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Author: Tod Foley

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Exploring the facts of tomorrow in the fiction of today.
9 Episodes
What are the superfoods of tomorrow, and how will we produce a wide  variety of inexpensive food for an ever-growing population, on an  unforgiving earth?STORY EXCERPT:Excerpt from “Surrounded by Dolphins” by Adrian McCauley, from UbiquiCity: Tales of the Fractopian Future.MUSIC:Accompanying story excerpt: “Morning Two” by David Szetszay episode: Assorted selections by The Blue Dot Sessions Theme by Tod FoleySOURCES & LINKS:Combating plastic pollution with sustainable bio-based packaging Talk: Cellular Agriculture Today: Opportunities and Realities, Biodegradable Food Packaging - Headline Science of Nye - GMO Foods Algae the Food of the Future? It Safe To Eat Genetically Modified Animals?’s 3D-printed ‘steak’ looks gross, but could it save the planet? Future of Food: What We'll Eat in 2028 Future of Food Goes Way Beyond Lab-Grown Meat Rise of Vertical Farming Is Hydroponics?
A conversation with Lauren Teffeau, author of the recently-released near-future science fiction novel "Implanted." Topics covered include digital convergence, neural implant technology, online privacy, climate change, the law of digital recency, and the future of capitalism. Includes an excerpt from "Implanted," and occasional interjections by my attention-seeking cats.Fractopia Website:http://ThisIsFractopia.comHelp Support the Fractopia Project: AND LINKSLauren Teffeau Lauren Teffeau, published by Angry Robot - at Amazon Lessons for the 21st Centuryby Yuval Noah Harari, published by Jonathan Cape Realism: Is There No Alternative?by Mark Fisher, published by Zero Books York 2140by Kim Stanley Robinson, published by Orbit Books from "Ghosts in the Machine" by Tod Foley
An Augmented Reality can be understood as a digitally-produced “layer” or “display screen” interposed by specialized hardware between you and the physical world. The potential of this emerging technology to enhance the ease and quality of life is enormous, and it will affect nearly everything in the coming informational age. Story excerpts from “Dork Knights of Harohbakh” by Shawn Koch, and “The Master Key” by L. Frank Baum.SOURCES & LINKSA Brief History of Augmented Reality Challenges & Opportunities of Augmented Reality | Edward Miller A Smith (Lockheed Martin) - Extreme Augmented Reality: What the Future Really Looks Like Dawn of the Age of Holograms | Alex Kipman Louis Rosenberg, CEO of Unanimous A.I. Future of Imagination: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and How We Shape Our World History of Information Stuff Works Zuckerberg at Facebook F8 is using HoloLens AR headsets to build its new spacecraft faster Technologies's Up with Augmented Reality Contact Lenses? Theme by Tod Foley“Be Which One” by Captive Portal
A look at the uses of Science Fiction to predict and influence the future, featuring insights from Yuval Harari, Berit Anderson, Douglas Rushkoff, Pat Cadigan and Stephen Oram. Story excerpt from "The World Set Free" by H.G. Wells.MUSIC"Canal Street Blues" - King Oliver w Louis Armstrong"Mister Really Loves You" - Captive Portal AND LINKSYuval Harari Mundane Manifesto in Sci-Fi, Fact in Fantasy (Dan Koboldt) History of Books that Predicted the Future Anderson Cadigan & Douglas Rushkoff
A discussion with writer and interactive media consultant Michael Utvich, examining the future of labor, employment, identity, and Capitalist Realism in the age of advanced automation.SOURCES & LINKSCapitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?by Mark Fisher, published by Zero Books Lessons for the 21st Centuryby Yuval Noah Harari, published by Jonathan Cape Tales of the Fractopian Future"Ghost Wave" by Tod Foley
Episode 3: 3D Printing

Episode 3: 3D Printing


A look at 3D Printing, examining its history, the current state of the art, and the far-reaching implications of its future in the coming century. Includes excerpt from Murray Leinster's "Things Pass By."
Episode 2: Author Chat 1

Episode 2: Author Chat 1


What is Fractopian Fiction, and why do you write it? An in-depth chat with Fractopian Fiction writers Antony Copeland, Adrian McCauley and Shawn Koch.Part 2 of this episode is available to Patreon subscribers at
Just what is Ubiquitous Computing all about, and what will it enable us to do? (Includes story excerpt "Morning in Hadid")
An introduction to the Fractopia podcast, and an exposition of our inquiries into Fractopian Fiction.
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