By Tod Foley
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Exploring the facts of tomorrow in the fiction of today.
||CleanEpisode 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 https://www.youtube.com/user/szesztay/videos Throughout episode: Assorted selections by The Blue Dot Sessions https://www.sessions.blue/ Fractopia Theme by Tod Foley SOURCES & LINKS: Combating plastic pollution with sustainable bio-based packaging https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgJ3et8KK_o EAT Talk: Cellular Agriculture Today: Opportunities and Realities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqGuFS2aT34 Edible, Biodegradable Food Packaging - Headline Science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt32GgQGTcI Eyes of Nye - GMO Foods https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z_CqyB1dQo Is Algae the Food of the Future? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAdrNQNP8ew Is It Safe To Eat Genetically Modified Animals? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTqmTx26DhE Novameat’s 3D-printed ‘steak’ looks gross, but could it save the planet? https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/3d-printed-steak-rice-peas-seaweed/ The Future of Food: What We'll Eat in 2028 https://www.sciencefocus.com/future-technology/the-future-of-food-what-w... The Future of Food Goes Way Beyond Lab-Grown Meat https://medium.com/s/futurehuman/the-future-of-food-goes-way-beyond-lab-... The Rise of Vertical Farming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryCkqWI4xtQ What Is Hydroponics? http://www.simplyhydro.com/whatis.htm||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Interview with Lauren Teffeau||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.com Help Support the Fractopia Project: https://patreon.com/fractopia SOURCES AND LINKS Lauren Teffeau https://laurencteffeau.com/ Implanted by Lauren Teffeau, published by Angry Robot https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/shop/sf/implanted/ Implanted - at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Implanted-Lauren-C-Teffeau/dp/0857667998 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, published by Jonathan Cape http://www.ynharari.com/book/21-lessons/ Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? by Mark Fisher, published by Zero Books http://www.zero-books.net/books/capitalist-realism New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson, published by Orbit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/031626234X/ Zero Books http://www.zero-books.net/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyoQK-mZXr2ws4C0nXGCH1w MUSIC Theme from "Ghosts in the Machine" by Tod Foley||10/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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 & LINKS A Brief History of Augmented Reality http://adsreality.com/history-of-augmented-reality-infographic/ The Challenges & Opportunities of Augmented Reality | Edward Miller https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=truf7fgJSww David A Smith (Lockheed Martin) - Extreme Augmented Reality: What the Future Really Looks Like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1F2YZN5vDY The Dawn of the Age of Holograms | Alex Kipman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cQbMP3I5Sk Dr. Louis Rosenberg, CEO of Unanimous A.I. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wao3BGOl-zo The Future of Imagination: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and How We Shape Our World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCpp_3bq0Ps The History of Information http://www.historyofinformation.com/index.php How Stuff Works https://computer.howstuffworks.com/augmented-reality.htm Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook F8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrBGHs-EThY NASA is using HoloLens AR headsets to build its new spacecraft faster https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612247/nasa-is-using-hololens-ar-head... Reality Technologies https://www.realitytechnologies.com/augmented-reality/ What's Up with Augmented Reality Contact Lenses? https://www.inverse.com/article/31034-augmented-reality-contact-lenses Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality MUSIC: Fractopia Theme by Tod Foley “Be Which One” by Captive Portal https://captiveportalmusic.com/||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Futurecasting through Science Fiction||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 https://captiveportalmusic.com/ SOURCES AND LINKS Yuval Harari https://www.wired.com/2018/09/geeks-guide-yuval-noah-harari/ The Mundane Manifesto https://sfgenics.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/geoff-ryman-et-al-the-mundane-manifesto/ Science in Sci-Fi, Fact in Fantasy (Dan Koboldt) http://www.dankoboldt.com/science-in-scifi/ A History of Books that Predicted the Future https://www.printerinks.com/a-history-of-books-that-forecast-the-future.html Berit Anderson https://www.geekwire.com/2018/science-fiction-can-predict-future-help-tech-innovators-make-better-decisions/ Pat Cadigan & Douglas Rushkoff http://www.rushkoff.com/team-human-live-in-london-part-1/||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Capitalist Realism ft. Michael Utvich||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 & LINKS Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? by Mark Fisher, published by Zero Books http://www.zero-books.net/books/capitalist-realism 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, published by Jonathan Cape http://www.ynharari.com/book/21-lessons/ UbiquiCity: Tales of the Fractopian Future https://www.amazon.com/UbiquiCity-Fractopian-Future-Tod-Foley/dp/0692985743/ MUSIC: "Ghost Wave" by Tod Foley||9/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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."||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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 https://www.patreon.com/fractopia||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Ubiquitous Computing||Just what is Ubiquitous Computing all about, and what will it enable us to do? (Includes story excerpt "Morning in Hadid")||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: Welcome to the Fractopian Future||An introduction to the Fractopia podcast, and an exposition of our inquiries into Fractopian Fiction.||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|