Season 1 Episode VI – Synthetic Biology

We present and explore the science and ethics of creating new forms of life.

Synthetic Biology – This broad redefinition and expansion of biotechnology, holds the ultimate goals of being able to design and build engineered biological systems, which could produce energy, food, or to maintain and enhance human health or the environment.

Episode VI features genetic engineer Dr. Drew Endy and microbiologist Andrew Hessel, the author of ‘Forbidden Gates’, Thomas Horn and more – as we prepare for humankind to take over the responsibilities of Creation.
Featured Sources

Fidelity Investments:
Thinking Big with Synthetic Biology
Published on Apr 27, 2012

In this presentation, Fidelity analyst Robert Chan gives an broad introduction to synthetic biology. – “Goats are making silk stronger than steel, and we see opportunity”.

Synthetic Biology Explained
Uploaded on Aug 9, 2011

Written by James Hutson, this source is used as the Intro to Episode VI and throughout – to explain and support the views of other included sources.

Dr. Andrew David Endy Interview by Dr. Quinn Norton
Community Radio

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University, Dr. Endy speaks about the many facets of synthetic biology- the inheritor of genetic engineering.

Thomas Horn interview with ‘Hildi’
First Hour of One Cell One Light with Dr. Hildegarde Staninger
Interview – 12/14/11,

Author Thomas Horn brings to light some astonishing technological developments, which have pushed the frontiers of humanity toward far-reaching morphological transformation that promises in the very near future to redefine what it means to be human.

Andrew Hessel Interview by ‘Socrates’
Singularity 1 on 1
Uploaded on Jan 21, 2011

Hessel is trained in the fields of microbiology and genetics, the risks and benefits of open-source synthetic-biology and the fact that biology is a dual-use technology. Andrew is an advocate of open genetic engineering, believing that the field will increasingly resemble the software industry and give rise to open source,and ‘freemium’ applications, and that it will be spearheaded by younger programmer-entrepreneurs.

Featured Music

Schecter Remix – Judith by A Perfect Circle
Feat. Author of Forbidden Gates – T. R.Horn  -judith

In The End – Linkin Park
US – Acoustic Cover  ?v=W5cOSWGZcXU

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Season 1 Episode V – 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing

We watch our movies in 3D now, there’s talk of 3D TVs hitting our local stores…

What if you could ‘print’ conductive plastics, metals and alloys, food, buildings, weapons and even living tissue for human organs…

A revolutionary emerging methodology and technology, that could up-end the last two centuries of approaches to design and manufacturing with profound geopolitical, economic, social, demographic, environmental, and security implications. We may witness a third stage in the industrial revolution.

Join IMB to explore the exploding phenomenon of printing 3D objects.

Featured Sources –

Sky News Australia Interview with Terry Wohler regarding Additive Manufacturing Technology in Australia and the Factory of the Future Conference

National Academy of Engineering, 2011 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, September 19-21, 2011. Google Talk – Google, Inc.

Independent journalist, James Corbett, appears on the Next News Network to discuss how 3D printing may be able to circumvent whatever gun control legislation the government attempts to enact.

Dr. Phil Reeves is the principal consultant at Econolyst – advises companies in manufacturing and retail on the business benefits of AM/3DP adoption, and technology vendors with their future business & innovation strategy.

Featured Music –

Arjun Kanungo – All I Know [Karnivool]

Arjun is the Founder and Director of a recording facility and rehearsal space and a studio logistics/design/construction company.

Justin Jennings – 3 Libra’s [A Perfect Cricle]

Justin Jennings is a solo artist from the United States.