About This Show
We (Adam & Brian) are obsessed with the spot where modern science meets philosophy. As proud wearers of lifetime nerd badges, we have found this to be the place where the most interesting questions are both formulated and discussed.
There are some common themes throughout Zengineering, but we've uncovered a shared personal pursuit of this question: How can we build our mental model of the world so it can inform and guide our actions in positive ways? We do our best to share this exploration.
We discuss lots of tech, lots of science, and go on lots of random tangents, but we always try to bring it back to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.
Most Recent Episode
034 - On Virtual Reality
6 days ago
In this episode, we discuss “alternate” realities, aka virtual realities. To do so, I travelled to Los Angeles to visit Adam (this is Brian, btw). Why you may ask would I slug my 215 pound, 6 foot 8 inch body all the way there? Well, I needed to be physically in Adam’s living room so that my mind could enter into the virtual reality of an HTC Vive VR system that Adam has recently setup. It was mind blowing. The current generation of Virtual Reality Technology is “The jetpack we’ve been promised.” It’s flying cars. It’s travel to other planets. It’s fully immersive collaborative working environments. It is truly the Matrix. On Saturday night, May 21st, 2017, I caught a bullet out of the air with my bare hands, and I’ll never forget it. Because of a lifetime of VR technologies proving mostly comical, and rarely functional, I did not expect to even be particularly entertained by this system. But, after a weekend of exploring Virtual Reality of the early 21st century I can say with utmost confidence that the world is about to change … forever. I hope we captured some of this excitement / magic / shock / fear in this episode discussing my initial impressions of the modern VR experience. Look out for at least two more episodes in this series. One where we will discuss VR technology and how it plays with the technology we were born with, and another where we jump of the real and virtual cliff of implications for VR. Cheers! T. Brian Jones
Rated 5 out of
Quite Mind Bending
Great podcast with quite quirky and interesting hosts. Love the paths they take to find the purpose and meaning behind modern tech.
Date published: 2016-11-14