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The show notes here at Libsyn are only a rough draft. For the most refined and complete set of show notes, please go to unseenpodcast.com . Thanks for listening.

Feb 6, 2016

Recorded: 5 February 2016

Released: 6 February 2016

Duration:96 minutes, 4 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists David Grigg, Patrick Festa and Mike Bohler to talk about human relationships with artificial intelligences. Do we have ethical obligations to simulated intelligences?

Links

Unseenpodcast.com

Recommendations

David Grigg: Railsea by China Mieville

Patrick Festa: 

Paul Carr: Aladin Sky Atlas

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: David Grigg, Patrick Festa, Mike Bohler

Music: DJ Spooky

Jan 30, 2016

Recorded: 29 January 2016

Released: 30 January 2016

Duration:89 minutes, 8 seconds

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Adam Smith, Mike Bohler, James Garrison and Patrick Fest to talk about Commercial Space. Was Gerard K. O'Neill's beautiful vision a fantasy, or a blueprint for the human future? The panel tries to hash it out in the light of recent successes by SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Sierra Nevada. we did't even get to Bigelow. 

Links

Falcon Heavy

 

Recommendations:

Adam Smith: The Expanse

James Garrison: Camp Quest

Patrick Festa: Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card

Paul Carr: The Tempest

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, James Garrison, Mike Bohler, Patrick Festa

Music: DJ Spooky

Jan 23, 2016

Recorded: 22 January 2016

Released: 23 January 2016

Duration: 106 minutes 52 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes Adam Smit, Ciro Villa, Nick Nielsen and Patrick Festa to talk about some recent developments: reconsideration of the Kardashev Scale, the reality and unknowns of dark matter, a possible super Earth planet deep in the outer solar system, and the dimming of Tabby's Star.

 

David Bowie, RIP

 

Links:

Kardashev's Scale at 50+

The Long and Short Dimming of Tabby's Star

Recommendations

Adam Smith: Go outside and look at the planets

Ciro Villa: The Expanse

Nick Nielsen: Disturbed covering Sound of Silence

Patrick Festa: Nightfall by Isaac Asimov

Paul Carr: Hillary Hahn - Bach solo partitas for violin

Credits:

Jan 16, 2016

Recorded: 15 Januaray 2016

Released: 16 January 2016

Duration:82 minutes 52 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Ryan MacDonald, Adam Smith, and David Grigg to talk about the human future on the moon and beyond.

 

Links

The Physics of Space Elevators

 

 

Recommendations:

Snapshot Serengti

Unmasking Europa by Richard Greenberg

edx.org

Moonrush

Science of the Solar System

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Ryan MacDonald, David Grigg, Adam Smith

Music: DJ Spooky

 

Jan 9, 2016

Recorded:8 January 2016

Released: 9 January 2016

Duration: 

 

Links

Please see unseenpodcast.com for a complete list of links.

NARCAP

Ted Roe on Project Archivist

The O'Hare Case

1968 B52 Case

 

The Wow! Signal

 

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Ted Roe, Jeff Boerst, Mike Bohler, Nick Nielsen

Music: DJ Spooky

 

Dec 19, 2015

Recorded: 18 December 2015

Released: 19 December 2015

Duration: 83 minutes, 40 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Adam Smith, James Garrison and Patrick Festa to talk about some recent advances in space science and physics. Plus, a brief, informal tutorial on how rockets work.

We apologize for the brief audio glitch at 11:57. It hasn't happened before and hopefully will not happen again.

Erratum: ACE (Advanced Composition Explorer) was launched in 1997.

 

Links

Pluto Images

Akatsuki Mission to Venus

LISA Pathfinder

LIGO

ACE Mission

Terra Mission

Gravitationally Lensed Supernova

Stellerator

Recommendations:

Adam: Cassini Enceladus Images

James: Cowboy Bebop

Patrick: Saying, "Oh, I was Wrong"

Paul: spaceweather.com

 

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, James Garrison, Patrick Festa

Music: DJ Spooky

Dec 12, 2015

 

Recorded: 11 December 2015

Released: 12 December 2015

Duration: 81 minutes

 

Host Paul Carr and panelists Marsha Barnhart, Adam Smit, Nick Nielsen and James Garrison talk about exoplanet discoveries and what all the exoplanets might mean for understanding the likelihood of us finding other technological civilizations. 

 

Links

The Wow! Signal: The Golden Age of Exoplanets

Moon Microbe Mystery Finally Solved

The Drake Equation

Fossil Microbes on Mars?

Dynamical Considerations for Life In Multihabitable Planetary Systems

Any Sufficiently Advanced Civilization is Indistinguishable from Nature

Episode 24 - Define Panspermia

 

Recommendations

James Garrison: Gaelic Storm

Paul Carr: What If? by Randall Munro

 

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Marsha Barnhart, James Garrison, Nick Nielsen, and Adam Smith

Music: Dj Spooky

 

 

 

 

Dec 6, 2015

Recorded: 6 December 2015

Released:6 December 2015

Duration:82 minutes, 36 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr welcomes new panelist Jeff Boerst, as well as Adam Smith, Buck Field, and Patrick Festa. They talk about the future prospect of super intelligence. Is super intelligence even possible? Will robots tolerate us after we are no longer of use to them? Can people opt out of the robot society? 

 

Links

Nick Nielsen on the Halos of Vanished Civilizations and The Wilderness Hypothesis

Help The SETI Institute

How Long to Continue?

 

Nick Bostrom: Superintelligence

Nick Bostrom: What Happens when our Computers are Smarter Than Us? (video) 

Robin Hanson on Human Emulations (Ems)

Robin Hanson's TED Talk on Ems

Episode 3 on Asimov's 3 Laws.

 

Recommendations

Adam Smith: Brain Pickings

Buck Field: Ghost In the Shell Standalone Complex

Patrick Festa: The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston

Jeff Boerst: Bone Tomahawk

Paul Carr: The Frood by Jem Roberts

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, Buck Field, Jeff Boerst, and Patrick Festa

Music: DJ Spooky

Post Production: Auphonic.com

Hosting: Libsyn.com

 

Nov 21, 2015

Recorded: 20 November 2015

Released: 21 November 2015

Duration: 90 minutes, 4 seconds

 

Host Paul Carr and the panel talk about the near term future of transport: Hyperloop, Autonomous Cars, and what about flying cars?

 

Links

Questions about Asteroid Mining

Hyperloop Tech

SMBC: The Trolley Problem

Recommendations:

Adam Smith: Emily Lakdawalla's Blog

Marsha Barnhart: Blade Runner

Mateusz Macias: iRobot (film)

Mike Bohler: Conspiracy Theorists Lie

Nick Nielsen: Anthropic Principle

Paul Carr: Project Archivist

 

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panelists: Adam Smith, Marsha Barnhart, Mike Bohler, Nick Nielsen, Mateusz Macias

Music: DJ Spooky

 

 

 

Panelists: Adam Smit:

 

Nov 14, 2015

Recorded: 13 November 2015

Released: 14 November 2015

Duration: 90 minutes, 4 seconds

Host Paul Carr welcomes panelists Buck Field, James Garrison and Mike Mongo. Mike brings along surprise special guest Jim Muncy to talk about the recent law passed by the U.S. Senate that supports ownership of resources extracted from celestial bodies. From there, we talk about what we will need to be able to find and mine the richest, most accessible asteroids. 

Links:

James Muncy

Senate Votes to Legalize Space Mining

Space Law and Space Resources

Martin Elvis on Asteroid Mining

How Many Ore Bearing Asteroids?

Asteroid Initiatives

The International Space Station's 3D Printer

 

Recommendations:

Mike Mongo: The Mechanical by Ian Tregellis

Buck Field: The Void Trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton

James Garrison: Improvised Star Trek

Paul Carr: Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Panel: Mike Mongo, James Garrison, Buck Field

Surprise Guest: James Muncy

Music: DJ Spooky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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