31 minutes | Jun 3, 2018
11: The Future Obsolescence of Public Transportation
All-Wheel Drive Model 3 Versions Announced Elon's tweet: "Driving feel is amazing." Teslarati: Tesla will produce AWD Model 3 Performance before dual-motor only version The Future Obsolescence of Public Transportation Vox: Electric buses are coming, and they’re going to help fix 4 big urban problems The Economist: What makes something a commodity? LA Times: Ridership on Metro fell to the lowest level in more than a decade last year New Scientist: Shockwave traffic jam recreated for first time Traffic Jam without bottleneck - experimental evidence (video) Wired: It Takes a Single Autonomous Car to Prevent Traffic Jams Washington Post: The astonishing human potential wasted on commutes MarketWatch: Here are the typical commutes for every big metro area Fast Company: It Could Be 10 Times Cheaper To Take Electric Robo-Taxis Than To Own A Car By 2030 Ark Invest: Autonomous Taxis Could Be Cheaper Than Walking Maslow's hierarchy of needs Not Sponsored by: Atlanta: A dramatic, funny, sometimes surreal show that explores a specific slice of Black American life.The Beyond Burger: A plant-based burger from Beyond Meat that’s so meat like, it’s sold in the meat case at grocery stores
35 minutes | May 2, 2018
10: Cylindrical Servant Ecosystem, with Stacey Higginbotham
China's Upcoming Social Credit System Futurism: China’s “Social Credit System” Will Rate How Valuable You Are as a Human Reuters: China to bar people with bad 'social credit' from planes, trains The Conversation: China’s Social Credit System puts its people under pressure to be model citizens TechCrunch: China’s CCTV surveillance network took just 7 minutes to capture BBC reporter Extra Credits: Propaganda Games: Sesame Credit - The True Danger of Gamification (video) The Washington Post: A suspect tried to blend in with 60,000 concertgoers. China’s facial-recognition cameras caught him. The State of the Smart Home Speaker, with Stacey Higginbotham Above Avalon: A Stationary Smart Speaker Mirage Smart Home DB Internet of Things Podcast Stacey on IoT: Internet of Things news and analysis Stacey's Twitter Not Sponsored by: Twitch: A live streaming video platform to watch people play video games, backpack through Italy, eat ramen in Japan, and anything else you can think of. SpyParty: An addicting, competitive two-player game of subtle espionage, and my favorite title of 2018 so far.
56 minutes | Mar 21, 2018
9: A Model 3 Review for Corolla Owners
Turo: Gateway to the Model 3 Ken's Model 3 Not That Kind of Review Some Great Model 3 Reviews: Doug DeMurro: Here's Why the Tesla Model 3 Is the Coolest Car of 2017 The Drive: Tesla Model 3: The First Serious Review MKBHD: Driving a Tesla Model 3! Engadget: Tesla Model 3 review: the fast and infuriating Larry Benjamin: Tesla Model 3 Review after 3 weeks Digital Trends: Tesla Model 3 Review One App, One Card, One Vent Electrek: Tesla Model 3's unique HVAC system explained in new patent A Firm Ride, and the BMW i3 Tesla Model 3 vs Nissan Leaf - Smooth Ride Test A Single, 15-Inch Display 2007 iPhone Presentation: Steve Jobs explains the limitations of fixed interfaces 2014 Apple Watch Presentation: Way too much stuff for your wrist At-Home Charging Tesla: Home Charging Installation The Sound of Music Wikipedia: "I know it when I see it" Smartphone Integration, or Lack Thereof 2011 Model S Beta Reveal: Elon discusses third-party app integration Destination Charging Tesla: Charge Upon Arrival Regenerative Braking Explain that Stuff (Chris Woodford): Regenerative Brakes Supercharging Tesla: Charge on the Road Wikipedia: Supercharger technology Final Thoughts (TL;DL) Engadget: Tesla wants to install charging stations at your office Tesla: Become a Charging Partner Futurespeak's First Interview! Stacey Higginbotham Internet of Things Podcast Additional music courtesy of FunWithSound Not Sponsored by: Nespresso: My one-stop shop for espresso and a more practical alternative to employing a fictional Italian man 24 hours a day. Brain.fm: A scientifically formulated and tested, AI-driven program that produces music to help your brain focus, relax, sleep, or meditate.
44 minutes | Feb 10, 2018
8: A Boring Presentation
The Impossible Burger Impossible Foods Lab-Grown Meat: Pricing and Benefits Quartz: In four years, the price of lab-grown “meat” has fallen by 99%. Mosa Meat Memphis Meats IOL: Lab meat to transform industry in 2021 EPA: Understanding Global Warming Potentials Ten Million Dollars' Worth of Flamethrowers Tweet 1: "The Boring Company flamethrower guaranteed to liven up any party!" Elon on Instagram: "Great for roasting nuts 🔥 🥜" Elon on Instagram: "Don't do this." Tweet 2: "When the zombie apocalypse happens, you’ll be glad you bought a flamethrower." Tweet 3: "Obviously, a flamethrower is a super terrible idea. Definitely don’t buy one." Tweet 4: "The rumor that I’m secretly creating a zombie apocalypse to generate demand..." Tweet 5: "Flamethrowers sold out" Tweet 6: "All flamethrowers will ship with a complimentary boring fire extinguisher" Tweet 7: Apparently, some customs agencies are saying they won’t allow shipment..." Assemblyman Miguel Santiago's statement The Boring Company: Not A Flamethrower A Boring Presentation Fox 11 LA: Public hearing in Culver City on Elon Musk's underground tunnels (video) The Boring Company FAQ Wired: Elon Musk Reveals His Awkward Dislike of Mass Transit LA Times on CEQA: California's signature environmental law is being abused (again) Twitter: Elon clarifies his stance on public transit ThoughtCo: What Is the Passenger Capacity of Different Modes of Traffic? The First Principles Method Explained By Elon Musk (video) Elon Musk at TED 2017: The future we're building - and boring (video) Outro futurespeak.fm: Your one-stop shop for show notes iTunes Direct Link: Every rating / review helps the show grow. Thank you for listening! Not Sponsored by:
45 minutes | Jan 28, 2018
7: 21st Century City
Bad UI Design Caused the Hawaii Missile Crisis Washington Post: How one employee ‘pushed the wrong button’ and caused a wave of panic Fully Self-Driving Cars Are Coming to Florida Self-Driving Cars in a City Like No Other Level 4 Autonomy or Bust Car and Driver: Path to Autonomy: Self-Driving Car Levels 0 to 5 Explained New York Magazine: Travis the Menace [Warning: Graphic] Facebook Aims to Make Its News Feed "Good for People" Facebook's Announcement: "Bringing People Closer Together" Casey Newton's tweet Forbes: New Study Links Facebook To Depression: But Now We Actually Understand Why. Accidental Tech Podcast XKCD: Duty Calls Apple Will Let You Choose Between Speed and Battery Life The Verge: Apple confirms iOS 11.3 will let you turn off controversial throttling of older iPhones Century City: Tesla Model 3 on Display Electrek: Tesla expands its Model 3 display car fleet to 5 more stores Video from the Model 3's first night at Century City Century City: Amazon Books USA Today: Amazon heads deeper into brick and mortar with books The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Stratechery: Dollar Shave Club and the Disruption of Everything Not Sponsored by: Elon's Musk: A very real air freshener, stamped and styled to look like the South African savant. BoJack Horseman: An animated dark comedy that explores the bleaker aspects of being human. Or horseman.
36 minutes | Jan 12, 2018
6: Social Media’s March into the Suicide Forest
Tesla Announces Q4 Delivery and Production Results Tesla Q4 2017 Vehicle Production and Deliveries Forbes: Tesla Is Still Going Through Model 3 Production Hell SpaceX Releases Drone Footage of the Falcon Heavy Rocket Super-awesome drone footage! Scientists Make a Startling Discovery About a Potential Alien Megastructure Washington Post: The strange star that has serious scientists talking about an alien megastructure The Verge: Alien megastructures around this star were just dust in the interstellar wind The Kardashev Scale Michio Kaku: Will Mankind Destroy Itself? Wait But Why: The Fermi Paradox Elon Teases an Old-School Drive-In at an Upcoming Supercharger Elon's tweet and response Social Media’s Inevitable March into the Suicide Forest Two Monkeys Were Paid Unequally: Excerpt from Frans de Waal's TED Talk Former Facebook Exec Discusses the Ills of Social Media Wired: The Logan Paul Video Should Be a Reckoning for Youtube Propaganda Games: Sesame Credit - The True Danger of Gamification jacksfilms: i'm super sorry (parody) Not Sponsored by: Halt and Catch Fire: A fictional look at the advent of personal computing with a richly-written cast of characters. Black Mirror: A thrilling science fiction anthology that examines the darker consequences of future technologies.
41 minutes | Dec 30, 2017
5: Five Minutes in a Model 3
Five in a 3 Tesla Model 3 Road Trip Facebook Page Elon Confirms the Falcon Heavy's Test Payload Elon's Instagram Post "If I manage to find the Tesla Roadster in Mars orbit and retrieve it, can I keep it?" Hello Internet Space.com: Space Station Halloween! Astronauts Go All-Out with Zero-G Costumes Apple Faces Lawsuits for Throttling iPhones The Reddit post that started it all: PSA: iPhone slow? Try replacing your battery! Extreme Tech: First Lawsuits Filed Against Apple for Slowing iPhones Apple: A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Batteries and Performance Seeking Alpha: Apple Is Being Slandered For What Chemistry Cannot Fix Tesla Confronted a Similar Controversy This May Electrek: Tesla explains why it limits Supercharging speed after high numbers of DC charges 21st Century Old Wives' Tales Daring Fireball: Public Service Announcement: You Should Not Force Quit Apps on iOS Quora: Why do iPhone users in Asia have an on-screen "home" button? China Debuts Its Second Solar Roadway Electrek: China is building solar roadways – ‘transparent concrete’ atop solar cells that charge driving cars Science Alert: The Solar Road in The Netherlands Is Working Even Better Than Expected How Australia Is Harnessing Renewable Energy with Tesla's Help Washington Post: Tesla’s enormous battery in Australia, just weeks old, is already responding to outages in ‘record’ time Electrek: World’s largest battery: 200MW/800MWh vanadium flow battery – site work ongoing Future Topic: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Bitcoin Charts: The Bitcoin ecosystem at a glance Not Sponsored by: Fortnite Battle Royale: Build and
37 minutes | Dec 21, 2017
4: The Cleanest Energy Source You've Never Heard Of
iPhone Takes Majority Camera Share on Flickr TechCrunch: iPhone models dominate Flickr's list of most popular cameras in 2017 Boeing vs. SpaceX: The New Space Race "Do it" Model 3 Production Ramps Up Electrek: Tesla Model 3 production is increasing to 5,000 units per week, say suppliers Tesla Semi Sees Large Pre-Orders LA Times: Can the Tesla Semi perform? UPS, PepsiCo and other truck fleet owners want to find out The Boring Company Releases Its Proposed Map of LA Tunnels Quartz: Elon Musk just published a map of the new subway he wants to build for Los Angeles Bonus Topic: The EV Tax Credit Is Safe! USA Today: Electric car buyers will still get incentives under tax bill Thorium: The Cleanest Energy Source You've Never Heard Of Sources: World Nuclear Association: Uranium and Depleted Uranium The Guardian: How do you make a nuclear bomb? Phys.org: How does a nuclear meltdown work? Kurzgesagt: Nuclear Energy Explained: How does it work? Building A Safer, Cleaner Nuclear Reactor Wired: Molten Salt Reactors Could Soon Help Power Earth - And One Day Mars Thorium Power Canada: Thorium vs. Uranium Fuels Business Insider: A forgotten war technology could safely power Earth for millions of years Kirk Sorensen at TED: Thorium, an alternative nuclear fuel MIT Technology Review: Fail-Safe Nuclear Power Forbes: The Thing About Thorium: Why The Better Nuclear Fuel May Not Get A Chance
33 minutes | Dec 8, 2017
3: Smart Speaker Survivability in a Wearables World
Federal EV Tax Credit in Danger as Senate Passes Tax Reform Bill Find and contact your Representative Motor Trend Gives the Model 3 an In-Depth Look Exclusive: Tesla Model 3 Long Range First Test The Osborne effect Apple Begins Ambitious Heart Study 9to5Mac: Apple and Stanford begin Heart Study to detect irregular heart rhythms using Watch Sondors Debuts Their $10,000 EV at the LA Auto Show Electrek: Sondors' crowdsourced, 3-wheeled, $10,000 EV debuts at the LA Auto Show Aptera Motors and the Pitfalls of Starting an Electric Car Company Aptera Electric Car - Jay Leno's Garage SpaceX to Launch the First Falcon Heavy Rocket with a Special Payload Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future How (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars Elon's tweet How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster Smart Speaker Survivability in a Wearables World Above Avalon: A Stationary Smart Speaker Mirage Stratechery Upcoming Topic Tease: The Boring Company The Boring Company website Not Sponsored by: Universal Paperclips: Play as a hyper-intelligent AI that wants to make paperclips. ALL the paperclips. Wirecutter: A one-stop website for finding the absolute best product in nearly any category.
36 minutes | Dec 2, 2017
2: The Importance of Storytelling
The Expected Price of the Tesla Semi The official Tesla Semi page CCJ Digital: What does a Class 8 truck really cost? Amazon's Clumsy First Steps into Brick and Mortar Bloomberg: Amazon Wants You to Buy an Echo With That Whole Foods Turkey Tesla, Apple, and AirPods: The Importance of Storytelling The Tesla Show compares Tesla's storytelling ability to Apple's (timestamped) Steve Jobs' iPhone keynote is the best product presentation of all time Steve Jobs: "Technology alone is not enough." Apple's AirPods presentation (timestamped) Not Sponsored by: Soylent: A well-balanced, nutrient-filled liquid meal on the go with a really strange name. Wait But Why: A wonderful website that delves into complex topics in fun, engaging ways.
37 minutes | Nov 22, 2017
1: The Future Is Refreshing
The Future Is Refreshing futurespeak.fm Tesla Reveals Its Semi-Truck Tesla semi-truck and Roadster event in 9 minutes The official Tesla Semi page Tesla Model 3 production ramp issues Tesla Reveals the Roadster 2.0 Tesla Roadster gif porn The official Tesla Roadster page Video of the Roadster accelerating Steve Jobs created the iPad to prove a Microsoft employee wrong Kettleman City and the Future of Tesla's Superchargers Walkthrough of the Kettleman City Tesla Supercharger lounge The iPhone X and the Future of Apple's Face ID Technology Warby Parker uses iPhone X True Depth camera to find your ideal glasses Apple's ARKit and the Eminent Practicality of Augmented Reality Augmented reality tape measurer Ikea Place is an AR app that lets you put furniture on the street Apple's HomePod Delayed HomePod delayed until early 2018 Amazon's New Product Lineup and the Battle for Your Living Room Amazon Key Amazon Echo 2 Not Sponsored by: Anker: Because I'm a cheap-ass that likes quality mobile charging products at affordable prices. Hero Realms: A fantastically fun deck-building game, and one of my favorite games of the year.