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Our Ludicrous Future

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Our Ludicrous Future is a collaboration between Joe Scott, Tim Dodd, and Ben Sullins. We have an obsession with how wild our future is going to be given the pace of technological innovation. Each week we get together to talk about the latest from SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company, Neuralink, and more.

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Our Ludicrous Future is a collaboration between Joe Scott, Tim Dodd, and Ben Sullins. We have an obsession with how wild our future is going to be given the pace of technological innovation. Each week we get together to talk about the latest from SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company, Neuralink, and more.

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By Beedubz76 - May 17 2020
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Will u guys please get rid of Tim Dodd? The show is great otherwise.

I love Tim. I love Ben. I love Joe. Three of them together is amazing

By reviewer7323 - Jan 25 2020
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This podcast is just amazing, listen to it

iTunes Ratings

378 Ratings
Average Ratings
356
9
4
1
8

This week’s show

By Beedubz76 - May 17 2020
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Will u guys please get rid of Tim Dodd? The show is great otherwise.

I love Tim. I love Ben. I love Joe. Three of them together is amazing

By reviewer7323 - Jan 25 2020
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This podcast is just amazing, listen to it
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Our Ludicrous Future

Latest release on Aug 07, 2020

All 96 episodes from oldest to newest

Mini Euro-Cybertruck, ORCs in Space, SpaceX Does it All! - Ep 96

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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Demo-2 Mission Splashdown, Starship hopping, and a smaller Cybertruck for the EU market.




Read more from the articles we referenced: 


Smaller Cybertruck for EU - https://electrek.co/2020/08/04/tesla-smaller-cybertruck-europe-elon-musk/


EV West Speed Record - https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/04/ev-west-aims-for-speed-record-with-tesla-powered-lakester/


Mysterious Circular Objects in the sky - https://www.livescience.com/circular-radio-objects-space.html?utm_source=notification&fbclid=IwAR2Nz4iJnp7v1QyFLIQjmmz2rMVOoPJZy89ZJboqZYx7pNSodoKS_14fY_4


Bob and Doug Come home from DM-2 - https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1289674029624745984?s=20

https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1289677054359805954?s=20

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1289705635186012160?s=20

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1289995985314226176?s=20

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1289996815824117760?s=20

https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1290004579862667264?s=20

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1290478601804996609?s=20


SN-5 hops! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugVZ41USN_0&t=104s

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1290854457136181248?s=20

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1291134383559069696?s=20


Rocket Lab is back and better than ever! - https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1291182725437616128?s=20

https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1291182725437616128?s=20

https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1290679270310703104?s=20


Bigger fairing - https://www.rocketlabusa.com/assets/Uploads/Rocket-Lab-Launch-Payload-Users-Guide-6.5.pdf


Virgin Orbit wraps up their investigation - https://virginorbit.com/wrapping-up-our-first-launch-demo-and-looking-ahead-to-launch-demo-2/

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Aug 07 2020

1hr 57mins

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Mars Perseverance Launches, Tesla 20% Battery Increase, Virgin Galactic Reveal - Ep 95

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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the Mars mission Perseverance launch, Tesla's announced 20% energy density increase, and Virgin Galactic's interior reveal.




Read more from the articles we referenced: 


20% Increase in battery capacity - https://electrek.co/2020/07/30/tesla-batteries-energy-density-increase-panasonic/


Hummer details and photos - https://electrek.co/2020/07/29/gmc-hummer-electric-pickup-new-pictures-features/


Perseverance launches to Mars - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcd7ePJ6nf8

https://youtu.be/UEO77UEFGT4

https://twitter.com/torybruno/status/1288886632502956033?s=20


SN-5 Scrubs again and again and again and again - https://youtu.be/gNlS-mgyJAE

https://youtu.be/g-rVsUWJtmU

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1287926090715947009?s=20


DM-2 will return home this weekend - https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1288567576210145288?s=20


Virgin Galactic cabin reveal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC286Dnq4M4

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Jul 31 2020

1hr 25mins

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Neuralink will stream music straight to your brain, Tesla takes of Texas, and the Summer of Mars - Ep 94

Jul 24 2020

1hr 47mins

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SpaceX Starlink Hardware Leaked, Tesla S/X Get V3 Charging, and Sciencist Sequence the X-Chromosome - Ep 93

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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about news on Starlink internet, Model S+X getting V3 charging, and the scientific breakthrough in chromosome sequencing!




Read more from the articles we referenced: 


Starlink Terminal Leaked - https://twitter.com/flcnhvy/status/1283140198621224975?s=21


S/X get 250kW charging - https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-x-250kw-v3-supercharging/


Twitter Hack - https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/15/21326200/elon-musk-bill-gates-twitter-hack-bitcoin-scam-compromised


Model 3 Depreciation (nonsense) - https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-does-not-depreciate-study/


Giga Berlin Render - https://cleantechnica.com/2020/07/15/elon-musk-shares-pic-fun-notes-on-tesla-giga-berlin/


A minotaur IV launches for NROL-129 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR2Nub7RS_o

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minotaur_IV


Solar orbiter images / update - https://youtu.be/WyrgJfPo4dg

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/solar-orbiter-returns-first-data-snaps-closest-pictures-of-the-sun


Why Don't They Just Reconfigure Starship - https://twitter.com/eddy85br/status/1282346917310201857?s=20


Scientists Sequence X-Chromosome - https://phys.org/news/2020-07-scientists-human-chromosome.html?fbclid=IwAR2LOvNJhjnRJAOOyGeMl_2FW8cK4T35tdw5RoSrfInfgrGaNZbO_iG5V48


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Jul 17 2020

1hr 56mins

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Rocket Lab's Unlucky 13th Launch, Green Moon Goo Explained, Lucid's plan to take over USA - Ep 92

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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Rocket Lab's failed Electron Launch, The no-longer mysterious green Moon goo, and Lucid's plan to develop a sales and service network in the US.





Read more from the articles we referenced: 


Elon Says FSD is close - https://electrek.co/2020/07/09/tesla-tsla-elon-musk-level-5-autonomy-complete/


Lucid Service Network - https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1128777_lucid-nationwide-service-air-electric-car-20-stores-open-by-late-2021


Canoo Electric Van - https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1128759_jay-leno-drives-canoo-s-subscription-only-electric-van


Green Moon Goo Explained - https://www.cnet.com/news/weird-green-gel-like-substance-found-on-the-moon-finally-identified/


Shrimpy Energy Storage - https://cleantechnica.com/2020/07/08/tiny-little-shrimp-could-spark-huge-energy-storage-breakthrough/


Rocket Lab has their first operational failure - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZcZoDFYjXc

https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-mission-fails-to-reach-orbit/

(Scott's video) - https://youtu.be/ayYgPdk0VVc?t=330


High Bay getting built quick! - https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1280861327955804161?s=20

https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1280569392527540226?s=20


Isreal launches a rocket backwards - https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/07/06/israel-successfully-places-surveillance-satellite-into-orbit/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMUMERLjLAs&feature=youtu.be


Liquid Batteries - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSawQl8Lf1Y

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Jul 10 2020

1hr 38mins

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Tesla Crushes Q2, NASA SLS Explodes, Spooky Quantum Movements - Ep 91

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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Tesla's production numbers, SLS progress, and creepy quantum popcorn





Read more from the articles we referenced: 


Nikola takes Pre-Orders for Electric Pickup- https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a33001530/nikola-badger-deposits-electric-pickup/


Tesla Q2 Deliveries Win - https://ir.tesla.com/news-releases/news-release-details/tesla-q2-2020-vehicle-production-deliveries


Spooky Quantum Effects - https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/quantum-human-scale-ligo-mit-nature-a9596056.html


Blue Origin Delivers the first BE4 for ULA's Vulcan - https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1278381463168184321?s=20


Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy do an EVA to replace batteries - https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/07/01/iss-eva-66/


SLS updates - https://twitter.com/NASA_SLS/status/1276288677992431616

https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/nasa-checks-out-sls-core-stage-avionics-for-artemis-I-mission.html

https://twitter.com/NASAGroundSys/status/1275791929045848064?s=20


SpaceX Starship SN5 passes cryo-test -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXz45d3brgA&feature=youtu.be

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Jul 03 2020

1hr 41mins

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NASA Goes Subortibal, Black Hole Energy Experiments, and Tesla S/X Get V3 Charging - Ep 90

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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about NASA's suborbital flights, black hole energy experiments, and Tesla Model S and X possibly getting V3 Charging capability





Read more from the articles we referenced: 


Model S/X V3 Charging? - https://electrek.co/2019/03/18/tesla-model-s-x-charge-rate-reverting/

SN-5 Rolls out - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1276058326954938368

SN7 Test till Failure - https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1275468471728590850?s=20

SN5 rolls out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqrFVFQ5UK4&feature=youtu.be

NASA HQ gets Renamed - https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-names-headquarters-after-hidden-figure-mary-w-jackson

NASA Flies Suborbital - https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-developing-a-plan-to-fly-personnel-on-suborbital-spacecraft

Boring Company Las Vegas Loop - https://www.reddit.com/r/BoringCompany/comments/hfdqi6/lvcva_loop_stations_detailed_plans/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

Black Hole Energy - https://phys.org/news/2020-06-year-old-theory-alien-civilization-exploit.amp

Tesla Whopper Stop - https://electrek.co/2020/06/25/tesla-autopilot-confuses-burger-king-stop-signs-ad-campaign/

R1T is Bad Ass - https://electrek.co/2020/06/25/rivian-r1t-electric-pickup-stress-tested-desert-video/

Why Don't They Just make space-only Starships - https://twitter.com/JochenHormes/status/1274697895850237955

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Jun 26 2020

1hr 48mins

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CRISPR Starts Treating People, Tesla Crosses 400mi Range, and Starship Sea Launches - Ep 89

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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about 3 successful treatments by CRISPR, Tesla's Model S increased range and decreased pricing, and possible sea launches for Starship




Read more from the articles we referenced: 


CRIPSR News - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2246020-three-people-with-inherited-diseases-successfully-treated-with-crispr/


Model S 400mi and Price Drop https://www.tesla.com/blog/model-s-long-range-plus-building-first-400-mile-electric-vehicle


Model S Pricing - https://www.tesla.com/models/design#battery


Starship SN-7 gets tested - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1272651781630095360?s=20


https://twitter.com/LabPadre/status/1272655480968667137?s=20


Floating launch pad for Starship - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1272972228326379520?s=20


SN5 and SN6 are in the high bay at BC - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjDYKdrpLqs

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Jun 19 2020

1hr 39mins

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NASA DM2 Mission Updates, Tesla Semi v Nikola Badger, New Exotic Matter on ISS - Ep 88

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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the status of the Demo-2 mission astronauts, another electric pickup truck, and quantum matter on the ISS

Read more from the articles we referenced:

5th State of Matter - https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24632862-300-exotic-fifth-state-of-matter-made-on-the-international-space-station/

Tesla Semi Coming Soon - https://www.engadget.com/tesla-semi-elon-musk-volume-production-153933911.html

Nikola Badger - https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a32803267/nikola-fuel-cell-badger-pickup-preorders-announced/

Nikola Semi - https://nikolamotor.com/motor

Elon talks about why CH4 is better than Hydrogen - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1270775787969368064?s=20

SpaceX shares gorgeous fairing footage - https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1270466922459459590?s=20

NASA + Private Space Companies - https://twitter.com/JimBridenstine/status/1270055378613612545

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Jun 12 2020

1hr 33mins

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Tesla Giga Berlin Progress, NASA + SpaceX Making Headlines, Quantum Computer Breakthrough - Ep 87

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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the progress on Tesla Gigafactory Berlin, NASA Demo-2 Mission, SpaceX Starship SN4 Exploding, and a Major Breakthrough in Quantum Computing

Read more from the articles we referenced:

Updates on how Starlink won't ruin the night sky - https://www.spacex.com/updates/starlink-update-04-28-2020/

Hot Qubits - https://singularityhub.com/2020/04/20/new-hot-qubits-let-quantum-computers-run-15x-warmer-than-before/

Starlink launches and lands 5 times - https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1268355982221914112?s=20

We see how Starlink deploys! https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1268357746455457792?s=20

Starship SN4 blows up - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIh4aLX3cZQ

Tesla China Model Y - https://electrek.co/2020/06/04/tesla-model-y-configurator-china-orders/

Giga Berlin - https://electrek.co/2020/06/01/tesla-breaks-ground-foundation-gigafactory-berlin-machinery/

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Jun 05 2020

1hr 32mins

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