Our Ludicrous Future

By Joe Scott, Tim Dodd and Ben Sullins

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Our Ludicrous Future is a collaboration between Joe Scott, Tim Dodd, and Ben Sullins. We have an obsession with how wild our future is going to be given the pace of technological innovation. Each week we get together to talk about the latest from SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company, Neuralink, and more.

Episode Date
Ep 51 - Chandrayaan 2 Crash, Tesla goes Plaid, and there’s Water on an Exoplanet

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about how Tim made Chandrayaan 2, Tesla’s new Plaid Powertrain, and water has been found on an exoplanet.


Come to our Live Show on Thursday, Sept. 12th 2019 - https://ourludicrousfuture.com/live2019

Water found on Exoplanet - https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/nasa-s-hubble-finds-water-vapor-on-habitable-zone-exoplanet-for-1st-time

Tesla announces Plaid powertrain - https://electrek.co/2019/09/11/tesla-model-s-plaid-powertrain-chassis-prototype/

Chandrayaan 2 landing livestream - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQyV2WGmvOs

Sep 14, 2019
Ep 50 - Porsche Tesla Killer, Moon Jelly Shenanigans, and the OLF Live Show!

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Porsche’s new all electric Taycan, China’s Moon gel discovery, and next week’s Live Show in San Diego!


Come to our Live Show on Thursday, Sept. 12th 2019 - https://ourludicrousfuture.com/live2019

Porsche Taycan Images - https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/products/taycan.html

Porsche Taycan Specs - https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/04/porsche-taycan-vs-tesla-model-s-spec-for-spec-price-for-price/

China Claims Its Moon Rover Found A Colorful “Gel-Like” Substance - https://futurism.com/the-byte/china-moon-rover-gel-substance

Here's Where India's Chandrayaan-2 Will Land Near the Moon's South Pole (and Why)  - https://www.space.com/india-chandrayaan-2-moon-south-pole-landing-site.html

China's Lunar Rover Has Found Something Weird on the Far Side of the Moon - https://www.space.com/china-far-side-moon-rover-strange-substance.html

Why Don’t They Just - https://twitter.com/Gasminizel/status/1169511609125003265

Sep 06, 2019
Ep 49 - Tesla launches Insurance Program , StarHopper’s last hop, …..and More!

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Tesla’s proprietary insurance policies, StarHoppers last hop, and a lot more stuff!


StarHopper Hopped! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsoS6C0uzGY

StarHopper / Starship updates from Elon - https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1166822634874490880

Dragon flies three times, tested starship tiles - https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1166728381611876352

Hurricane coming for KSC - https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/08/30/hurricane-dorian-status-center/

Tesla Insurance - https://www.tesla.com/blog/introducing-tesla-insurance

Aptera 3-Wheeler - https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a28860453/aptera-ev-1000-mile-range/

Aug 31, 2019
Ep 48 - Tesla Full Self-Driving Delays, StarHopper retires, and the Amazon is on Fire

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Tesla delaying the FSD upgrade, plans to retire SpaceX StarHopper, and the Amazon Rainforest on fire.


Automated Continuous CPR Machine - https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/csye44/this_automated_device_performs_uninterrupted_cpr/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app

InsideEVs: New Tesla Model S & X Software Updates: Suspension Improvements & More -

Electrek: Tesla postpones Full Self-Driving price increase until V10 and Smart Summon - https://electrek.co/2019/08/20/tesla-v10-smart-summon-postponed-full-self-driving-price-increase/

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research conceder says - https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/21/americas/amazon-rainforest-fire-intl-hnk-trnd/index.html

Tens of Thousands of Fires Ravage Brazilian Amazon where deforestation has spike - https://www.npr.org/2019/08/21/753140642/tens-of-thousands-of-fires-ravage-brazilian-amazon-where-deforestation-has-spike

StarHopper's retirement plan -  https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1163888165901484037?s=20


Newt's Plan for the Moon - https://futurism.com/newt-gingrich-two-billion-prize-moon

Kerbal 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_nj6wW6Gsc

Why don't they just - https://twitter.com/esimmons92/status/1164531569639530497

Aug 23, 2019
Ep 47 - Tesla Software 10, Russian Radioactive Explosion, and Dream Chaser Finds a Flight

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about new details about Tesla Software 10, a radioactive Russian rocket explosion, and Dreamchaser’s ride to space.


Tesla Model 3 fever hits South Korea as crowds flock stores to see the ~$26.5k EV - https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-fever-hits-south-korea/

Tesla Model 3 Chip Install - WARNING THERE IS BLOOD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GznE6tonlYU

Amie DD @ DEFCON Tweets Model 3 Chip Install - https://twitter.com/amiedoubleD/status/1161112689495740421

Elon Tweets Model 3 + Spotify - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1161883581544685569

StarHopper tests heat shields - https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1161821652864438272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1161821652864438272&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.redditmedia.com%2Fmediaembed%2Fcqmyrr%3Fresponsive%3Dtrue%26is_nightmode%3Dfalse

Sierra Nevada selects ULA’s Vulcan rocket to launch Dream Chaser missions - https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/08/14/sierra-nevada-selects-ulas-vulcan-rocket-to-launch-dream-chaser-missions/

Dream Chaser chooses Vulcan! - https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/08/14/sierra-nevada-selects-ulas-vulcan-rocket-to-launch-dream-chaser-missions/

Russia says rocket explosion caused 16-fold radiation spike - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49339895

Aug 16, 2019
Ep 46 - Re-useable Electron, Tesla Full Self-Driving, and NASA Harvests Protein

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Rocket Lab’s new re-useable Electron, Tesla’s Full Self Driving mode, and NASA’s new way to harvest protein from thin air


SpaceX almost threw away an entire rocket, but didn't - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1158968745227780096?s=20

Should You Upgrade to Full Self-Driving? https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradtempleton/2019/07/31/your-guide-to-deciding-if-tesla-full-self-driving-is-worth-buying-today/#1cd9d6931102

Elon Tweeting about B - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1157953453341270016

Jay Leno on Tesla - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cfFesv_npA

Rocket Lab is going reusable! - https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-announces-reusability-plans-for-electron-rocket/

Beautiful Atlas V launch - https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/08/08/photos-atlas-5-paints-the-sky-with-spectacular-sunrise-launch/

NASA worked out how to make food out of thin air - and it could feed billions - https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/08/nasas-idea-for-making-food-from-thin-air-just-became-a-reality-it-could-feed-billions/

Aug 09, 2019
Ep 45 - Tesla Megapack, Full SLS Test, and a New Habitable Planet

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about the newly announced Tesla Mega Pack, the scheduled full SLS test, and the recently discovered habitable planet.


Astronomers have discovered a potentially habitable world just 31 light-years away, thanks to NASA's planet-hunting telescope: https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-tess-telescope-habitable-world-31-light-years-away-2019-7

LightSail 2 Spacecraft Successfully Demonstrates Flight by Light: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/lightsail-2-successful-flight-by-light.html

Introducing Megapack: Utility-Scale Energy Storage: https://www.tesla.com/blog/introducing-megapack-utility-scale-energy-storage

Tesla Megapack: https://www.tesla.com/megapack

SLS will do a full test run and TRY and stay on schedule: https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/07/27/nasa-opts-to-go-ahead-with-full-duration-sls-core-stage-test-firing/

Chinese Rocket adds grid fins: https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/07/26/china-launches-three-military-satellites-tests-new-rocket-steering-fins/

NASA awards a lot of Artemis Contracts: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-announces-us-industry-partnerships-to-advance-moon-mars-technology

StarHopper hopped: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZTybL6Dzz4&t=38s

Electric Ford F-150: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au3U72CX74I

Why don't they just: https://twitter.com/WitMilos/status/1155786732715094016

Aug 02, 2019
Ep 44 - Lightsail 2 Success, Starhopper Failure, Tesla Q2 Earnings

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Lightsail 2 successful deployment, Starhoppers continued trouble, and Tesla’s Q2 financial results


LightSail 2 Successfully Deploys Solar Sail: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/ls2-deploys-sail.html

Tesla Second Quarter 2019 Update: https://ir.tesla.com/static-files/1e70a30c-20a7-48b3-a1f6-696a7c517959

India launches robotic mission to land on the moon: https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/07/22/india-launches-robotic-mission-to-land-on-the-moon/

Photos: Soyuz crew blasts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome: https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/07/22/photos-soyuz-crew-blasts-off-from-baikonur-cosmodrome/

SpaceX's StarHopper Abort (slow motion 4K):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRBxILw04IE&feature=youtu.be

Jul 26, 2019
Ep 43 - Elon's brain computers, Tesla updates pricing again, and StarHoppers static fire

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Elon Musk’s Neuralink, Tesla’s updated pricing, and StarHopper catches fire…kinda


StarHopper Test - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKyZ_7ZjabU

Apollo 50th anniversary- https://twitter.com/NASAKennedy/status/1151608549551857664?s=20

Tesla Updates Pricing - https://electrek.co/2019/07/15/tesla-updates-pricing-options-model-s-x-3/

Why don't they just - "Why don't they just create estate/combi version of Model 3/S instead of making SUVs? I bet it would be much cheaper to make "Model 3 Estate" instead of Model Y. Is the market really that small? At least in Europe wast majority of company fleet cars are estates, so they would love those. And I mean ... it wouldn't look that bad, would it? “ - Tom Vaisar


Jul 19, 2019
Ep 42 - Arianespace Vega launch failure, Model S name Motor Trend car of the year, and interview with Launch Pad Astronomy

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Arianespace’s launch failure with the Vega rocket, a 6 year old Model S was name Motor Trend Car of the Year, and Joe interviews Christian from Launch Pad Astronomy


Tesla Model S Beats Chevy, Toyota, And Cadillac For Ultimate Car Of The Year Honors: https://www.motortrend.com/news/2013-tesla-model-s-beats-chevy-toyota-cadillac-ultimate-car-of-the-year/#2013-tesla-model-s-1

Tesla Readies Production Boost, Flags Return to Hiring Mode: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-10/tesla-tells-staff-it-s-preparing-to-lift-output-at-fremont-plant

Elon Musk: Tesla is not going to ‘refresh’ Model S and Model X, only ‘minor changes’ coming: https://electrek.co/2019/07/09/tesla-not-refresh-model-s-x-minor-changes-elon-musk/

UAE military satellite lost in Vega launch failure: https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/07/11/uae-military-satellite-lost-in-vega-launch-failure/

Why Don’t They Just: https://twitter.com/JohnLennox98/status/1148746192739872768

Jul 12, 2019