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Skyscraper: vertical cities, holodecks, and personal Dyson clouds

Skyscrapers

History. The industrialization at scale of steel. The state of things. Future heights. Arcologies.

Vertical cities

Hong Kong’s real estate problem. Urban verticality and resource efficiency. Living in coffin pods and sharing utilities.

Holodeck

IRL holodeck technology. Projecting images for multiple . Your own personal Dyson display cloud. Frickin lasers directly in your eyes. CastAR.

Skyscraper materials technology

Sand as a rubbish base for huge buildings. Building deep foundations in the desert. Wooden skyscrapers!? Sand in concrete and sand shortages. Varieties of sand. Engineered sand.

Fire

Fire suppression! Overheated air and air pressure for aircraft.

Elevators

Elevator cable lengths and limits. Maglev elevators. High-speed elevators.


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Frankenstein (feat. Joe Ruppel, History Nerd) : Episode 29

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Frankenstein

What: The original 1931 adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Directed by: James Whale
Starring: Boris Karloff

Featuring guest co-host
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Joe Ruppel, history nerd

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