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Asteroid Deflection Shield

Today we discuss broad assortment of subjects from our ice age ancestors survival tactics to our journey into space and what it might be like to observe the space we travel through. Does the Genius hold Owen’s feet to the fire or does Owen cause the Genius to hand in his genius card. Who comes out with the greatest insight into the human experience and holds his finger best on the pulse of the future.

How bunnies helped us attain human dominance.
http://www.history.com/news/did-rabbits-kill-the-neanderthals

What our plans are to avoid catastrophic destruction from space debris.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/across-the-universe/2013/feb/18/asteroids-how-deflect-dangerous

Robotic spiders will build or lunar base of the future.
http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/03/giant-nasa-spider-robots-could-3d-print-lunar-base/

Supermassive black hole spins at near the speed of light.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/27/supermassive-black-hole-rotate-speed-light

Superbetter and how we can use technology to improve our health by playing a game.

https://www.superbetter.com/

Quantum computers and how our next technological revolution will evolve.
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/03/04/canadian-researchers-take-a-sneak-peek-at-schrodingers-cat-and-a-step-toward-a-quantum-computer/

Barack Obama and drone warfare. Why does the CIA have a black drone combat section that operates outside of Article 10
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-03-18/news/ct-oped-0318-krauthammer-20130318_1_drone-war-drone-targets-al-qaida-operative-anwar-al-awlaki

The little hole in the wall and how it may change the way we educate our children.

These Dogs love a good pair of Genes

Owen and The Genius seek out and explore genetic engineering and decoding of the human genome to decide if we are ready for venturing into the great frontier of a genetically engineered society. How long will it be before we can cure the greatest diseases of our age and how far should we go to repair genetic abnormalities. What danger does unwrapping the genetic code portend. What privacy and security are we giving up in the name of personalized medicine.What are the new technologies on the way in to cure cancer, in all of its forms. could it be as easy and a warm light and gold?
http://www.binatechnologies.com/news/bina-targets-whole-genome-analysis-hours-hardwaresoftware-analysis-platform
One large private data base for all or genetic information or does that put to much power in too few hands?
http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/18/3889842/study-reveals-identity-of-anonymous-genetics-donors
How much of our genome does it take to identify you. What processes can we use to eliminate personally identifiable information and should we privatize the decoding and analysis of our individual genomes.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23163-gene-therapy-cures-diabetic-dogs.html
How can a pair of genes make your diabetes better.
http://www.understandingnano.com/nanomedicine-nanoshells.html
Is this going to be the next frontier of cancer treatments. The Genius thinks so and Owen agrees.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130217084121.htm
In this article we discuss the manner our brains can be manipulated for our benefit and open up previous unknown senses or restore sensation to lost physical abilities. Can we open up an age where no matter how you came into the world or what misfortune you have had an engineer and brain science specialist can give or restore a new way to interact with the universe.

OvsG Die Hard or Live Long

Owen and The Genius riff off on the manner in which science is looking into advancing the experience of living well into the twilight hours of your life. Owen is excited about the idea of medical immortality, and the face off on the moral and social ramifications of a population the ages and is healthy well into their nineties and the first century mark. Extending our productive life span may require nation states to alter their retirement plans for the elderly and even challenge the term elderly as far as when it will apply to individuals. How will humanity handle the challenges of an increasing aging society world-wide, with limited resources and negative environmental footprint. Will we be able to sustain 10 billion people with our current level of food production with increasing diminishing returns in regard to nutrient loss do to over farming. How will we earn our spurs and keep the little blue marble that we live on called space ship Earth habitable for humanity. After all what good is life extension if the world under our feet falls apart on our watch.

We talk about how science today is closer then most of the populous thinks to heal what ails us. From brain injury to cancer to genetically modified humans.

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