The Remote (Ch. 29) – Bionic Bug Podcast Episode 029

https://media.blubrry.com/bionic_bug_podcast/p/natashabajema.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Bionic-Bug-Episode-29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:24 — 23.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreHey everyone, welcome back to Bionic Bug podcast! You’re listening to episode 29. This is your host Natasha Bajema, fiction author, futurist, and national security expert. I’m recording this episode on November 4, 2018. Last week, I was at the United Nations in New York City where I spoke about the digitization of biology at a side event of the UN Security Council Committee on Resolution 1540 hosted by the Bolivian and Swedish missions. I’m Read more…

Biological Attack (Ch. 28) – Bionic Bug Podcast Episode 028

https://media.blubrry.com/bionic_bug_podcast/p/natashabajema.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Bionic-Bug-Episode-28.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:00 — 18.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreHey everyone, welcome back to Bionic Bug podcast! You’re listening to episode 28. This is your host Natasha Bajema, fiction author, futurist, and national security expert. I’m recording this episode on October 28, 2018. First off, I have a personal update. On Tuesday of next week, I’m headed to the United Nations in New York. I’ve been invited to talk about the digitization of biology at a side meeting of the UN Security Council on Read more…

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 Library Book (Ch. 26) – Bionic Bug Podcast Episode 026

https://media.blubrry.com/bionic_bug_podcast/p/natashabajema.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Bionic-Bug-Episode-26.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:02 — 16.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreHey everyone, welcome back to Bionic Bug podcast! You’re listening to episode 26. This is your host Natasha Bajema, fiction author, futurist, and national security expert. I’m recording this episode on October 20, 2018. First off, a quick personal update. Last week, I was unable to record a podcast episode because I was in Austin for a writer mastermind event. I’m still processing everything I learned talking to fellow writers about my fiction and author Read more…

The Bionic Bug (Ch. 6) – Bionic Bug Podcast Episode 006

https://media.blubrry.com/bionic_bug_podcast/p/natashabajema.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Bionic-Bug-Podcast-episdoe-6.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:39 — 23.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreHey everyone, welcome back to Bionic Bug podcast! You’re listening to episode 6. This is your host Natasha Bajema, fiction author, futurist, and national security expert. 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. Professional and personal updates: I just got back from traveling to Destin, 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…

Choose Your Own Fiction Adventure

Have you ever yelled at the screen telling the lead character of a movie not to do something? Have you ever wished that you could advise the director on a better way to end the movie? This is your chance. I’ve started a crowdsourced fiction novel. That means you, the readers, can direct me where you would like go with the story, the characters, etc. How does it work? I will develop the overall book concept, create the main characters and then begin writing scenes. At the end of every scene, I will offer up 2-3 options for readers to choose 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…