LMTF Podcast Episode 13: Longevity

What are the implications for society of a widely available anti-aging treatment? What if this treatment is possible but extremely expensive and thus only available to the very rich? Recorded 20 August 2017. Contains excerpts from Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup (Comedy Central) and In Time (20th Century Fox). (Podcast image adapted from commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Life-stages.jpg by […]

LMTF Podcast Episode 12: Solar Energy

Solar panels have increased in efficiency to the point that they’re now cost-competitive with fossil fuels. How will the rise of photovoltaics change power production and the world’s economy? Recorded August 13, 2017. Shownotes solar panels energy to power Photovoltaics ———— downsides to photovoltaics? will this have implications energy political economy? destabilize (or stabilize?) arab […]

LMTF Podcast Episode 8: GDP 2.0

Measurable Metrics for a Better Society: GDP is fundamentally flawed as a measure of happiness. In this episode we discuss potential replacement measures. Recorded 16 July 2017. Links: https://happyplanetindex.org/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gross_National_Happiness Episode Machine Transcript (unedited and uncorrected) Let’s make the future. Good morning good morning good evening good afternoon thanks so much everybody. Do everything for […]

LMTF Podcast Episode 7: Robot Spouses

This week, we discuss the prospect of robot spouses. Recorded 2 July 2017. Links: Humans Marrying Robots? Experts Say It’s Really Coming Tessa Berenson, Fortune, 26 Dec 2016 Episode Machine Transcript (unedited and uncorrected) Let’s make the future. Oh. WAIT WHAT Oh yes hi yeah recording is on we get started. Let’s make the future a discussion […]