FUTURESPEAK

FUTURESPEAK

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A monthly look at the future of technology, with a bias toward Apple, Tesla, Amazon, and Google.
11: The Future Obsolescence of Public Transportation
Jun 2, 2018 • 30 min
Elon Musk tweets a major Model 3 announcement. Electric buses are gaining in popularity, but will they matter in an autonomous future?
10: Cylindrical Servant Ecosystem, with Stacey Higginbotham
May 1, 2018 • 34 min
China’s upcoming Social Credit System will punish and reward citizens on their opinions and behaviors. Stacey Higginbotham stops by to discuss the state of the smart home speaker ecosystem.
9: A Model 3 Review for Corolla Owners
Mar 20, 2018 • 55 min
On this very special episode of FUTURESPEAK: A review of the long-awaited Model 3, the car Tesla hopes will revolutionize the EV market.
8: A Boring Presentation
Feb 9, 2018 • 43 min
Lab-grown meat is coming to a plate near you. Elon Musk sells 10 million dollars’ worth of flamethrowers in four days. I attend The Boring Company’s presentation to the Culver City Council.
7: 21st Century City
Jan 28, 2018 • 44 min
How bad UI design caused the Hawaii missile crisis. Self-driving cars are coming to Florida. Facebook wants to make its News Feed “good for people.” Apple will soon let you decide if your iPhone battery gets throttled. I check out one of the first Tesla…
6: Social Media’s March into the Suicide Forest
Jan 12, 2018 • 35 min
Tesla announces its Q4 delivery and production results. SpaceX releases new footage of their Falcon Heavy rocket. Scientists make a startling discovery about a potential alien megastructure. Elon teases an old-school drive-in at an upcoming Supercharger.…
5: Five Minutes in a Model 3
Dec 30, 2017 • 40 min
I spend a few precious minutes in a Tesla Model 3. Elon Musk confirms the Falcon Heavy’s January payload. Apple faces lawsuits for throttling iPhones. China debuts its brand new solar highway.
4: The Cleanest Energy Source You’ve Never Heard Of
Dec 21, 2017 • 37 min
Boeing and SpaceX race to Mars. Tesla ramps up Model 3 production as Semi orders roll in. The Boring Company releases its proposed map of Los Angeles tunnels. Thorium could be the future of energy… if more people knew it existed.
3: Smart Speaker Survivability in a Wearables World
Dec 7, 2017 • 32 min
The Federal EV credit hangs in the balance. Motor Trend spends quality time with Tesla’s Model 3. Apple begins an ambitious heart study. Three-wheeled EVs and the pitfalls of crowdsourcing. SpaceX set to launch the first Falcon Heavy. Apple vs Amazon:…
2: The Importance of Storytelling
Dec 1, 2017 • 35 min
The “expected” price of Tesla’s Semi is revealed. Amazon dips its toes into brick and mortar retail and slashes its Echo prices. Apple and Tesla both have storytelling problems. The Model 3 is hunted and the Kettleman City Supercharger Lounge is snuck…
1: The Future Is Refreshing
Nov 22, 2017 • 37 min
The inaugural episode of FUTURESPEAK. Tesla announces its long-awaited semi-truck and shocks with its new Roadster. Thoughts on Apple’s Face ID technology and AR’s practical advantages over VR. Amazon releases a host of new and refreshed products and…