Ep195 – Predictions for 2019

It’s Not Rocket Surgery Episode 195 – the INRS crew make their predictions for 2019, and then talk about films leaving no time to discuss the latest in science, tech, and geek news.

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Scoring
Predictior:

  • 3pts for correct prediction that nobody agrees with
  • 2pts for correct prediction that one other agrees with
  • 1pt for correct that both agree with, if the prediction isn’t modified, or different prediction made.

Non-Predictor:

  • 2pts if only you disagree with prediction and it is incorrect
  • 1pt if both disagree with prediction and it is incorrect
  • 1pt if both agree and it is correct

The Joker:

  • Playing “the joker” on a prediction doubles the points that the prediction can earn for the person making the prediction

The Predictions:
Details coming soon
Wild Card

Wal [at 12m01s]

  • Game-changing (“game-changing” = a technology that doesn’t already exist) development for renewable energy or recycling technology will be announced such that climate scientists will have to rerun their models to determine the impact
  • Tony – disagree / Vlado – disagree

Vlado [at 14m35s]

  • Bill Shorten will be PM by end of the year
  • Tony – agree / Wal – agree
  • Thersa May will not be PM at the end of the year
  • Tony – agree / Wal – agree
  • Trump not President of US at the end of the year
  • Tony – disagree / Wal – disagree

Tony [at 16m40s]

  • Elon Musk is no longer be CEO of Tesla by the end of the year
  • Vlado – agree / Wal – agree
  • Not even half of Melbourne will be covered by 5G
  • Vlado – agree / Wal – agree
  • Boring Company will have a contract to bore somewhere
  • Vlado – agree / Wal – agree
  • Tesla will go bankrupt (or at least announce they’re filing Ch11) by the end of the year
  • Vlado – disagree / Wal – disagree

Tech Trends

Tony [at 22m38s]

  • Someone will announce the release of a smartphone with a 3D screen
  • n.

  • Vlado – disagree / Wal – disagree

Wal [at 25m25s]

  • Announcement of successful 3D printing of living tissue (cellular, can be implanted and survive)… i.e. keep alive from inception to completion of the print.
  • Tony – agree / Vlado – agree (“it’s already been done”)
  • Announce capacity to 3D print a complex living organ (eg. kidney) within 3 years
  • Tony – agree / Vlado – disagree

Vlado [at 29m25s]

  • Regulators will force Facebook to be split up into separate, smaller companies eg. spin-off advertising arm, i.e. divest themselves of a part of their existing business to satisfy regulators.
  • Tony – disagree / Wal – disagree

Tiny Tech

Vlado [at 33m19s]

  • There will be an announcement the there will be a cure for Alzheimer’s within 10 years.
  • Tony – agree / Wal – agree
  • There will be an announcement the there will be a cure for Alzheimer’s within 5 years.
  • Tony – agree / Wal – agree
  • There will be an announcement the there will be a cure for Alzheimer’s within 3 years.
  • Tony – disagree / Wal – disagree

Tony [at 35m54s]

  • There will be an over-the-counter pill commercially available that will interact with a smartphone to give the user diagnostic data eg. heart-rate, blood pressure, temperature.
  • Vlado – disagree / Wal – disagree

Wal [at 37m52s]

  • A nano drone will conduct internal surgery (repaired/removed muscle, bone etc) on an animal.
  • Vlado – agree / Tony – agree
  • A reputable university (a top 100 university) will announce that they have used an autonomous (pre-programmed with some AI) nano drone to conduct internal surgery (repaired/removed muscle, bone etc) on an animal.
  • Vlado – disagree / Tony – disagree

Space

Vlado [at 41m30s]

  • SpaceX will successfully test (as a system) its BFR/BFS… physically leave the ground (not necessarily go into space)… will be able to recover and relaunch.
  • Tony – agree / Wal – agree
  • SpaceX will attempt a crewed mission of the Falcon Heavy or DragonX this year
  • Tony – disagree / Wal – disagree

Tony [46m00s]

  • An announcement by a reputable organisation (eg. NASA, ESA, JAXA, SpaceX) of a manned mission to Mars, with a date given.
  • Wal – disagree / Vlado – agree
  • Tony plays his JOKER

Wal [50m30s]

  • There will be large object impact (i.e. if you were near it, it’d kill you) on Mars which will be seen by one of the explorer rovers (not orbiter)
  • Tony – disagree / Vlado – disagree
  • Wal plays his JOKER

Movies, Film & TV

Wal [at 54m51s]

  • The highest-grossing movie will not be a fantasy, science-fiction, or comic book inspired
  • Tony – disagree / Vlado – disagree

Vlado [at 55m51s]

  • Captain Marvel will be the second highest-grossing Marvel MCU movie by the end of the year.
  • Wal – disagree / Tony – agree
  • Vlado plays his JOKER

Tony [at 60m30s… no Tony went on a massive preamble… 67m15s]

  • Rate of income in the opening weeks of Avengers:Endgame will beat that of Star Wars Ep.IX eg. compare opening 4 weeks of both.
  • Wal – agree / Vlado – agree
  • Rate of income in the opening weeks of Star Wars Ep. IX will beat that of Avengers:Endgame eg. compare opening 4 weeks of both.
  • Vlado – disagree / Wal – disagree

Songs Played:
The Joker – The Steve Miller Band
Predictable – Good Charlotte
Rock The Casbah – The Clash

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