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Why real stuff is making a comeback!

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Now that everything’s digital, connected, automated and efficient, what are we missing from the analog world? My guest in this week's episode wrote a book called “The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter.”

Here’s my conversation with +David Sax.

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The best virtual assistant appliance was invented by this teenager

Dylan Rose is kickstarting a new kind of wearable. It’s a virtual assistant appliance called Kai that clips onto any glasses and transmits audio through bone conduction. It’s a brilliant concept, but here’s the best part: Dylan is still in high school.

Here’s my conversation with Dylan Rose.

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Crickets, algae and lab-grown burgers. It’s what’s for dinner!

In the future, will we all eat crickets, algae and burgers grown in a lab? I asked the founder of Studio Industries at the recent reThinkFood conference in Napa, California. Later in the podcast, I’ll take you inside a San Francisco startup inventing the future of smart glasses. But first, here’s my conversation with Mike Lee.

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Pizza Delivered In Five Minutes, Thanks to A.I. and Robots!

Silicon Valley’s Zume Pizza can deliver in five minutes because artificial intelligence predicts your order, robots make the pizza and automated ovens inside the truck bake it just before delivery.

Here’s my conversation with Zume co-founder and co-CEO, Julia Collins:
https://ia601507.us.archive.org/3/items/FATcast19/FATcast19.mp3

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Test your own food, water and weed for purity, quality

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The label says it’s organic. But can you really trust the label?

Soon you’ll be able to test the food you buy, the water you drink and more with a handheld gadget from MyDx, a company founded by former Pfizer scientist Daniel Yazbeck.

Here’s my conversation with Daniel Yazbeck:
https://ia601501.us.archive.org/8/items/fatcast18/fatcast18.mp3

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#fatcast #mydx #food #water #cannabis
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What's in your food? No, I mean what's REALLY in there?

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Sam Slover’s “Sage Project” is connecting people with better information about food. Sam and his colleagues are building a giant database of ingredients and augmenting it with health information, personalization and killer design. Here’s my conversation with Sam Slover.

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This garden robot will pay for itself in one year

The Open Source FarmBot does it all, from planting seeds to watering to monitoring the soil to snuffing out weeds without pesticides. Best of all, the FarmBot enables people to grow fresh, organic produce in a way that’s environmentally friendly and costs far less than buying veggies at the store. What’s not to love? Here’s my conversation with FarmBot founder Rory Aronson.

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It’s Time to Disrupt Your Dinner

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Food sucks. Let’s change it.

So much of our food is unhealthy. People feel like they don’t have time to cook, let alone learn to cook. And nearly 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is wasted.

Solutions abound. And these include countertop food processors, such as the revOILution olive oil press to Amazon’s secret Kabinet project – a kind of food-centric Amazon Echo – to the creation of lab grown meat.

One Silicon Valley company called Innit – as in “in it to win it” – is working on an extensible platform that enables the food you buy to provide the kitchen appliances you use with information that streamlines and optimizes the entire cooking process.

I spoke to Innit’s founder and CEO, Eugenio Minvielle, about his product and about the future of food.

Here’s my conversation with Eugenio Minvielle:

https://ia601507.us.archive.org/34/items/FATcast14/FATcast14.mp3

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The Internet Of Modular Things!

Electronic LEGO? Maybe the future of consumer electronics and the internet of things is hinted at by everyone's favorite plastic pastime.

A company called Nascent Objects is building such a future, brick by brick. In this special FATcast interview, I talk to Nascent Objects founder & CEO Baback Elmieh about his company's approach to rapid deployment and reducing rampant waste in the electronics industry.

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The revolution will be conversational!

My guest Lucas Ives has an interesting job title. He's a "Conversation Engineer" at a San Francisco company called ToyTalk, which specializes in custom conversational interfaces.

The company is best known for bringing Barbie to life. Mattel's Hello Barbie doll has a Siri-like interface for children developed mainly by Ives' team at ToyTalk.

I'm fascinated by Hello Barbie because I believe the spoken conversational UI will quickly become the primary interface for computers, phones and everyday objects. Where Barbie goes today, the rest of the world follows.

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