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Explore the world's biggest ideas and the crazy people that believe they can make them happen. Are you ready for self-driving cars, jetpacks, 3D printed food, or a trip to Mars? Moonshot talks to the people who are at the forefront of all this rapid change to find out what the future of humanity might actually look like. Hosted by Kristofor Lawson and Andrew Moon.


Episode Date
Cloning
00:34:26

Cloning has long been a fixture in sci-fi films but there's a real industry that's been developing over the past 20 years with many people now choosing to clone their prized animals. So what actually happens in the cloning process and does the rise of animal cloning mean we're just one step away from cloning humans?


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Feb 11, 2019
Amazon Go and The Future of Retail
00:27:04

As more and more shopping moves to digital platforms, does the traditional retail store have a place? And why is online retailer Amazon making moves into the physical retail space.

Feb 03, 2019
Moving to Mars (Part 2)
00:27:00

Assuming the plans to send people to Mars actually happen and we do make it to the red planet, what will life be like for those first explorers?


Our sponsors for this episode:

ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot from the team at ANKI. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of personality. Find out how you can bring Vector home by going to anki.com/vector.

Mova: Mova make incredible globes that rotate and they're powered by light. To get your hands on a Mova Globe, visit movaglobes.com/moonshot - and all Moonshot listeners will receive 15% off their purchase.

Trailblazers: If you want to go deeper into the history and exciting future of the industry disruption that is shaping our lives, then have a look at Trailblazers, a podcast from Dell Technologies. You can stream Trailblazers through your favorite podcast app or visit delltechnologies.com/trailblazers.

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Dec 23, 2018
Moving to Mars (Part 1)
00:28:54

There's an increasing focus on sending humans to Mars, both from private companies and from government agencies such as NASA. But how do we get to Mars, will we survive the journey, and what will life be like when we get there?


Our sponsors for this episode:

ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot from the team at ANKI. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of personality. Find out how you can bring Vector home by going to anki.com/vector.

Crickstart: Crickstart makes organic snacks with cricket powder and plant-based ingredients. This cricket powder is made from organically farmed, free-range crickets! So do something good for the planet and give Crickstart a try - visit crickstart.com and get 20% off with promo code MOONSHOT.

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ActionHeat: There’s nothing worse than being out and about in winter and feeling cold, but with some clothing from ActionHeat - you don’t need to. Visit actionheat.com to check out their range of battery-heated clothing that is guaranteed to keep you warm. Listen to this episode to learn how you can save 20% off your order.

Dec 16, 2018
Hyperloop
00:32:05

It's a bird, it's a plane.... no it's another brainchild of billionaire ideas man Elon Musk. But just what is the hyperloop and how close are we to seeing a hyperloop system realised?


Featured in this episode:


Our sponsors for this episode:

ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot from the team at ANKI. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of personality. Find out how you can bring Vector home by going to anki.com/vector.

Mova: Mova make incredible globes that rotate and they're powered by light. To get your hands on a Mova Globe, visit movaglobes.com/moonshot - and all Moonshot listeners will receive 15% off their purchase.

Trailblazers: If you want to go deeper into the history and exciting future of the industry disruption that is shaping our lives, then have a look at Trailblazers, a podcast from Dell Technologies. You can stream Trailblazers through your favorite podcast app or visit delltechnologies.com/trailblazers.

Dec 07, 2018
Universal Basic Income
00:31:45

Universal Basic Income is an idea that many people have thought about for centuries, but are we any closer to seeing people receive a base level of financial support?


Our sponsors for this episode:

ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot from the team at ANKI. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of personality. Find out how you can bring Vector home by going to anki.com/vector.

Mova: Mova make incredible globes that rotate and they're powered by light. To get your hands on a Mova Globe, visit movaglobes.com/moonshot - and all Moonshot listeners will receive 15% off their purchase.

Trailblazers: If you want to go deeper into the history and exciting future of the industry disruption that is shaping our lives, then have a look at Trailblazers, a podcast from Dell Technologies. You can stream Trailblazers through your favorite podcast app or visit delltechnologies.com/trailblazers.

Nov 28, 2018
Self-Driving Cars: Building An Autonomous Vehicle (Part 2)
00:29:57

Uber was the first company to ever experience a fatal accident with a self-driving car, and in just a few years autonomous vehicles will start flooding the market. So what went wrong with Uber's driverless car, and how do companies rebuild trust with the public?


Our sponsors for this episode:

ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot from the team at ANKI. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of personality. Find out how you can bring Vector home by going to anki.com/vector.

Crickstart: Crickstart makes organic snacks with cricket powder and plant-based ingredients. This cricket powder is made from organically farmed, free-range crickets! So do something good for the planet and give Crickstart a try - visit crickstart.com and get 20% off with promo code MOONSHOT.

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Nov 21, 2018
Self-Driving Cars: Building An Autonomous Vehicle (Part 1)
00:24:52

Most cars these days have some level of automation such as cruise control or lane guidance, but as technology advances the experience of owning a car and even driving one is about to change drastically. In just a few years autonomous vehicles will start flooding the market and it's just a matter of time before we don't need to drive at all. But how did we get to this point and when will the transition happen?


Dean and Todd's 'No Hands Across America' blog: https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~tjochem/nhaa/Journal.html


Our sponsors for this episode:

ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot from the team at ANKI. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of personality. Find out how you can bring Vector home by going to anki.com/vector.

BLINKIST: Blinkist takes thousands of the best-selling nonfiction books and distills them down to their most impactful elements, so you can read or listen to them in under 15 minutes, all on your phone. Right now, for a limited time Blinkist has a special offer just for Moonshot listeners. Go to Blinkist.com/Moonshot to start your free 7 day trial.

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Nov 14, 2018
Designing A Driverless City
00:25:49

We know self-driving cars are coming - everyone is talking about them. But what impact will these autonomous vehicles have on our cities and how will they integrate with our existing city space? (This episode was first broadcast in November 2017).


Our sponsors for this episode:

ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot from the team at ANKI. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of personality. Find out how you can bring Vector home by going to anki.com/vector.

Autodesk: Autodesk Inventor is an easy-to-use set of software tools for 3D mechanical engineering design, documentation, and product simulation. Autodesk Inventor can help you make anything, so visit Autodesk.com/moonshot - where you can watch videos that show you more about the software, and get a full 30-day free trial of Inventor Professional.

Crickstart: Crickstart makes organic snacks with cricket powder and plant-based ingredients. This cricket powder is made from organically farmed, free-range crickets! So do something good for the planet and give Crickstart a try - visit crickstart.com and get 20% off with promo code MOONSHOT.

Nov 02, 2018
Quantum Leap: How Quantum Computers Could Solve The World's Biggest Problems
00:29:47

From weather forecasting to artificial intelligence, chemical engineering, and drug design, quantum computers have the potential to completely change the way we think about solving complex problems. But how far away are we from seeing quantum computers used to tackle the world’s biggest problems?


Our sponsors for this episode:

ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot from the team at ANKI. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of personality. Find out how you can bring Vector home by going to anki.com/vector.

Autodesk: Autodesk Inventor is an easy-to-use set of software tools for 3D mechanical engineering design, documentation, and product simulation. Autodesk Inventor can help you make anything, so visit Autodesk.com/moonshot - where you can watch videos that show you more about the software, and get a full 30-day free trial of Inventor Professional.

BLINKIST: Blinkist takes thousands of the best-selling nonfiction books and distills them down to their most impactful elements, so you can read or listen to them in under 15 minutes, all on your phone. Right now, for a limited time Blinkist has a special offer just for Moonshot listeners. Go to Blinkist.com/Moonshot to start your free 7 day trial.

Oct 25, 2018
The Star Wars Hologram
00:22:05

The idea of having holograms has captured the attention of generations of people through sci-fi films, and this week on Moonshot we are diving into the people who are right now working to make hologram displays a reality.


Featured in this episode:


Our sponsors for this episode:

ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot from the team at ANKI. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of personality. Find out how you can bring Vector home by going to anki.com/vector.

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Oct 19, 2018
Will Supersonic Travel Ever Make A Comeback?
00:29:33

The Concorde was one of the most beautiful aircraft ever created and it really set the bar for supersonic transport. However since the Concorde was retired in 2003 - the world hasn't seen another supersonic transport aircraft. So this week on Moonshot we’re going supersonic… diving into the new wave of companies who are trying to bring the idea of a supersonic passenger aircraft back from the dead.


Our guests in this episode:


Our sponsors for this episode:

Autodesk: Autodesk Inventor is an easy-to-use set of software tools for 3D mechanical engineering design, documentation, and product simulation. Autodesk Inventor can help you make anything, so visit Autodesk.com/moonshot - where you can watch videos that show you more about the software, and get a full 30-day free trial of Inventor Professional.

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Oct 11, 2018
Augmenting Reality: How AR and VR Are Changing The Future of Entertainment
00:28:05

Pokemon Go brought Augmented Reality to the public on an unprecedented scale, becoming many people’s first experience using the technology. But while most people have moved on from playing Pokemon Go, there is still plenty of development happening in the AR space. So how is AR going to make the leap into everyday life, and what will that future look like?


Featured in this episode:


Our sponsors for this episode:

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BLINKIST: Blinkist takes thousands of the best-selling nonfiction books and distills them down to their most impactful elements, so you can read or listen to them in under 15 minutes, all on your phone. Right now, for a limited time Blinkist has a special offer just for Moonshot listeners. Go to Blinkist.com/Moonshot to start your free 7 day trial.

Oct 03, 2018
Using Animals to Design Better Robots
00:24:46

For years, scientists have been studying animals and their behaviours. We’ve tracked animals using cameras, GPS and radio sensors. But as the age of technology progresses, scientists have found a much better way to interact with and learn from the animal kingdom... using robots.


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Sep 26, 2018
Cleaning Up Space
00:21:55

Ever since humans started sending satellites into space we've always neglected one very big issue - what happens when these man-made objects reach the end of their useful life? Some of the satellites will fall out of orbit, but many have remained in space for decades with no clear strategy of what to do with them. But as humans look to explore commercial space flight and populate other planets there's a growing concern that all of this space junk could pose a very real threat to our future space endeavours. So how do we actually go about cleaning up space?


Our guests in this episode:


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This episode is supported by the following sponsors:

Lending Club: Since 2007, Lending Club has helped millions of people regain control of their finances with affordable, fixed rate, personal loans. Go to LendingClub.com/moonshot.

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Sep 19, 2018
Moonshot - A New Season
00:01:20

Moonshot is exploring the world's biggest ideas and the people making them happen. Make sure you're subscribed to get the latest updates from Season Two, publishing weekly on Wednesday's.

Sep 12, 2018
Can AI be used to detect cancer?
00:23:03

This year 1.7 million cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, and for around 600,000 people, that will be a death sentence. But as technology improves companies are turning their artificial intelligence networks towards cancer detection and treatment. So can AI really be used to detect cancer?


Twenty Thousand Hertz: Make sure you check out the amazing Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast which explores some of the world's most recognisable sounds. Just search for Twenty Thousand Hertz in your favourite podcast player, or visit: 20k.org.


Our sponsors for this episode:

GLIDR: GLIDR is a product discovery and validation platform built to help your team develop a shared understanding of customer needs, prioritize what to build, and figure out the right way to go to market. Moonshot listeners can get 25% off their first three months at glidr.io/moonshot.

BLINKIST: Blinkist takes thousands of the best-selling nonfiction books and distills them down to their most impactful elements, so you can read or listen to them in under 15 minutes, all on your phone. Right now, for a limited time Blinkist has a special offer just for Moonshot listeners. Go to Blinkist.com/Moonshot to start your free 7 day trial.

Sep 12, 2018
Let's Mine an Asteroid!
00:28:13

Years ago, people believed space travel was impossible. But now that we’ve ‘been there, done that’, the next crazy idea is mining space for the resources that will save Earth’s ecosystem, our global economies, and enable our species to keep growing. But is success mining far flung planets within our reach, or will our money disappear into space?


Our guests in this episode:


This episode is supported by the following sponsors:

Army ROTC: Are you ready to become a leader? Enrol in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. To receive more information about the Army ROTC program, visit goarmy.com/podcast.

Brilliant.org: Learn about complex topics like artificial neural networks while you're on the go. To support Moonshot and learn more about Brilliant, go to brilliant.org/moonshot and sign up for free.

GLIDR: GLIDR is a product discovery and validation platform built to help your team develop a shared understanding of customer needs, prioritize what to build, and figure out the right way to go to market. Moonshot listeners can get 25% off their first three months at glidr.io/moonshot.

Sep 05, 2018
The Age of the Robot (Rebroadcast)
00:24:42

There's no more visible display of artificial intelligence than in the field of robotics. But when will we all have our own robots? In this episode of Moonshot we meet people who are actively building robots that are set to change our future. (This episode first broadcast on October 17, 2017)


This episode is supported by the following sponsors:

Army ROTC: Are you ready to become a leader? Enrol in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. To receive more information about the Army ROTC program, visit goarmy.com/podcast.

Brilliant.org: Learn about complex topics like artificial neural networks while you're on the go. To support Moonshot and learn more about Brilliant, go to brilliant.org/moonshot and sign up for free.

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Aug 24, 2018
The Future of Personal Flight (Rebroadcast)
00:29:11

For more than a century, people have been dreaming of one day being able to build a personal flying machine. In this episode of Moonshot we meet people working on flying vehicles and jetpacks to see where the technology is headed and when we might be able to fly ourselves everywhere we go.

Featured in this episode:


This episode was first broadcast on September 6th, 2017.


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Aug 17, 2018
Hacking Humans (Rebroadcast)
00:28:13

What would be possible if the human body was integrated with technology? In this episode of Moonshot we meet the people who are actively trying to augment the human body and improve our own abilities.

Featured in this episode:

  • Bryan Johnson - Kernel
  • Moon Ribas - Cyborg Foundation
  • Amal Graafstra - Dangerous Things
  • Kevin Rose - True Ventures


Check out our sponsors for this episode:

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Aug 08, 2018
Designing safer and smarter robots with Rosanna Myers
00:35:00

One of the topics that always comes up when looking at robots is what will actually happen to humans…. Will robots just take all our jobs? Also how can we create systems that allows humans to work in tandem with robots? In this episode of Moonshot recorded at the Rise Conference in Hong Kong - we speak with Rosanna Myers the CEO and co-founder of Carbon Robotics - a company which is building industrial robots that are designed to work alongside humans.


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Jul 26, 2018
Inside Careem - The Uber of the Middle East
00:32:49

Ride-hailing services have received a lot of attention in recent years as they disrupt traditional transport industries. Uber might be the most well known of these companies, but there are many other startups that are competing in the ride-hailing space. In the Middle East - Careem operates in 100 cities offering users an experience that is tailored to the local market, and they've attracted more than USD $570m in venture funding. In this episode of Moonshot we speak with Mudassir Sheikha, the CEO and Co-Founder of Careem.


Check out our sponsors for this episode:

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Jul 11, 2018
Last mile transportation with Boosted CEO Jeff Russakow
00:30:04

As cities expand and more people are encouraged to use public transport, there's an increasing need for technology that can help people travel the 'last mile' to their destination. One of the companies that is really defining this category is Boosted - known for their electric skateboards. In this episode, CEO of Boosted, Jeff Russakow, shares his vision for Boosted and how the company fits into the future of transportation.


Check out our sponsors for this episode:

Army ROTC: Are you ready to become a leader? Enrol in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. To receive more information about the Army ROTC program, visit goarmy.com/podcast.

The Great Courses Plus: The Great Courses Plus helps you expand your knowledge with incredible lectures from experts like Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson. So visit http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/moonshot to get a special free month of unlimited access.

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Jun 26, 2018
Square Roots and the Future of Farming with Tobias Peggs
00:25:44

The global population is predicted to grow to more than nine billion people by 2050, and with all those extra people will come a need to find more sustainable ways of producing our foods. Square Roots was founded by Tobias Peggs and Kimbal Musk in 2016, and is just one of the companies which is driving an urban farming revolution. Square Roots is building vertical farms in shipping containers, and training a new generation of farmers, in their quest to bring food production closer to where people actually eat it.


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Jun 13, 2018
Creating Electronic Skin
00:26:48

Wearables are a huge market in technology. People are buying all kinds of devices to measure their steps, track their location, or even keep tabs on their heart rate. But what if these wearables could be made smaller and attached to the body with a patch that behaved like skin? RMIT University Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran is one of the people making this technology possible through her work on stretchable electronics.


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May 28, 2018
The Future of Meat
00:24:10

The world is on the brink of a global food crisis due to an increasing population and climate change. So how will we combat these issues to make sure every person has access to the calories they require? Would you be willing to swap your regular steak for something that tastes the same but is grown in a lab, if it meant saving the planet?


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May 15, 2018
Print Your Own Food
00:30:26

3D printing has taken the world by storm - we can print everything from the tiniest parts for a model robot, to jet engines, and even entire buildings. But one of the biggest revolutions in 3D printing is only just starting to take shape, and that’s the idea of having 3D printed food.


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May 01, 2018
Rocket Lab with Peter Beck
00:19:29

There are many startups building technology for the small satellite market, but there actually aren't many places where you can launch them. In this episode we meet Peter Beck, the Founder and CEO of Rocket Lab - a company building launch vehicles (i.e rockets) for the small satellite market, and which has built their own rocket launch facility on the east coast of New Zealand.


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Apr 16, 2018
Building on Blockchain
00:32:58

The technology behind cryptocurrencies, blockchain, is proving to be a revolutionary technology for many industries. From cryptokitties, to the stock market, and even digital music rights, there are decentralised applications being built that have the potential to change the world. Join us as we explore just some of the experiments happening in the world of blockchain.

Apr 02, 2018
Digital Gold - Part 2
00:25:05

Continuing our look at digital gold we ask how you actually create a cryptocurrency? To answer that question we speak with Jackson Palmer, the founder of Dogecoin - a cryptocurrency that was meant to be a joke but started 2018 with a market cap of almost $2 Billion USD.


Find Jackson Palmer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jacksonpalmerbc


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Mar 19, 2018
Digital Gold - Part 1
00:36:01

In recent months there's been an awful lot of hype surrounding the cryptocurrency market with currencies like Bitcoin reaching record highs. However almost as quickly as the price goes up, the price comes back down with many investors wondering whether Bitcoin is in a bubble. So are cryptocurrencies all driven by hype, or is everyone actually striking digital gold?


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Mar 06, 2018
New Space: The Nanosat Fleet
00:23:49

Satellites have changed the way people live and communicate - we use them for everything from accessing the internet, to television, and even GPS. While traditional satellites are big and expensive, there are many new companies embracing the small satellite market in an effort to reduce costs. In this episode of Moonshot we meet Flavia Tata Nardini, the CEO of Fleet Space Technologies, an Australian startup that's building a constellation of nano-satellites to power the internet of things.


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Feb 19, 2018
New Space: Small Rockets
00:25:29

A wave of investment and interest in space has inspired a new breed of entrepreneurs across the globe to find ways to do space on the cheap. We chat with Adam Gilmour, the CEO of Gilmour Space Technologies, a company trying to get in on the space race by building small, low-cost, rockets.

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Feb 05, 2018
Designing a Driverless City
00:25:20

We know self-driving cars are coming - everyone is talking about them. But what impact will these autonomous vehicles have on our cities and how will they integrate with our existing city space?

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Dec 21, 2017
Changing the Future at Web Summit
00:26:50

There is nothing more inspiring than being in the room with entrepreneurs and innovators who are actively changing the future. In this episode of Moonshot we take you to Web Summit in Portugal - a gathering of 60,000 of the brightest minds in tech who are all on a path to change the world.

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Nov 23, 2017
The XPrize with Marcus Shingles
00:27:25

Often moonshot ideas are pursued by large companies with lots of money but how can tools like AI be used to democratise the problem solving process? Marcus Shingles is the CEO of XPrize - a global competition encouraging anyone with a creative mind to tackle the world's biggest moonshot ideas.

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Nov 13, 2017
Electric Dreams
00:32:20

The world is slowly moving towards one powered by renewable energy. Currently renewable energy largely means hydro, wind, solar, or geothermal, but what forms of clean energy will we see in the future? And how will we store that energy for use in electric cars or even spaceships?

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Nov 05, 2017
Robot Ethics with Nell Watson
00:20:41

Artificial Intelligence systems are becoming increasingly prominent in our society. They power everything from robots, to self driving cars, and even many websites. But how do humans make sure we stay in control of these robotic systems? In this episode of Moonshot we speak with Nell Watson from Singularity University and OpenEth.org to find out why humans need a code of ethics for AI.

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Oct 24, 2017
The Age of the Robot
00:28:09

There's no more visible display of artificial intelligence than in the field of robotics. But when will we all have our own robots? In this episode of Moonshot we meet people who are actively building robots that are set to change our future.

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Oct 17, 2017
Flying into the Future with François Chopard
00:18:50

François Chopard is the CEO and founder of Starburst Ventures - a French aerospace accelerator that is investing in new technologies that are about to change our skies and make space more accessible.

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Sep 13, 2017
The Future of Personal Flight
00:32:30

For more than a century, people have been dreaming of one day being able to build a personal flying machine. In this episode of Moonshot we meet people working on flying vehicles and jetpacks to see where the technology is headed and when we might be able to fly ourselves everywhere we go.

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  • Richard Browning - Gravity
  • Mark Jennings-Bates - Pal-V
  • François Chopard - Starburst Ventures
  • Andrew Hawkins - The Verge

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Sep 06, 2017
Investing in the Future with Kevin Rose
00:25:29

What new products and technologies are going to take off? And which ideas are worth investing in? Kevin Rose is a serial entrepreneur and currently an investor with True Ventures. Kevin was an early investor in Twitter and Foursquare, and previously founded Digg.com along with other companies like Revision3, Milk, and North Technologies. We chat to Kevin about what ideas he's interested in, where he feels technology is heading, and why he won't be investing in VR.

Aug 09, 2017
Hacking the Brain with Bryan Johnson
00:23:46

What does it mean to be human? And what would be possible if you had technology hardwired into your mind? Bryan Johnson is the founder and CEO of Kernel - a company building chips to implant in your brain to fix problems and improve human potential. Bryan was previously the founder of Braintree which sold to eBay for $800 million USD. He's now invested $100 million to make sure humans don't fall behind in our pursuit of new technology. Join us as we dive into the human mind with Bryan Johnson.

Aug 02, 2017
Moonquakes
00:07:02

Moon Ribas is a Cyborg Artist and Co-Founder of Cyborg Foundation. In this special bonus episode we speak with Moon about her plan to get an implant to feel the seismic vibrations of the Moon.

Jul 25, 2017
Hacking Humans
00:26:15

What would be possible if the human body was integrated with technology? In this episode of Moonshot we meet the people who are actively trying to augment the human body and improve our own abilities.

Featured in this episode:

  • Bryan Johnson - Kernel
  • Moon Ribas - Cyborg Foundation
  • Amal Graafstra - Dangerous Things
  • Kevin Rose - True Ventures
Jul 19, 2017
Building Trello with Michael Pryor
00:16:49

Entrepreneur Michael Pryor shares the story behind Trello - the visual productivity app that's changing the way people organise their businesses and their lives.

Jun 14, 2017
AI: The Rise of Intelligent Machines
00:24:59

This week on Moonshot: Researchers have spent decades trying to build machines that have the ability to think and reason like humans. But how close are we from reaching the point of Artificial General Intelligence? 

You can find Liza Daly's article on AI and the basics of machine learning right here: https://worldwritable.com/ai-literacy-the-basics-of-machine-learning-2e20f93e34b4

May 31, 2017
THE RACE TO MARS!
00:17:14

If you're a billionaire with lots of money there's no better way to spend that cash then to try and send other humans to Mars. But is Mars space travel really something that could be a reality in less than a decade? Moonshot explores the race to Mars and the people trying to make it happen.

Mar 22, 2017