#56: Space Mining with Daniel Sax

Mining asteroids will ultimately benefit humanity on and off the Earth in a multitude of ways.”- Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis might be right, but asteroid mining is probably not imminent–at least not in the way that lunar mining is.

With both the NASA and the Chinese National Space Agency having designs on establishing permanent lunar bases within the next 5 to 10 years, mining on the moon will be a necessity. It’s just too expensive to supply all the needed resources to maintain the outposts from earth.

Daniel Sax is the cofounder and CEO of the Canadian Space Mining Corporation. His route to that post is, in itself, a fascinating tale. In this episode of Seeking Delphi,™ he explains both his personal journey and that of the company.

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#56: Space Mining, with Daniel Sax

Glossary

LEO–Low Earth Orbit

GEO–Geostationary (or Geosynchronous) orbit.

Lunar Gateway–A planned NASA project: a lunar orbiting space station to support future lunar landings and other deep space missions.

Artemis–The program name for the planned NASA missions to return to the moon in the 2020s and beyond.

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#55: The Longevity Dialogs Part 3, The Science and Technology of Growing Young with Sergey Young

“We have created science and technology to extend our life, but we haven’t created life we want to extend.”–Sergey Young, Seeking Delphi episode #55, explaining why he believes more people do not support radical life extension.

Few individuals have done more, from an advocacy standpoint, to promote breakthroughs in human longevity, than Sergey Young. Seeking Delphi™ returns with a fascinating interview with Sergey on the occasion of the release of his new book, The Science and Technology of Growing Young. The book provides a comprehensive overview of where longevity research is now, where it could be going in the future, and what you can do, in the meantime, to get the most health and vigor out of your own life. We also discuss the current state of the soon to be announced longevity XPrize. You can subscribe to Seeking Delphi™ on Apple podcasts , PlayerFM, MyTuner,  Listen Notes, and YouTube.    You can also follow us on twitter @Seeking_Delphi and Facebook.

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#55: The Science and Technology of Growing Young, with Sergey Young
YouTube video of Episode #55

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Podcast Episode 3 (redux): Whatever Happened to Fuel Cells?

“I believe fuel cells could end the 100-year reign of the internal combustion engine.” –William Clay Ford

Seeking Delphi will return from hiatus soon.  This is the first in a series of rebroadcasts of the highlights from the past 4 years of programs. Much has changed in the fuel cell sector since this program first aired in February of 2017, and the fuel cell and hydrogen industry is now red hot.

Hydrogen fuel cells have long been touted as a possible replacement for the internal combustion engine.  But progress has been slow,  and the emergence of this technology seems not much closer than it was 20 years ago.   In episode #3 of Seeking Delphi, I explore the world of Hydrogen Fuel Cells with William Smith, the CEO of Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, Inc.  The oil companies may not want you to hear this, but this technology is not dead yet.   Links to Infinity’s web site and this weeks news stories are below.  Seeking Delphi is now available on iTunes. Now also on YouTube.

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Podcast episode 3: Whatever Happened to Fuel Cells.

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#54: The End of Jobs, with Jeff Wald

There’s a lot of automation that can happen that isn’t a replacement of humans but of mind-numbing behavior.” –Stewart Butterworth

Automation is going to cause unemployment, and we better prepare for it.”–Mark Cuban

In an early standup routine, Woody Allen once joked that when his father came home to announce that his job on an assembly line was replaced by a 50-dollar part, what was really disturbing was that his mother immediately ran out and bought one of those parts. As funny as that may be, the potential loss of millions of jobs to automation is no joking matter. The fears of such abound as automation, robotics and artificial intelligence continue to invade the world of work. But the scenarios for the future of human employment may be far more nuanced than you might expect. In this episode of Seeking Delphi™ entrepreneur and author Jeff Wald discusses his view of the future of work, as outlined in his book The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-demand Workers and the Agile Corporation. You can subscribe to Seeking Delphi™ on Apple podcasts , PlayerFM, MyTuner,  Listen Notes, and YouTube.    You can also follow us on twitter @Seeking_Delphi and Facebook 

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#54–The End of Jobs, with Jeff Wald

The Future of Work, 2050, with Jerome Glenn (From March 2020)

Automation vs. Jobs, the Long and the Short of It. (From February 2020)

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Podcast #52: Nurturing Foresight in a Short-Sighted World, with Peter Hayward

It is not in our stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.”–Willaim Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act I, Scene III

Got foresight? Do you even need it? Hell yes, you do. The consequences of lack of foresight have never been more evident than they are in the age of the coronavirus pandemic. But just how can the long view be fostered in a human society that doesn’t often look beyond the next pay check, the next quarter, or most notably, the next election? Peter Hayward is a fellow futurist podcaster. In this episode of Seeking Delphi™ Peter joins me to discuss his approach to very much the same podcasting end that I have. .

#52: Nurturing Foresight in a short-sighted world
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https://www.futurepod.org/podcast/2020/9/28/ep-66-foresight-journalism-mark-sackler

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Podcast #49: The Future of Veterinary Medicine, with Dr. Donna Harris and Dr. Karen Rosenthal

“Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.”–Robert Wagner

 

Even as the pandemic-struck U.S. economy shrunk by 32% in the first quarter of this year, veterinary medicine saw a different story.  Pet ownership soared at a record pace, and public pet supply companies, like Petco, registered increases in sales.

Donna Harris and Karen Rosenthal are both doctors of veterinary medicine and members of The Association of Professional Futurists.  They join me for a wide ranging discussion of the future of veterinary medicine and how Covid-19 may be accelerating change in the field.

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 Episode #49: The Future of Veterinary Medicine

 

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Tales of a Veterinary Spouse (from my other blog, The Millennium Conjectures)

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