Podcast: Highway to the Fusion Zone

Posted by on October 19th, 2014

Skitched 20110225 175343The boys marvel over Elon’s D. Will autonomous car lanes be the next HOV? When will the majority of the cars on the road be driver-less? Will we see a fusion reactor in five years?

 

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Picks:

Andrew:

Gone Girl, Gotham, and Star Wars Rebels

Justin:

Bojack Horseman

Brian:

Far Cry 3

  • localoca

    So weird because all your picks manage to be really relevant to what I watched/played this past week (except Star Wars Rebels, sorry Andrew).

    I got into Far Cry 3 petty late too, but it’s one of the games I’ve played the most out of this year. I don’t really get into game storylines very often, but did feel like this one did try pretty hard and was interesting in what it was trying to do. I still haven’t finished it. I actually played the Blood Dragon one first – it’s a different animal – buy it if you think you’ll find it funny/amusing because it will live up to that easily, but it’s a very short game (which is fine – Far Cry 3 is all the same gameplay mechanics and a better game).

    I saw one episode of Gotham and was surprised that it wasn’t so bad. It still seems a little too much like any other network cop show (and the Batman window dressing was either hit or miss), but there were some really good aspects. I loved Rome, so I might keep watching it if I have the time.

    I watched the first three episodes of Bojack Horseman, I thought the first was alright, the second was absolutely hilarious, and the third just wasn’t very funny. After hearing you guys talk about it a bit, I think I’ll pick it up again since you sound like you had the same reactions.

    Nothing wrong with cartoon talk! I never got into Family Guy, Adult Swim, or most modern animated shows, but I watch a lot of stuff from the 90s. Every few years I watch the entire run of Mission Hill and I’m never surprised just how good it is. It manages to be really relevant to the time when it aired, but even more so to today. I liked Duckman too, but haven’t seen it since it first aired, and that might have just been 14 year old me.

    Loved the driverless car talk, by the way, it’s just easier to have an opinion about TV. Have you considered the same thing in the airline industry and how that might be the same or different? People are a lot more receptive to the idea of computer aided flying, perhaps because it’s been around for so long.

  • Charles Bamford

    We already have net gain fusion reactions. I understand the desire to not get too excited, but fusion is really just around the corner. http://www.nature.com/news/laser-fusion-experiment-extracts-net-energy-from-fuel-1.14710