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E09 - Pubudu Sananayake

September 07, 2017

In this episode Michael and I talk with Pubudu, a friend of ours in Christchurch, New Zealand. Pubudu holds a PhD in physics, works as a Statistical analyst at Stats New Zealand and volunteers for generation Zero,a youth based climate change initiative. 

We chat about the applications of quantum mechanics in technology and the present and future issues of climate change.

LINKS/NOTES:

Solar roads silliness:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Roadways

Quantum computing: 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_computing

Quantum cryptography:

http://gva.noekeon.org/QCandSKD/QCandSKD-introduction.html

Chinese quantum satellite:

http://www.nature.com/news/china-s-quantum-satellite-clears-major-hurdle-on-way-to-ultrasecure-communications-1.22142

Troll trace

http://southpark.wikia.com/wiki/TrollTrace.com

Hardcore history

http://www.dancarlin.com

Cuban missile crisis

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_Missile_Crisis

Reddit

https://www.reddit.com

Quora

https://www.quora.com

Houston man dam

https://www.wideopencountry.com/houston-man-uses-massive-inflatable-dam-save-house/amp/

Fermi paradox/the great filter:

https://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/fermi-paradox.html

Geoengineering:

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603974/harvard-scientists-moving-ahead-on-plans-for-atmospheric-geoengineering-experiments/

Steve bannon:

http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37971742

Trump forest:

https://trumpforest.com

Palm oil

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/palm-oil

Zero Carbon Act (http://www.zerocarbonact.nz/) 

Recorded in Leipzig, Germany
Theme Song by Cosmic Tortoise