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026 - Into The Spider-verse: Are Drones Killing The Superhero Industry?


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Drone laws are a strange reality for us. It combines the idea that there are these several pound flying hunks of plastic with everyone's favorite thing... Bureaucracy! But they also invite a more serious question for superheroes who have to navigate these drone filled skies!

Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and special co-host and Mind Fiend... Keon Boozarjomehri as they sweat over the past, present, and potential future for drones in SciFi!

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Episode Notes

Why do Dog Fights in Star Wars have sounds? What are the implications @_@ And most importantly, when won't wikipedia have the answer?

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Trailer - Intro and background

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Episode Notes

Hi, my name is Cameron Boozarjomehri and I am starting this show as a way to explore the more entertaining implications of everything around us.

Whether you are a fan of Cinema or Science, TV or …

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