Podcast #42: Going to Mars, featuring Moriba Jah

“I want to die on Mars–just not on impact.”–Elon Musk

“I am convinced that humans need to leave earth.”–Stephen Hawking

Mars One–not as good an idea as some thought.

Elon Musk and the late Stephen Hawking are not alone in their calls for humanity to become a multi-planetary species.  But they certainly are the most  visible advocates for space colonization.  And while the moon might be the most obvious jumping off point to the solar system and beyond, nothing stands out as a potential site for long term settlement more than Mars.

But just how realistic is sending astronauts to the Red Planet anytime soon–let alone colonizing it permanently?  The obstacles are many, and aerospace engineering may well be the least of them.  The human biological, psychological tolss and survival strategies–radiation, low gravity, isolation and the marshalling air, water, and food resources–all stand in the way.   And then there is the economic cost and the political and public will.  In this edition of Seeking Delphi,™ I talk to former NASA Mars mission navigator, Moriba Jah, about the many challenges of leaving of our home planet.

 

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Episode #42:  Going to Mars, with Moriba Jah

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Podcast #41: After Shock and the Legacy of Alvin Toffler, with Jerome Glenn and Andrew Curry

“Future shock is a sickness that comes from too much change in too short a time.”–Alvin Toffler

 

The newly released volume, After Shock, features 50 of the world’s most renowned futurists reflecting on the 50-year legacy of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock, and looking ahead to the next 50 years.  In this episode recorded just a few days after the book’s release, two of the contributing essayists, Jerome Glenn and Andrew Curry, discuss with me their views on the legacy of Toffler and Future Shock.   Below are links to the audio podcast as well as to the unedited YouTube video of the original webinar.

The day I read Future Shock, just a couple of years after it came out, was the day that started me on the course to becoming a futurist.  Here’s what I wrote on this blog when Toffler died in July of 2016.

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episode #41,  After Shock and the Legacy of Alvin Toffler

 

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After Shock, 2017 APF Mini-Cast #1 redux: What Is A Futurist? With Cindy Frewen, Andy Hines, Richard Yonck, et al

“No serious futurist deals in prediction. These are left for television oracles and newspaper astrologers.”–Alvin Toffler

 

The newly released volume, After Shock, features 50 of the world’s most renowned futurists reflecting on the 50-year legacy of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock, and looking ahead to the next 50 years.  Seven of the contributors have been guests on Seeking Delphi™  This is the  sevneth and final in a series of repeats of these podcasts, which will lead up to panel discussion with some of the authors, on the book and the Toffler legacy.

In this episode from the opening reception of the July, 2017 Association of Professional Futurists meeting in Seattle, Washington, we’ll hear three of those contributors.  Cindy Frewen and and Richard Yonck, both of whom previously were heard on Seeking Delphi and in this repeat series, and Andy Hines, who was being heard for the first time.  Several other APF members are also heard, answering the question, what is a futurist?

The day I read Future Shock, just a couple of years after it came out, was the day that started me on the course to becoming a futurist.  Here’s what I wrote on this blog when Toffler died in July of 2016.

Links to relevant stories appear after the audio file and embedded YouTube video below.  A reminder that Seeking Delphi is available on iTunes and PlayerFM,  and has a channel on YouTube.  You can also follow us on Facebook.

 

The most common question that I get asked, when I tell somebody I’m a futurist, is “what is a futurist?”  From now on, I’ll tell them to listen to this podcast.  From the Association of Professional Futurists annual meeting, Seattle, Washington, July 27, 2017.

2017 APF Minicast #1–What is a Futurist?

2017 APF Mincast #1 (YouTube)–What is a futurist?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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After Shock, Podcast #19 redux: Ending Aging, with Aubrey de Grey

“Your future self is watching right now through your memories.”–Aubrey de Grey

 

The newly released volume, After Shock, features 50 of the world’s most renowned futurists reflecting on the 50-year legacy of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock, and looking ahead to the next 50 years.  Seven of the contributors have been guests on Seeking Delphi™  This is the  sixth in a series of repeats of these podcasts, which will lead up to panel discussion with some of the authors, on the book and the Toffler legacy.

Aubrey de Grey is co-founder and chief science officer of the SENS foundation, and a leader in the global research effort to end aging.  This program from 2017 was the first of four appearances for Aubrey on Seeking Delphi.™  All of his previous programs are linked below this first one.

The day I read Future Shock, just a couple of years after it came out, was the day that started me on the course to becoming a futurist.  Here’s what I wrote on this blog when Toffler died in July of 2016.

Links to relevant stories appear after the audio file and embedded YouTube video below.  A reminder that Seeking Delphi is available on iTunes and PlayerFM,  and has a channel on YouTube.  You can also follow us on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode #19 Redux, Ending Aging with Aubrey de Grey

YouTube slide show of Episode #19

 

Special Edition: Preview of Undoing Aging 2019 Conference with Aubrey de Grey (March 2019)

Special Edition: Highlights of Undoing Aging 2019(April 2019)

Podcast #40: Scenarios for a Post-Aging Future, with Aubrey de Grey, Elizabeth Parrish, David Wood, and Keith Comito


Relevant links

Aubrey de Grey wikipedia bio

SENS Foundation

Elizabeth Parrish self-tests Bioviva gene therapy

Brian Hanley’s bold experiment

George Church’s ambitious plans

Laura Deming’s Longevity Fund

Information injected into monkey brains

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After Shock, Podcast #32 redux: Reimagining Out Tomorrows, with Joe Tankersley

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”–Albert Einstein

 

The upcoming volume, After Shock, features 50 of the world’s most renowned futurists reflecting on the 50-year legacy of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock, and looking ahead to the next 50 years.  Seven of the contributors have been guests on Seeking Delphi™  This is the  fifth in a series of repeats of these podcasts, which will lead up to panel discussion with some of the authors, on the book and the Toffler legacy.

Joe Tankersley is a futurist and former Disney Imagineer, living and working in Orlando, FL. He was first heard on Seeking Delphi™ in  June of 2019, to talk about his book, Reimagining Our Tomorrows.

The day I read Future Shock, just a couple of years after it came out, was the day that started me on the course to becoming a futurist.  Here’s what I wrote on this blog when Toffler died in July of 2016.

Links to relevant stories appear after the audio file and embedded YouTube video below.  A reminder that Seeking Delphi is available on iTunes and PlayerFM,  and has a channel on YouTube.  You can also follow us on Facebook.

 

 

 

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episode #32 Reimagining Our Tomorrows with Joe Tankersley

 

 

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After Shock, Podcast #24 redux: The State of The Future with Jerome Glenn

“We’re doing a lot better than people think.”–Jerome Glenn

“Change is the process by which the future invades our life, and it is important to look at it closely.”–Alvin Toffler, in Future Shock

 

The upcoming volume, After Shock, features 50 of the world’s most renowned futurists reflecting on the 50-year legacy of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock, and looking ahead to the next 50 years.  Seven of the contributors have been guests on Seeking Delphi™  This is the  fourth in a series of repeats of these podcasts, which will lead up to panel discussion with some of the authors, on the book and the Toffler legacy.

Jerome Glenn is executive director of The Millennium Project, and lead author on The State of The Future, which is now in its 19th edition.  He was first herard on Seeking Delphi™ in  August of 2018, to talk about the book and where the future stands today.  He will be one of three panelists to join me on the After Shock discussion, shortly after its release on February 4.

The day I read Futre Shock, just a couple of years after it came out, was the day that started me on the course to becoming a futurist.  Here’s what I wrote on this blog when Toffler died in July of 2016.

Links to relevant stories appear after the audio file and embedded YouTube video below.  A reminder that Seeking Delphi is available on iTunes and PlayerFM,  and has a channel on YouTube.  You can also follow us on Facebook.

 

 

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Seeking Delphi™ Episode #24 redux: The State of The Future with Jerome Glenn

YouTube slide show, Episode #24

The State of The Future on Amazon.com

Global Futures Intelligence System

 

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After Shock, Podcast #21 redux: The Future of Privacy with Gray Scott

“It’s dangerous when people are willing to give up their privacy.”–Noam Chomsky

The upcoming volume, After Shock, features 50 of the world’s most renowned futurists reflecting on the 50-year legacy of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock, and looking ahead to the next 50 years.  Seven of the contributors have been guests on Seeking Delphi™  This is the third in a series of repeats of these podcasts, which will lead up to panel discussion with some of the authors, on the book and the Toffler legacy.

Gray Scott is a futurist, living and working in New York City.  He joined me in april of 2018 for a discussion of the issue of privacy in the digital age, on the very day that Mark Zuckerberg was testifying before congress on the that subject.  Gray’s insights are keen, but also somewhat disturbing.

The day I read Futre Shock, just a couple of years after it came out, was the day that started me on the course to becoming a futurist.  Here’s what I wrote on this blog when Toffler died in July of 2016.

Links to relevant stories appear after the audio file and embedded YouTube video below.  A reminder that Seeking Delphi is available on iTunes and PlayerFM,  and has a channel on YouTube.  You can also follow us on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode #21 redux: The Future of Privacy

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