Episode 279 - #KeepKillingIt

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  • Episode 279
  • June 14, 2016

SPECIAL GUEST: Sally Hubbard (Women Killing It, The Capitol Forum). We're rejoined this episode by past guest Sally Hubbard to talk about her new podcast, Women Killing It. The conversation covers her new podcast, podcasting in general, some little bits about our show, and then into telecommunications mergers and anti-trust fun ('cuz it affects all of us). Recorded 6/2/2016.

 

Episode 278 - A Cryonic Future

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  • Episode 278
  • June 9, 2016

SPECIAL GUEST: Nick Van Der Muelen. Now is the winter of our discontent... preparing for the long sleep before eternal life. In this episode, we're joined by CRYONICS-enthusiast Nick Van Der Muelen to talk about transhumanism, life extension and the utopian/dystopian future of the human race. Also, a look into the infinite and varied worlds of truly immersive VR. Recorded 6/1/2016.

 

Episode 277 - #SexBots In Season

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  • Episode 277
  • June 7, 2016

SPECIAL GUESTS: Adam Lash & Kevin Gilligan (Gigahoes). In episode 149 back in 2015, Adam and Kevin joined us to talk about the joys (and laughs) of SEXBOTS. Now, as they launch a new Kickstarter for season 2 of their hilarious web series Gigahoes, they've returned to talk everything from ScarJo bots to Revenge Porn After the Fact, Trucker's Pals to Massage Wands, CloudBots & Fappenings. Join us to find out more about the wonderful future of sex with machines, and how you can help make Gigahoes more Sexbot than you can shake a massage wand at. Recorded 4/9/2016.

 

Episode 276 - Gearing Up For VR

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  • Episode 276
  • June 2, 2016

SPECIAL GUEST: Mark Davis. More VR than you can shake a Minecraft log at. This time, we're joined by long-time friend of the show and recurring guest Mark Davis (last seen in episode 214), to talk about the Samsung Gear and the Oculus Rift, Facebook's role in VR, potential issues and possibilities of the virtual. Join us and find out more. Recorded 5/26/2016.

 

Episode 275 - #CheckYourFace

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  • Episode 275
  • May 31, 2016

This episode we talk about the app sweeping Russia these days, FriendFace. This little app can ID people in crowds and other public situations, letting you know who everyone is. Sounds nifty, right? Not so fast... there are some very sticky issues this app opens up. In this ep, we talk through them, including privacy, security, accountability, police action/abuse, dissent within society, celebrity, Eliot Peper's Cumulus novel (from ep269), and a whole BUNCH MORE. Recorded 5/22/2016.