Infection (Ch. 27) – Bionic Bug Podcast Episode 027

https://media.blubrry.com/bionic_bug_podcast/p/natashabajema.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Bionic-Bug-Episode-27.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:33 — 12.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreHey everyone, welcome back to Bionic Bug podcast! You’re listening to episode 27. This is your host Natasha Bajema, fiction author, futurist, and national security expert. I’m recording this episode on October 21, 2018. I’m excited to deliver a bonus episode this week. There’s been so many interesting tech headlines lately, I couldn’t resist sharing more. Especially since recent headlines have featured technologies I use in my fiction novels. I’m thrilled to announce that Project Read more…

The Drone Show (Ch. 3) – Bionic Bug Podcast Episode 003

https://media.blubrry.com/bionic_bug_podcast/p/natashabajema.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Bionic-Bug-Podcast-Episode-3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:51 — 23.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreWelcome to episode number 3 of the Bionic Bug podcast. Before we get started, a quick reminder. The views expressed on this podcast are my own and do not reflect the official policy or position of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government. First off, I have a personal update. This past week, I hosted my first-ever book launch party and book signing for Bionic Bug at Wicked Bloom, a cool Read more…

3D Printing: Enabler of Mass Destruction?

By Natasha E. Bajema, Ph.D. Imagine you are spending an evening at your favorite steakhouse in the year 2035. When you place an order for a steak, the waiter asks politely: “And how would you like your steak printed?” You might think you’ve found yourself in an episode of the 1960s space-age animated sitcom The Jetsons. But this is where the kitchen of the future may be heading courtesy of additive manufacturing. Over the past couple years, a little known company called Modern Meadow has been quietly developing techniques for “printing” living tissue such as leather and meat rather than Read more…

It’s Called a “Laser”

In the 1997 action-comedy film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Dr. Evil is trying to come up with an evil plan to blackmail the world. In his second attempt at a viable plan, he explains to his minions that he had developed a weather-changing machine in the 1960s, which was in essence a sophisticated heat beam he called a “laser”. He hand signs quotation marks to call out the term “laser” indicating that the technology was not well known at the time, and no one really should know what a “laser” is. Dr. Evil has just been de-thawed after being cryogenically Read more…