In which I predict the eventual downfall of mankind

In which I predict the eventual downfall of mankind

In which I predict the eventual downfall of mankind

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Oct. 28 2010 12:18 PM

In which I predict the eventual downfall of mankind

A couple of days ago I recorded a video interview with the Fourcast podcast, where four people sit around and predict the future. It was a lot of fun -- we talked about beaming energy, world governments, Firefly, colonizing the Moon, and BBQs. Seriously.

You can download the MP3 directly, and they posted the whole video to YouTube.

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Or you can watch it right here from the comfort of your monitor:


A few notes:

1) I'm not sure I was correct about Tesla coils, but they do seem to be a bad way to transmit energy.

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2) It's true, I still haven't seen "Avatar".

3) Here's the exoplanet advance I mentioned. I also mentioned Kepler.

4) I didn't want to get into specifics on the religion topic (at the 24 - 27 minute mark) because this wasn't the place, but if you take a look over at the Middle East and still disagree with me, well, I can't help ya.

5) Yes, that's Stewie on my wall. My wife gave me that poster a couple of years ago. Victory is mine!

My thanks to the guys at Fourcast for letting me spew unfettered misinformation* for an hour. It was fun!



* "Unfettered Misinformation" is my George Hrab cover band.