DiscoverFractopiaEpisode 5: Futurecasting through Science Fiction
Episode 5: Futurecasting through Science Fiction

Episode 5: Futurecasting through Science Fiction

Update: 2018-09-27


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.

"Canal Street Blues" - King Oliver w Louis Armstrong
"Mister Really Loves You" - Captive Portal

Yuval Harari

The Mundane Manifesto

Science in Sci-Fi, Fact in Fantasy (Dan Koboldt)

A History of Books that Predicted the Future

Berit Anderson

Pat Cadigan & Douglas Rushkoff
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Episode 8: The Food of the Future
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?
Episode 6: Augmented Reality
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
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Episode 5: Futurecasting through Science Fiction

Episode 5: Futurecasting through Science Fiction