Futurology Podcast Episode 18
4353 - So this guy detected an exoplanet with household equipment, some plywood, an Arduino, and a normal digital camera that you can buy in a store. Then made a video explaining how he did it and distributed it across the globe at practically zero cost. Now tell me we don't live in the future. - /u/federicopistono
1534 - Proof that The End of Moore’s Law is Not The End of The Singularity. The sixth paradigm that will provide exponential growth of computing will be to go from 2D integrated circuits to 3D integrated circuits.
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Similarities between the faith of a Religious person and the confidence in a better tomorrow of a Futurist.
I recently spoke with a skeptical friend who saw my view of the future (including ideas of transhumanism, singularity, and general futurology) unlikely to come to fruition. He humorously compared my confidence in a better future to the faith of a Southern Baptist.
Anyway, thanks for the work you do for the podcast, it is appreciated.
P.S. I started reading "Rainbows End" by Vernor Vinge after hearing you guys talk about the fiction and nonfiction recommendations; "Abundance: the future is better than you think" is already sitting next to my Kurzweil books.
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