Insights Into Tomorrow: Episode 7 “Deadly Force”

In the wake of the death of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks and so many other minorities at the hands of police we take a look at the concept of deadly force. We’ll explore what deadly force is by looking at the legal standard for deadly force. We will explore the authority invested in police to use force, when that use of force can be escalated and the rules around how and when police can use force.

We’ll examine the Use of Force Continuum and explore the lack of a centralized set of standards for police within the United States and how that in combination with varying local laws can lead to abuse of police authority. We’ll explore the inconsistent and decentralized training of police throughout the country. We will examine laws that have been on the books for years that were designed to shield rogue elements of the police force from public scrutiny.

We have a broken system of law enforcement in this country today that is resulting in deadly outcomes far more frequently then it should. We’ll explore some of these break downs in the system and we’ll also look at changes that are happening now thanks to the sacrifices of individuals like Eric Garner, George Floyd, Rayshard Books and many more. A change is need, and a change is happening now with more reforms and consequences to come.

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Insights Into Tomorrow: Episode 6 “Artificial Intelligence”

Is Artificial Intelligence the future of human development or the potential downfall of human civilization?

What is the state of Artificial Intelligence today?

What are the pro’s and con’s of artificial intelligence?

We address these and many other questions in this episode of Insights Into Tomorrow. We’ll take a look at the four different levels of Artificial Intelligence and where today’s rudimentary AI has the potential of going.

Then we’ll ask the tough questions about AI. Should we allow AI to develop self awareness? Should AI be able to make life and death decisions? Will AI rob humans of jobs and safety.

There are a lot of questions and a lot of concerns about AI that need to be asked and answered before we get too far down the rabbit hole and reach a point of no return.

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Insights Into Tomorrow: Episode 5 “SETI”

What is the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, when did it start, is it worth what it costs and what happens if we find something?

We’ll investigate these questions in this edition of the podcast while also looking at a history of SETI, radio astronomy and how academics, enthusiasts and the cold war drive America’s efforts with SETI. We’ll ponder the philosophical question of whether there is intelligent life in the universe and we’ll talk about the Drake Equation and how many of it’s guesswork variables are quickly forming up to be factual estimates based on current findings in our understanding of the universe.

We will also take a look at the costs of SETI, it’s research and the bureaucracy that it depends on. We’ll explore the benefits that we’ve seen from the efforts of people like Carl Sagan and Paul Alan to deepen our understanding of life in the universe. And we’ll ask you the audience to decide if the investments have been worth the benefits.

In our final segment we’ll talk about the various scenarios facing the human race should we encounter other intelligent life. We’ll it be a peaceful and beneficial first contact like that depicted on Star Trek. Or do we face an apocalyptic Independence Day style catastrophic first contact? Are we as a civilization even ready for first contact and what impact could it have on us as a species?

We’ll explore all this and more on this episode of Insights Into Tomorrow!

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Insights Into Tomorrow: Episode 4 "Outbreak"

Coronavirus, the latest pandemic spreading across the world, is this a sign of the end of times? In this episode we look at what the coronavirus is and the impact it’s having on the world at large. We also look at past pandemics that have scared the world into thinking the end was near and the impact they have had on how we react to the spread of disease and the evolution of medical technology to cope with unimaginable numbers of victims of these afflictions.

We’ll examine what the future holds when the next great pandemic strikes. What can we do to come together and pool our resources to prevent these outbreaks from becoming so widespread and how to humanely treat those stricken by them. Another insightful look at a major issue with far reaching consequences.

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Insights Into Tomorrow: Episode 3 “Battleground Iran”

This week’s episode is ripped from the headlines as we explore the rising tensions between the United States and Iran. We look back at nearly a century of history between the two nations and what brought us to the current brink of war that exist between the two countries. We’ll explore the current relationship not only between the United States and Iran but also how that relationship is influencing the United State’s position around the world with both it’s allies and adversaries. Then we’ll take a look at the various scenarios laid out before us and speculate on the direction that the current conflict will go, the impact on future administrations and the overall stability in the region.

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Insights Into Tomorrow: Episode 2 “Video Game Monetization”

We take a deep dive into the effect but sometimes controversial monetization strategies of videos games. We’ll look at the various types of monetization outlets, strategies and pro’s and con’s of each methodology. We’ll also take a briefly look at the history of video games and how they’ve traditionally been monetized in the past before we look at today’s modern crop of video games and how developers are making money on them.

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