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November 29, 2021 28 min
“So I submit to my colleagues here today that hydrogen is not as far away as we think it is.“–Bob Inglis In February of 2017, Seeking Delphi™ featured Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, Inc.™ founder and CEO Bill Smith, in an episode entitled What Ever Happend to Fuel Cells. Not much was happening in early […]
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“Mining asteroids will ultimately benefit humanity on and off the Earth in a multitude of ways.”- Peter Diamandis Peter Diamandis might be right, but asteroid mining is probably not imminent–at least not in the way that lunar mining is. With both the NASA and the Chinese National Space Agency having designs on establishing permanent lunar […]
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“We have created science and technology to extend our life, but we haven’t created life we want to extend.”–Sergey Young, Seeking Delphi™ episode #55, explaining why he believes more people do not support radical life extension. Few individuals have done more, from an advocacy standpoint, to promote breakthroughs in human longevity, than Sergey Young. Seeking […]
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This podcast was originally recorded and aired in November of 2018.  “The Promise of Autonomous Vehicles is Great.”–Dan Lipinski “My opinion is that it’s a bridge too far to go to fully autonomous vehicles.”–Elon Musk  ™ There’s no shortage of opinions on the viability of self-driving cars.  Be you a bull or a bear, though, […]
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This podcast originally ran in June of 2018. Seeking Delphi(tm)will return from hiatus with new material next month.  “I can’t imagine a future without robots.”–Nolan Bushnell  ™ In the popular HBO series Westworld, robotic hosts are depicted as being placed into a kind of psychiatric analysis by their creators.  Could this actually happen one day?  […]
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“I believe fuel cells could end the 100-year reign of the internal combustion engine.” –William Clay Ford Seeking Delphi will return from hiatus soon.  This is the first in a series of rebroadcasts of the highlights from the past 4 years of programs. Much has changed in the fuel cell sector since this program first […]
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January 18, 2021 34 min
“There’s a lot of automation that can happen that isn’t a replacement of humans but of mind-numbing behavior.” –Stewart Butterworth “Automation is going to cause unemployment, and we better prepare for it.”–Mark Cuban In an early standup routine, Woody Allen once joked that when his father came home to announce that his job on an […]
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“Ageing is, simply and clearly, the accumulation of damage in the body. That’s all that ageing is.–Aubrey de Grey It’s that simple. Or so say Aubrey de Grey and his many followers in the gerontological and biotech communities. But the sixty-four dollar question is: how does the message disseminate to the rest of the world? […]
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“It is not in our stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.”–Willaim Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act I, Scene III Got foresight? Do you even need it? Hell yes, you do. The consequences of lack of foresight have never been more evident than they are in the age of the coronavirus pandemic. But just how […]
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“What I’m after is not living to 1,000. I’m after letting people avoid death for as long as they want to.”–Aubrey de Grey It’s all so complicated. Back in January I hosted a panel entitled The Dawn of Superlongevity: Scenarios for a post-aging future. I hoped to address many of the issues involved in getting […]
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