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64 minutes | Jun 5, 2019
LMTF Podcast Episode 23 (Season 2): Video Games
Special guest Sina Parsnejad is an electrical engineering Ph.D. student at Michigan State University and a serious gamer. He joins the regular panelists to talk about future trends in video games: the huge potential of esports and the changing demographics of gamers. Image Credit: Helena Kristiansson | ESL | eslgaming.com
50 minutes | May 15, 2019
LMTF Podcast Episode 22 (Season 2): Health Care
How will our experience of health care change in the near future? Will we take advantage of new technologies and data to empower us as patients? Or will AI centralize analysis and make health care efficient but even more inscrutable? Author, speaker, and activist Dave deBronkart, better known as e-Patient Dave, shares his experience with the panel on how to improve patient engagement.
46 minutes | Oct 8, 2018
LMTF Episode 21 (Season 2): Sleep
Recent discoveries in the science of sleep have introduced new techniques to help people feel more well-rested and have increased cognitive abilities. Dr. Brandon Peters, MD, author, and board-certified practitioner of sleep medicine summarizes the most recent developments and answers questions from our panel on matters such as sleep apnea and polyphasic sleep.
50 minutes | Aug 23, 2018
LMTF Episode 20 (Season 2): Genetic Engineering and Deafness
Can ethics keep up with the emergent possibilities of genetic engineering? Prof. Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, a bioethics specialist and member of the Deaf community, helps the LMTF team to challenge popular understandings of what it means to perfect our genome, as we discuss the stakes it represents for the Deaf community, hearing majority, and society at large.
1 minutes | Aug 21, 2018
LMTF Season 3 - Preview
Based on this clip alone, try to guess what famous man will be interviewed in our upcoming Season 3.
79 minutes | Aug 21, 2018
LMTF Episode 24 "RAW" (Season 3): Augmented Reality
Drone and AI engineer Lucas Roitman joins the team to discuss trends in Augmented Reality. This episode is "raw"; unlike our other episodes it has not been significantly edited from the original conversation.
32 minutes | Jun 12, 2018
LMTF Episode 19 (Season 2): Creativity
How can we reliably come up with more and better ideas? Creativity doesn't have to be just left up to chance. With the right techniques, the process can be systematized. Google Brain's Jeremy Nixon joins the regular panelists for a discussion and workshop on ways we can become more creative. Image credit: Jeremy Nixon
43 minutes | Mar 5, 2018
LMTF Episode 18: The Future of Food
A new wave of food startups promises to up-end how food is produced and consumed, with potentially huge benefits to our health and to the environment. From meatless meats to meal replacement drinks, we have more nutritional options than ever. Let's take a look at the future of food. Our guest is Cate Levey, Senior Food Technologist at Impossible Foods. Image credit: Impossible Foods
49 minutes | Feb 19, 2018
LMTF Episode 17: The Future of Our Digital Society
We look at how we will communicate and relate in the future, how politics and media will look in an era of data abundance, and how all this will shape society. We also examine the role of intelligent machines and how they will be integrated into our society. Amber Davisson, David Gunkel, and Oskar Triebe join the regular panelists.
53 minutes | Nov 29, 2017
LMTF Episode 16: Climate Engineering
Dr. Jason Blackstock and Dr. Wil Burns join the regular panelists to discuss geoengineering: deliberately intervening in the climate system on a global scale to counteract climate change.
45 minutes | Nov 13, 2017
LMTF Episode 15: Artificial General Intelligence
Dr. Stephen Larson and Tim Shi join the regular panelists to discuss the race to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and its potential implications. Opening clip from Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “A Measure of a Man“.
52 minutes | Nov 7, 2017
LMTF Episode 14: Military Technology
PhD candidate BF Schuman joins the regular panelists to discuss possible developments in the future of warfare and their effects, from artificial intelligence to robotics.
42 minutes | Sep 25, 2017
LMTF Episode 13: Longevity
What are the implications for society of a widely available anti-aging treatment? What if this treatment is possible but extremely expensive and thus only available to the very rich? Contains excerpts from "Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup" (Comedy Central) and "In Time" (20th Century Fox) Image adapted from commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Life-stages.jpg by Nazrul Islam Ripon, CC BY-SA 4.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)
48 minutes | Sep 19, 2017
LMTF Episode 12: Solar Energy
Solar panels have increased in efficiency to the point that they're now cost-competitive with fossil fuels. How will the rise of photovoltaics change power production and the world's economy?
46 minutes | Sep 11, 2017
LMTF Podcast Episode 11: People-Carrying Drones
We talk about developments toward self-flying and people-carrying drones with legendary Silicon Valley software engineer John L. Sokol. John Sokol's website: johnsokol.com
55 minutes | Sep 3, 2017
LMTF Episode 10: Our Jobless Future
Will robots and artificial intelligence replace human workers and create mass unemployment? The panel discusses whether we will see a jobless future and the implications of widespread automation. Image credit: Matt Blease for The New Yorker
50 minutes | Aug 25, 2017
LMTF Episode 9: How To Make Decisions
Our special guest this week is Sondre Rasch, a former political advisor to the parliament of Norway, and founder of freelance platform konsus.com and safety net SafetyWing. He has a background in economics and computer science. He shares his findings on decision making: how to think about "what to do next", choose valuable goals, and make rapid progress. Follow Sondre Rasch on Quora: https://www.quora.com/profile/Sondre-Rasch
33 minutes | Aug 14, 2017
LMTF Episode 8: GDP 2.0
GDP is fundamentally flawed as a measure of happiness. In this episode we discuss potential replacement measures. Featuring the voices of: Michael Oloroninwo Daniel Valenzuela Parnian Barekatain Michael Currie Hossein Kouhani
48 minutes | Aug 11, 2017
LMTF Episode 7: Robot Spouses
This week, we discuss robot spouses.
34 minutes | Aug 11, 2017
LMTF Episode 6: Arcologies
This week, we discuss the concept of arcologies: very densely populated, ecologically low-impact human habitats. Featuring a quote by Marshall T. Savage. Image credit: SimCity 2000, by Maxis.
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