Insights Into Tomorrow

Insights Into Tomorrow

A discussion on the important topics of today and what effect they will have on the world of tomorrow. This father and son discussion crosses generational lines as we gain insight into how the issues of are becoming the reality of tomorrow.

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February 14, 2022 68 min

On January 18th, 2022, Microsoft announced that they were acquiring Activision Blizzard in an all-cash transaction valued at $68.7 billion, or $95 per share. 

This is arguably the biggest piece of news in the history of the games industry. 

Today, we’re going to take a look at why this acquisition is so important and what it means for Microsoft and the industry going forward. 

In addition, we’ll hit some key elements that should be re...

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Continuing our annual holiday tradition the Insights Into Things hosts bring you our 2021 Holiday Special: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

This retelling of the Dr. Seuss classic is told through the voices of our shows hosts. If you're lucky enough to catch the video version of this performance you'll also get to see original artwork for the production done by our own Madison Whalen.

Sit back, relax and immerse yourself in th...

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After 20 years of military operations, over $2 trillion dollars, an estimated 160,000 lives 50,000 of which were civilian, 2,448 American Service members, 3,846 US Contractors, roughly 66,000 Afghan national military and police, 1,144 allied service members, 44 aid workers, 72 journalists and over 50,000 Taliban and other opposition fighters the United States is finally pulling out of Afghanistan. While that is an exceedingly high ...

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This week we’re talking about the pandemic of student debt. Why is it a problem in the United States? We’ll talk about a brief history of student debt. We’ll take a look at what is driving the rise in student debt. And we’ll look at possible solutions to this problem plaguing today’s youth.

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Today we’re discussing monopolies in the modern age. We’ll understand what a monopoly is, how they operate and why they are detrimental to a free and open market, yet they are a unique product of capitalism. We’ll take a brief look at the history of monopolies in American and how they’ve been handled before we look to the future with today’s monopolies and the complications inherent in regulating them.


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In this episode  we’ll talk about what Cryptocurrency is, and understand a little about blockchain technology and how it works. Then we’ll take a look at some of the real world impacts cryptocurrency is having on today’s economy and weather it’s something worth investing in.  Finally we’ll look at how cryptocurrencies are changing the world and what the future of crypto is and talk a little about NFT’s and their place in the crypto...

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In this post inauguration episode we reflect on the legacy of Donald J. Trump and the impact he's had on the country, the world and the presidency. We'll run down some of his most notable accomplishments in office and give credit where it is due. We'll also look at some of the more significant failures he's faced while in office. Then we'll take a look at what the long last impact of his time in office will have...

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In this episode we put Trump again Biden in a statistical matchup of the ages. From the tail of the tape analysis all the way through 5 rounds of head to head competition we look at the two candidates in detail. Using survey data from two well respected surveys we'll compare each candidates stand on Key Issues versus how survey respondents polled. 

Round 2 will look at reasons respondents gave for voting for either candidate.  W...

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This week we tone it down a bit from the hard hitting topics we've been talking about and take a look at streaming services and how we get our entertainment. We'll take a quick look at the history of Radio, Television and Cable to see how our entertainment options have evolved. We'll explore niche options for customizing our entertainment options like VCR's, DVR's and the rental market.

We look at today's opt...

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We explore the controversial topic of voter suppression in this episode. We'll take a look at the various forms of voter suppression dating back to the founding of our country up until the present time. We'll investigate the various laws that on the surface were portrayed as a method of preserving the integrity of our voting system but in reality were tied to the ever present but rarely proven fear of voter fraud.

We dive de...

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In the wake of the death of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks and so many other minorities at the hands of police we take a look at the concept of deadly force. We'll explore what deadly force is by looking at the legal standard for deadly force. We will explore the authority invested in police to use force, when that use of force can be escalated and the rules around how and when police can use force.

We'll examine the Use of F...

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Is Artificial Intelligence the future of human development or the potential downfall of human civilization?

What is the state of Artificial Intelligence today?

What are the pro's and con's of artificial intelligence?

We address these and many other questions in this episode of Insights Into Tomorrow. We'll take a look at the four different levels of Artificial Intelligence and where today's rudimentary AI has the poten...

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What is the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, when did it start, is it worth what it costs and what happens if we find something?

We'll investigate these questions in this edition of the podcast while also looking at a history of SETI, radio astronomy and how academics, enthusiasts and the cold war drive America's efforts with SETI. We'll ponder the philosophical question of whether there is intelligent life in ...

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Coronavirus, the latest pandemic spreading across the world, is this a sign of the end of times? In this episode we look at what the coronavirus is and the impact it's having on the world at large. We also look at past pandemics that have scared the world into thinking the end was near and the impact they have had on how we react to the spread of disease and the evolution of medical technology to cope with unimaginable numbers ...

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This week's episode is ripped from the headlines as we explore the rising tensions between the United States and Iran. We look back at nearly a century of history between the two nations and what brought us to the current brink of war that exist between the two countries. We'll explore the current relationship not only between the United States and Iran but also how that relationship is influencing the United State's po...

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We take a deep dive into the effect but sometimes controversial monetization strategies of videos games. We'll look at the various types of monetization outlets, strategies and pro's and con's of each methodology. We'll also take a briefly look at the history of video games and how they've traditionally been monetized in the past before we look at today's modern crop of video games and how developers are mak...

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In this episode we explore the nature and definition of presidential impeachment while looking at how it has been employed in the past. We look at what the process entails, how it should be employed and how congress is using it in the modern world. We also look at the current process underway, examine the merits of the facts and explore the impact such actions will have on the future of our country.

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In our first episode of our newest podcast on the network we introduce our newest show host Sam Whalen as we discuss Gun Violence in America. We take a look at the Second Amendment, how it's evolved since the inception of the country and how gun violence compares statistically to other types of deaths in country. We'll also take a look at the effect mass shootings are having on our society and look at some of the proposed s...

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