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PLAYING DEVIL'S ADVOCATE - Kelly Mitchell EPISODE 22, 3rd June 2021
A Scientist's Guide To The Apocalypse

A Scientist's Guide To The Apocalypse

S1: E22: A Scientist's Guide To The Apocalypse

Summary

Kelly reveals recent science innovations from genetically engineered mosquitos to reviving 100 million year old microbes and who is funding these experiments. A little wine and imagination go a long way.

Time Stamps

[00:00-Intro In Social Sciences]

[02:52-A Bug's Life]

[05:09-Mutant Mosquitos]

[09:43-Organ Donor Repo]

[14:12-Bacteria & Cockroaches Survive]

[20:06-Outro]

Key Takeaways

*Non-alcoholic drinks lower inhibitions too

*I'm an asshole friend

*Brain control by genetically engineered mosquitos is trending

*Team Big Tech

*Don't answer the door for organ repo men

*Get a sexy credit profile and live forever

*3D printing templates for penises coming soon

*Meteors are like the universes sperm dump

*If you aren't sure what will happen, poke it with a stick

*I would never leave a hollo-deck

*This episode will make you day drink

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Reference Links

Insider - Bees: https://www.businessinsider.com/insects-dying-off-sign-of-6th-mass-extinction-2019-2

Nature.com - Mosquitoes:  https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01186-6

Oxitec - https://www.oxitec.com

Who Is Oxitec Funded By? The Gates: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/371072

Repo Men (movie) : https://amzn.to/3vy065z

Bladder recipient: https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/engineering-new-organs-using-our-own-living-cells

Costs of implant surgery: https://interestingengineering.com/the-science-fiction-world-of-3d-printed-organs

Notable discoveries: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kionasmith/2021/12/30/restore-your-sense-of-wonder-with-the-coolest-science-discoveries-of-2020/?sh=4b3407606e17

100 million year old microbes: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/scientists-pull-living-microbes-100-million-years-beneath-sea

Evolution (movie) - https://amzn.to/3fXJPQS

Ancient bacterias:  https://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-plague-ancestor-strain-20181206-story.html