[extropy-chat] Online magazine Jim Baen’s Universe teams with award-winning H+ podcast The Future And You

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Sun Dec 31 10:34:39 UTC 2006

Press Release <http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/12/prweb494199.htm>:
Steven Euin Cobb's Award winning transhumanist-friendly podcast, "The Future
and You <http://www.thefutureandyou.com/>" has become a regular feature of Jim
Baen's Universe magazine <http://www.baens-universe.com/>, and vice versa in
an innovative partnering agreement between the unique online magazine and
the highly listened-to podcast series.

The Future and You <http://www.thefutureandyou.com/> is an award-winning
podcast about the future which you may download for free. Each episode
contains several interviews with authors, scientists, celebrities and
innovators about what they expect in the future. These forward-thinking
people describe their widely differing ideas of the future and often go
beyond what they expect into what they hope and what they fear. The podcast
won the 2006 Parsec Award for "Best Speculative Fiction News". Recent guests
have included Mike Treder <http://crnano.org/>. Subjects have included:
nanotechnology and molecular manufacturing, computers wired directly into
the human brain, cryonics, exoplanets, faster-than-light travel, wormholes
and black holes, cloning and stem cell research, global warming and the
current interglacial period, genetic engineering of humans and other
biotechnology, as well as transhumanism and the technology of living
more-or-less forever. Stephen Euin Cobb <http://www.stevecobb.com/> is a
Hard SF author, futurist and the host of the award-winning podcast "The
Future And You." He is also an artist, essayist and transhumanist.

I am now listening to the CC-licensed December 1
episode<http://www.thefutureandyou.libsyn.com/>in streaming MP3. The
quality of the MP3 stream is very good. In the
December episode Cobb describes his views of the future, with more amazing
things coming than he previously thought possible and a possible singularity
in a few decades, and interviews, among others, Toni Weisskopf (the new head
of Baen Books) on the singularity and technological immortality. I would
describe "The Future and You" as a transhumanist-friendly and "moderately
transhumanist" show, a less radical version of IEET's Changesurfer
Radio<http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/csr>produced by James Hughes,
targeted mainly to younger people and science
fiction fans. This show is one more example of the penetration of
transhumanist ideas into popular culture.
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