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This award-winning series explores The Future of Everything. What can we expect of next week, next year, next century? What will we eat, drive, wear, live in, vote for, want to buy, and want to avoid? What mistakes of the past will we make again, and which ones have we learned from? From the next tick of the clock to the ultimate end of the universe, every subject is fair game. Composed of interviews and essays, it's hosted by the author and futurist Stephen Euin Cobb. Guests include: famous authors and the occasional celebrity, but mostly futurists, innovators, technologists, analysts, entrepreneurs, and those pushing the limits of technology, as well as those struggling to understand the trends growing strong around us now--since it is those trends which will create the future in which we will all live. This program is not about magic, or prophecy, or psychic divination. Instead, we attempt to use verifiable facts as our foundation, and from them extrapolate forward. All such extrapolations--regardless of the credentials of those putting them forth--must be considered pure opinion. Time alone, will allow these extrapolations to be verified or nullified. Topics and themes explored include: nanotechnology and biotechnology; organlegging and organ transplants, molecular manufacturing and computers wired directly into the human brain; extropianism, transhumanism and the technology of individual immortality; terrorism, globalization, global warming and nuclear proliferation; cryonics and cryogenics; genetic engineering and the human genome project; embryos, cloning and stem cell research; astronomy and other space explorations (NASA, Hubble, exoplanets, SETI, ESA, CCCP, lasers and space probes); the singularity, robots, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI); remote sensing and waldoes; legal and illegal uses of the Internet (hackers and hacking, viruses and Trojan horses); solar cells, peak oil and alternative energy; aging and medical longevity; FTL (faster than light travel, as in Star Trek and Star Wars) and worm holes (as in StarGate SG-1); progress in health, education and neuroscience, as well as evolution, agriculture and inventions; and how what was once science fiction and fantasy is now biology, chemistry and physics. Everything from futurism to futurology. To learn more, check the show's website at: www.TheFutureAndYou.com

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This award-winning series explores The Future of Everything. What can we expect of next week, next year, next century? What will we eat, drive, wear, live in, vote for, want to buy, and want to avoid? What mistakes of the past will we make again, and which ones have we learned from? From the next tick of the clock to the ultimate end of the universe, every subject is fair game. Composed of interviews and essays, it's hosted by the author and futurist Stephen Euin Cobb. Guests include: famous authors and the occasional celebrity, but mostly futurists, innovators, technologists, analysts, entrepreneurs, and those pushing the limits of technology, as well as those struggling to understand the trends growing strong around us now--since it is those trends which will create the future in which we will all live. This program is not about magic, or prophecy, or psychic divination. Instead, we attempt to use verifiable facts as our foundation, and from them extrapolate forward. All such extrapolations--regardless of the credentials of those putting them forth--must be considered pure opinion. Time alone, will allow these extrapolations to be verified or nullified. Topics and themes explored include: nanotechnology and biotechnology; organlegging and organ transplants, molecular manufacturing and computers wired directly into the human brain; extropianism, transhumanism and the technology of individual immortality; terrorism, globalization, global warming and nuclear proliferation; cryonics and cryogenics; genetic engineering and the human genome project; embryos, cloning and stem cell research; astronomy and other space explorations (NASA, Hubble, exoplanets, SETI, ESA, CCCP, lasers and space probes); the singularity, robots, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI); remote sensing and waldoes; legal and illegal uses of the Internet (hackers and hacking, viruses and Trojan horses); solar cells, peak oil and alternative energy; aging and medical longevity; FTL (faster than light travel, as in Star Trek and Star Wars) and worm holes (as in StarGate SG-1); progress in health, education and neuroscience, as well as evolution, agriculture and inventions; and how what was once science fiction and fantasy is now biology, chemistry and physics. Everything from futurism to futurology. To learn more, check the show's website at: www.TheFutureAndYou.com

    The Future And You--August 1, 2019

    The Future And You--August 1, 2019

    Jeff Greason is today's featured guest.
    Topic: The transition from space as a series of government supported projects to space as a series of business ventures--a transition we are in now. But also, space as a place where millions of people will someday live and work permanently. And the profound changes this will bring in our ability to build out our future infrastructure in space.
    Jeff Greason is a co-founder and Chief Technologist of Electric Sky, a company developing the ability to wirelessly transmit power to moving vehicles. He also serves as chairman of the board of the Tau Zero Foundation.
    Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the August 1, 2019 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 34 minutes] This interview was recorded using Skype on July 25, 2019.

    • 33 min
    The Future And You--Oct 26, 2016

    The Future And You--Oct 26, 2016

    The Transhumanism Panel from Concarolinas (in which we discuss some--but by no means all--aspects of transhumanism).
    Speakers include: James Maxey, Ben Davis, and me, Stephen Euin Cobb, as the moderator.
    Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the Oct 12, 2016 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 56 minutes] This episode contains the entire one-hour panel, and was recorded in front of an audience in Charlotte NC on June 27, 2015 at the SF&F convention ConCarolinas. (This recording is from the summer of 2015. Somehow I overlooked including it in the show last year and so I'm including it now in its entirety.)
     
    Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer, ghostwriter, and award-winning podcaster. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. For the last ten years he has produced a weekly podcast, The Future And You, which explores (through interviews, panel discussions and commentary) all the ways the future will be different from today. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author of an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

    • 56 min
    The Future And You--Oct 12, 2016

    The Future And You--Oct 12, 2016

    "The Year in Science." A panel discussion of discoveries and inventions made during the previous 12 months.
    Speakers: James Maxey, Erin Penn, JT the Enginerd, and me, Stephen Euin Cobb, as the moderator.
    James Maxey is the author of the superhero novels Nobody Gets the Girl and Burn Baby Burn; as well as the Dragon Age trilogy: Bitterwood, Dragonforge, and Dragonseed. His multi-book epic, Dragon Apocalypse, is an enthusiastic blend of the superhero and fantasy genres. Its titles include Greatshadow (2012), Hush (2012) and Witchbreaker (2013).
    J.T. "the Enginerd"obtained her Masters of Science in Engineering Mechanics with a focus in biomechanics from Virginia Tech. Her research focused on animal locomotion and included the analysis of beetle respiration, and constructing a platform to measure the force produced during an insect's jump. She teaches engineering and design. She also blogs about science fiction, video games, and photography at FrakinSpoilers.com.
    Erin Penn is a writer and line-editor. She received her Bachelors of Science from Alma College with a double major in Computer Science and Sociology, then completed a Masters of Business Administration. Her website is ErinPenn.com
    Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the Oct 12, 2016 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 64 minutes] This episode contains the entire one-hour panel, and was recorded in front of an audience in Charlotte NC on June 4, 2016 at the SF&F convention ConCarolinas.
    Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer, ghostwriter, and award-winning podcaster. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. For the last ten years he has produced a weekly podcast, The Future And You, which explores (through interviews, panel discussions and commentary) all the ways the future will be different from today. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author of an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Future And You--Sept. 28, 2016

    The Future And You--Sept. 28, 2016

    Topics: Trends in agriculture and agricultural research, as well as Monsanto and GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
    Gary Shelton has been a professional agronomist with the US Department of Agriculture for the past 25 years. He is currently working on genetic modifications of Soybeans in the Crop genetics Research Unit Stoneville, MS.
    Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the Sept. 28, 2016 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 25 minutes] This interview was recorded in Charlotte NC on June 4, 2016 at the SF&F convention ConCarolinas.
    Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer, ghostwriter, and award-winning podcaster. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. For the last ten years he has produced a weekly podcast, The Future And You, which explores (through interviews, panel discussions and commentary) all the ways the future will be different from today. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author of an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

    • 25 min
    The Future And You--Sept 14, 2016

    The Future And You--Sept 14, 2016

    David B. Coe and Stuart Jaffe are our featured guests.
    Topics include the continued rise of independent publishing and some of the ways the traditional publishing houses are changing how they treat authors so they can continue to profit in this new environment.
    David B. Coe is the author of more than fifteen novels and a dozen short stories. His first series, the LonTobyn Chronicle won the William L. Crawford Fantasy Award.
    Stuart Jaffe is the author of The Max Porter Paranormal-Mysteries, The Malja Chronicles, a post-apocalyptic fantasy series, and After The Crash as well as the short story collection, 10 Bits of My Brain. And many other short stories which have appeared in magazines and anthologies.
    Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the Sept 14, 2016 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 29 minutes] These two interviews were recorded in Charlotte NC on June 4, 2016 at the SF&F convention ConCaolinas.
    Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer, ghostwriter, and award-winning podcaster. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. For the last ten years he has produced a weekly podcast, The Future And You, which explores (through interviews, panel discussions and commentary) all the ways the future will be different from today. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author of an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

    • 29 min
    The Future And You--Sept 7, 2016

    The Future And You--Sept 7, 2016

    Podcasting's Rich Sigfrit is our featured guest.
    Topics include: trends in Education, Creativity, and getting and keeping a job.
    Rich Sigfrit is widely known as a pioneer in the early days of Podcasting, and is one of the three people responsible for my starting this show, The Future And You, back in 2005. (The other two people being Mur Lafferty and Tee Morris.)
    Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the Sept 7, 2016 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 33 minutes] This interview was recorded in Charlotte NC on June 4, 2016 at the SF&F convention ConCaolinas.
    Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer, ghostwriter, and award-winning podcaster. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. For the last ten years he has produced a weekly podcast, The Future And You, which explores (through interviews, panel discussions and commentary) all the ways the future will be different from today. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author of an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

ldbdreamer ,

Big Rig Driver

The podcast has changed it's not long. Great and informative. Host is also a ghost writer and reads listener emails.

arrogantb ,

great podcast - entry segment drags on too long

great topics and great guests. only complaint is that sometimes the intro segment seems to go on forever (we don't need to know -everything- about the guest).

I really appreciate that Mr. Cobb asks good questions - but then backs off and lets the guests express themselves.

if you're interested in accelerating change, transhumanism / the singularity - or less-exotic aspects of the future - I'd check out this podcast.

Mario García ,

Very interesting podcast

This is a very cool podcast. i recently discovered it and have been downloading all back episodes. The interviews are excellent, I am amazed at the quality of the roster -- some of my favorite SciFi authors are on the list. Each episode also contains a chapter from the author's novel "Bones Burnt Black" read by the author himself. I really enjoy the variety and richness of the content. The novel serialization is a nice addition and keeps me downloading new episodes.

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