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Future News - The Drones of Half-Time, Robots Need Only 60 people for New Phone Factory - 650 Humans Freed From Factory Work, Cracks Crack up Elon, AI's Master Poker - "C'mon 'Guys', Leave us a Bone!", A Modest Proposal to US from Canada, Locked-in Syndrome Penetrated, Captain Pike Elated, Scientists Think About Protesting, Uber Takes Flight, What Steve Bannon Thinks He Thinks

Listen Now to The Dr. Future Show 2.07.2017

This show is especially unique in that we broadcasted from our home at Future Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains . A tree across our road kept us from KSCO studios this week, and just as well, for the commute during the storm was long and slow. They drove bumper-to-bumper on slick roads while we enjoyed dinner, sharing the news of the day, relaxing by the fire, all that good stuff. Well, there was also one of Dr. Future’s brothers, who joined us for a rare dinner..and in the end that worked out well too..

Did you seen the half time show of the Superbowl? Lady Ga Ga’s performance was just, wow! Of particular interest to our inner geek was the lightshow performed by Intel drone pilots that enhanced part Lady Gaga’s epic show!

There were also lots of phone calls sprinkled throughtout this week’s thoughtful and entertaining dialog on the topics listed.  One caller, ‘Daddy’, spoke of German experiments to turn Hydrogen, the most abundant gas in the Universe, into a metal!  And Sam, our host at the station this week, was ready to attend clown school, as we update our human skills for the growing robot revolution.  If you can’t beat’em, make’em laugh! 

Remember The Menagerie, the Star Trek story where we are introduced to Captain Pike, who was captain of the Enterprise before Kirk? We finally have the techology that allows a ‘locked in’ person like Pike to communicate with the rest of us! The good news is that the locked in people interviewed  say that they are happy to be alive (and can’t wait for the alien telempathic VR that Captain Pike so enjoys)

And why should we care about what Steve Bannon thinks? Largely because of his relationship with the President, he’s helping to steer the ship known as America, and we’d like to see his navigational charts and where we are on them! Enjoy..


Future News - NASA Orbits Jupiter! Exploring the Fatal Autonomous Tesla Accident, Millions of Android User Infected, The Mystery Spots of Ceres Revealed, China's massive Alien Hunter Radio Telescope, Man Marries iPhone, Others Grow Drones, Ultimate Bed From Chimp Minds,  

Listen Now to Future News 7.05.2016

One of the big issues of today’s show was the fatal Tesla accident in Florida that happened in May.  How does this incident, and it was bound to happen sooner or later, affect the adoption of autonomous vehcicles?  Mrs. Future (Sun) shares what happened with the first automobile accidents 150 years ago, and I point out that software upgrades will not simply improve the faulty car but all of the other cars using the Autopilot software.  If we could all learn so well from the mistakes of others..We got lots of calls discussing this topic.

And this week is a milestone for NASA, with successfully getting the Juno probe in the perfect orbit for studying Jupiter, which turns out to be not a gaseous giant, but a metal giant planet!  Enjoy..


Future News and Nick Herbert on Thinking about Climate Change

Listen to Dr. Future Show 8.05.14 with Nick Herbert

For our 200th show we have friend and physicist Nick Herbert help us understand in the complex topic of climate change.  He has been fascinated with the topic since reading a book by John Muir discussing Alaskan Glacial melting in the 1800’s, before our current carbon dioxide increase driven by the Industrial Revolution.  With a history of interpreting Science for the layman, he does a good, if not controversial job for us! Plus, there is his poetry..

But first Nick joins us in a rousing discussin of Future News, including the Rosetta Probe, a fuel less space drive, potato bag spying, testosterone civilization, crystalline recorders and metallic alloy 3D printing. 



Dr. Future News - World's First Lab-Grown Burger, Amber Alert, Graphene Superbatteries,Anti-Mosquito Force Field, Sterling and Spy Stories, Drone Wars, Internet Psychotherapy, Elysium Opens  

Listen Now to Dr. Future News 8.06.13

We have lots of good news today, a very uplifting show!  Many of the world’s problems are on their way out as we solve the CO2, Food, and Mosquito issues.  It would appear we have learned our lessons and are now on the other side of life, where we create from abundance and follow our cues, rather than come from fear..


Dr. Future News - Alien Space Probes, Autonomous Volvo, License Plate trackers, Human motion power, Gold Rush era discards the new gold, Dolphins use Names

Listen Now to Dr. Future News 7.23.13

A good news week, with some great info and tales that will amuse and amaze you.  I particularly like the garbage to gold story of how the tailings of 19th century California and Nevada mines may contain valuable rare earth elements. And of course, the story on how we can harvest energy from our body movements..Simply fascinating, even though we only actually move about 7% of our time!