“I believe fuel cells could end the 100-year reign of the internal combustion engine.” –William Clay Ford
Seeking Delphi will return from Hiatus in Mid-May. 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.
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.
Podcast episode 3: Whatever Happened to Fuel Cells.
“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 andFacebook
“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. .
For Seeking Delphi’s™ fiftieth** episode, we return to visit with one of our earliest guests, professional futurist and author Richard Yonck. Three years ago, he joined me to discuss his first book, Heart of the Machine. He returns now for a conversation about his second book, Future Minds. In it, he has taken a broad look at intelligence–human and otherwise. It’s a sweeping review of how intelligence evolved since the start of the universe, and a preview of where it may be going as we tweak both our biology and our intelligent machines.
“As far as I’m concerned, aging is humanity’s worst problem, by some serious distance.”–Aubrey de Grey
Keith Comito, president of Life Extension Advocacy Foundation, joins me for a discussion to preview the 2020 Eding Age Related Diseases conference, to be held online, August 20-21, 2020. Go HEREto register for the conference, and use discount code SeekingDelphiEARD
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.