Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon interviewed special guest Brian Wang. In addition to his many other accomplishments, Brian has been a Foresight Nanotechnology Institute senior associate since 1997.
We spoke with Brian about the crappy beta versions of human enhancement that some people are experimenting with today, often to their detriment. When will better enhancements be available?
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- LSU over Ole Miss 41-24
- The Beowulf movie. Are we crossing the uncanny valley? Is it's plot actually better than the original poem?
- We introduced our new "Tales of the Paranormal" segment. Phil has a surprising Martian connection... if you buy into this kind of stuff.
- Our interview of Brian Wang
- 11 million (in USA) choose cosmetic surgery despite results that are sub-optimal.
- Dietary supplements are a $22+ billion industry.
- Students are using drugs like Modafinil to improve academic performance. More stories:
- Apparently our bodies use Myostatin to control our level of muscular development. Inhibiting myostatin could be an effective treatment for muscle wasting diseases and for the muscle loss that the elderly experience. But it could also make the rest of us buff.
- Make sure to check out Brian's blog Advanced Nanotechnology
- Last week we discussed Star Trek transporter technology - specifically the quantum resolution that is supposedly used in the Next Generation era series. Stephen thinks that quantum resolution is an oxymoron. We guess that's why you'd need a Heisenberg compensator.
- What's the largest object in the solar system? It's probably not what you think.
Our front bumper is a sample of Marginal Prophets' "The Difficult Song."
Our exit music this week is from Five Star Fall's album Automatic Ordinary. The song is "What Planet are We On."
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