Thu, 12 March 2015
In the fourth installment of Wait, What? the guys discuss the Science Fact that has come from the Science Fiction of Star Trek, Star Wars, Total Recall, comics and other media. The show starts with a comparison of the devices that were used in the Star Trek universe of television and movies, and how we're seeing many of those ideas and concepts come to fruition. The guys then get into the concept of 3-D printing and Synthetic Biology. The discussion then shifts to Jason and Joe announcing that they've created the "Inertia-jet" (patent pending), that will revolutionize travel, and what it must feel like to be the first person/people to test a potentially dangerous piece of technology.
The guys spend much of the second half of the show in a "lightening round" of discussing different Sci-Fi influencers to include Star Wars, James Bond, Disney and comic books. Most importantly they discuss if we currently are at a stagnation point in technological improvements to our lives. This spawns a great discussion about time travel!
As always, stick around after the music at the end of the show for something extra.
Direct download: Wait_What_4.mp3
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