The Future Is Here & Cord Is Back! Featuring Hosts: Matt Carano, Mike Vine, and Cord Blomquist Engineered by: Matt Carano Produced by: Tom Hudson, Matt Carano, Mike Vine, and Nick Boyle Show Summary: US life expectancy drops. Bitcoin billionaire ballad. Cronies crack down on e-bikes in NYC. Amazing human advances in 2017. And, Cord makes his return. News US life expectancy decreases for the second year in a row. https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/life-expectancy-decline-obamacare/?utm_content=bufferb2d44&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer Bitcoin Billionaire http://reason.com/reasontv/2017/12/21/remy-bitcoin-billionaire Vietnam unveils 10,000 strong cyber unit to combat “wrong views” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-security-cyber/vietnam-unveils-10000-strong-cyber-unit-to-combat-wrong-views-idUSKBN1EK0XN NYC Mayor DeBlasio cracks down on E Bikes https://marketurbanismreport.com/new-york-city-mayor-de-blasio-continue-crackdown-ebikes/ 2017 Was a Year of Amazing Advances For Humanity https://fee.org/articles/2017-was-a-year-of-amazing-advances-for-humanity/ 12 Days of Dash-mas https://www.dashforcenews.com/12-days-dashmas-12-big-achievements-dash-community-got-year/ Special Segment Concord and Discord Events Boardgame Bonanza at the Prax Dec 30th 6-12 Praxeum 2.0 Fundraiser drive https://humanaction.foundation/praxeum2/ The Big Question Last week's question: Environment protections. @freecastpod cast and we’ll read the best ones next week!