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Tuesday
Aug022011

Scientist Joe Jordan and Solar expert Carl Reuter on the Future of Solar Energy, Now..

Listen Now Dr. Future Show 8.02.11

Much has been promised from the world of solar energy, the potential is unbelievable.  There is more power in the solar energy hitting the planet every day, for example, than all our reserves of coal and oil. But what has actually been delivered so far, and what can we expect in the near future, given the rapid advance of technology and our will to use it? 

Joe Jordan, founder of Sky-Power, has worked at NASA Ames for 20+ years and is very bullish on solar.   He is an affiliate of ASES (American Solar Energy Society), NCSEA (Northern California Solar Energy Association), and CARET (Consortium for Advancing Renewable Energy Technologies).  

Carl Reuter has a long history in solar, having installed many a backwoods system, long before the recent advent of Grid-tie solar that has brought many young companies to the market.  He has been in the solar trenches locally and can give us a very pragmatic perspective of what is real now with solar.

 

Tuesday
Jul262011

Author James Fadiman and his "Psychedelic Explorers Guide-safe, therapeutic and sacred journeys"

Listen Now Dr. Future Show 7.26.11

Our guest today invisions a future where we are able  to embark on safe, therapeutic, and sacred psychedelic journeys.  Here’s what a few sages on the topic have to say about Dr. Fadiman and his new book:

“James Fadiman, one of the foremost pioneers of scientific research of the potential of psychedelic substances for therapy, self-discovery, spiritual quests, and creative problem-solving, has written an invaluable guide for safe and productive sessions. Based on more than forty years of the author’s experience in the field and presented in a clear, easily understandable style, this book is a breath of fresh air, dispelling the mis-information that has been disseminated over many decades by sensation-hunting journalists and fear-based antidrug propaganda. The publication of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide could not be more timely; it coincides with a major renaissance of interest in psychedelic research worldwide. The information that it provides will thus be useful not only for the hundreds of thousands of people involved in self-experimentation but also for the new generation of psychedelic researchers.” 
(Stanislav Grof, M.D., author of LSD: Doorway to the Numinous )

“James Fadiman was the Forrest Gump of the psychedelic sixties. He witnessed the first flowerings of that amazing era of mindexpansion, then kept popping up for cameo appearances whenever the action got particularly interesting and enlightening. Now, riding a new wave of scientific research into the beneficial use of these misunderstood substances, Fadiman is back with a practical and at the same time inspiring guidebook for the next generation of entheogenic explorers.” 
(Don Lattin, author of the bestselling The Harvard Psychedelic Club )

“Approaching his subject from intimately historical, psychological-cultural, and accessibly authoritative perspectives, Fadiman’s psychedelic magnum opus establishes the benchmark reference for anyone interested in understanding, experiencing, or supervising the effects of this unique family of psychoactive substances.” 
(Rick Strassman, M.D., clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and author of DMT: The Spirit Molecule )

Tuesday
Jul192011

Phone Hacking, Facial Recog, Robots, Aging & Cannabinoids, Neanderthal rels

Listen Now Dr. Future Show 7.19.11

There is lots of future news this week, as the British phone hacking scandal hits the British Parliament. Not content with mere scandal, we explore how this so-called ‘phone hacking’ actually works, and then look at some new facial recognition gear our US police are starting to use and abuse.  Robots are once again making the news this week, as are advances is 3D printers, better learning via cannabinoids and new evidence suggesting our ancestors interbred extensively with Neaderthals, both in Europe and the Middle East..

Tuesday
Jul122011

Humor and Magick with Lon Milo Duquette, hermeticist and Deputy Grand Master of Ordo Templi Orientis

Listen Now Dr. Future Show 7.12.11

When you think of Magick (with a ‘k’), what images come up for you?  Voluptuous scantily clad women on stone altars, summoned demons, and arcane incantations whispered by hooded initiates celebrating a dark mass with symbols scribed in blood?

In this show, we take you beyond Hollywood and comic book graphic novel interpretations of ceremonial magick to the realms of enlightenment, and what can truly be learned and gained from the craft in this day and age.

Lon Milo Duquette was brought up in Nebraska and hippie California during the 1960’s and 70’s, and with a healthy dose of counter cultural exposure, practices various forms of ceremonial magick to this day.  DuQuette has written several successful books on Western mystical traditions including; FreemasonryTarotQabalahceremonial magic, the Enochian magic of Dr. John Dee,  Aleister Crowley, and spirit evocation, Goetia.  

Not content to be a scholar, he has engaged in actual practices of Magick and will give us the real deal on what’s valuable about magick in this age of science, or at least, what is working for him.  He is a good speaker, engaging,  quite funny, and not a bad folk singer!  

Tuesday
Jul052011

Rosetta Project, Google+ Debuts, Twitter Town Hall, Consciousness Fysiks, Nick Herbert, Quantum Teleportation

Listen Now Dr. Future Show 7.05.11

In the first hour we introduce two guest hosts for the week, Michael Shane Sigmon, musician and entreprenuer, and 12-year-old geek Ciaran Farley, who provide fresh perspective  to the show and the news of the day.  The Rosetta Project has really captured much of our interest in this segment, about backing up the seven thousand currently spoken languages of our species.

In the second hour we bring on Dr. Nick Herbert, a quantum physicist featured prominently in a new book just published, “How The Hippies Saved Physics.”  Nick takes us on a little science journey from the labs of UC Berkeley to the hot tubs of Big Sur’s Esalen Institute, as we explore the very beginnings of modern day consciousness research. Young Ciaran is very curious about ‘quantum teleportation,’ and Nick shares his thoughts on the topic.. Beam on over!