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Future battlefields will employ ever-more technology, whether that battlefield is on earth, in the sea, in space, or in cyberspace. Today we will examine the roles robots, drones, artificial intelligence, armored suits, and nanotech may play in the future of war.

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The Next Century of War
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 280; March 4, 2021

Produced & Narrated by Isaac Arthur

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Giant Stars are often considered too hot and short lived to colonize, but it may be that they shall be the most powerful and pivotal systems in a future galaxy.

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Colonizing Giant Stars
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 279, February 25, 2021
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They say you should always attack from the high ground, and there's no higher ground than from orbit. Today we'll examine orbital strikes, asteroid bombardment, kinetic weapons, dropships, and how to defend from them.

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Scramble for the Skies: The Great Power Competition to Control the Resources of Outer Space https://www.amazon.com/dp/1498583113/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_HK0PTVKG08VM0GK11J7Z
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Orbital Bombardment
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 278; February 18, 2021
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Science Fiction often shows us aliens and human living among one another in space, but how realistic are such portrayals and what sort of accommodation would extraterrestrials need for their environments? We will also ask if humans and aliens could live together, possibly even marry and have hybrid offspring.

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Multi-Species Civilizations & Co-Alien Habitats
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 277a; February 14, 2021
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Dark Matter is both the most abundant and most mysterious substance in the Universe, what properties does it have and what technologies might we create to use it in the future?

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Dark Matter Technologies
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 277, February 11, 2021
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Colonizing space and settling the minor planets and asteroids may mean adjusting to much lower levels of gravity, or micro-gravity, what sort of biological and cultural adaptations might that require of humanity?

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Zero-Gravity Civilizations
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 276; February 4, 2021

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For every yellow star like our own there are ten times as many smaller stars. Red Dwarfs are the most common type of star, outnumbering all the others combined, and as we head out into interstellar space to colonize the galaxy, the exoplanets around these red alien suns may be the most common home for settlers.

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Colonizing Red Dwarfs
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 275, January 27, 2021
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Water is one of the most common substances in the Universe, and Earth has far more seas than land and life arose in the ocean first. Planets covered entirely in water may be common and abundant with life, including intelligence extraterrestrial life.

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Alien Civilization: Oceanic Aliens
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 274; January 21, 2021
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Machines may help bring about a Post-Scarcity Utopia, assuming they don't take over instead, and we dream of a future that is a Post-Scarcity Utopia, but its dark reflection is the Post-Discontent society, one where through deception or brainwashing people do not even known how they are being deprived or oppressed.

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Machine Overlords & Post-Discontent Societies
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 273a; January 17, 2021
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Cryonic freezing offers a pathway to reap future medical technologies today by preserving someone for future restoration, but what would the impact of this technology be on civilization?

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Interstellar Navigation
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 269; December 17, 2020
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Our Universe is billions of years older than our planet, and we often contemplate alien civilizations that might have arisen early than us in our galaxy, but just how early could life have arisen?

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Civilizations at the Beginning of Time
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 272; January 7, 2021
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As we move into space we prepare not just to settle the Moon and Mars, but stretch our reach out to other stars and settle the galaxy, becoming an interstellar species.

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Becoming an Interstellar Species
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 271; December 31, 2020
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Kardashev-2 Civilizations are hypothetical empires which encompass entire stars, with access to billions of times the energy Earth has, often seen as builders of megastructures like Dyson Spheres. But could civilizations with only the technology we have become Kardashev-2?

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Low-Tech Kardashev-2 Civilizations
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 270: December 24, 2020
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Navigating the vast ocean of the galaxy to reach distant stars will be no easy matter, but future spaceships may find many new difficulties finding their way throughout space, and also throughout time.

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Interstellar Navigation
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 269; December 17, 2020
Written, Produced & Narrated by Isaac Arthur

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Our galaxy likely contains trillions of worlds, and perhaps none we could live on without great effort to make them like Earth. To colonize these worlds, to make them settlements for our descendants in the future, we must first terraform them.

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Terraforming: Forging New Worlds
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 268a: December 13, 2020
Written, Produced & Narrated by Isaac Arthur

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As we venture out into space to colonize new planets, moons, and asteroids, how will these new settlements grow from simple outposts in to developed worlds with cities and civilizations all their own?

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Life as a Space Colonies: From Outpost to Cities
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 268; December 10, 2020
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The last century has been one of awesome and often terrifying technological progress, and the next century offers as many wonders and terrors for us to navigate into our future.

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Becoming a Kardashev-1 Post-Scarcity Civilization
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 267; De3cember 3, 2020

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In order to colonize space, we will need colonists willing to travel to desolate planets, moons, and asteroids to settle those worlds. What would life be like as a pioneer to the alien frontier?

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Life as a Space Colonist
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 266; November 26, 2020
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Asteroids represent a threat to Earth, but in the future they may be a boon, serving as sources of vast wealth and resources, and as orbital settlements and keystones of interplanetary trade.

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Asteroid Mining & Orbital Settlements
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 265; November 19, 2020
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One solution to the Fermi Paradox, the big question of where all the aliens are, is that extraterrestrials might hide from us to avoid altering our society, a concept we see in Star Trek called the Prime Directive. Is such a policy ethical, and if so, should we follow it?

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The Fermi Paradox: The Prime Directive
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 264a; November 15, 2020
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Establishing Interstellar Trade and Commerce in the future will require an entirely new approach to moving cargo, as years if not centuries might pass for shipments to arrive by even the fastest spaceships, but may be aided by the use of vast interstellar Cycler Castles traveling on century long trade routes.

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Interstellar Trade & Cyclers
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 254; November 12, 2020
Written, Produced & Narrated by Isaac Arthur

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The Kardashev Scale measures how powerful a high-tech civilization is, with K-1 indicating a advanced society able to call on all the power of their planet, which we often envision as a Post-Scarcity Utopia. Is this the future of Humanity? And if so, how can we achieve it?

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Becoming a Kardashev-1 Post-Scarcity Civilization
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 263; November 5, 2020

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Aliens are portrayed in Science Fiction both as our potential saviors and best friends, as well as the stuff of nightmares. Would an extraterrestrial civilization be benevolent or terrifying, and how would we seem to them?

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Terrifying Aliens
Episode 62; October 29, 2020
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur

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