Flash Forward

Flash Forward is a show about possible (and not so possible) future scenarios. What would the warranty on a sex robot look like? How would diplomacy work if we couldn’t lie? Could there ever be a fecal transplant black market? (Complicated, it wouldn’t, and yes, respectively, in case you’re curious.) Hosted and produced by award winning science journalist Rose Eveleth, each episode combines audio drama and journalism to go deep on potential tomorrows, and uncovers what those futures might really be like. The future is going to be weird, so let's get ready for it together.

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Doomsday 2000/2038/2100


Today we travel to a future where software engineers didn’t actually fix any of the Y2K bugs. What would have happened if we had ignored the problem? What lessons does Y2K have for us, and why are people worried about 2038 and 2100?  

Guests:

  • Peter de Jager — author of “Doomsday 2000” and Y2K town crier. 
  • Dr. Andy Michael — geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Science Center
  • John Feminella — software engineer at ThoughtWorks
  • Dr. Sara K. McBride — emergency management specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey


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Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. 

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 2020-04-14  51m