After more than a year’s hiatus, the show is back as promised.
Here are the topics for Episode 15:
–A quick down and dirty explanation of the sub-prime lending mess in the U.S.
–Is geography important? I know a woman who, when she finished school, moved to the city where she wanted to live and waited tables until she found a job in her field. Most people normally do the opposite: the job dictates where you live. Does it matter? (9:16)
–There’s a video about a guy who collects apple computers:
http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/ptech/08/08/mac-collector.ap/index.html Are you this way about anything? C’mon, you’ve really got 400 GI Joes, don’t you? (20:06)
–Home theater: where do you stand now, what do you want to get, what do you recommend. What did you pick Blu-Ray or HD DVD? (30:57)
–Modeling human behavior has become more advanced. There’s a huge market for being able to predict human response to a given stimulus from a military, corporate and political perspective. How far do you think we are really and how far do you think this technology will go?
–We used to talk about futurism a fare amount on this show. What signs do you see that indicate major technological progress in our society? Do you think we’ll have a singularity event by 2020? 2050? Ever? (51:37)
–Editing podcasts: a primer. (1:01:12)
Special thanks to David, Nathan and Scott for making our first show back a heck of a lot of fun!