With George Noory
Live Nightly 1am - 5am EST / 10pm - 2am PST
Shows

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider to stream or download new and past shows!
Advertisement

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider to stream or download new and past shows!
Advertisement

Last Show Recap

New Technolgy & Geopolitics

Filling in for George Noory, guest host Jimmy Church (email) was joined for the entire 4-hour program by former hacker Gregg Housh, who discussed the secret world of hackers and hacktivism, as well as his key role in the hacker collective Anonymous.

Upcoming Shows

Sat 07-30  Dark Side of Bigfoot Sat 07-30  Art Bell: Somewhere in Time Sun 07-31  Strange Disappearances of Hunters Mon 08-01  American Shootings/ The Paranormal Brain Tue 08-02  Money Mafia/ Midweek Open Lines Wed 08-03  Patty Hearst Conspiracy/ Science of Death Thu 08-04  Life & Technology of David Adair/ Harnessing the Subconscious Fri 08-05  TBA/ Open Lines

CoastZone

Sign up for our free CoastZone e-newsletter to receive exclusive daily articles.

New Technolgy & Geopolitics

Show Archive
Date: Wednesday - February 6, 2008
Host: George Noory
Guests: Charles Ostman

Appearing during the first three hours, 'Historian of the future' Charles Ostman discussed coming technologies and how they affect geopolitics. An important growth area will be zero gravity environments in space, which can be used to manufacture materials such as crystallized proteins, and specific molecular structures, he detailed. Yet, he warned that Russia, China and India have formed an alliance to collaborate on their space programs, which could put America at a disadvantage.

The damaged U.S. economy could be bolstered through the development of green technologies, nanotechnology and synthetic biology, he argued. For example, a process called "bio remediation" uses modified microbes and biological agents to neutralize toxic dump sites-- materials might even be harvested from such sites for a profit, said Ostman.

He also addressed the subject of junk DNA (sequences of the genome which have no known functions). This "junk" could be the footprint of an intelligent species that tinkered with human DNA at some point in the distant past-- and this genetic material might be activated as the human race evolves, he hypothesized. Ostman will be a featured presenter at the ExtraOrdinary Technology Conference in Albuquerque this summer.

The last hour of the show featured Open Lines, with callers making predictions for the 'Year of the Rat.'

Bumper Music

Bumper music from Wednesday February 06, 2008

  • Layla
    Derek & The Dominos
  • Layla
    Derek & the Dominos
  • Suzie Q
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
Advertisement