35 Burst results for "Flash"
Why a Dystopian Future Is Not so Far Away
"Russia i've been spending a fair amount of time recently watching star trek deep space nine which i love because i think it spends more time on the kind of non human characters than the other series like in a recent episode. We learned that this kadarshian. Who'd garrick who lives on. The station has been lending capacity literature to the human dr. Julian share so that he can kind of learn more about that culture and we see him every one of these books except this book comes in the form of like a little like a little stick like the size of a pen kind of like a usb stick. Except i went and looked it up on. The usb stick wasn't invented until five years later that's so cool. It's funny because you've rented like this chicken or egg situation where like star trek has future stuff and then this happens but like also the people who make things like this also love star trek. So you start to wonder like did they wanna make this star trek thing real or iino was star trek just sort of like in that wavelength and ahead of its time in a very smart way. They've also got like what star trek communicators which are very much like cellphones right touchscreens. Where a big star trek thing they all have these like little tablets like way before the ipad came out right and siri. They talk to their computers. We talk back to them you know. Do you want to do something. Funny about the usb flash drives specifically hit me. Please say the their about who actually invented it. But the singaporean company that holds the patent for the thumb drive is cold trek two thousand international bats. Incredible it's funny to remember that cutting edge tech companies are also like run by huge dorks. Who loved the stuff i do. And sometimes that's uncomfortable when you have like surveillance companies named after pailin tier which is the lord of the rings thing all gross.
Alabama Football Players Receive Their 2020 Championship Rings
"Football players have started flashing their national championship rings on Twitter. They include 135 Stones, one for each point scored in the SEC title game and the two playoff victories. I'm
How to Add an Amazon Smart Plug
"Hey terry here with your flash rooting for tuesday. Hope you're doing. Well hope your week is going Fantastically so far. Here's another tip you today. If you're getting a smart plug particularly the amazon. Lexi smart plug. How do you set that up. Well it's very very simple. You go into the lexi app again. Make sure that you have the latest version of the app you click on the more icon in the bottom of the screen. You're going to click on a device and you're gonna see plug you click on plug and then you choose the brand of your plug. It's that simple. You simply follow the instructions and you are good to
Taylor Hall Shows Flashes in his First Game With the Bruins
"Did you think of Taylor Hall? Yeah, I think if you're a few of the problems you have to be encouraged as what you saw home. It's kind of interesting after the game. He saw a few like National people kind of reactive like I guess I forget who was if someone up in Canada that was like, well you saw from a game the Bruins have the works out for them with Kayla Hall like guys not confident really going to build his confidence back up which I mean he's he's admitted that but he needs to build his game back up, but I don't know how he saw anything from it off. They give you like a red flag of like all this guy's really fighting the puck. I mean, it's his first game with the new team hasn't played in ten days. People forget about the guy was literally was on the it was held out of games wage earning a new system. So, you know, I don't know people are expecting him to to score a hat-trick in his first game, but you know, I think he started off a little slow. I think he had to kind of adjust the new life mate said like kind of a bad turn over that kind of that spin around pass it went to a sabre instead of a brewing so like yes a little tentative at at this. But I think it's a game went on he got more comfortable. I think where you really kind of noticed him especially was transition wise very very kind of assertive and smooth to the neutral zone. Got a lot of an easy. Everybody was able to manufacture a lot of pretty clean Zone entries, which is usually been an issue for this team terms of kind of getting that momentum back. So I think especially moving phone number Against maybe more physical teams like the Islanders or the capitals where they really trying to, you know, have you in your Zone? Haven't got like Hall who can't support a guy like McAvoy or a Grizzly look and get the puck-moving. I think it'd be a big a big difference maker in terms of helping out that group. So I think if you're the Bruins as the the first step I think of to be encouraged it wasn't, you know, I don't get the month of drawbacks and people saying that you know, he he look like he was you know out of it or or anything like that like he was shooting off the rust seemed like he was fitting pretty well with Craig Smith and Dave G granted like Craig Smith might be scoring on a newline you put them on right now you guys just on fire so which is good news for the Bruins, right that gives them an actual finish on that line, but I think it's be encouraging. I think maybe that one thing people were concerned about, you know, there's the The Narrative about until hell not playing winning lucky or being a dog because he was on some bootleg teams, but I think his attention to details as the game went on we're pretty good. I mean That could that checking effort to really break up that last chance Buffalo hat and over time, you know, he was engaged on the other end of the ice or the thing is encouraging. So I think for a first step really know how you have to be discouraged by what you saw because the chances were there, right? He wasn't burying them. He supposed to work on a little bit but as a first kind of audition seemed like he did pretty well in that second line.
Too Young to Get Lung Cancer?
"Podcast is about a subject that most people have never considered that young people can be diagnosed with lung cancer. Most people think it's a disease only of older people who smoke every year. A couple of thousand americans younger than forty years old received the stunning news that they have lung cancer. Even though they don't have the usual risk factors for the disease. My first guest hoary would is a wonderful woman an athlete who Has an incredible story to share with you so hori were really grateful to have you here. We love you to tell your amazing story. And why don't you just take it away. Thanks so i was diagnosed at the right. Age of twenty two is about two weeks after college graduation. I'm twenty nine. So it's been almost seven years of treatment but i was a marathon runner. Very healthy did not see it coming. Al didn't run. The family wasn't exposed any crazy chemicals earlier. Anything that would lead to something like this. The way i found out was also kind of odd. The only symptom i had was this small flash in my right eye and i was going in to get my contact prescription renewed. Thought i would just mention that and the doctor did see a small bump behind my eye and he said if it grows. We might be concerned if it doesn't. We're not going to be concerned. So i came back a month later grew. I was then forwarded to specialists in this doctor who didn't like the color of this bump behind my right eye and he was actually the one to have me get a full body pet
The Daunte Wright Protest Continues for a Third Night
"Straight night in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Hundreds of protesters gathered past curfew and some Indian used umbrellas to shield themselves from police flash bangs. Their protest in the death of Dante right was shot by police during a traffic stop. Dozens of people were arrested overnight. That protest comes as a community waits possible charges against the officer who shot right. The Washington County attorney's office is planning to charge Officer Kim Potter today, but it's not clear what she charged with. Daughter says she mistook her gun for a Taser and accidentally shot right. She submitted her resignation later yesterday, But the mayor Brooklyn center, says he has not accepted it. Some are calling for her to be fired and said, saying she's allowed to resign. She would be eligible to collect a pension. Also say she should be charged with murder. Did you not see
Decision Expected on Charges for Cop Who Shot Black Motorist
"I'm Julie Walker prosecutors expect to decide today whether to charge the white former police officer who shot and killed a twenty year old black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday the third night of protests and arrests in Brooklyn center right outside Minneapolis where curfews are in effect the action captured by Katie S. B. officers use flash bangs and gas grenades on hundreds of protesters who threw fireworks outside police headquarters calling for justice for Dante right Kim Porter resigned from the force yesterday along with the police chief who said the twenty six year veteran thought she was using her taser instead fired her weapon on right while the shooting happened in Hennepin county prosecutors referred the case to Washington County a practice county attorneys in the Minneapolis area adopted last year in handling police deadly force I'm Julie Walker
The Rock Seems Serious About Bid for President: ‘I Do Have the Goal to Unite Our Country’
"Yeah, from everything I can tell. Uh, Dwayne the Rock Johnson. Is, uh Just he seems like a straight ahead. Kind of guy. Uh, e. Don't find anything in him too particularly dislike. He seems charming. It seems pretty smart. He's kind of he's kind of outrageously an outlandishly an almost impossibly large, Yeah, especially that in all ways that leg situation just recently. And I mean, even like like his smile when he flashes his smile. It's huge. Uh, but At the same time. I really don't want him to be president of the United States. I just don't think it's a lot of boring smart people to be president. I'm tired of tourists deciding that they can be president. Well. It's it, but now you see he's seriously, I think. Exploring this idea. He's he's gradually getting it into his enormously large cranium. That maybe he could do it that maybe he could become president. And if he could become president? Well, why not? Why not to leave the country like the rock would lead the country? He says. I will do what the American people want. In the preview of an upcoming Sunday Today with Willie Geist interview the 48 year old actor reveals that he's open to running for president. I do have the goal to unite our country, he says. Stop right there. Yeah, it is not your job to unite the country. Dwayne. I also feel that if this is what the people want Then I will do that. People want you to make movies. That's what the people well, I'm afraid I'm afraid, Jeana. That you're wrong that the people might want him to be president. He has just said he could get elected. If you ran, but hey, won't run for a very long time. You won't run until his knees give out because he could make too much money jumping off of buildings and things you know for the movies. Who's not going to say goodbye to that being president. It will be when you know when his legs are bad or something I don't know. I don't know. Carrie. There's the, uh, the the allure of the presidency of being the most powerful man in the world. I can Even if my knees air There are two bad right now. I could serve for 48 years. My knees is still be okay. Could go jump off buildings after that. I don't know. I just It just makes me feel creepy to even the thought of it.
DC Fans Call on Warner Bros. to Make Batman Movie
"Same fans who lobbied for a recent Snyder cut of Justice League have now turned their attention to the bat flag over the weekend Make the black make the bat Fleck movie began trending on Twitter as friends tried to convince the D C you to make a Batman movie starring Justice League's Ben Affleck. Now he has said he's done playing. Crusader after the upcoming flash movie and Warner Brothers has already working on a Batman movie starring Robert Pattinson. So doesn't look like the chances are good.
Protests erupt after police fatally shoot Black man in traffic stop near Minneapolis
"Police outside Minneapolis have shot and killed a black driver. It's led to protests in the city of Brooklyn send not far from where former Minneapolis police officer is on trial for the death of George Floyd in Brooklyn Center in Minnesota, demonstrators clashed with officers jumping on a police SUV and using a concrete block to smash his windows. Later, protesters surrounding police headquarters officers firing flash bangs to disperse the crowd. The violence erupted Sunday where police has shot and killed a man during a traffic stop hours earlier.
‘Nomadland’ Wins Big at BAFTA Awards – Complete List of Winners
"Held on Sunday night in London. As well as best film. It also won best director for Chloe Zhao and best actress for Frances McDormand. The BAFTA voting system had been changed this year after complaints that the awards were doing too little to encourage diversity. Here's our arts correspondent been sent out. E think friends part of an American tradition. My dad used to say what's remembered lives. It was no surprise. Nomad Land took the best film of the bastards. Lots of people expected to do the same at the Oscars. Two weeks from now. It's a powerful investigation of the soul of America, with Frances McDormand, superb in the lead role, and her win as best actress was predictable. There was talk of best actor going to the late Chadwick Boseman instead at 83, Sir Anthony Hopkins took it for the father. I don't know what she's cooking up against me, but she's cooking some of them. What's he talking about? That I'm not leaving my flash British Film Academy worked hard to broaden the electorate for this year's awards. That led to more diversity in the nominees. At least there was a lot of admiration for rocks. A realistic story of black British life. I think you should tell someone about young, long. You wouldn't understand. What's the problem? Talk to me. I don't get it. Don't worry for me. You're not. There's such a beautiful work. You have to leave. Get out get out was nothing contrary to what some expected rocks did not take outstanding British film. Its central character is played by Bucky Back Ray, who'd had no acting experience. Her reaction over zoom as she learned she had been chosen as best newcomer was the highlight of the evening. The winner. Off the E Rising Star award is Vicky Bakley. Ready Weeks is a black British director who took the outstanding debut award for his house. How quickly you forget everything we went through to get.
Indonesia Earthquake Kills at Least 7 People
"Main island of Java yesterday. U. S Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of six. Local officials say At least seven people were killed and hundreds of buildings were damaged. This is the second major disaster in Indonesia in a week. Last Sunday, at least 7 170 people died in landslides and flash floods caused by a tropical cyclone. Thousands of people are still out of their
Alexa's Favorite Things
"Hey terry here with your flash briefing four sunday and today we're going to cover some commands that you can say to lexi now. I realized i think i've been actually switching up the topics that we do on saturdays and sundays. Not your why did that. But yesterday we covered a question today. We're gonna cover commands oftentimes flip. The other way around doesn't matter the point is we're going to cover it up a couple of fun commands today and today is all about favorites. You may have discovered this already but lexi has all kinds of when it comes to favorite things. And i'm just gonna give you a couple of samples of things that you can say you can ask lexi. What is your favorite vegetable. You can ask. Lexi what is your favorite fruit. You could ask lexi. What is your favorite color. You could even ask lexi. What is your favorite day of the week and for each one of those. She has sort of a witty answer. So i would love to hear what questions you have asked lexi. That have gotten some interesting responses when it comes to favorite things
Chicago Weather: Rain Covers The Weekend
"Spring, beginning around Chicago areas and fasting. And so Sunday rain again, But not as often. I still think we'll have good chances through I looks like Saturday. We may see the bulk of it could be heavy at times so we could see you know, over half an inch of rain may be close to an inch in some spots. So good soaking on Saturday and then some residual moisture still on Sunday. What's happening is these systems come in, They get stuck overhead. We call them cut off lows. You may have heard them known as upper Level low, so well. Ah, Cut off low is a weather man's Whoa! Which basically means we're stuck in this pattern for a little bit. So whatever you have happening tends to get kind of backed up and we're gonna be seeing the clouds, the cooler temperatures and some rain. Not just through the weekend, but even as we might possibly lag over into Monday, So okay, then, about the rest of the week, though it looks like it's mid fifties or so, Yeah, I mean, it's going to be a little bit on the cooler side. We were a little bit spoiled earlier this week, getting 80 degrees for the first time. That was wonderful. We'll still get some sunshine here and there, But you know, our temperatures will be cooler. We probably will not hit 80 degrees for a little while here. In fact, we may have trouble getting into the seventies. But, you know, Monday Tuesday will probably get fifties to sixties for most of these days with, you know the cooler temperatures at night as well. Good news is you don't have to run the air conditioners open up a few windows. It's still pretty nice getting fresh air. You know any thunderstorms over the weekend? I like a good thunderstorm. I haven't heard one yet. You know, it's it's always my favorite sleeping weather to hear the slow rumbles of thunder. It just puts me right to bed, especially if you've predicted it right. Yeah, Yes, very satisfying to close your eyes at night like that, But we could definitely see a few rumbles of thunder. Some flashes of lightning. It'll be daytime. Most likely when temperatures are just a little bit warmer. So you may see your here. You know a little bit of that, as we move through Saturday, so possibility?
Across Political Lines, Opinions On Vaccine Passports Are Divided
"Dot com slash smb. Now let's ask a little something to the debate over vaccine passports people keep asking. Should we have them. Should we not the reality. Is that in many places we already do. Here's npr's tovia smith too many. It's a no brainer. Just like passengers are screened before boarding planes for the safety of everyone so too. Should everyone entering a crowded space be checked to ensure their low risk for spreading. Covid if we're going to end this nightmare what we need is information. And if people are making unsafe choices the rest of us to know. Peter wilson musician from phoenix seized vaccine passports as ticket back to normal life. You know you have to vaccinate children to go to school for other things. Were just extending that to adults to keep everybody safe. This is your ticket to freedom san at the union pharmacy just outside boston. A pharmacist intern. Hands a proof of vaccination card to linda samantha Thank you so much. It's a low tech version of the digital vaccine passport that could become ubiquitous new york state's. Excelsior pass already allows residents to flash code from their phones to earn their way into anything from a broadway show or a gym to a private wedding. Samantha says she would be more apt to go places that are making sure everyone's vaccinated. I know it's awkward. But they're not asking for their life story just trying to keep people safe and trying to also keep their business so think. It's a win win indeed. Many businesses are already
Zoom Meetings on Echo Show 10
"Hey how you doing terry here with your flash briefing and today i want to give you a little tip if you have one of those echo show tens you know the new ones that can turn to face you well. There is now an integration with zoom. So if you have zoom on a calendar entry and then it comes to that time for your meeting and you simply say lexi opened my zoom meeting it will automatically log in and then it will follow you if you move around the room now. If you don't have it on your counter and you say that command to get into a zoo meeting then it will ask you for the meeting. Ide- and for the password. But i think that's pretty cool a great a great integration. And if you use zoom and you've got an echo show ten you'd probably like to use this or give it a try anyway so again you can just say lexi join my meeting or lexi join my zoom meeting and away you go.
Flooding, Landslides in Indonesia and East Timor Kill More Than 133 People
"From my powerful Psychlo Tropical cyclone is hindering rescue efforts across Southeast Asia Today, the storm has claimed the lives of at least 133 people in Indonesia and east team or Heavy rains triggered landslides and flash floods, which uprooted trees and destroyed homes. Thousands of people were displaced. We'll have it. Everything is gone. We only managed to salvage whatever we could save compared to the possessions. Our lives are more important. If we save the items, we might die. It's better we save ourselves. The storm is expected to linger a few more days before moving toward Australia.
UN agencies support response in wake of deadly floods in Timor-Leste
"Un agencies t more less committed on monday to do all. They can to support response efforts. After torrential rains triggered landslides and flash flooding in the capital dili and other parts of the country in addition to wreaking havoc on homes buildings and critical infrastructure communication networks and electricity's are set to be disrupted in some of the worst affected areas the un resident coordinator in timor. Lest roy trivedi expressed his deep concern especially for the women and children who are often most affected by natural disasters and of thou to work with the authorities to mobilise all possible resources to support the response. Meanwhile the un world food program country director dodging the l. said that the priority right now is to continue evacuating and relocating families. Most affected
"flash" Discussed on Flash Forward
"And You know a lot smarter than sometimes we get the past credit for it so I hope you in. The future are also doing weird smart bizarre things that mean the past have not even possibly imagined like that is the beauty and the complexity of the history of humanity so hello from one part of it to another part of it in fifty years. I hope that time has held. More gently stopped the rushing. Stop the overwhelming noise return to our dental state. My hope for for fifty years from now is that people won't want to hold onto power as much as they do now. I hope you exist and if you do I hope the entrenched opposition to the people trying to build a less crow world have been overthrown or otherwise destroyed. I hope that Cova nineteen is only a story you hear from your grandparents. My hope is that society will be more open to sharing power sharing thoughts and ideas because they will have seen what people in this current age have gone through. Maybe by fifty years from now we'll have learned that every time we lose one of these things where losing two we hope that knowledge is free inaccessible institutions. Stealing ideas enslaving. Their workforce are brought down. That nobody's are treated as disposable what I hope for the continent of Africa and my Country. Europaea is that fifteen years from now. We embrace both our identities are languages and science and technology. I hope that you're listening to this at a time where he can talk freely about your emotions your thoughts and your struggles with no stigma attached. That communal knowledge is recognized for the power that it has and that it is prioritized hoping that fifty years from now. You're looking at the lessons that we've been trying to learn the previous fifty years fifty years before that in the fifty years before that you thinking about them as places where we had good intentions but had not yet reached meaningful execution hoping that you built on that as much as possible in fifty years I hope to see a world the now living in old age heart and soul and a soft and hard living the gentle springtime breeze Alertus three down visited opie spirits. Hearts hopefully fifty years from now everything that I'm saying second nature and they'll just go. Yeah of course I hope people will listen but I also understand on a deeper level. If you there to receive this letter then people must have changed. Twenty twenty has been a challenging year. And my hope is and you would know better than I would that the people nightime realized how easily they can lose everything. Don't always get it right but we keep on trying because of hope. I hope that you are still trying to get it right. I hope that you're still asking you need. I hope you're listening. Suppose what I would want to tell you that we loved and cared and listened and supported each other. We didn't always get it right. Kept trying is around you. Can you feel it or is it just me? It is fussing between us. Glowing among is my theory allies through US existing within us. Can you feel it where he suggests me? We are alchemist of change. Who can round for a look around? It is important to pause to remember these days right about them. Breath them these days. That are weirdly giving too many of us so much pain so much lucidity all at once under what we have pulled together under what we have survived on the magic of your body of your mind after spirit of your heart. Did you know where these Weiss? Isn't it obvious we choose shorter before? Isn't it evident that we have known each other many times that we have changed worlds together really that we are made of budget stuff? I feel in my heart. I have looked into your eyes time. I know you're soul from before somewhere else. We have huggy. Toddlers some rails. Look around this. Is it our elder Sir with US holding dealer hands our earthling galactic ancestors the souls who take care of us in Queens with their lawful keeps alive grounded in the fear in the sky. There are with us. Can you feel it is? There is no thing out of this fucking metaphor. We can expand ourselves across the race streets..
"flash" Discussed on Flash Forward
"Fortunately some timing you next forty years I think Iran Twenty One twelve. We find out that mortality is part of a system of sorts that functions. Outside of our world's outside of our consciousness keeps the cosmic order. It's important so it might seem scary. Times had that effect on people the world is really divided. And we've seen this before our ability to dream be lost in thought have nightmares or even just wonder out loud. Something we're alone. That was our first glimpse and what it was like to tap into this river of time here in the future we all have the ability to change not only the future but our current moments. We've learned that using this feeling of daydreaming and hope has a way of reshaping our reality they even have a term for. It's called flash forward. It's kind of magical. We don't use the term magical likely take care. See you soon message any minority who feels oppressed in twenty seventy. I know that people might be telling you that. They're more important things to worry about that. The environment is making have Gonesse that there might be a new pandemic that there are threats from me. Sure all across the planet looming. But don't let those people Detroit you from understanding that human problems are so problems that need to be solved and that whatever sufferings the rest of the population have our sufferings that you also experience and more. I just listened to climate scientists of today crying because she knew how bad the situation was in which she could do more. And I think there's a lot of us like that and it may help to have that picture of humanity of our time humanity of our past as not being monolithic as being a lot more nuanced.
"flash" Discussed on Flash Forward
"Twenty you. Maybe fifty years closer to the complete optimization daily life but you still stand to gain from relationship past specifically with the Hubble Corporation by the name of object solutions divided by time we may be United. We stand in the goal. Streamlined humanity. Into a seamless consumer experience. You may have more advanced technology bigger data but we still have a lucrative connection human soul to that Ed a slide by proposal across the tables time. Object Solutions Invites you to a formal meeting at our headquarters fifty years ago. Today with our guidance you can have access to a society that still separable from artificial intelligence these days. If you try hard enough you can still get a human the phone. You can still truly know yourself and connect with others with only minor guidance from an APP. Personally I have more close friends than I do. Smart devices but that time is fading fast. It's a perfect opportunity for you to not talk talking corporate merger that could step on some butterflies but let's call it transactional time-trial object solutions is poised to be the corporates tour for the future. You wish she will. I think a lot of opportunities in this time period twenty twenty. It's not too early not too late. Twenty seventy alot. I think a lot about you. I let me say while you're probably caught up all the nostalgia that's everywhere you look for the twenty fifty s. Let me tell you that you living in one of the best of times right now. Here in twenty seventy how do I know well sit down? You're probably not going to be ready for this. I'm living here in the year. Twenty three seventy Yup. That's almost three hundred years into your future. Not read a lot about your century specifically your decade so me answer a few questions for you before I go. Time is really limited when they send these transmissions back so first question yes. Humans finally do leave Earth. We actually bill home on Mars. We were promised. And not the temporary crappy one. We got twenty thirty. No a real one. The one like we were promised after the Great American collapse of twenty fifty two and no. We don't conquer death in the future. You see as you remember after the first full time. Bci or brain computer interface recipient was attached to to our first hybrid intelligence and twenty forty six. We thought.
"flash" Discussed on Flash Forward
"Left that historians are uniquely trained to try to understand explain. Tell stories about I looking for perfect metaphors and analogies to the past we lose sight of how millions and millions of guises violence and oppression can take and how it can transform and how it looks like something different even if the same kind of oppression and violence is still happening and when we spend Oliver time looking for something exactly the same as the past we end up ignoring it or even legitimizing it right or arguing over the accuracy of our analogies. We really specialize in what the models can't explain. That should happen. That history matters. It's not that the past has nothing to teach us. It teaches us. Be Multiple guys in which violence oppression can happen and legitimize explain away downplay or white from memory as it is happening in real time classroom in a university. I hope you still have those. In twenty seventy. It is filled with seats equipped with the writing surface for taking notes. The seats all face electron at the front that is structure from the configuration of the classroom to the Organization of the whole university. Now the students spiral in sit down and take notes as a professor stands at the front of the room and lecture. That is reproduction together. We are all reproducing the structure of the university year after year. And what about agency you as a student have some agency you chose to learn this subject presumably to shape your own future. You could attend or skipped class. Today is a professor. Have some agency to. I can choose how to teach this. Course teach it. I must sticky my job and then suddenly it is all over on the last day of class. The classroom sits empty. No students no teacher. Viral pandemic abetted by an inept government response led by a corrupt idiosyncratic. President has changed everything. That's contingency shit happens and that can change your future. Oh my God five minutes. Sorry I'm I'm turning into my mother like leaving these rambling voices.
"flash" Discussed on Flash Forward
"Okay so then thinking about what I hell someone fifty years in the future and unfortunately like my my advice. I wished to Rela- is not poetic or smart or Time Warner or anything. I don't feel like I don't have anything that I could teach the future. All I can do is document car. Attempt to document the moment. We're living in as a historian often the hardest thing to recapture we're chronicling. The past is how people felt at a particular moment not the policies. They made not what caught reported in the newspaper. But how people felt and so I just WANNA use these couple of minutes to talk about the way I feel right now and the way I think a lot of other people are feeling about the moment that we're in first thing I want to tell you there in twenty seventies that that whole bunch of photos that you see from the early twenty twenty s when we all have terrible looking hair and look like we've been crying a lot those from the pandemic. I am recording this message. After more than a month of quarantine because of the colleague hundred I'm sheltering in place near San Jose. His role in the middle of a global pandemic was again the worst day yet in Los Angeles for eighty one people died. We are being treated as disposable. No one is looking after. No one is going to work to make easier for US. One of the things that historians often wonder is. Do they know they know they were living through a transformation and it's not all that often that one seems that people did no did feel how things are really changing but also it's the sources to to actually assess that awareness or not so. I'll tell you right now. It does seem like we're living through history and I wanna say to the humans in twenty seventy fifty years from now. No part of what's happening for you now was inevitable and I feel like the message. I WANNA say to people. Living in the future is that I can so vividly. Imagine a future where everything gets wrapped around the corona virus outbreak. I feel like an old lady. I'm going to be correcting people all the time. Like no people were using viral before. That was a thing screens. Were also already thing. We were already devising ways to avoid each other and have food delivered to our doors and society was already extremely rigidly stride. It and it was already really hard to live and get by and that the current virus really only drew these things into stark relief. History moves history is very queer or time is very clear. Both things can be true at the same time. Nothing just happens instantaneously. If I were to send a message to someone fifty years in the future I would ask them to learn the right lessons from history I think it's really natural to look to the past. For Guidance. When we see uncertainty and oppression and violence all around us and we look for patterns. Which is a good thing to do. But oftentimes we will sort of six ourselves onto a particular analogy and I think that that will often. Blind us to the kinds of.
"flash" Discussed on Flash Forward
"Few years only finally going out after they've completely exhausted. Earth's oxygen supply which will not be replenished because no plants remain and because the sky is now an impenetrable shroud of smoke will human survive in a world deprived of sunlight and oxygen with little contact with other living beings and with vast liquor consumption on a constant basis. I can say from the year twenty twenty that we will in fact we will thrive fourth red adaptation given the quantity of people who are now home and who have exhausted the entire libraries of Amazon. Netflix we expect a factor of ten increase in baby-making bed. Takes us to a worldwide fertility rate of twenty four children per woman. This creates a population doubling time about three years. The happy result is an enormous number of humans for natural selection to select against until we are whittled down to only those beings who can survive in a state of perpetual bloating and an abrasion. The sloshed will inherit the earth. That is our prediction drunken fish. People of twenty-seven please know that from our vantage here in the dark days twenty twenty. We never lost hope the we are said to have missed out on UTOPIA THE MESSAGE. I would like to send someone. Living fifty years from now is very simple. Forty two thank you. Hi My name. Is Cathy Reno Bryant? I am a pastor by training but right now I'm the full time caregiver to my two girls trouble and more now that you are a fifty four and fifty two respectively. I I hope you are well. I hope you are still able to laugh with your full bodies. The way you did today I hope you can go outside and smell the green of spring the gold of summer the burnished. Radha fall and the white of winter. I'm sorry for mistakes I've made and the suctions I've held even as you teach me new ways of seeing the world. Keep teaching me and those around me better ways of understanding what we have now. I look forward to seeing your face again and I can't wait to see what experiments you share at your table. I love you mom. Here's some hike lose to someone fifty years from now if you can hear this. There's still hope for humankind to navy fix the smiths. V dreamed of Jet Packs and flying cars but the Internet's better. I wonder what Tech. They'll be awesome yet mundane fifty years.
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"About it so just you know that's going to be an okay. Buckle up it's about to get weird you do your future. I wish you all people twenty seventy people burst off John Aside mowers Irvy's she would always dear person than twenty seventy aloe. This is to speaking to you from the past and I guess the first thing I want to say is sorry for what we are doing to set you up for some pretty bad situations probably in the future. I'm really really sorry. I realize the people in your year probably don't have many warm feelings for those of us living through twenty twenty. I promise it's not our favorite year. Either I'm sorry that there are probably hardly any insects. Or Amphibians left and that you'll probably never be able to see a coral reef. Those were really cool. What message would you like to send to someone? Living fifty years from now I would ask him for still protecting the planet. Because that's one of the most important thing snowballed. I wonder if they're gonNA be as many trees in. There were a species that have lived. While I'm out of extinct probably will be. It's been one hundred years since the first Earth Day. And so many of the things that existed then likely don't exist free. Fox's species but also help places rivers playing forests and those reefs. I'm seriously so sorry. Certainly you want to say to someone fifty years from now about these things. Maybe someone your age which is eleven fifty years. We'll be sixty one then. I told him to protect what little nature they have left if there is little left and we have a lot left because people have the stand to make sure to protect it. What do you like most about nature? I like the fact that it's always changing. It's always in constant motion. Yeah love you thank you? I'm sure the general attitude you have towards us as bewilderment you change. Why didn't you do anything with the science when it was so clear for people in Fifty Years? Who Look back on this time. I hope they'll realize how many people see injustice and violence around us and want to change it and have no idea how but mostly I'm very sorry truly. Sorry that we didn't do more. I'd like to take this chance to not say salary. Some of US knew that they're even bigger problems in two thousand twenty than the cruelties of the for profit. Healthcare system that the stuff the cars the yoga mats the smartphone to the Institute's the Bacon burgers would killing the planet and that producing and distributing the stuff. Really Awful lives for lots of people at the time and probably assured awful lights for people well into the future. That is into your time but we bought them anyway. What they meant and we didn't stop we didn't elect people had better ideas. We didn't resist and I'm not saying sorry to say salaries comfort and the possibility of comfort of being forgiven for the consequences of our action. Is The problem in twenty twenty. So I'm rejecting the chance to say sorry to the folks of twenty seventy instead. I made me to start making the right choices. So that's all hope you're saying you're healthy. Hope there's still hope thanks. Hello people of the future. This is people of the past. You may have reasons to believe we were not a very smart people in the past. First of all how dare you. That's a common stereotype. Second it's wrong will prove it by perfectly predicting life in the year. Twenty seventy in these days of the corona virus pandemic..
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"Hello and welcome to Flash. I'm rose and I and your host flash forward is a show about the future and this is a very special episode today. May twelve is the exact five year anniversary of the show. Five years ago today I clicked publish on. If I ever one of these things I had no idea if anybody would listen. I had no idea if I would do ten more. Let alone over one hundred more and now here we are flash forward is five according to the CDC's important milestones checklist. That means that this podcast showed currently want to please. Friends check like to sing dance and act check be aware of gender. Yeah check be able to tell what's real and what's make believe you know we're still working on it but we're forgetting back be able to draw a person with at least six body parts. Sure Yeah I think that we've covered at least six body parts on this show and be able to use a fork and spoon and sometimes a table knife which yeah I think. I'd say that we sometimes pull out the knife but mostly for working spoon show so there you have it a healthy five year old podcast baby. I won't get to happy just yet. I will save that for the end of the episode but I do want to say thank you to every single person who has ever listened to or supported the show in some way whether this is your first ever episode or your one hundred and ninth whether you've been a patron for years or you're just getting into the show. Whatever stage of flash forward life you are in thank you every eardrum that vibrates with the sound of this show or eyeball that reads the words from the transcript collectively piled up into a totally not gross pile of body parts that is what makes flash forward possible that very fleshy pile so to celebrate five years. This episode is going to be a little bit different. I know longtime listeners. Probably shocked to hear that I often do these sort of weird episodes for milestones but normally we travel to the future and then travel back to today to talk to experts deal but for this episode. I really wanted to try and reflect on the last five years and think about the future at the same time I was thinking about how I could gather up the collective wisdom of the show and then also try to kind of reflect it forward so to figure that out. I reached out to every single person you have ever heard on this podcast. Every expert every voice actor and even patrons and asked them one question. What message would you send to someone? Living fifty years from now and today you are going to hear their answers if this is the first ever episode of Flash forward that you are tuning into I mean I can't tell you what to do but just know that this is really different from all of the other episode. So you're about to hear a sound collage. A mix tape of sorts of golden record of flash forward. And so if this is your first ever episode I may gently suggest starting with a different one because none of the other episodes sound like this or you can do this one and then go back to the other ones. I can't tell you what to do. Live your life you two final notes before we get to this little experiment number one. There are exactly three curse words in this episode. Normally flash forward is cleaned for teachers and students and parents to use. But this time I sort of let folks get a little bit wild for the five year anniversary so just know that and number two. This is not a corona virus free zone so lots of people wanted to talk about the pandemic. So you're going to hear.
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"Just think it's important for you to know what's going on the last thing I will say about. The census is just a quick. Psa for listeners. Who MIGHT BE TRANS. And or non binary. There is a question on the census that asks for your sex and it gives you two options male or female. The Obama Administration had suggested changes to this question to make it more inclusive but they did not get that done before Obama left office and the trump administration put a cash on it. I know that having to answer a question like that can be really hard and upsetting for some people so I just wanted to prepare you so that you know it's coming and if you know that that question will ruin your day your week. Here is my recommendation if you can ask a friend or a partner or roommate or somebody in your life. Who's near you and socially distancing with you to fill out that part of the form for you. It's its own little page and you can just walk away. Have them check the box? Go next and then you can just to end finish the rest of it. So that's just a quick suggestion. Psa heads up so you know those are the updates for this episode. Flash FORWARD IS BACK WITH BRAND new official real bona fide episodes on April fourteenth. Between now and then the book the Flash Forward Book is do so just like imagine. You know the gift of Kermit flailing. That's what's happening inside my brain right now but I'm really excited about it. It's going to be really cool. I'm working on it getting it done. We're going to get it in. It's going to happen okay. I'm also going to be totally honest. You that it is kind of hard sometimes right now to focus on flash forward work amidst all of the current virus pandemic information news going on Sometimes I am like what am I even doing like who cares. Why am I making this silly show about the future? People are going to die and other times. I wonder if anyone is even going to listen to something that is not about the break. It feels like it's just a complete Lisa trading everything right now but a friend recently texted me that they had gone back and listened to the pandemic episode that we did back in two thousand eighteen and they told me that listening to it actually made them feel a little bit better and when I admitted to them that I was having trouble feeling. This podcast is important in these current trying times. They said this they said your show reminds people that it's important to think about and plan for the future and that is true. Obviously no amount of planning can overcome gross mismanagement leadership but planning and thinking through scenarios. Really does help us make better decisions and also sometimes we just need a little bit of relief from the current timeline. Don't we so I have some really fun stuff planned for this season and next week? I'm going to drop some really fun behind the scenes staff about the book and the upcoming season for patrons so.
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"People were worried about hiring enough workers and whether the questionnaire had been tested and the biggest question on everybody's mind at the time. Was this debate over one particular question. In two thousand seventeen. The trump administration asked the census bureau to add a question to the census that asked about citizenship. This request might seem innocuous to you at first but it has huge implications the census is supposed to count every person living in the US citizen or not lots of people worried that if the census asked about citizenship it would almost certainly deter non-citizens and their family members from answering the form. Some people also worried that trump might try to use this data to round up non-citizens and deport them overall. Experts argued that adding this question would mean that a large number of marginalized people would not respond to the Census and if you do not respond to the census. If you don't get counted you might not be included in the distribution of services that are based on the census data. We covered this in more detail on the episode. So if you want to go back and listen to that again I will link to it in the show notes but what has actually happened since then. Hobo a lot before we dig into exactly the back and forth. Let me be really really clear. There is not a citizenship question on the twenty twenty census. Let me just repeat that because really important there is no citizenship question on the census. Okay how did we get here? Well it is a wild ride. It was such a long legal saga. Let's see how wrap this up So two thousand. Seventeen trump asks for this question and pretty quickly federal courts around the country challenge the request. The main states being California Maryland and New York and they all said pump the brakes. No thank you on this question. And the main argument they made. Was that the commerce secretary will be. Ross who oversees? The census did not have the discretion to add the question without a reason and the reason that he provided was not adequate. Us District Judge. Jesse Furman said that Commerce Secretary Will Ross. Made A SMORGASBORD SMORGASBORD. Smorgasbord Mortgage Board Forget smorgasbord of violations of the Ministry of Procedure Acts. Have you ever actually looked? At the word. Smorgasbord there is an all-out and an Angstrom fun fact. The rest of the world was first introduced to the Swedish smorgasbord in nineteen. Thirty nine at the world's fair in New York where it was served up at the Swedish pavilion. Also try saying Swedish SMORGASBORD ten times fast. I had to record this a billion times anyway. Back to the census those smorgasbord rulings were then appealed by the trump administration and they went all the way up to the Supreme Court. And based on the way that the justices were asking questions in the session. Sound like they're ready to allow the trump's ration- to actually add this question. Despite what lower courts had ruled but then something very weird happened. There is always a gap between when the Supreme Court. Here's a case. And when the case is officially ruled upon that gap can sometimes be months but in this case everything was sped up because they had to decide so they can start actually printing and prepping the Census and in the midst of this waiting period. There was a bombshell so in twenty eighteen. A guy named Thomas Hoffler died. Thomas Hoffler was a Republican strategist. Who really made his name as an expert on redistricting the New Yorker once called him quote. The master of the modern Gerrymander Hoffler. Really pioneered this strategy of redistricting electoral maps to favor. Republicans in places like North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Here is a direct quote from Hoffler himself about this strategy. He said quote redistricting is like an election in reverse. It's a great event. Usually the voters get to pick the politicians in redistricting. The politicians get to pick so in August of two thousand eighteen. Hoffler dies and his estranged daughter came across hard drives that he had left sitting around and her mother allow her to take those hard drives and she realized that there are a lot of files on their hard drives including her personal materials but also a lot of her father. Thomas Hoffler work files and his daughter goes. I wonder who might like these work files and ultimately she turn them over to a advocacy group. That was working with a law firm. That was also representing one of the plaintiffs for the citizenship question lawsuits and when that group looked at those hard drives. They found an unpublished study. Something that Hoffler never made public but something that he had probably shared around among other strategists outlining how adding a citizenship question to a census former produce data that will give political advantage to Republicans and Non Hispanic White People. He said it would be advantageous. Republicans and non-hispanic whites in other words. The study found that if you gathered up citizenship data on the Census and then used that data to redraw the voting districts based only on citizens of voting age. You would give Republicans and white people and electoral advantage. That was a a really big turn. That did not come up during the trial over the citizenship question. In fact until this study was revealed a lot of people were scratching their heads over. Why trump was fighting so hard for this question. Why exactly does the trump administration wants to add this question because three federal courts at the trout court level had essentially throughout the stated reason and again all of this came out after the Supreme Court had heard the case but before they had ruled it and so nobody really knew whether this would impact their decision and in fact? We still don't know if it did. Because when the court issued their ruling they didn't really talk about it but ultimately the Supreme Court decided to uphold the earlier rulings instead of siding with trump. No citizenship question with a story didn't and they're of course not no no then once the Supreme Court said no trump tweeted that he was looking into other ways to get this question on the Census and they did have an opening to do so because technically speaking the Supreme Court ruling essentially said trump administration. We don't buy your stated reasoning either. It appears to be contrived. This is chief justice John Roberts writing on behalf of the majority of the court. But if you were to come back to this court the Supreme Court This opinion essentially said Trumpian station and and give us a better reason for Tad this question. You could try to do that. And we review it now. At this point it is the summer of Twenty nineteen less than six months away from the census beginning and amidst all of this back and forth the people who work on the census. We're starting to really worry about the actual logistics of getting this census out we're talking about millions and millions of paper forms envelopes postcards all the mailings that have to go out to basically almost every household in the country so we are down to the wire and everybody is waiting to see what the trump administration is going to do and so there was this small window of opportunity. I guess for the trump inauguration to try to re to make a new legal argument for adding a citizenship question and on July eleventh two thousand nineteen trump called a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. President trump standing next to a silent commerce secretary will Ross as well as Next to us. Attorney General William Bar. There used to be a time when you could answer questions like that very easily. There used to be a time when you could proudly declare. I am a citizen of the United States. Now they're trying to erase the very existence of a very important word and a very important thing citizenship. The Supreme Court ultimately affirmed our right to ask the citizenship question and very strongly it was affirmed but the Supreme Court also ruled that we must provide further explanation that would have produced even more litigation and considerable time delays and announced that the trump administration was officially stepping down pulling back from trying to get he citizens. Your question onto the two thousand twenty cents is and then instead. President trump issued an executive order. Today I will be issuing an executive order to put this very plan into effect. Immediately the executive order was basically a reiteration of something that trump had already asked for Moose for the Census Bureau to request already existing citizenship data from other federal agencies in order to produce a data set. That would tell you weather. Every person living in the united is a US citizen or not it remains to be seen. How exactly the Census Bureau is going to respond to this executive order or what the administration will do with that data set if it is ever created but there will be once again no citizenship question on the census but that does not mean that the sentences woes are over the twenty twenty cents. This is the first census that will be primarily conducted online. So you can right now go to my twenty. Twenty s Dot. Gov and fill out the form but of course being online has its drawbacks to some experts are worried about census data being hacked or manipulated by bad actors and because the Senate has been underfunded the risk might be higher than it would have been otherwise and even if most people fill out the form online not everybody has access to the Internet and it is really important for the census to count everybody and to do that. Says has to hire lots of workers to go around and make sure that every single person gets counted. These workers are critical to the bureau's plans to making sure that historically undercounted communities are counted in the two thousand twenty cents is that disproportionately the households that need to get an in person visit from Census Bureau worker to to get that door knock and to make sure that information is collected those households those households are disproportionately from communities of color. And so if there are any challenges in in there any shortfalls in having enough workers putting more pressure on those who are hired That could jeopardize The accuracy of the census formation collected about people of Color and immigrants as well as other historically undercounted groups to do all this counting the Census Bureau needs to hire about five hundred thousand people. The last time the country did this. It was twenty ten and people really needed jobs today. So the bureau has had has had has been struggling to meet their recruiting goals to make sure they have enough. A big enough applicant pool tools. Me then have half a million Workers to do that. Follow up work. Of course the current global pandemic is not helping the census either. The Census Bureau has said that it is evaluating. Its plans on going door to door to collect data due to the outbreak. I will keep an eye on what happens with the two thousand. Twenty cents is anything big occurs. I will let you know but I do really want to emphasize how important it is to be counted in this big giant count. The two thousand twenty cents is going to determine how over six hundred seventy five billion dollars with a B..
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"Eighteen. A Swedish opera singer named Sarah Magdalena airmen said that she would no longer fly to perform airmen had been invited to a concert in New Zealand and she said No. I'm not GONNA do it. I'm not going to fly there. And when she said no. I'm not going to play not only then people's amid I could change my habits to now one thing you should know about Sarah. Magdalena airmen is that she is credit when Berg's mother environmentalism runs in the family. It seems and when Sarah said she wouldn't fly. Swedes started to wonder. Should I not fly to? The group stopped at the crew. Suzanne is group quickly went from just a few thousand members to almost a hundred thousand and also there was a lottery interest for me the first since we started come from other countries like Japan China United States Canada Australia. It's really strange. Politicians came to talk to her. They held demonstrations and workshops and people started really noticing this movement and I asked Susana if when she started this facebook group. She ever expected to get this kind of attention for it. No no no not at all through the facebook group. They've actually been able to influence policy around transportation in Sweden. There's now a flight. Tax and local politicians are working on making their cities more accessible to trains the flight shame movement in Sweden has also spread to other parts of Europe. And it's gotten enough traction. That airline execs are starting to actually worry about it. Alexandra the Hunia Ke- the head of the International Air Transport Association even addressed it in a speech to the top. Ceo's in the industry saying quote unchallenged. This sentiment will grow and spread and that is exactly what people like. Susanna hope will happen. According to one study carbon dioxide emitted by commercial flights rose by thirty two percent between two thousand thirteen and twenty eighteen. That is way faster than people had predicted now. Air travel accounts for only about two point five percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. And this is something that airlines often point to saying. Hey why are you picking on us? We're just a small part of the problem but it's also a part of the problem that you and I can actually make a difference on immediately. Taking fewer flights is not going to save the planet but climate change is a big enough problem that no one action is going to save us. And it's a lot harder. I don't WanNa say impossible but a lot harder for regular people like you and me to have a direct immediate impact on some of the bigger slices of the climate change pie like industrial agriculture or large scale land use policies. But what we can do is take a few fewer flights. Now I know because I have data about this kind of thing that most of you are listening from the United States which means that you might be thinking to yourself okay. That sounds very cool and good for Europe but I cannot actually take the train places because our train infrastructure is terrible. That is true. I myself have tried to take the train long distances in the US before and who it is not great but Susannah points out that in some parts of Europe. The trains. Aren't that good either and much like just taking one less flight. If we want to start somewhere and make it a little bit easier and a little bit better step by step. We could start with something small like she did. I mean it's hard also in Sweden and Europe is not good so much work that we do within the group is to be a Shannon to improve the conditions and to make the politicians change so go forth start a facebook group if you want to and maybe we can get some better trains around here. Meanwhile I will be watching this movement in Europe to see if it continues to have an impact on how people are flying. Okay that is update number one update number two is going to be about genetic testing companies but I very quick break all right back to the back to the future episodes back in two thousand eighteen. I didn't episode about. What would happen when we all got genetically tested all the time and the weird INS and outs of that future? And as part of that episode I talked about the ways that genetic testing has completely revolutionized cold cases by allowing forensic investigators to try and identify Jane and John Doe bodies as well as match genetic evidence collected from old crime scenes to potential culprits. Obviously the most famous case involving genetic genealogy and forensics is the golden state killer case in that case investigators were able to use a genetic genealogy site called Jed match to track down a potential suspect and earlier this month. The suspect in question Joseph. James Dangelo said that he would plead guilty to thirteen counts of murder if the death penalty was taken off the table but that is actually not the update that we are going to focus on today the update. I want to talk about is about the company in question match which originally was set up not to catch killers but to help people find distant relatives when law enforcement realized how useful databases like. This could be it actually set off a huge rift in Jeddah match community. Since then there's been crowder a big on rather bitter division within the genealogy community about the merits of doing this and what the standards for informed consent should be. That's Peter Aldous reporter at Buzzfeed News on this beat for years now and Peter says that since two thousand eighteen. This division among genetic genealogists has been really heated. There are some people who say no problem. Let law enforcement have whatever they want and there are other people who say no. This is not what I signed up for. This is a violation of my privacy to let law enforcement use my information in this way as this has has gone on Jed match came under a lot of pressure. As I said this this became a really bitter quite angry dispute and Jed match were right in the middle of it. Now if you are thinking wait a minute. Rose hold on. Why in the world would anyone want to stop the cops from getting access to these databases to solve crimes? There are a lot of answers to that question and we talk about them on the twenty eighteen episode of the show so goes into that I will link to it in the show notes but for Jed match not only was there. This raging debate among its users. There was also added pressure from law enforcement last year. A detective in Orlando Florida. Got a warrant to search the entire Jed match database and the founders of Judd match. Who are caught in the middle of all of this basically. They just didn't know what to do. I think the two founders fulfil they just didn't have the resources to deal with this sort of issue and it was becoming a very difficult situation so they started looking to sell the company and so they did late last year. They sold Jed match to a company called Virgin. And what is Virgin? Virgin is a forensic genetics company. They provide DNA testing services directly floor enforcement and obviously their main interest in jet match is its value for law enforcement for conducting these investigations for those who were upset. That judge Matsch was leading law enforcement use their data. This is not a great sign but verizon claims that they are not going to change the way that Jed match is currently set up. Which is that you have to opt in to letting your genetic information be searched by law enforcement. They say that they're gonNA keep the opt-in policy then they want Jeb match to remain I've valuable tool for the wider genealogy community and they don't want to force people to have their DNA profiles of be available for searching By the place whether that will remain true over time we will just have to wait and see I think a lot of genealogists looking at an thinking worser. What is jared match? GonNa be now that it's on by forensic genetics company and not by enthusiasts from within our own community so that is one big update but this is not the only forensics and law enforcement news to be had a note there is more because Jed match and now virgin have competitors in this space it turns out that family tree. Dna has been collaborating with the FBI for years and when that story broke Peter filed a freedom of Information. Act Request to get more information about what exactly family tree. Dna is doing with the FBI received. Well we we see the FBI B. I. Of over there sort of rather sluggish response to my request and eventually obtained some documents in the past few weeks. what they show was Kind of revealing I guess of rivalries among the companies that Involved in this business in one email for example the CEO of family tree DNA was asked to share their database with another crime solving company called Para Bon Nanno labs and the family tree CEO said. Nope the A Said that they wanted to help. Solve crimes bring closure to the families of victims but You know the almost the first action after that was to deny access to the database to I guess. What at that point was a rival company. Some companies have vowed to fight against law enforcement access to their databases. Twenty-three IN ME ANCESTRY DOT com. They have all said No. They will not cooperate with these requests but whether they can actually resist warrants still remains to be seen about a month ago court in Pennsylvania issued ancestry dot com a search warrant asking for access and ancestry said it was going to fight the warrant but what happens. Next is still sort of unclear. I mean if the cops can get into the databases of twenty three may ancestry these huge databases Hamilton. For Twenty. Three and me. Sixty million for ancestry These cases would become much much easier to solve. So there's a massive incentive for them to do Sir Twenty Three. A man ancestry of vowed to fighter the predictions are that this is at some point likely to end up going through court system may be to the Supreme Court and that is something that I will certainly be keeping an eye on and I'll keep you updated about okay. That's two out of three when we come back and talk about the census but first a quick break. 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B. for a cause dot com slash flash forward. Okay update number two so to refresh everybody's memory memory. Last time we checked in on Stockton. They were gearing up for this really cool pilot program to study the effects of just giving people money no strings attached touched. This idea is often referred to as universal basic income and it is not new. There is a long history of people suggesting this kind of thing but it's gotten popular again recently and we talk a little bit about why on that twenty eighteen episode and riding that new wave of interest are a handful of pilot projects. Trying to actually you work out the best way to do something like this and to show the impact that it can have and one of those places Stockton. California Stockton is a place that that has experienced. The worst that capitals has to offer in terms of predatory lending infringe financial institutions. This is Dr Amy Castro Baker a professor of social policy at U. Japan and she's one of the researchers who's helping these stockton economic empowerment demonstration along with Dr Martin West a professor at the University of Tennessee College of social social work in the nineteen ninety s and early two thousands Stockton was gleaming with potential as the dot com boom flooded the area with cash when that bubble burst stockton took some of the worst of it by two thousand seven Stockton was the foreclosure capital of the world and in twenty thirteen it declared bankruptcy the largest city to do so until Detroit followed suit just a few months later today. The city is on the upswing again but those economic wounds don't he'll quickly stockton still ranked number eighteen in the nation for child poverty and to help address. Some of these challenges Stockton's Mayor Michael Tubs. CBS decided to investigate whether basic income program was right for the city and to do that. He partnered with researchers to do a pilot project. At a certain point you have an ethical GLOB legation to actually try and disrupt inequality not just tell everybody how big a bad everything is. I think both of us were growing weary of just talking about all the problems in the world. That's Dr Station Martin West. We don't know yet who guaranteed income works for and how so one of the broader goals that we have research team is to kind of figure out you know if we were to scale scale this out and scale across a whole county across the whole city across the whole state would actually need to be in place so the first thing they had to do was actually figure out who who was going to get this money to do that. They nailed out letters to randomly selected individuals and one thing. I found really surprising is that they actually didn't get that much much of a response that I typically you expect a response. Three around ten percent for a mailed. Invitation to participate in a study. So we you know seed had received so much press that we truly wanted to minimize this appointment so we originally sent out a batch of I believe it was a twelve hundred letters and assuming that we would get way more than what you would Have for a regular household survey. They thought that they would probably have to winnow down the respondents to the final one hundred and twenty-five that did not happen which was great But then we didn't have to let down a whole bunch of people we just sent out more mailers in the discussion paper they published which will link to in the show notes. Amy The station. No Tony had plenty of reasons to be wary of these letters the US government was literally shut down at the time and ice rates had recently increased priest in the city and remember. This is a city that was totally decimated by terrible predatory lending practices where people promised huge returns and never delivered and honestly. Would you believe it if you got a letter saying. Hey we're just going to give you five hundred dollars a month or would you. It was some kind of scam. After sending out more mailers. They eventually got their one hundred. Twenty five people selected along with a control group. When we last talked about the project it had not started yet but in February of twenty 2019? The seed project started giving one hundred twenty five random stock Tony Ins a guaranteed extra five hundred dollars a month on special debit cards. The chosen recipients will get the money for eighteen months. And Amy Statia. Are there to help analyze. What happens the Stockton? Experiment is just that an experiment and it's just one hundred twenty five people in one city but it's also one of the very first. Uba Experiments to actually get going and get some data. Because of the money is delivered on debit cards. They can see how people are spending it. They know for example that forty percent of the money people get each month is spent on food. Food and about eleven percent is spent on utilities. But one thing I thought was interesting is that stacy and amy don't actually care about how people are using the money and and people don't believe we say that but we're serious I mean are key. Research questions are not based on what people spend the money on. We're releasing that data you know out of commitment to transparency. And because that's what the community would like to see We're far more interested in finding out how to spending the money impact people's health and wellbeing. So it's not necessarily okay. What they're spending that five hundred on as much as the process of engaging with it like what does that do for for once once health? There's a really good good body of evidence to show that poverty takes both a mental and physical toll on people so what does a cash influx do. How does it change people's lives lives? That's what they WANNA know. Most American households have tremendous volatility from week to week or month to month and really just can't depend on having the same paycheck if we can change that income volatility or sort of smooth. It does that mean that we'll see changes in social determinants of health and so by that we mean what we see changes in do things like folks psychological functioning levels of stress their ability to parents and then more broadly. We're looking at. How guaranteed income can generate agency over one's future or allow people to imagine new opportunities new possibilities for themselves if they aren't sort of burden by consistently worrying worrying about what's my next paycheck going to be right? We have really really fantastic scales from social psychology. That actually measure things like hope which is one of our key things looking at and then also mattering whether or not you matter to is to Touche's to the world around you and they found that while five hundred dollars might not seem like that much to some people people it really does make a difference. One recipient named Thomas Vargas said quote. My health feels a lot lot better. I was stressed out. My body was wearing now. You could tell my body was wearing out I feel healthier. I have more energy and able to just relax and have fun. I guess have fun having fun with my kids kids. That's the biggest thing right now. It's only six months right now. Six months and I opened my eyes to a whole bunch of different things and quote so far. They haven't released east a ton of data from the experiment. That is still coming. But they're hoping that with the data from this project they can make a case for bigger experiments and eventually figure out out how you be. I might work for an entire city or even state. It's just the beginning but it's one that any Dacia are excited about if also a little bit nervous. Do you feel any pressure. Be the first to like. I don't know find good things. That's a great question question Yeah I own that yet. I think one of the things. That's most exciting about this project is that it had not just this project but the people who are really leading in the pilot space right now is that's largely led by Women people of Color Young folks and so whenever you do that You know people are going to call you into question Russian and that's that's okay One of the things that I tell my team a lot. Is You know for not feeling some heat that we're not taking enough risk Meaning if we want to actually resolve something as big as poverty or closing the wealth gap we have to be willing to take risks. So there's definitely some pressure there because you know we're doing it in the public eye but we also also know that we can do so with integrity scientists so holding our empiricism solidly in one hand while also being willing to take a risk and the other I'll post links to the seed results so far in the show notes and I'll be sure to keep you folks up to date on how things go as they release more of their research. This this episode of Flash Forward is supported in part by Shakur and spoon..
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"Look. I love bugs. Thanks I will hold any creepy crawly that you let me actually have a pretty big bug tattoo cohabitate with an office spider of named Janine. The Man Mosquitos. They are very very hard to love. Way Back in twenty sixteen. We didn't episode about. What would happen if we just got rid of every every single mosquito in the entire world but that really be so bad and is it even possible so you might have heard that mosquitos kill more humans than any other species in the world including humans themselves mosquito borne diseases kill anywhere from seven hundred twenty five thousand the two million to two million people every year and if you are like wait those numbers are pretty different from one another? You are not alone I actually. NFL down a little bit of a rabbit hole. Trying to fact. Check this claim and figure out where these numbers come from like what counts towards the mosquitoes body count and who measures that most places site the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and they cite the World Health Organization which compiles deaths due to vector-borne diseases which includes mosquitoes. But here is where I kind of have to actually come to the mosquitoes. Defense a little bit because in this comparison the one that says that mosquitoes kill more humans than in humans. Do they only count homicide towards the human deaths. They don't count things like car. Accidents or suicide or humans transmitting diseases to other humans. which seems weird to me since we're counting? Mosquitoes transmitting disease to humans towards their number. So we're sort of comparing apples and oranges here anyway. What we can say? Is that a lot of people die every year due to mosquitoes so there are a lot of people working on this problem and trying to figure out how to decrease that number whatever it may be. Obviously there are efforts to use chemicals that kill mosquitoes that are local projects to educate people people about not leaving pools of water around where mosquitoes can breed. And there are NGOs that distribute mosquito nets for people to use sleeping so they can avoid the desperately buggers at night. Eight and on the two thousand sixteen episode. We talked a little bit about another method and that is genetic modification and probably one of the most famous programs program. Doing this is a project by a company called Oxygen Tech so what this means is we release males because male mosquitoes. Don't bite you any Z.. Massachu- so we release the males carrying this silting gene. They go us. They may use emails and then all of the offspring die. That's Hayden in Perry from our two thousand sixteen episode at the time he was the CEO of Ostojic a role he left in two thousand seventeen. The idea behind the project. Here is that when these genetically medically modified Mosquitos Saturate the environment and meet with the locals. They basically crash the population since all of their offspring die in theory after a a few generations. This undercover mosquito has totally decimated the local population wherever they've been released it's a pretty cool idea because it reduces the amount of toxic chemicals Nichols that you're dumping into the environment to try to kill these bloodsuckers. Basically you're using the mosquitoes as an insecticide against themselves. That is the theory at least but last year there was some news on this project that you might have actually heard about and to talk about that news. I called up another person who you heard on the original episode Dr Cameron Webb. If drunk person passes out on the edge of the WETLAND THEY GONNA die from blood loss because of mosquitoes. He will ask you that. That's one of the questions it was people hostage. I'm guessing the answer is no no. I don't think so okay. What worry then so cameron is not involved in this program around? He does not work for architects but he has been following this case and the controversy. So here is what happened in the lab. This idea works really well but as with so much of science. You don't really know how it's going to go until you try it in the wild once again to the environment. You don't know how well in meeting with the ball all mosquitoes to their survive as long all of these factors that change the effectiveness with poets. It's just almost impossible to predict until you actually do it back in two two thousand thirteen architects started releasing these mosquitoes in a city called Jacobina in the eastern part of Brazil and they didn't just release a couple of mosquitoes. They released a ton and starting in June of twenty thirteen ox tech released about four hundred and fifty thousand modified male mosquitoes every week for twenty seven months that that is a grand total of about fifty three million insects. You want to get as many of those out into the nooks and crannies of the environment funding female mosquitoes in the environment. Mighty fighting with them. Because you want as much of that to occur as quickly as possible to get the most effective results from from this strategy accident has done its own studies. He's on the effectiveness here but the reason that this project was in the news last year. Is that an independent group of scientists. decided that they also wanted to do their own. Check on what was going on in Jacobina and what that study found was something that ox attack did not expect and it set off a big kerfluffle. People were very upset and some scientists even called for the paper to be retracted. You may have seen scary headlines about the study something about genetic material leaking into the environment. So let's break it down. Let's first talk about what the study actually found. So basically what. The research has found was the genetic markers that indicate that there was so traces of these Lombardo raid mosquitoes to an environment. This is a big deal because the whole point of these genetically edited. Mosquitoes is that their offspring die. If there are traces of their genes still in the gene pool generations later that means that some percent of those offspring did not die and instead lived on at had more tiny mosquito babies so basically the plan did not work quite as well as people had hoped which is really common in science right like why is a big deal okay. The reason it caused so much commotion is that the paper ended with some pretty big and frankly unsubstantiated claims the second into last sentence in the entire study says that the mosquitoes with these new genes in them work quote genetically quite distinct very likely resulting in a more robust population than the pre release population due to hybrid vigor in other words. Not only did this population have these genetic markers but those genetic markers cours actually made the mosquitoes tougher which is obviously the opposite of what we wanted here. The problem is that there is no evidence presented in the paper that the Mosquitos Mosquitos in question got more robust or tougher or that. These genetic markers had any impact at all on them they might have. They might not have we. Do you know the study does not test that but the suggestion that this might have happened off a big wave of pretty misleading coverage. There is a lot of anxiety tighty and misinformation out there about what genetic modification means. And what it is and whether it's riskier not and a lot of people seized upon this finding to basically say hoc- Aha See. This was dangerous and these got out into the environment and made superstrong Mega ultra mosquitoes. These sort of results fade into some of the things that's in the community as well about the release of Genetically Modified Mosquitos and so we're not speak to community groups about this topic. They'll always be people who are concerned about the Audie that this is perpetuated in the audio science fiction ossified as well that there's some sort of experiment that can make the situation worse and we inadvertently creating mosquitoes oposite. Great Public Health Risks in the ones. That are already there again. The study did not actually show that the baby. Mosquitoes was were tougher or scarier. It just claimed that they probably were with no evidence. This is not to say that we shouldn't ask these kinds of questions. It's important to understand Dan. What impact these mutant mosquitoes might have? But it's also important not to overstate. What the research actually found which is why? Some scientists went so so far as to say that the paper should be retracted to remove these unsubstantiated claims in fact the CO author of the study Dr Margaret Capurro and Associate Professor Sir at the University of Sao Paulo says that she never approved the final version of the paper and that she disagreed with those claims. She is actually one of the people asking for the paper hurt to be retracted. I will be keeping an eye on this and if there are more updates on the study or case I will let you all know but that is basically what happened. Cameron also updated me on the other really cool techniques that are looking into for mosquito control since two thousand sixteen episode. I think one of the most exciting approaches at the moment is is the introduction of interest mosquito specific bacterial Bolkiah into mosquito populations intracellular mosquito specific bacteria. What does that mean okay? Intra cellular just means that it goes inside the cell and mosquitoes Pacific means that it just infects mosquitoes basically. This is kind of the flip side of the genetic modification method instead of editing mosquitoes to have this genetic marker that makes their offspring die. This method infects mosquitoes -squitoes with this. Bacteria called Baki. Ah which doesn't do anything to their ability to reproduce but it does reduce their ability to transmit diseases two people which is the main thing that we want to stop and the introduction of walk into low populations of the mosquito that Zizou eight hundred. That's the primary mosquito that spreads things like damn gay has been resolved so basically you inject these mosquitoes with this this bacteria and they no longer transmit diseases. How does this work honestly? Scientists aren't really sure yet but it does seem to be effective and it's almost mice like giving the mosquitoes a vaccine or something like that if you like it stops at getting infected with the virus and what's really beautiful about this project is that when Danica does mosquitoes released laced unable to transmit the virus. But when I might with the walled mosquitoes offspring also carry that bacteria and icon transmit the virus as well. So you've got this sort of self sustaining population of Mosquitos that con- transmit the virus. I love the idea of like little mosquitoes getting their flu. Shot like landing up getting a tiny tiny flu shot. Yeah I know is not how it works but I like that. A mental hitch in many respects is not that dissimilar because the the bacteria often injected into the developing imbros into the eggs of the mosquito. So it's not you know maybe it's not that I like that imagery as well as far from the truth in many respects if mosquitoes can get flu shots so oh can you seriously get a flu. Shot during the twenty seventeen twenty eighteen flu season eighty thousand people in the. US died of the flu which we are going to come back to in a little bit when we talk. DOC ABOUT CORONA virus. Now Cameron as you can probably tell is Australian and he works in Australia which you also probably know was recently totally elite decimated by bushfires and I asked him if the fires had impacted his research at all and he told me this really interesting story. which kind of underscores just how hard it is to manage? Mosquito populations one of the things which is really sort of showed us in a while was the study saw its burn and as part of the bush fires and and I really had no comprehension that mosquitoes could survive this yet. This was a coastal wetland top environment and just dies off to the area was I spent by fires we had. Todd's come in and flood some of these pools and ponds in the bone at Bushland and Mosquitos hatched straightaway. And so I was really astounded at. Just just how quickly and resilient these things are mosquitoes equipped to adapt to all his conditions and service evolving bushfires something. I didn't expect to see. I just imagine the mosquitoes sitting room on fire drinking the Tiniest Cup of coffee being like this is fine. Okay that's update number one update number two takes us to Stockton California where we are going to hear about the preliminary results from a universal basic income project that we talked about back in two thousand eighteen but first a hey quick break. This episode of FLASH FORWARD IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY TAB for a cause tab for a cause is a browser extension. That shows you a pretty the photo when you open up a new tab as well as an add to raise money for charity you keep doing your thing on the Internet looking at whatever websites you want no judgment and you raise money for good -cause. It's super simple. As a journalist I wind up searching for a lot of weird things so I thought that for this ad I would go through my search history and share share with us some of the strange things that I have opened up a tab to search for recently things like name for a desk. That is more like a table. Animal call that sounds sounds most like yellow horse. 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"But in the meantime I wanted to surprise you with a little bonus episode if this is the first episode of flash forward that you have ever heard I just know that this is not the normal format. This is something that I'm trying out. It's a little bit of an experiment. So if you like it you know and if you hate it don't worry the show will be back to normal soon. Okay what is this. Why am I here talking to you? Well the weird thing about the future is that it just keeps happening like all the time and flash forward is now almost five years old so there are episodes from earlier seasons about futures. That have kind of happened or futures where there have been in some really cool interesting developments. Sometimes those updates are big enough to deserve a whole new episode so I did a second episode on facial recognition Nisshin last year for example. But other times they're just really interesting updates that I wanNA tell you about. I do often post articles that touch on stuff. We've covered on the facebook page for a twitter but there are some developments that I think weren't a little bit more not quite their own episode but more than just a social media post so this is the first of maybe a couple little episodes that go back and revisit a few past futures. And tell you what has happened since then you do not have to have heard those earlier episodes to understand what is going on in this episode. I promise you although obviously it will help a little bit. Does that make sense okay. Let's try this experiment. So on this flash back to the future extravaganza. We are going to revisit three different stories that I once talked about on this show that I've had some interesting thing in happen. We're GONNA talk about Genetically Modified Mosquitos. You're going to get an update on a universal basic income experiment that we talked about a couple years ago and of course we're going winning cover the possible pandemic that is corona virus. Sound Fun. We'll be the last thing probably doesn't sound very fun but at least interesting okay. Let's get into it. We're GONNA to start with everybody's least favorite insect or at least my least favorite insect.
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"Flash forward pod. So at least soft food pills as a fem. Inist project something Liberato Helen does not see them that way. I don't know if I agree that the elimination of domestic practice is feminist inherently my ideal future allows for the performance and practice of domesticity. It's just not necessarily feminine, eliminating work that women tend to do isn't inherently feminist and eliminating food is not just a conversation about changing the way women spend their time. It's a conversation about changing will everything you know any conversation about food which is next a little word that has so much. It kind of find a sesame winds up racially down onto a lot of little categories within it that we don't always explicitly articulate until in the case of something like food pill. It's basically this pure distillation of everything connected to food culture. This is basically a pill preventing death by survey Shen in the same way that a diabetic might have an insulin shot or somebody with heart disease might take lead vendors taking daily food pill is just a void ING, the disease of starvation disease of malnourishment, and it turns eating at it turns the preparation and consumption experience food into something functionally medical. Now, you might have noticed that I haven't actually talked about something kind of crucial here is this even possible. Could we distill everything humans need to survive in. Onto a pill. The answer is probably not. We could put all the vitamins and nutrients we need into a pill, but that's not the only thing that food is giving us when we eat it. We eat food to get energy to us, and one way of measuring energy in food is calories. So most interesting guides say that the average adult should eat about two thousand calories per day. The most calorie dense food is fat, just pure fat, but even if you made pills full of just pure distilled caloric rich fat, you could not get two thousand calories into a single pill, even super dense. Nutritional supplements, like the emergency bars used to treat severe malnutrition cannot pack that many calories into that small of a space. There's this paste thing called, I swear to God plumpy nut which is used for emergency treatments when people are starving, and it contain. Pains, five hundred calories in ninety, two grams of paste. Think like those Guth things that runners take when they're running marathons. So in order to get all of our calories from pills, we would have to take a lot of pills. This is actually joke in a mystery science theater, three thousand skit where the super advanced observers send the main characters. Food pills was a small pill to be so nutritionally all encompassing. I would imagine in this tiny pill is the equivalent of a full day's supply of nutrients that you're right, right breath. One. The only one would hardly derive full benefit from our remarkable..