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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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Best ever

By Ilikepodcastsbegood - Sep 02 2019
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I LOVE this podcast they talk about such interesting stuff ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Amazing Podcast

By Matrick13 - Jul 21 2019
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Wait, so who gave this podcast less than 5 stars?

iTunes Ratings

194 Ratings
Average Ratings
188
2
0
1
3

Best ever

By Ilikepodcastsbegood - Sep 02 2019
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I LOVE this podcast they talk about such interesting stuff ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Amazing Podcast

By Matrick13 - Jul 21 2019
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Wait, so who gave this podcast less than 5 stars?
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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.

Rank #1: Ep 45 - Tesla Megapack, Full SLS Test, and a New Habitable Planet

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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about the newly announced Tesla Mega Pack, the scheduled full SLS test, and the recently discovered habitable planet.
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Astronomers have discovered a potentially habitable world just 31 light-years away, thanks to NASA's planet-hunting telescope: https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-tess-telescope-habitable-world-31-light-years-away-2019-7

LightSail 2 Spacecraft Successfully Demonstrates Flight by Light: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/lightsail-2-successful-flight-by-light.html

Introducing Megapack: Utility-Scale Energy Storage: https://www.tesla.com/blog/introducing-megapack-utility-scale-energy-storage

Tesla Megapack: https://www.tesla.com/megapack

SLS will do a full test run and TRY and stay on schedule: https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/07/27/nasa-opts-to-go-ahead-with-full-duration-sls-core-stage-test-firing/

Chinese Rocket adds grid fins: https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/07/26/china-launches-three-military-satellites-tests-new-rocket-steering-fins/

NASA awards a lot of Artemis Contracts: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-announces-us-industry-partnerships-to-advance-moon-mars-technology

StarHopper hopped: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZTybL6Dzz4&t=38s

Electric Ford F-150: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au3U72CX74I

Why don't they just: https://twitter.com/WitMilos/status/1155786732715094016

Aug 02 2019
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #2: Ep 46 - Re-useable Electron, Tesla Full Self-Driving, and NASA Harvests Protein

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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Rocket Lab’s new re-useable Electron, Tesla’s Full Self Driving mode, and NASA’s new way to harvest protein from thin air
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SpaceX almost threw away an entire rocket, but didn't - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1158968745227780096?s=20

Should You Upgrade to Full Self-Driving? https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradtempleton/2019/07/31/your-guide-to-deciding-if-tesla-full-self-driving-is-worth-buying-today/#1cd9d6931102

Elon Tweeting about B - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1157953453341270016

Jay Leno on Tesla - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cfFesv_npA

Rocket Lab is going reusable! - https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-announces-reusability-plans-for-electron-rocket/

Beautiful Atlas V launch - https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/08/08/photos-atlas-5-paints-the-sky-with-spectacular-sunrise-launch/

NASA worked out how to make food out of thin air - and it could feed billions - https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/08/nasas-idea-for-making-food-from-thin-air-just-became-a-reality-it-could-feed-billions/

Aug 09 2019
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #3: Ep 43 - Elon's brain computers, Tesla updates pricing again, and StarHoppers static fire

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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Elon Musk’s Neuralink, Tesla’s updated pricing, and StarHopper catches fire…kinda

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StarHopper Test - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKyZ_7ZjabU

Apollo 50th anniversary- https://twitter.com/NASAKennedy/status/1151608549551857664?s=20

Tesla Updates Pricing - https://electrek.co/2019/07/15/tesla-updates-pricing-options-model-s-x-3/

Why don't they just - "Why don't they just create estate/combi version of Model 3/S instead of making SUVs? I bet it would be much cheaper to make "Model 3 Estate" instead of Model Y. Is the market really that small? At least in Europe wast majority of company fleet cars are estates, so they would love those. And I mean ... it wouldn't look that bad, would it? “ - Tom Vaisar

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/593582380770525202/595557351558217737/Model_3_Combi.png

Jul 19 2019
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #4: Ep 44 - Lightsail 2 Success, Starhopper Failure, Tesla Q2 Earnings

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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Lightsail 2 successful deployment, Starhoppers continued trouble, and Tesla’s Q2 financial results
Links:

LightSail 2 Successfully Deploys Solar Sail: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/ls2-deploys-sail.html

Tesla Second Quarter 2019 Update: https://ir.tesla.com/static-files/1e70a30c-20a7-48b3-a1f6-696a7c517959

India launches robotic mission to land on the moon: https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/07/22/india-launches-robotic-mission-to-land-on-the-moon/

Photos: Soyuz crew blasts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome: https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/07/22/photos-soyuz-crew-blasts-off-from-baikonur-cosmodrome/

SpaceX's StarHopper Abort (slow motion 4K):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRBxILw04IE&feature=youtu.be


Jul 26 2019
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #5: Ep 42 - Arianespace Vega launch failure, Model S name Motor Trend car of the year, and interview with Launch Pad Astronomy

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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Arianespace’s launch failure with the Vega rocket, a 6 year old Model S was name Motor Trend Car of the Year, and Joe interviews Christian from Launch Pad Astronomy
Links:

Tesla Model S Beats Chevy, Toyota, And Cadillac For Ultimate Car Of The Year Honors: https://www.motortrend.com/news/2013-tesla-model-s-beats-chevy-toyota-cadillac-ultimate-car-of-the-year/#2013-tesla-model-s-1

Tesla Readies Production Boost, Flags Return to Hiring Mode: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-10/tesla-tells-staff-it-s-preparing-to-lift-output-at-fremont-plant

Elon Musk: Tesla is not going to ‘refresh’ Model S and Model X, only ‘minor changes’ coming: https://electrek.co/2019/07/09/tesla-not-refresh-model-s-x-minor-changes-elon-musk/

UAE military satellite lost in Vega launch failure: https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/07/11/uae-military-satellite-lost-in-vega-launch-failure/

Why Don’t They Just: https://twitter.com/JohnLennox98/status/1148746192739872768

Jul 12 2019
1 hour 25 mins
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