Our Ludicrous Future

By Joe Scott, Tim Dodd and Ben Sullins

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 May 11, 2019
love it!

John X
 Nov 21, 2018
Love these 3 guys before this podcast. With their powers combined, you get Captain Musk!


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 34 - NASA goes back to the Moon, Space X Starlink Internet, and Tesla V3 Supercharging

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about the new NASA’s plan to return to the Moon, Space X’s Starlink satellite internet service, and Tesla’s V3 Superchargers!


Everyday Astronaut Tweets on LEO constellation: https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1128786289917091841

Trump Tweets on NASA: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1128050996545036288

NASA Tweets on going back to the moon: https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1128341556828749824

Tesla starts Supercharger V3 production in Giga 2, exceeds employment goals in NY: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-ny-jobs-gigafactory-2-starts-supercharger-v3-production/

Tesla rolls out improved Model S/X battery thermal management software amid HK fire investigation: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-model-x-battery-longevity-update/

May 17, 2019
Ep 33 - Blue Origin Blue Moon, Space X Setbacks, and Tesla Competitors

Joe, Tim and Ben talk the new Blue Origin lunar lander, Challenges that Space X Crew Dragon faces, and Tesla's increasing competition!


Tesla faces twin assault as Mercedes, VW start taking orders for first long-range EVs: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/09/tesla-faces-twin-assault-as-mercedes-vw-launch-first-long-range-evs.html

VW’s new electric car passes 10,000 orders in just 24 hours: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/09/volkswagens-new-electric-idpoint3-car-passes-10000-orders-in-24-hours.html

Dyson electric car patents reveal possibilities of large wheels, 3rd-row seating: https://electrek.co/2019/05/09/dyson-ev-patent-reveal/

Failed SpaceX Parachute Test Is Yet Another Setback for NASA’s Crew Program: https://gizmodo.com/failed-spacex-parachute-test-is-yet-another-setback-for-1834640442

Tesla Tweets its history: https://twitter.com/Tesla/status/1126575043281080323

Tesla vehicles can now diagnose themselves and even pre-order parts for service: https://electrek.co/2019/05/06/tesla-diagnose-pre-order-parts-service/

May 13, 2019
Ep 32 - Tesla Raises Money, New Shepard Hops, and Canada EV Credits for Tesla Come Back

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about the the Blue Origin New Shepard, Canada gets EV Credits again, and Tesla is raising another $2Billion!


Replay of NS-11 Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84qFp4_3ns

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin May Have Big (Possibly Moon-Related) News Next Week: https://www.space.com/amp/blue-origin-mystery-annoucement-may-9.html

Elon Twitter Collage: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1122005785414815745

New Shephard Mission NS-11 Updates: https://www.blueorigin.com/news/new-shepard-mission-ns-11-updates

Tesla launches cheaper Model 3 with 150km range in Canada to get $5,000 incentive: https://electrek.co/2019/05/01/tesla-cheaper-model-3-canada-incentive/

Tesla shares pop on plan to raise $2 billion from investors, including CEO Elon Musk: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/02/elon-musk-may-buy-10-million-of-tesla-stock-in-new-offering.html

May 03, 2019
EP 31 - SpaceX Crew Dragon Anomoly, Tesla Financials, and Robo-Taxis

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about the the SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule exploding, Tesla's new full self driving computer, and Telsa's Q1 Financial status.


Tesla unveils its new Full Self-Driving computer in detail: ‘objectively the best chip in the world’:  https://electrek.co/2019/04/22/tesla-full-self-driving-computer-details/

Why Have SpaceX, Boeing, & Blue Origin Ditched Abort Towers?:  https://everydayastronaut.com/abort-towers/

Emre Kelly tweets on SpaceX Crew Dragon: https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/1120105842576175104

Tesla Financials - https://ir.tesla.com/static-files/b2218d34-fbee-4f1f-ac95-050eb29dd42f

Tesla S/X - https://www.tesla.com/blog/longest-range-electric-vehicle-now-goes-even-farther

Robo-taxi - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ucp0TTmvqOE

Apr 26, 2019
EP 30 - Falcon Heavy Tipped Over, Human Cell Computers, and Tesla Model S and X Refresh

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about the Falcon Heavy tipping over, CRISPR building computers in human cells, and a possible refresh for the Tesla Model S and X


How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvim4rsNHkQ

OctaGrabber Compendium: https://www.elonx.net/octagrabber/

Michael Seeley Tweets on Falcon Heavy: https://twitter.com/Mike_Seeley/status/1118886474852835328

Stephan Marr Tweets on Falcon Heavy: https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1118766512079298560

CRISPR used to build dual-core computers inside human cells: https://newatlas.com/crispr-cell-computer/59336/

NASA, Blue Origin Agreement Signals Rocketing Growth of Commercial Space: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-blue-origin-agreement-signals-rocketing-growth-of-commercial-space

Air-Breathing Rocket Engine Gets Green Light for Major Tests: https://www.space.com/sabre-rocket-engine-cleared-major-tests.html

Tesla is planning a bigger Model S/X refresh than we thought: https://electrek.co/2019/04/17/tesla-model-s-x-refresh-upgrade/

Apr 19, 2019
Ep 29 - Falcon Heavy, Event Horizon and Tesla Pricing Changes

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about the Falcon Heavy's successful launch which they all attended in-person, the Event Horizon first photo of a black hole, and Tesla updating their pricing for Model 3...again.


Tesla Pricing Changes - https://www.tesla.com/blog/update-our-vehicle-lineup

SpaceX Falcon Heavy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXMGu2d8c8g

Event Horizon Blackhole Photo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_GVbuddri8

Apr 13, 2019
EP 28 - Starliner Delayed, India Angers NASA, and Tesla's Q1 Performance

In this episode Joe and Tim talk about delays for Starliner, how India made NASA angry, and updates from Tesla's Q1. Subscribe to us here! - https://goo.gl/MVyVJZ


'A terrible, terrible thing': NASA said India's satellite destruction created so much space junk it now threatens the safety of the International Space Station: https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-space-junk-india-destroying-missile-threaten-international-space-station-terrible-thing-2019-4

Climate change: 'Magic bullet' carbon solution takes big step: https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/science-environment-47638586

SpaceX’s second Falcon Heavy launch slips into next week out of caution: https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-falcon-heavy-static-fire-delay/

In curious move, NASA lays blame on ULA for latest Starliner delay: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/04/curious-move-nasa-blame-ula-latest-starliner-delay/

Tesla Q1 2019 Vehicle Production & Deliveries: http://ir.tesla.com/news-releases/news-release-details/tesla-q1-2019-vehicle-production-deliveries

Apr 05, 2019
Ep 27 - Moon People, Mars 2020 Rover, and Enhanced Summon Mode

In this episode Joe and Tim talk about Tim's trip to visit Starhopper, the Mars 2020 Rover, and the new Tesla Enhanced Summon feature. Subscribe to us here! - https://goo.gl/MVyVJZ


Tesla Enhanced Summon Latest Video Compilation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hD-6DzBo5I

NASA Administrator Statement on Return to Moon in Next Five Years: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-administrator-statement-on-return-to-moon-in-next-five-years

NASA's Mars Helicopter Completes Flight Tests: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7361

Mar 30, 2019
Ep 26 - Starhopper, Texas V Tesla, and More Model Y

In this episode Joe and Tim take a look at the latest Starhopper developments, trouble for Tesla in Texas, and more Tesla Model Y news. Subscribe to us here! - https://goo.gl/MVyVJZ


Support Tesla in Texas: https://teslafortexas.com/take_action/

Berkshire Hathaway renews bid for Texas franchise law reform: https://www.autonews.com/dealers/berkshire-hathaway-renews-bid-texas-franchise-law-reform

SpaceX will build and launch Starship/Super Heavy in Texas and Florida, says Musk: https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-starship-super-heavy-build-and-launch/

SpaceX’s Starship prototype set for first serious test after Raptor engine installed: https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-starship-raptor-installed/

SpaceX goes all-in on steel Starship, scraps expensive carbon fiber BFR tooling: https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-all-in-steel-starship-super-heavy/

Testing Starship heatshield hex tiles: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1107378575924035584

Mar 23, 2019
Ep 25 - Will Starhopper Hop? Is SLS Done? And Tesla Model Y Reveal

In this episode Joe and Tim take a look at Starhopper developments, SLS and a potential budget cut, as well as Ben joins after the Model Y reveal to give his thoughts. 


Mar 16, 2019