Ep. 14 - Gene Editing and Nanorobotics with Justin Atkin of The Thought Emporium

In this episode of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Justin Atkin of The Thought Emporium. The Thought Emporium is a popular YouTube channel that shares videos exploring scientific concepts and cutting edge research on everything from nanotechnology to genetics and chemistry to biohacking. Justin also helps to operate Scihouse, the community science lab currently based in Jacksonville. He’s an entrepreneur and scientist with active projects involving nanorobotics, genetic engineering, and more.

Find Justin on Instagram here.

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Show Notes

  • What Justin Does [1:21]
  • What is The Thought Emporium? [2:44]
  • Supercapacitors, genetic engineering, & the desire to eat pizza [3:28]
  • Radio Telescopes, Planck’s Constant, & Kombucha Leather [4:53]
  • A replacement for magnet implants [6:14]
  • A possible treatment for lactose intolerance [10:39]
  • Solving incurable diseases & bringing a product to market [12:45]
  • The importance of open source [14:19]
  • Patents & the Fireflies project [16:4]
  • Scihouse [18:58]
  • How Justin discovered science & technology [23:23]
  • Molten sulfur, high explosives, & the risk of blowing yourself up [27:56]
  • Biohacking & technological augmentation [30:35]
  • YouTube channels to watch [31:38]


Gabriel Licina
Justin’s YouTube Recommendations
- NurdRage
- Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
- Clickspring
Ryan’s YouTube Recommendations
- Vsauce
- Cody’sLab
- G3AR - 'GreekGadgetGuru'
- Shots of Awe
Antikythera Mechanism

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