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Future News - The Martian, NASA Mars Plan, Dupont CRISPR Editing Plant DNA, Industrial Plant Captures CO2 from Atmosphere 

Listen Now to Future News 10.13.2015

We really delve a little more deeply into the Martian Mythos in this report, beginning with our take on the new film, The Martian, with Matt Damon, who I thought did an exceptional job in pulling off the role. We look at some feeback from Geek friends on the film, regarding it’s scientific authenticity and such and then look at NASA’s latest announcement of when the actual Mars Mission for humans will take place. And then there is Mars One,sending humans to Mars as part of a reality TV show.  I hope their ratings stay high for the colonist’s sake! 

Also this week, we begin to look at how the new DNA editing tool, CRISPR/Cas 9, is making inroads in commercial circles, such as Dupont’s plans for creating new strains of drought-resistant crops.  Mrs. Future makes sure we recognize the Franken Furter aspect of this story while Dr. Future throws such cautionary tales to the wind, citing his latest theory about the multiverse!  


Future News - Google Alphabet Soup, Editas CRISPR Gene Editing Funded, Nuke News from Japan, Siggraph and Solar System Happenings, Drs. Eliot Handelman and Andie Sigler on Music, AI, Dreams & Autonomous Weapons, and Is the Universe a Fake? 

Listen Now to Dr. Future Show 8.11.2015

Broadcasting from Lac Noir in St. Adolphe d’Howard, in the Laurentian mountains of Quebec, Canada, we are joined by guests Dr. Eliot Handelman and soon-to-be Dr. Andie Sigler in the second hour.  

We cover the big Google news, Alphabet, and what it could possibly mean for the future of the mega corporation, we look at Editas, the CRISPR based gene editing company funded to the tune of $120 Million this week, the latest news from our many probes in the Solar System, and the nuclear power plant reboot in Japan.

With Eliot and Andie, we look at AI news, including the new Dreamify app from Google, er..Alphabet, field questions on the soul and brain uploading, autonomous weapons, and whether the universe is a simulation.  And did I mention we had a lot of fun in the process of making this show?  Enjoy!

Broadcasting the Dr. Future Show with guests Eliot Handelman and Andie Sigler from our remote Canadian Outpost



Future News - Cecil the Lion's GPS system, HitchBot Update, Loon Deploying in Sri Lanka, Curbing Killer Bots, Bio-Inspired Robots, CRISPR Changes Everything Alive, Generic GMOs, Calico Aligns with, Apple BMW Dance, LifeLogger Takes Next Step

Listen Now to Future News 8.04.2015

Even though we are currently living by a lake in the Canadaian Laurentian Mountains, we have been deluged with significant Future News stories that we must share with you!  With Cecil the hunted lion and Hitchbot the traveling robot both facing their demise, we had to look deeper into these travesties for the silver lining, which we believe we have found..

And now that Killer Autonomous Bots are on the table, it behooves us to look at what might be done about their evolution, and what else is going on in the world of robotics to help keep this equation balanced.  Oh yes, and let us now forget the incredible evolution occuring in Biotech, with the advance of CRISPR and our incredible ability to slice and dice genes for fun and profit. We share with you the latest in this world, with a focus on an excellent cover piece in the latest issue of Wired, entitled “The Genesis Engine.”

And close to our hearts is the final story of the story, about Lifelogging, and a young company (syb- LOGG), that promises to pioneer the world of Augmented Memory, where your digital memories are seamlessy intertwined with your biological ones.  Enjoy!!

Alleged surveillance footage of Hitchbot meeting his demise in Philadelphia