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Future Break Podcast

Peder Aadahl & Sergei Sushchik

Technology has been a passion for both of us. We quickly found that out once we started working together. Lunch breaks became an assembly of ideas. We discussed not only emerging technology but how we got to this point in time in the first place. On ...Show More

34:54 | Sep 13th, 2018

Serge and I take some time to reflect on what all has been given to us and share some bittersweet news....

56:24 | Aug 30th, 2018

Forget the flying car dreams from the 60's. In today's episode, we talk about what cities are doing to become smarter - and how this may affect our convenience and privacy. Things We Discussed - What LA and Mecca are doing to become smarter with t...Show More

58:56 | Aug 16th, 2018

We live in a world where advertising is pervasive. You just can't escape from it. So how did we get here and what does the future hold? Check out our conversation. Things We Discussed - Current state of advertising - Methods used in advertisi...Show More

55:45 | Aug 2nd, 2018

So Electronic Voting.... what does that look like? Serge and I did into this from two different perspectives. We discuss the pros and cons. Find out more in this week's episode. We're excited to be a part of The Podglomerate network. Find your next...Show More

59:11 | Jul 19th, 2018

You've probably seen the unbelievable videos of Boston Dynamics' robots running, jumping, and even doing back flips! But what does this mean for humanity? Will these robots doom us as a species or help us in unimaginable ways?  Find out more in this ...Show More

55:30 | Jul 6th, 2018

Elon Musk is probably the most interesting man in the world. The number of ideas, dreams, and visions that he has is staggering – and hard to keep up with. Follow along as we talk about who he is and why he's so important for our time. Things we di...Show More

56:37 | Jun 21st, 2018

Hey Future breakers! In today's episode we revisit China's social credit scoring system and the details of what is currently known about it. Just imagine if your behavior of playing video games to buying diapers affected your "score" in society. ...Show More

37:28 | Jun 12th, 2018

Hey Future breakers! We've got a bonus episode out today. In our first-ever interview, we chat with Sarah Kessler about the Gig Economy. Check out our conversation. Also, Sarah is releasing her book "Gigged: The end of the Job and the Future of Work"...Show More

1:03:13 | Jun 7th, 2018

Every apple fan's favorite day has come and gone and we're here to give you a recap of the awesome new things announced. Things We Discussed - iOS 12 features - This WWDC felt different - in a good way - Dark Mode on Mac OS - Screen time contro...Show More

48:20 | May 24th, 2018

We are prepping for some new content and spending some time celebrating Memorial Day here in the states, but we wanted to republish this episode as we will be building off of it on our next podcast. Cheers! Peder & Serge Imagine living in a wo...Show More

55:30 | May 10th, 2018

This year's Google I/O did not disappoint. From auto-complete in Gmail to Android P, we talk about some of our favorite features that were announced. Things We Discussed - Google's Waymo get's some serious upgrades - Google Photos have AI actions...Show More

58:58 | Apr 26th, 2018

This is our trashiest episode yet! (sorry, not sorry). Garbage is not something we normally think about but's it's a bigger problem than you may think. On this episode, we talk about some of the issues and solutions for the waste problem. Things We...Show More

52:28 | Apr 12th, 2018

A shift in the way you watch TV has happened. Traditional TV is dead, right? Follow along in this conversation as we discuss the "new media" and what's in store for the future. Things We Discussed - Livestreaming is all growing - Esports and how ...Show More

1:03:58 | Mar 29th, 2018

As you've probably heard, Facebook is not having the best few weeks right now. In this episode, we dive into what happened with the Cambridge Analytica scandal and talk privacy in general. Things We Discussed - What actually happened? - At Face...Show More

54:54 | Mar 14th, 2018

Forget the flying car dreams from the 60's. In today's episode, we talk about what cities are doing to become smarter - and how this may affect our convenience and privacy. Things We Discussed - What LA and Mecca are doing to become smarter with t...Show More

52:06 | Feb 28th, 2018

The exponential rise of AI is here. We are already seeing AI used in many common applications and devices. But there is no doubt a dark side. In this episode, we walk down a dimly lit rabbit hole. Things We Discussed - The Malicious Use of AI Repo...Show More

1:02:10 | Feb 14th, 2018

As technology and automation in particular continues to evolve, there is no doubt that certain industries will be disrupted. Some say that the answer to a jobless society is Universal Basic Income. In this episode, we talk Automation and UBI. Thing...Show More

47:45 | Jan 31st, 2018

CRISPR is one of the biggest scientific discoveries you might not have heard about. In this episode we break down what exactly is this new technology and how it will ultimately impact humanity. Things We Discussed - How does CRISPR Work? - Who ...Show More

50:12 | Jan 17th, 2018

As Shakespeare once said, "Can one desire too much of a good thing?" While Social Media has been beneficial to society in many ways, is there a darker, more malevolent side? On this episode, we become the judges of that. Things We Discussed - ...Show More

52:08 | Jan 3rd, 2018

The New Year is upon us and that means new things – lots of new things. In this episode, we predict how some of this new tech will change our world – for better or worse. Things We Discussed: - Are universal apps coming to Apple Devices? Build the...Show More

56:41 | Dec 20th, 2017

We made it this far! 2017 was a year of many changes and in this episode, we provide some updates on our favorite stories of the past year. Things We Discussed: - CRISPR is coming to a trial near you in 2018 - The first head swap between cadavers...Show More

48:24 | Dec 6th, 2017

Headlines about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency have exploded recently – and for good reason. In this episode, we discuss our reasons for getting excited about the digital gold rush and some outstanding concerns. Things We Discussed: - The curren...Show More

54:30 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Things We Discussed - Tesla unveiled their electric Semi - The truck achieved a drag coefficient of 0.36 - The Tesla Semi can climb a 5 percent grade with a full load at 65 mph. A conventional truck maxes out at 45 mph - Fully loaded, the Semi ca...Show More

47:15 | Nov 8th, 2017

Imagine living in a world where the government monitors everything you do online and offline, and ranks how "trustworthy" you are. If China has it's way, this will soon be reality... Things We Discussed - China wants to give all its citizens a Soc...Show More

50:50 | Oct 25th, 2017

The Bible talks about "Wars and rumors of Wars"; a fitting statement for today's world. North Korea has nukes, but what would happen if they use them or other advanced weapons? Join the conversation. Things We Discussed Have we fallen prey to “Slip...Show More

56:04 | Oct 4th, 2017

In these days, it's not a matter of if we go to Mars but when. In this episode, we talk about how one company, SpaceX is planning on getting us there. Hold on to your seat. Things We Discussed - Elon Musk introduces the BFR – the most powerful roc...Show More

49:59 | Sep 20th, 2017

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few weeks, the credit bureau Equifax was recently hacked. What's the extent of the hack and what can you do to protect yourself? Check out this episode for more details.  Things We DiscussedEquifax ...Show More

53:13 | Sep 7th, 2017

How does this sound? Take a test and, if you score well enough, you'll be accepted to a school with no teachers, no tests, and little structure - oh yeah, and it's free. Too good to be true? Check out our discussion about the school of the future. Th...Show More

53:24 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Ever wondered what it would be like to unplug from the grid? Is it even possible to remove yourself from the internet? In today's discussion, we head down the rabbit trail for some answers. Things We Discussed - Huge database helped law enforcement f...Show More

54:45 | Aug 10th, 2017

Things We Discussed: - Russia is clamping down on VPN usage in the country - Russia spied on Ukraine military with an Android App - The Stuxnet virus - Russia is trying to localize the internet to crack down on dissent Our intro song is called 'Ro...Show More

54:36 | Jul 26th, 2017

You may have heard of the term Net Neutrality. It's all over the news. But is there a perspective that's not being considered? Find out more as we go deeper into this conversation about the rules of the internet. Things We Discussed - What is Net Neu...Show More

47:15 | Jun 28th, 2017

Apple's World Wide Developer's conference is usually packed with a ton of new announcements - and this year was no different. In fact, we think that some of the things announced are game changers in the same way the original iPhone was. Things We Dis...Show More

47:21 | Jun 1st, 2017

Elon Musk and Tunneling In this episode, we talk about a boring topic or more specifically The Boring Company and Elon Musks vision for future travel underground.   Our intro song is called 'Roses' by Jordan Elgie. Check him out on Soundcloud.

47:58 | May 17th, 2017

Are we entering into a 'Minority Report' type of reality where you can be arrested before committing a crime? With the help of AI, an English town is taking the first steps in that direction. And the rest of us might not be that far behind. Things We...Show More

42:10 | May 3rd, 2017

We've all heard of heart, kidney, and even face transplants. But what about a full head transplant? Our discussion on this topic might just give you a headache... Things We Discussed: - Chinese and Italian surgeons want to perform the first human hea...Show More

55:25 | Mar 29th, 2017

An open an collaborative world is key for continued progress. So why are some technologies so locked down and where is the open source movement heading?  Things We Discussed - American Farmers are hacking their tractors with Ukrainian firmware - Tes...Show More

52:33 | Mar 22nd, 2017

If you grew up before the 2000's, your upbringing most likely doesn't look the same as it does today.  So how does technology impact the way we raise our kids and what does the future look like? Things We Discussed - How our Grandparents grew up - H...Show More

38:35 | Mar 15th, 2017

In a World where change is the only constant, we discuss things that we feel will not change in the near future. Things We Discuss - Tony Robbins' 6 Human Needs: 1. Certainty 2. Uncertainty 3. Love and Connection 4. Significance 5. Growth 6. Co...Show More

48:23 | Mar 8th, 2017

You've probably heard about Bitcoin. On this episode, we talk about the underlying technology that makes Bitcoin possible and what types of applications are around the corner. Things we discussed - WTFB - CIA planned to hack cars to carry out assassi...Show More

05:10 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Hey all we are gearing up for our next episode, but we wanted to share somethings with you in the meantime. First off we have had a significant amount of downloads regarding CRISPR, so we wanted to create a playlist of videos you can watch to educate...Show More

47:17 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Technology changes at the speed of thought and today we'd love to provide some updates on things we've talked about on previous episodes. Cheers! Things we Discussed - Future Break is growing and it's all thanks to you! - AI Predicts Autism in Babie...Show More

55:15 | Feb 15th, 2017

Imagine a world where you can just pull energy from the sky... While we're not quite there (yet), the recent developments in battery tech will ensure that we don't waste the energy if (or when) we get to that point. Things We Discuss - Nikola Tesla's...Show More

46:04 | Feb 8th, 2017

Humans have always had a desire to move faster and faster. It seems like the faster we can more, the smaller the world becomes. On this episode, we talk about some of the modes of transportation that are still catching up and if our need for speed wi...Show More

46:33 | Feb 1st, 2017

CRISPR is one of the biggest scientific discoveries you might not have heard about. In this episode we break down what exactly is this new technology and how it will ultimately impact humanity. Things We Discussed - How does CRISPR Work? - Who owns ...Show More

1:00:28 | Jan 25th, 2017

The AI Revolution is not only here, but it is advancing rather quickly. On this episode, we layout where things are heading for the future for Artificial Intelligence, especially in the area of the medical and automotive industries. If you haven't l...Show More

45:32 | Jan 18th, 2017

The AI Revolution is here. On this episode, we define and provide a historical flashback to the very beginnings of Artificial Intelligence including: - Ancient Greek Robots - Talking Heads - Charles Babbage and Ada Byron's Analytical Engine - Ala...Show More

50:34 | Jan 11th, 2017

If you love tech, CES is the place to be. For this episode, we decided to pick our top 5 products that were announced. Peder's Top Five 1. Smart Washers/Dryers 2. Holograms 3. Hulu Live 4. Amazon Echo Integrations 5. Willow Pump 6. Honorable Me...Show More

41:38 | Jan 4th, 2017

How do you feel about the pop-ups and banner ads that flood the internet? On this episode, we unpack the rising trend of people using ad blockers and explain how they work. We also dive into some of the issues that people have with ads and how enabli...Show More

47:19 | Dec 28th, 2016

Do you ever really "Own" your home? What about the impending Smart Device invasion? On this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of both home ownership and renting - and the whole concept of ownership in general. The idea of renting a home or apartm...Show More

42:27 | Dec 21st, 2016

Cars. Historically, the driving force of America's consumer. Okay Sergei came up with that pun. They are the amazing machines that get us from point A to point B and they currently are being disrupted. With the rise of electric cars and technolog...Show More

29:45 | Dec 14th, 2016

Our first episode. I would like to say this episode was a long time coming, but in all reality, it happened very fast. Sergei thought we should go and record together and so over our lunch break we hopped in my car and made this initial recording. ...Show More