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( - /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%. ( - /u/enl1l

5339 Stephen hawking is doing an AMA Monday July 27 at 8am ET through Tuesday, August 4 ( - ./u/Stark_Warg

3630 Kepler-452b: Earth's Bigger, Older Cousin -- Briefing Materials ( /u/SomaPavamana

111 ( - /u/bostoniaa