Aug 18, 2015

Futurology Podcast Episode 20

We’re back! In this episode, Jason P & Jason G get together to discuss the latest news in futurology. We had a great chat this week including the books we’d read since our last show, the effects of autonomous cars and the massive power of virtual reality.

Book recommendations

The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi

Scrum - Jeff Sutherland

Leviathon Wakes - James SA Corey

Avagadro Corp (and series) - William Hertling

Links discussed:

5727: Uber CEO To Tesla: Sell Me Half A Million Autonomous Electric Cars In 2020(https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/3cgd0w/uber_ceo_to_tesla_sell_me_half_a_million/) - /u/Arzu1982

5407: China sets up first unmanned factory. Workforced decreased from 650 to 60. As a result productivity has nearly tripled and product quality up by 20%. (https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/3f394l/china_sets_up_first_unmanned_factory_workforced/) - /u/enl1l

5339 Stephen hawking is doing an AMA Monday July 27 at 8am ET through Tuesday, August 4 (https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/3egmjm/stephen_hawking_is_doing_an_ama_monday_july_27_at/) - ./u/Stark_Warg

3630 Kepler-452b: Earth's Bigger, Older Cousin -- Briefing Materials (https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/3ec5pb/kepler452b_earths_bigger_older_cousin_briefing/) /u/SomaPavamana

111 (https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/3g0tqp/how_virtual_reality_can_unleash_the_greatest_wave/) - /u/bostoniaa

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