The Michaels go deep this episode on the idea of swarms, science, and security.
We review work presented at this week’s ACM conference regarding swarming robots, envisioning many different uses for this technology. We discuss the challenges of landing on Mars, and how swarms of cubesats and other technology may help us be more successful in space exploration. And after today’s major internet attack we wrap up with the UK government’s new plan to help debunk much of the FUD that comes up around security issues.
Finally, if you are out and about next week, come meet our co-host – Michael Martine, at the Southern Fried Agile conference!
Michael R and Phaedra are back after a prolonged absence, and we obsess about all kinds of conferences. Phaedra is in the middle of conference season, but joins Michael this week to look at a whole host of great ideas on MindCraft, NASA, App Challenges, Simulation, and Virtual Realities. We also take an amazing trip down memory lane to relive the Worst Game that Phaedra has ever played!
Do us a favor, drop us a five star rating on iTunes and for Review post a story on the worst game you’ve ever played!
You too can apply for the one way ticket to Mars by participating in the www.mars-one.com other worldly event. You need to be ready to leave planet Earth, for good. By round three of the selection process, the TV audience, just like on American Idol, will select the group of four pioneers to travel to Mars. There have been over 1,000 applications already, before any announcement was even made! This is a novel way to select our future interplanetary pioneers by leveraging entertainment for funding & publicity. Michael M and Phaedra imagine other such games that could be use to fund big, big things like this, while missing Michael R for this week’s episode.
Rounding out the episode, Michael and Phaedra touch on Facebook’s Social Graph for how friends & connections are used for better searches and Phaedra’s recent trip to Singapore. For their saving throws, Phaedra just can’t get enough of the Mars-One story, while Michael highlights the iOS game Storm Raiders and praises Tune In Radio which provides him with WUNC FM 91.5 radio all the way in Budapest. He is a sustainer, and glad to have his Morning Edition, even if it is in the middle of the day. 🙂