Cryonics (Originally aired: January 10, 2017)

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Feb 2, 2018
  • 20:27 mins

Guest: Max More, PhD, President and CEO of Alcor Life Extension Foundation The latest Legend of Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, has been wildly successful among gamers and begins with Link waking up from a 100 year sleep. Other fictional characters who’ve been placed into suspended-animation and then brought back to life include Captain America, Han Solo, the astronauts in the movies “Interstellar” and “Passengers.” But there are actually about 300 people currently in a state of cryonic preservation and some 2,000 others who’ve signed up to be frozen as soon as they die. Find out more about cryonics at Alcor

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How Self-Driving Cars Could Prevent Terror Attacks (Originally aired: Nov. 7, 2017)

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Guest: Jeremy Straub, PhD, Professor of Computer Science, North Dakota State University In the last 18 months, terrorists pledging allegiance to ISIS have made trucks their preferred weapons. More than 100 people around the world have been killed in nearly a dozen such attacks, including eight fatalities in New York City last Halloween. When someone uses a gun to kill lots of people, we immediately start debating gun control. Debating “vehicle control” after a terror attack seems preposterous, but what if the focus weren’t on controlling who can drive one? What if we focus on technology that would let the vehicle take control away from the driver who tries to steer the truck into a crowd of people?

Guest: Jeremy Straub, PhD, Professor of Computer Science, North Dakota State University In the last 18 months, terrorists pledging allegiance to ISIS have made trucks their preferred weapons. More than 100 people around the world have been killed in nearly a dozen such attacks, including eight fatalities in New York City last Halloween. When someone uses a gun to kill lots of people, we immediately start debating gun control. Debating “vehicle control” after a terror attack seems preposterous, but what if the focus weren’t on controlling who can drive one? What if we focus on technology that would let the vehicle take control away from the driver who tries to steer the truck into a crowd of people?