TWS392: There Are Worlds Without Us

On November 23, 2017, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

On the show this week:

  • Revisible
  • Off-planet Casual
  • By the Numbers

CQ: With the age of the Internet, we can experience things from all over the world in an instant, and integrate them into our personal culture — but does that mean that the notion of “regional” or “national” culture are doomed to fade?

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TWS391: AI, Eh? Uh-Oh

On November 23, 2017, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

On the show this week:

  • Think Different. Pray Same.
  • Space For Filling
  • Non-Traditional

CQ: Which industry will be disrupted first: the clothing industry, when robotic tailors can custom-make clothing locally rather than ship them, or the travel industry, when we can VR remote into robotic surrogates?

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TWS390: Hal-Con 2017 Chat

On November 21, 2017, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

My friends (Nax, Marie and Pat) join me to chat about what we enjoyed from Hal-Con, what we’d like to see, and what makes a con something we want to attend.

 

TWS389: Playin’ Footy

On November 19, 2017, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

On the show this week:

  • Spotting the Unobvious
  • A Toehold on History
  • Robot, Know My Face

CQ: Is AI like fire (very useful in making life easier, but dangerous and when it gets out of control, generally causes a localized problem) or like water (essential, mostly controllable but tends to be incredibly powerful in a large area for a short time)?

Full list of 13 articles after the jump!

 

TWS388: Virtual Fictional Reality

On November 17, 2017, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

On the show this week:

  • Either Seen Or Known
  • The Upside Down

CQ: Waves of themes and styles of fiction often follow turbulent times, so what do you imagine people are writing which will follow our current times?

Full list of 9 articles after the jump!

 

TWS387: The One That Didn’t Get Away

On November 15, 2017, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

On the show this week:

  • Heart Official Life
  • It’s The End
  • Whackers

CQ: Should aliens interfere with Earth, in order to save it? In other words, is the Prime Directive not only not a benign idea, but actually dangerous and irresponsible?

Full list of 13 articles after the jump!

 

TWS385: Until the Time of End

On July 15, 2017, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

On the show this week:

  • Big Picture Items
  • Spooky Science
  • Culture Clash

CQ: Can we have another Roswell-like event, or have we either a) made the aliens cautious about coming near the planet or b) become too cynical or observant to fall for such a confusion or hoax again?

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TWS384: Unidentified Trying Object

On July 14, 2017, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

On the show this week:

  • History Repeats (Until It Doesn’t)
  • Electric Slides
  • Body Tweaking

CQ: It was once believed that you needed a university degree to get a really good job, but with artificial intelligence eventually replacing menial jobs *and* being a better data-shuffler than people, will it be the ‘creative economy’ where the future jobs are? And if so, will we be recommending improv classes rather than university degrees?

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TWS383: Know Where To Turn To Nowhere

On June 1, 2017, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

On the show this week:

  • Follow the Signs
  • Gross Generalizations
  • Extras

CQ: We have rules and conventions for society at large — but have we missed the rewards part of gamification, and focused only on the punishments and duties?

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TWS382: Growth of an Artificial Future

On May 7, 2017, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

TWS382 logoOn the show this week:

  • Growth Industries
  • Literal Truth
  • Spinventions

CQ: What creation from a old horror film are we going to recreate for modern — ostensibly positive — use?

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