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This podcast was originally recorded and aired in November of 2018. “The Promise of Autonomous Vehicles is Great.”–Dan Lipinski “My opinion is that it’s a bridge too far to go to fully autonomous vehicles.”–Elon Musk http://www.andertoons.com There’s no shortage of opinions on the viability of self-driving cars. Be you a bull or a bear, though, the…
 
This podcast originally ran in June of 2018. Seeking Delphi(tm)will return from hiatus with new material next month. “I can’t imagine a future without robots.”–Nolan Bushnell http://www.andertoons.com In the popular HBO series Westworld, robotic hosts are depicted as being placed into a kind of psychiatric analysis by their creators. Could this act…
 
“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. H…
 
“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 http://www.andertoons.com In an early standup routine, Woody Allen once joked that when his father came home to announce that his jo…
 
“Ageing is, simply and clearly, the accumulation of damage in the body. That’s all that ageing is.–Aubrey de Grey http://www.savagechickens.com It’s that simple. Or so say Aubrey de Grey and his many followers in the gerontological and biotech communities. But the sixty-four dollar question is: how does the message disseminate to the rest of the wo…
 
“It is not in our stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.”–Willaim Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act I, Scene III http://www.andertoons.com 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 b…
 
“What I’m after is not living to 1,000. I’m after letting people avoid death for as long as they want to.”–Aubrey de Grey http://www.cartoonstock.com It’s all so complicated. Back in January I hosted a panel entitled The Dawn of Superlongevity: Scenarios for a post-aging future. I hoped to address many of the issues involved in getting to radical l…
 
“I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.”–Stephen Hawking http://www.savagechickens.com 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 jo…
 
“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 HERE to register for the conference, and use discount cod…
 
“Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.”–Robert Wagner http://www.andertoons.com 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.…
 
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