Steve Hammons was born and raised in the Cincinnati, Ohio, region. He has worked as a researcher, journalist, instructor, counselor, juvenile probation peace officer and public safety urgent response specialist. He graduated from Ohio University with studies in communication (journalism focus) and health education (psychology focus). In his two novels, MISSION INTO LIGHT and the sequel LIGHT'S HAND, a San Diego-based joint-service military and intelligence team of ten women and men research emerging special topics. This "Joint Reconnaissance Study Group" follows paths of discovery to help create a better world.
George Knapp was joined by author Mark Pilkington, who revealed the long history of parallels between UFOria and espionage, psychological warfare and advanced military technology. During the first hour, journalist Steve Hammons talked about the recent UFO sightings near Tucson, Arizona. ... More »Host: George Knapp
Roboticist Daniel H. Wilson returned to the program to talk about the current state of robotics and how robots could be used to battle zombies, invading aliens, werewolves, and ninjas. He detailed the latest evolution in robots that are in the marketplace today, like the Roomba vacuum and automated lawnmowers. According to Wilson, one of the keys to advancements in these "consumer robots" is the ability to have an "emergency stop," both to act as a human override and to assure consumers of safety. He also noted the increasing trend of people being forced to "structure their environment" to accommodate the robots working around them. Wilson talked about some hypothetical or off-kilter uses for robots, as detailed in his latest book How to Build a Robot Army. One such scenario was a zombie outbreak, where he suggested that robots would be ideal since they are immune to becoming zombies, but must also be liquid-proof so that they can destroy their undead attackers. He said th ... More »Host: Ian Punnett