Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston delves into technological and scientific innovations in the new television series Popular Science's Future Of, premiering on the Science Channel Monday, August 10 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). As a comedian, political pundit, and author, he guides us through the future of play, war, sex, security, and many other topics affecting human life. In Monday's premiere episode, he will go to the MIT Media Lab to try out new technology that will shape our leisure time in the future.

PopSci talked to the man about television, the future, and defeating Michael Phelps.

Really fun interview with me at about my new show. Premieres Monday August 10th, 9pm ET/PT on Science Channel. Be there (or DVR it or otherwise consume it in some future-friendly fashion).