Episode Number: 610
Episode Guest: Brian Cox
Original Airdate: February 9, 2015
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Guest Bio: Professor Brian Cox is an English physicist and Professor of Particle Physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester in the UK. His BBC science comedy show/podcast Infinite Monkey Cage with comedian Robin Ince will be touring the US during the spring of 2015.
Topics Discussed: Headphones; his podcast; making science fun; science celebrities; educational television; the future of TV; exposing people to new ideas; bad TV; dumb people; monkeys on a typewriter scenario; infinity; Take That Darwin Twitter account; Terence McKenna’s stoned ape theory; climate change; pioneers and early man; how far we’ve advanced; technology; Magic Leap; simulation theory; multiverses; Monte Carlo simulation; inflationary cosmology theory; life as a simulation; Higgs particle; Large Hadron Collider; Grammys; Kanye West; Jay Z; neutron stars; birth of a universe; infinite big bangs; creating black holes; strength of a particle; SETI; life on other planets; how far we could explore; violating laws; speed of light; artificial life; artificial intelligence; Von Neumann probe; are we the only civilization; meaning and purpose of existing; TV shows; the BBC; evolution; is intelligence passed down; human instincts and genetic memories; are black holes real; inside of a black hole; dealing with unknowns; the BBC compared to the Science Channel; filming in Ethiopia; materialism; people around the world; cultures; curiosity; Ethiopians who live on a volcano; Amazonian people; Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia; history of Ethiopia; ancient technology; earliest writing; cuneiform writing; library of Alexandria; progress; NASA then and now; Britain’s leadership; inspiration; kids wanting to be famous; government and corruption; voting online; accumulating and processing data; preserving data; DOS; Windows 95; coding; video games; technology changing things; cars; Ex Machina movie; sex robots; Oculus Rift; effect of music and movies; Wall-E movie; thoughts about the future.
My Thoughts: Hope you like space and the future if you listen to this one! I don’t care much for the space or physics talk, but it gets good when they talk about what the future may hold.
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