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Friday
Aug292014

The Futures appear on KSCO's Morning Show with Rosie, demoing and chatting about robots, thermal cameras, Glass, and singing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."

Listen Now to the Futures on KSCO’s “Good Morning Monterey!” with Rosemary Chalmers

We had a fun morning in the KSCO studios, chatting about robots with Rosie, who has been exploring the topic all month with the morning commute traffic audience.  Now it’s our turn.  We brought to the studio some fun toys, including the personable smart phone driven RoboMe, a FLIR infrared imager camera for the iPhone, and Google Glass.  Hulu, the station dog, was a bit wary of the robot, and took a pretty mean thermal image with the FLIR iPhone attachment!

And because we were the last guests of the week on the “Good Morning Monterey!”  we were recruited  to sing the Mony Python song, “Always Look at the Bright Side of Life!” with the KSCO staff as our signoff.  Enjoy!

:-) The Futures 

Thursday
Aug282014

A Dr. Future Show Report from the Rejuvenation Biotech Conference in Silicon Valley by Mihai Mihman

The SENS Research Foundation’s flagship Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference: Emerging Regenerative Medicine Solutions for the Diseases of Aging took place Aug. 21 – 23 in Santa Clara, bringing together leaders from the Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular, cancer, and other age-related disease communities to discuss preventative and combinatorial strategies to address the diseases of old age (the SENS acronym stands for Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence; senescence is the progressive slide into sickness and frailty with age). The goal is to expedite the development of truly effective therapies to postpone and treat human aging by tackling it as an engineering problem.

One of the highlights was Saturday’s rousing keynote speech by Peter Diamandis, MD, founder of the X-Prize (http://www.xprize.org/) and co-founder of Singularity University, along with Ray Kurzweil. Even diehard skeptics would have to agree with Dr. Future that Dr. Diamandis’ grand ambitions to make the impossible possible are worthy of support. His strong commitment to anti-aging science led to the recent launch of Human Longevity, Inc. - his joint venture with human genome pioneer Craig Ventner, Ph.D. and Robert Hariri, MD, Ph.D. The San Diego-based company is using its initial 70 million in capitalization to build the largest human sequencing operation in the world to compile the most comprehensive and complete human genotype, microbiome, and phenotype database available to tackle the diseases associated with aging-related human biological decline. They are also leading the development of cell-based therapeutics to address age-related decline (http://www.humanlongevity.com/). 

The San Francisco Bay area’s vital contributions to the field were represented by researchers associated with UC Berkeley, UCSF, Singularity University, and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. UC Berkeley Professor David Schaffer’s presentation on his group’s work with gene therapy for regeneration conveyed the profoundly transformative potential of these approaches.

Also in attendance were iconic figures Aubrey De Grey, Ph.D. founder and Chief Science Officer of SENS, and George Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical Schooland Director of PersonalGenomes.org. SENS has previously organized six biennial conferences in Cambridge, UK, and this was their first US conference. Truly an inspiring launch, and we are already looking forward to next year’s journey into the future of regenerative medicine, a science likely to impact most of us in significant ways. We also plan on inviting one or more of this year’s participants to visit us on this show, so stay tuned.

Visit http://www.sens.org/ to find out more about their mission and explore the extensive video archives of past conference presentations. 

Thursday
Aug282014

The Dr. Future Interview - Better than Sex ~ A New Book by Awakening Coach Founder Arjuna Ardagh

Listen Now to Arjuna Ardagh

Even more than usual, our species is hurtling into the future on the brink of mass planetary destruction or some kind of mass planetary flowering or awakening.   Coming from the later camp, we introduce you to Awakening Coach founder Arjuna Ardagh, who believes that through the proper wielding of some very powerful mind tools, we can awaken into a life of personal empowerment, living the dream of being a self-actualized human.   

In this hour we speak with him about his enlightenment process, of asking core questions of yourself, like “What is my deepest longing?” in the search for discovering who we REALLY are.  Tired of being a bit player in someone else’s movie when you can be starring in your own feature?  Leave that old patricarchal world behind and check out this new paradigm of inspired certainty, of living what til now was just a dream.

 

Thursday
Aug282014

Future News - Our Quake Experiences, iOS Dev Camp, The Robo Internet, Cheap Hydrogen Electrolysis, Genetically Edited Fruit 

Listen Now to Future News 8.26.14

Where were you for the latest in California Earthquake rock and rolling?  It woke us up with a story to tell…Curious about how you might someday create your own Smartphone app?  Come with us to iOS Dev Camp in Silicon Valley, where we spent a big part of our weekend tracking the progress of many folks doing just that, creating their own apps, with lots of onhand readily available help from those in the know.  And what is this Robo Internet that is forming, specifically for robots?  And why do they want all of our appliance manuals?  

And is electricity really how our cars will be powered? With the latest breakthrough in cheap electrolysis, perhaps it would be better to consider fuel cells as the more abundant and affordable alternative..  We’ve all heard of GMO’s and Frankenfood, but have you heard of the kindler gentler Genetically Edited Fruit? 

We also cover the SENS Conference on Rejuevenation Biotech this week, with a focus on slowing down and ultimately reversing the aging process!  Enjoy our Future News!

 

Thursday
Aug212014

Future News and Report - Solar Plant Smoking Streamers, Drone Carrier Landings, Saving Net Neutrality, Having Coregasms, and Bruce Erickson on Electro Magnetic Healing 

Listen Now to Dr. Future Show 8.19.14

 Did you know that a single fiber-optic strand the diameter of a human hair can carry 101.7 terabits of data per second, enough to support nearly every Netflix subscriber watching content in HD at the same time?  That’s the kind of future we are moving towards, and with the threat of losing net neutrality, we could be severely limited in our bandwidth capacities, thanks to the big carriers wanting to install ‘toll roads’ on our bandwidth usage.   CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings addresses this issue in our links section and we discuss it on the air.

Bruce Erickson, a regular contributor to the show, gives us a report on Electronmagnetic Healing this week, as he explores a Schumann Resonater, a device that puts out frequencies that keep us aligned with the planet itself. We won’t say you can listen and be healed but we can say you’ll probably enjoy the show!