Ep. 55 - The Extremophile's Guide to Art and Space with J.J. Hastings
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by Ryan O'Shea
3y ago
In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea is joined biohacker, artist, & researcher Dr. J.J. Hastings. J.J. is a biohacker, artist, and researcher consistently blurring the line between art and science. She is a graduate of NYU, Harvard, Oxford, and London’s Saint Martins with advanced degrees in Biology, Fine Art, and Bioinformatics. She’s been a biohacker for over a decade, and her artwork has been exhibited around the world. In recent years J.J. has turned much of her attention to analog space missions, through which she conducts social, psychological, and scienti ..read more
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Ep. 54 - David Ernst on Liquid Democracy
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by Ryan O'Shea
3y ago
In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea discusses the concept of liquid democracy, or democracy 3.0, with David Ernst. David is an entrepreneur and technologist advocating for and working to build the infrastructure to support liquid democracy, which is a combination of direct and representative democracy in which voters can choose to directly vote on legislation, or can delegate their vote on any issue to someone who they feel is more capable or qualified to make those decisions. David’s current major project is Secure Internet Voting, or SIV, which promises to offer ..read more
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Ep. 53 - Autonomy and Data Liberation with Hugo Campos
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by Ryan O'Shea
4y ago
In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea sits down with well known data liberation advocate Hugo Campos. Hugo lives with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, or ICD, which monitors his heart and helps keep him alive. However, the lack of transparency coming from the medical community about his device and the data it collects has lead Hugo on decade plus mission to advocate for data liberation and patient engagement. Hugo has been honored as a White House Champion of Change for Precision Medicine by President Barack Obama, and works with Stanford Medicine X, which ..read more
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Ep. 51 - Micah Redding on Christian Transhumanism
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by Ryan O'Shea
4y ago
Host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Micah Redding. Micah is the founder and Executive Director of the Christian Transhumanist Association and the host of the Christian Transhumanist Podcast. He grew up as a preacher's kid, spent eight years as a rock musician, and now works as a software developer. He’s also a member of Mensa, a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and Vice Motherboard, and a public speaker. They discuss what it means to be a Christian transhumanist, Micah's thoughts on mind uploading, AI, cyborgs, and death, his vision of the future, and much more. Show Notes: https://futureg ..read more
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Ep. 50 - Future Ready Organizations with Singularity University's Nick Davis
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by Ryan O'Shea
4y ago
In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Nick Davis, the Faculty Chair for Corporate Innovation at Singularity University. Nick helps organizations identify and capitalize on the exponential trends that will impact their industry, and the world. He’s just authored a new book titled Future Ready: A Changemaker's Guide to the Exponential Revolution, which is described as a “resource for developing skillsets for future success”. Nick is also a Venture Partner at BOLD Capital, which invests in high-growth startups that leverage exponential technologies, and serv ..read more
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Ep. 49 - The Business of Life Extension with Chip Walter
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by Ryan O'Shea
4y ago
In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Chip Walter, author of the new book Immortality, Inc.: Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions, and the Quest to Live Forever. While writing this book, Chip was granted exclusive access to some of the major players in longevity science, and it provides a dive into the lives, motivations, and work and some names you’ll certainly recognize. In addition to being an author, Chip is a journalist, filmmaker, and former CNN bureau chief. He has published articles for publications such as National Geographic, The Economist ..read more
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Ep. 48 - UBI and Upgrading America with Zoltan Istvan
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by Ryan O'Shea
4y ago
In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea is joined by Zoltan Istvan, who is running against Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican Primary for President of the United States.  Zoltan's previous appearance on this podcast was in 2016, when he was running for the presidency as a third party candidate with the Transhumanist Party. That episode discusses Zoltan’s background, while this one is purely focused on 2020 and his current campaign. Beyond his runs for office, Zoltan is a transhumanist speaker and author, and has written articles for the New York Times, Newsweek ..read more
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Ep. 47 - Robots in Space with John Thornton of Astrobotic
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by Ryan O'Shea
4y ago
In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea discusses the future of space robotics with John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic. Astrobotic is a space robotics company that seeks to make space accessible to the world by using their lunar landers to deliver payloads for companies, governments, universities, and individuals. Originally spun out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 by robotics pioneer Red Whittaker, Astrobotic is creating affordable planetary access to spark a new era of exploration, science, tourism, and resource utilization. While they haven’t yet launched their ..read more
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Ep. 46 - Entrepreneurship in the Maker Community with Matt Verlinich
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by Ryan O'Shea
4y ago
In this installment host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Matt Verlinich, the founding General Manager of TechShop Pittsburgh and a founding member of the Protohaven makerspace. He’s also the founder of Clear Ice Rocks, where he invented, prototyped, crowdfunded, and mass-produced a system for creating completely clear ice at home. Matt is now a part of the Innovation Works team, where he guides early stage companies through the design & manufacturing process. They discuss his insights into the maker movement and where it’s headed, the relationship between the maker community and entrepreneurshi ..read more
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Ep. 45 - Advanced Robotics and AI in Manufacturing with Suzy Teele
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by Ryan O'Shea
4y ago
In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Suzy Teele, the Head of Marketing and Communications for the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, also known as the ARM Institute. The ARM Institute is a Department of Defense-funded non-profit that accelerates the advancement of transformative robotic technologies, artificial intelligence, and education. They spun out of Carnegie Mellon University and are a consortium with more than 200 members including Intel, BMW, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Yaskawa, and more. They discuss the future of automation and advanc ..read more
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