own Creation
In this episode we discuss Von Neumann probes, and also review Lewis Dartnell's "The Knowledge..." as well as “We Are Legion (We Are Bob)” by Dennis E. Taylor.
This Episode Is Coming From Inside Your Headphones
In this episode we will discuss JOOTsing - Jumping Out Of The System, in the context of software systems and security exploits.
The Following Episode Is False
This episode discusses metaness and Strange Loops in real life. We also review the 1985 novel "Contact" by Carl Sagan.
This Episode Contains a Hapax Legomenon
In this episode we will discuss the Chinese Room Argument, Turing Machines, and Fixed-Point proofs.
This Episode’s Transcript is a 89742 Byte PDF Document
In this episode we will discuss cellular automations, Turing machines, and the novel Permutation City by Greg Egan.
This Episode is 2580 Seconds Long
In this episode we will discuss quines - computer programs that can reproduce their own code. We will also talk about Exhalation - a sci-fi short story by Ted Chiang.