Today we travel to a future where satellites can catch criminals.
- Sarah Parcak, professor of anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and author of Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes our Past
- Jamon Van Den Hoek, professor of geography at Oregon State University
- Wenyao Xu, professor of computer science at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo
- Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes our Past
- Sarah Parcak to Use TED Prize Money for Crowdsourcing on Archaeological Sites
- TED Talk: Archaeology from Space
- Ancient Egyptian Artifacts Smuggled Into U.S. Are Heading Home
- How Tomb Raiders Are Stealing Our History
- Dealer Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Egyptian Antiquities into US
- ICE makes arrests and seizes cultural artifacts stolen from Egypt
- Chesterfield man charged in major smuggling case
- Spy satellites fighting crime from space
- Tracking China’s Muslim Gulag
- Mapping the missing millions
- Mapping tank paths with satellite imagery in Gaza
- Deforestation in the Amazon is shooting up, but Brazil’s president calls the data ‘a lie’
- Bolsonaro Fires Head of Agency Tracking Amazon Deforestation in Brazil
- Grad Student Watches Gitmo Grow With Google Earth
- Camp Delta, Google Earth and the ethics of remote sensing in archaeology
- Developing Countries and the Law and Politics of Remote Sensing
- Satellite Evidence in Human Rights Cases: Merits and Shortcomings
- Sensing the ground: On the global politics of satellite-based activism
- Soon, satellites will be able to watch you everywhere all the time
- Goodbye, login. Hello, heart scan.
- The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat
- Drone Surveillance: How Private is My Backyard?
- Admissibility of remote sensing evidence before international and regional tribunals
- Evidence from Space a study for the European Space Agency
- Evan Johnson as Mr. Morton
- Charlie Chalmers as Charlie
- Grace Nelligan as Grace
- David Romero as David
- Ash Greenberg as Ash
- Santos Flores as Santos
- Ava Ausman as Ava
- Sidney Perry-Thistle as Sidney
- Arthur Allison as Arthur
Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Special thanks to Veronica Simonetti and Erin Laetz at the Women’s Audio Mission, where all the intro scenes were recorded this season. Special thanks also to Evan Johnson who played Mr. Morton and also coordinated the actors of the Junior Acting Troupe who play the students in the intros this season.
That’s all for this future, come back next time and we’ll travel to a new one.
Flash Forward is a critically acclaimed podcast about the future.
In each episode, host Rose Eveleth takes on a possible (or not so possible) future scenario — everything from the existence of artificial wombs, to what would happen if space pirates dragged a second moon to Earth. What would the warranty on a sex robot look like? How would diplomacy work if we couldn’t lie? Could there ever be a black market for fecal transplants? (Complicated, it wouldn’t, and yes, respectively, in case you’re curious.) By combining audio drama and deep reporting, Flash Forward gives listeners an original and unique window into the future, how likely different scenarios might be, and how to prepare for what might come.