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Space. The Final Frontier. So why are so many Billionaires trying to get there?

Space. The Final Frontier. So why are so many Billionaires trying to get there?
This week – the Space Edition of Future Forward. We’ll look at some of our favorite explorer’s Musk, Bezos, Branson, and Allen. Who’s winning the space race? And whatever happened to NASA? Yup. We’ve privatized space. So, ready to blast off? Let’s Launch!

4 Billionaires Trying to Make Space Travel a Reality


Elon Musk and the Failure of Our Imagination in Space

This Startup Got $40 Million to Build a Space Catapult

Oxford Space Systems raises $8.9 million for spacecraft component business

SpaceX simplified: A quick guide to Elon Musk’s space company

SpaceX is giving Wall Street a reason to bet on Tesla

SpaceX is giving Wall Street a reason to bet on Tesla


Jeff Bezos teased plans to give away some of his $140 billion in wealth

For Jeff Bezos, Space Is the Place

Who’s First to Mars: Musk, Bezos or Boeing?–14609868


Richard Branson Is Training to Beat Jeff Bezos Into Space. It Involves a Lot of Tennis

Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic is ‘2 or 3’ flights away from taking people to space


Billionaire Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch preps for first flight this summer

Why is Paul Allen building the world’s largest airplane? Perhaps to launch a space shuttle called ‘Black Ice.’

Why is Paul Allen building the world’s largest airplane? Perhaps to launch a space shuttle called ‘Black Ice.’

It would be the world’s largest airplane. It’s being built by a billionaire. And it’s getting ready to fly.


NASA’s Opportunity rover is fighting for its life in a Martian dust storm

Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows About Space Rocks

Apple’s WWDC Challenge, Gene Goes To Camp, Fake News Horror! FuFWD #0031

This week Apple comes out swinging on the impact of digital on children – and, what about new Apple Hardware? No fancy new Apple gear for the faithful – but why? Then, Personal Democracy Forum looks hopeful, while the Fake News Horror show is – well – Scary. And Culture Camp promises to solve urgent, vexing business problem. So, did it work? I’m Steven Rosenbaum and this is Future Forward. The Podcast for the Optimistic and the Paranoid. I’m Gene DeRose – let’s Launch!

This week


Loving and Hating:


Apple and the iKid Generation

Apple acknowledges the iKid generation at its developer conference with new parental controls

Apple WWDC 2018: what’s new? All the announcements from the keynote

Why was there no new hardware at Apple’s WWDC 2018?

At Apple’s WWDC 2018, accessibility pervades all

What Thought Leaders Are Thinking:



– The Fake News Horror Show’

– Culture Camp

Grant McCracken Culture Camp 2018

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The CODE Conf, Roseanne vs. Twitter, And GitHub Gets Gobbled Up.

This week – There’s nothing Meek about Mary’s Data. Growth hackers – beware! In fact, the Code Conference was a festival of battles – Spotify vs. Facebook, ATT vs. the FTC. Murdoch against, well – who knows? And, then – the internet. We can just blame the web. All that plus Rosanne and Twitter – Free Speech or Hate Speech. We’ve got all the play by play… this week on Future Forward.. So let’s launch!

1) The Code Conference. The Big Take Aways

Recode Daily: Sandberg, Spiegel, Murdoch: It’s Day 1 of the Code Conference

Recode Daily: Spotify, Uber, AT&T, Airbnb, Stitch Fix, Alibaba. Day 2 of the Code Conference was packed.

Full video and transcript: AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson at Code 2018

Code 2018: When will Silicon Valley take responsibility for its products?

Inside This Year’s Invite-Only Code Conference

Full video and transcript: Spotify CEO Daniel Ek at Code 2018

Full video and transcript: Snap CEO Evan Spiegel at Code 2018

2) The Mary Meeker Deck (the power of projecting the future by looking at the past)

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report: New Online Users Are Getting Harder to Find

20 takeaways from Meeker’s 294-slide Internet Trends report

Here’s Mary Meeker’s essential 2018 Internet Trends report

Full video and transcript: Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker at Code 2018

3). What Rosanne teaches us about Twitter.

Why Roseanne Barr’s racist Twitter rant is not a free speech issue

Roseanne Barr, Back on Twitter, Has More to Say

—> Extra Credit: Microsoft Buys Git Hub

Pets go BIG. Netflix beats Comcast. G.D.P.R. WTF? FuFWD #0029

This week US Web companies scramble as the EU kicks our ass with four little letters. G.D.P.R. So, what is it exactly? Then – you know, while no one was paying attending Netflix and Chill just got bigger than Comcast. Wow. And this week in Venture Capital. Crazy Cash for Pets – what could go wrong there? I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steven Rosenbaum, and this is Future Forward… Let’s Launch!

What the Hell is GDPR?

The Birth Of GDPR: What Is It And What You Need To Know

Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over “forced consent”

Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over ‘forced consent’

GDPR jokes to help ease the pain

GDPR jokes to help ease the pain

It’s Time To Talk About Netflix

Netflix is now worth more than Comcast

For a moment, Netflix was worth more than Disney

Is Netflix Uninvestable? Two Insiders Weigh In 3f60b2175

Netflix magic market number larger than big cable company’s magic market number

Netflix magic market number larger than big cable company’s magic market number

Dog Walking Services? WTF?

Rover Raises 155m.

Dog-sitting startup Rover just raised $155M

On-demand dog walking app Wag raises $300 million from SoftBank Vision Fund

On-demand dog walking app Wag raises $300 million from SoftBank Vision Fund

Dog-Walking App Wag, Which Is Kind of Like an Uber for Dogs, Reportedly Loses Another Good Boy

Trevor Noah Kills Video, ZTE Flips, Machines and Media – Future Forward #0028

This week – China’s ZTE. A massive threat, or never mind, just kidding? Then, can Machines make the future of Journalism less full of Fake News? the NYC Media Lab says maybe it can. All that plus, I’m going to share the untold story of my ongoing feud with Trevor Noah. Yup, it’s about Free Speech, and so far, I’m taking a beating. That’s Future Forward for this week. I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steven Rosenbaum, Let’s launch.

Oculus Go, The NewFronts, and More!

it’s time for the NewFronts? Don’t know what that means, you’re not alone. It’s the launch of all the new Web Show’s in one jammed packed week. Lot’s to share on the future of web video. Then – Oculus Go is out in the wild, and we’ve got one of the very first ones in our hot hands. We’ll review. So, new hardware. New software. What’s not to love? This is Future Forward. Let’s Engage!

Future Forward – Can AT&T Survive The Trump Onslaught?

Welcome To FutureForward. Today – the future of the Phone Company.Is ATT&T on the verge of being pushed out of relevancy by FAANG? Or Just a great big phone company that wants to get bigger. Well, it depends on who you believe. Then – More moves in the Over The Top world. And – for a trip into the future, we’ll travel to the Tribeca Film Festival – Virtual Arcade. I’m Steven Rosenbaum and I’m Gene DeRose. Ready to launch Future Forward!

Future Forward Rundown:

open, Loving and Hating –

1). AT&T / Time Warner

Time Warner C.E.O. Testifies That AT&T Merger Is Needed to Battle Silicon Valley

AT&T CEO defends Time Warner merger in court

From the witness stand, AT&T chief details new $15-a-month streaming service

2). OTT Moves:
YouYube Takes a bite of Chedder

YouTube TV adds its first digital-only networks with launch of two channels from Cheddar

Verizon Video Stratedy

Source: Verizon to sharpen content strategy with OTT video service, IoT platform

3. Tribeca Virtual Reality

#WarGames VR (World Premiere) – USA

objects in mirror AR closer than they appear (World Premiere) – USA
Based on the critically acclaimed theatrical performance The Object Lesson, objects in mirror AR closer than they appear fuses augmented-reality technology with an immersive theater installation, inviting audiences to reflect on the relationship between new media and archaic objects; 21st-century technology and 19th-century magic; and memory and optical illusion. The piece creates a philosophical playground to explore the shifting relationship between images,
memories, and things.

Terminal 3 (World Premiere) – USA, Pakistan
Project Creator: Asad J. Malik
Key Collaborators: Kaleidoscope VR, Anita Gou, RYOT, Philipp Schaeffer, Viva Wittman, Jack Daniel Gerrard,
Musa Ghaznavi
Terminal 3 is an interactive, augmented-reality documentary that explores contemporary Muslim identities in the U.S.through the lens of an airport interrogation. As viewers put on the Hololens, they step into the uncanny to directly interrogate and determine the fate of, the hologram passenger before them. These interrogations become strikingly personal encounters that only end when the participant decides if the hologram should be let into the country or not—but there is a twist.

Into the Now (World Premiere) – USA
Project Creator: Michael Muller
Key Collaborators: Michael Smith, Morne Hardenberg Director and legendary shark photographer Michael Muller’s lifelong fear of sharks eventually led him to discover the tranquility and peace of mind that is possible underwater, engaged with these curious and intimidating creatures. This stunning documentary, a revolutionary, stereoscopic virtual-reality experience, explores marine life and ocean
conservation via Muller’s own internal journey.

TED Explores The Future

– Jaron Lanier

– Steve Pinker
The world is an amazing place. So why aren’t we happier?

– James Bridle – YouTube and children

– Renzo Piano
– Bridge Builder Ian Firth

– Renzo Piano “Architecture is the art of telling stories”; “I’m Italian and I love beauty”; “Real beauty is when invisible join visible”; “Better cities make better citizens”

Bridge Builder Ian Firth “I think we have a duty to make our built environment beautiful. Anything else is a kind of grand scale vandalism.” @i_firth #TED2018

Ray Kurzweil

Kurzweil at TED: Basic income will spread worldwide by the 2030s

Kurzweil at SXSW: The Power of Ideas to Transform the World Is Accelerating

SR Fear of Heights
– Alex Honnold – Rock climber

Privacy. Virtual Reality. And The Future of Food.

Today – We’ve Got FutureForward, a show in three acts. Act 1 – Privacy. Do You Have It? Do you Want It? What does it cost? Then, ACT 2. Virtual Reality. 12 Can’t Miss Projects from the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab. And Act 3. Hungry? You better be, as we take a bite into the Future of Food. I’m Steve Rosenbaum and I’m Gene DeRose -and this is FutureForward! So off we go!

Future Forward #2021 – Privacy. Virtual Reality. And Future of Food.

A Show In Three Acts –

Act #1 Ok, Fine – Let’s Talk About Privacy.

On Facebook, Zuckerberg gets privacy and you get nothing

Apple CEO Tim Cook explains why ‘privacy is a human right’

Europe is trying to force Facebook to take customers’ privacy seriously

Act #2 VR – And the Future @ Columbia University

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“Arden’s Wake (Prologue)” and Maestro

The Believers Are But Brothers


Carne y Arena

Cosmic Top Secret

Did You Mean MailChimp?


It Must Have Been Dark By Then

What Remains of Edith Finch


The Space We Hold


Home 2

Act #3 The Future of Food

At Plated, The Future Of Meal-Kit Services Is Grocery Stores

Where will meal kits find future growth?–where-will-meal-kits-find-future-growth/507506/

Could This Be What Ends Up Keeping Meal Kits in Business?

Whole Foods calls meeting with rattled suppliers

Whole Foods calls meeting with rattled suppliers, Bezos dines on iguana, Alexa laughs

Kids and Technology: Hard Questions About How We Raise A Techno Teen

Welcome To Future Forward, I’m Steve Rosenbaum, And I’m Gene DeRose. Today – a show in four parts. Part One: Addiction, Teens and Social Media. Part Two: Video Games – Are They Really Dangerous? Part Three: Apple. Are they losing the education market to Chrome books? And Part Four: Sex – How the web is changing intimacy for Teens
So – lots to cover, let’s dive in – starting as we do each week with Loving and Hating.

Kids and Technology: Hard Questions About How We Raise A Techno Teen

Chapter 1: Addiction & Social Media

Your Kid’s Phone Is Not Like a Cigarette

What parents should do instead of worrying that smartphones will ‘destroy’ their kids

The real danger for kids today isn’t technology — it’s psychology
The real danger for kids today isn’t technology — it’s psychology

Is Instagram safe for kids?\

Chapter 2: Video Games:

It’s True: Violent Video Games Are Totally Sick

Are video games bad for your kids? Not so much, experts now believe

Should parents worry that their kids are playing Fortnite: Battle Royale?

Chapter 3: Hardware & Apple

Apple highlights existing parental control features on new Families page

Kids Expect Apple To Meld Creativity And Education, Says Its Retail Chief

Apple reveals new $299 iPad at education-themed event

Chapter 4: Sex

Why you need to talk to your kids about ‘sextortion’

The Problem With Watching Porn and Playing Video Games — For Girls