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“I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.”–Stephen Hawking http://www.savagechickens.com For Seeking Delphi’s fiftieth** episode, we return to visit with one of our earliest guests, professional futurist and author Richard Yonck. Three years ago, he jo…
 
“As far as I’m concerned, aging is humanity’s worst problem, by some serious distance.”–Aubrey de Grey Keith Comito, president of Life Extension Advocacy Foundation, joins me for a discussion to preview the 2020 Eding Age Related Diseases conference, to be held online, August 20-21, 2020. Go HERE to register for the conference, and use discount cod…
 
“Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.”–Robert Wagner http://www.andertoons.com Even as the pandemic-struck U.S. economy shrunk by 32% in the first quarter of this year, veterinary medicine saw a different story. Pet ownership soared at a record pace, and public pet supply companies, like Petco, registered increases in sales.…
 
“I think we are at the dawn of a new era in commercial space exploration.”–Elon Musk image: Shutterstock With the May 30 launch of two American astronauts to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Dragon Crew capsule, history was made. This was not only the first launch of astronauts from American soil since 2011, it was the first ever l…
 
“The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.”–Thomas Edison http://www.cartoonstock.com Richard Dawkins might disagree with Thomas Edison. He’d likely say the purpose of our bodies and our brains is to carry around–and perpetuate– our genes. Increasingly, though, the purpose of body is to carry around our technology and interface i…
 
“Without Electricity, the air would rot.” Ralph Waldo Emerson http://www.andertoons.com What might Ralph Waldo Emerson say if he lived in the age of “shelter-at-home?” Perhaps he’d opine that without electricity, we all would rot. At any rate, we’d all be a lot more miserable, if not in far greater danger. The reliability of electricity has never b…
 
“The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.”–Bernard Baruch http://www.cartoonstock.com For all the pain, suffering, sickness in death, all we have to look forward to if we survive the pandemic, is the worst global economy since the 1930’s. Does one need a financial analyst or a psychoanalyst? Many of us may n…
 
“If a severe pandemic materializes, all of society could pay a heavy price for decades of failing to create a rational system of health care that works for all of us.”–Irwin Redlener Image: shutterstock There is no doubt about it. The after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for many years into the future. Healthcare. Economics. Socia…
 
“Automation is going to cause unemployment, and we need to prepare for it.”–Mark cuban http://www.andertoons.com Unfortunately, mass unemployment has apparently hit us without any help from automation. But if there is a silver lining in the COVID-19 pandemic–and it’s awfully hard to imagine one–it might be that this may prepare us for dealing with …
 
“I want to die on Mars–just not on impact.”–Elon Musk “I am convinced that humans need to leave earth.”–Stephen Hawking Mars One–not as good an idea as some thought. Elon Musk and the late Stephen Hawking are not alone in their calls for humanity to become a multi-planetary species. But they certainly are the most visible advocates for space coloni…
 
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