The metaverse, vertical farming, robots, autonomous vehicles, and space all have one thing in common – the Consumer Electronics Show.

Lisa Ann attended CES this year in Las Vegas and brought back some of the most interesting and innovative ideas brought up at the show. There are some fascinating and amazing things to look forward to in the near and far future including innovative tech. Many countries and companies were represented at the show, so there was something for everyone. 

While there weren’t any flying cars just yet, there were plenty of other forms of technology represented. Science fiction in the past is no longer fiction, or in the past. Some of those things will be available in the near future! Lisa Ann talked with a number of representatives from various companies to show us what we can look forward to.

Oleg Dre is the CEO and founder of Manna (an interactive 3D media production platform). John Roth is the Vice President of Business Development at Sierra Space. Dan Park was the representative from N.thing. Nicholas Duprey is the United States representative from Moon Bikes.

Talking Points:

  • The 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
  • The future of the metaverse and virtual reality
  • Functional uses for the metaverse
  • Virtual reality sickness
  • Space and space travel in the future 
  • zero gravity manufacturing
  • Vertical farming and farming in zero gravity
  • Robotics and autonomous vehicles
  • Robotic restaurants and servers to help with increased sanitation 
  • Transportation in the future


Manna App 


SN Corp 




Moon Bikes


The Earthlings podcast is about all of the decisions that we’ll have to make to ensure that the future we have is one we want to live in. Hosts Lisa Ann Pinkerton (former award-winning NPR and PBS environmental science reporter) and Christian Roselund (founding editor of PV Magazine USA) take a close look at our relationships with technology, science, the planet, and each other. Today we’re focusing on future technology.