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Entries in WiFire (2)

Wednesday
Oct182017

Interviews and Fire Updates with WIFIRE's Dr. Ilkay Altintas at UCSD and Wildfire Tracker Frank Schwartz

Listen Now to Dr. Future Show 10.17.2017

Given the intensity and severity of today’s wildfire’s, what high tech tools do our firefighters have at their disposal for becoming aware of these events?  We interview Dr. Illkay Altintas, one of the creators of the highly touted WIFIRE network, using a multitude of sensors and human input on the ground combined with NASA satellite info for not just showing the severity of a fire but also predictions of how the fire will progress into the future. 

We also talk with Frank Schwartz, an experienced firetracker who uses WIFIRE and Google Earth tools for seeing what’s happening with the latest fires, such as those we have experienced in Santa Rosa and the Santa Cruz Mountain areas.

Wednesday
Oct112017

Project Loon and WiFire projects to the Rescue, Nordic Impact Week on the Bay, Half of the Missing Matter in the Universe Found, Digital Nomad Entrepreneur Shannon Leonard Visits

Listen Now to Dr. Future Show 10.10.2017

In response to the latest natural disasters affecting us, Google has launched Project Loon, providing much needed emergency wifi communications in Hurrican ravaged Puerto Rico and UCSD has deployed WiFire to more accurately predict the course and scope of the masive wind-whipped fires of California’s wine country. 

 

We speak with Lars Ling and fellow Scandanavians during Nordic Impact Week in the Bay area, who were Facebooking us Live while they were on the air with Dr. Mrs. Future! It’s amazing what project the Nordics are making real in social media, augmented reality, communications and clean tech. Their high energy and love for what they are doing comes clearly through our interview.

Millenial digital entrepreneur and nomad Shannon Leonard drops into our studios for the last part of the show, sharing with his the ins and outs of his mobile lifestyle.  Trained as a film and video editor in Hollywood, he takes his skills on the road, visiting friends, family and interesting locations world wide, while making social media and other forms self-expression.  Is this the future of lifestyle?  Many think so, and with Shannon you get a taste of this way of living.  Enjoy!