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Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon welcome blogger, futurist, and fellow web broadcaster Nikola Danaylov (AKA "Socrates") to FastForward Radio. Nikola reports daily about major trends in science, technology, and society which indicate big changes to come. He also discusses these changes with some of the world's most fascinating people on his podcast, Singularity One on One.
About Our Guest
Philosopher, singularitarian, infopreneur and a fellow party animal Nikola Danaylov was born in Bulgaria.
In 1998 Nikola moved to Canada where he completed an HBA in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Toronto plus an MA in Political Science at York University.
It was at York University that Nikola got deeply interested in the Technological Singularity and wrote a research paper titled “Hacking Destiny: Critical Security at the Intersection of Human and Machine Intelligence.” After university Danaylov started SingularityWeblog.com and the popular Singularity 1 on 1 podcast.
During the summer of 2011 Nikola completed the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University and returned home to Toronto, Canada where he lives with his beloved wife Julie.
Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon welcome futurist and transhumanist Giulio Prisco to FastForward Radio to discuss his new magazine Turing Church, which is all about the convergence of science, technology, religion, and spirituality.
Topics to be explored:
Technology Meets Spirituality -- Why Is This Important?
What's a Cosmist? What do they believe? (More here.)
The physics of miracles (and the problem of evil)
And other big questions. Don't Miss it.
About Our Guest:
Giulio Prisco is a writer, technology expert, futurist, cosmist, and transhumanist. A former manager in European science and technology centers, he writes and speaks on a wide range of topics, including science, information technology, emerging technologies, virtual worlds, space exploration and future studies. He is especially interested in the convergence of science, religion, technology, and spirituality. Prisco is a former senior manager in the European space administration. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and the Italian Transhumanist Association.
Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon celebrate FastForward Radio's fifth anniversary on BlogTalk Radio. Special guests P. J. Manney and perhaps one other join to talk about the big changes that have occurred over the past half decade and what we can expect from the next five years.
Plus: what's next for FastForward Radio?
As we all know, the last day on the ancient Mayan calendar is December 21, 2012. To commemorate this historic landmark, we will be doing a special Countdown to the End of the World show! Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon will be joined by special guest co-host PJ Manney and our good friend science comedian Brian Malow to ring in the apocalypse! On the show, we will be announcing the winners of the What are your plans for the end of the world? contest and we will be sharing some of the most creative answers on the show as well. Also, we’ll be making a huge announcement about the future of The Speculist and FastForward Radio. Don’t miss out. The end of the world is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of a deal. (At best!) About our guest: Brian Malow is Earth’s Premier Science Comedian (self-proclaimed), entertaining and igniting interest in science. Based in San Francisco, Brian has performed for NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), JPL, the American Chemical Society, Scholastic Library Publishing, the National Association of Science Writers, the Koshland Museum of the National Academy of Sciences, Apple, Dell, and Microsoft. He has also appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) and on Tech TV, Discovery, and A&E. Brian is currently a freelance science correspondent, writing and appearing in science video essays for Time Magazine’s website, and is a contributor to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s radio show. He gives workshops and presentations to train scientists to become better speakers. Clients include the National Research Council of Canada, the National Science Foundation.
Jim Elvidge, author of The Universe: Solved! returns to FastForward Radio to discuss new insights into the nature of consciousness and of matter. How much do we really know about either of them? Do we really know what "reality" is made of?
Plus an update on parallel realities, quantum physics, nanotech, and new evidence that we may be living in a computer simulation.
About Our Guest: Jim Elvidge is a Cornell-educated entrepreneur and inventor who holds four patents in digital signal processing. His love of music inspired him to develop one of the first PC-based digital music samplers and to co-found RadioAMP, which was the first private-label online streaming radio company. In recent years he has turned his attention to the ultimate question of existence and, drawing on a broad and eclectic base of knowledge and interests, has come up with a unique explanation for…pretty much everything.
This month marks the 10-year anniversary of hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon’s collaboration. This week they look back over a decade of tracking the future.
Here's a small sample of what were talking about 10 years ago:
Success: Memes or Materials? | Still Number One! | Pop Quiz! | There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea | Affordable Beauty | No Matter What, He's Wrong | The Next Ten Years: Some Speculations | A Fisking Too Vigorous | Going the Way of the Slide Rule | Energy Punditry 101 | Encyclopedia Galactica | War of the Worlds II | Here's a Trend... | The Future of Wealth | 10 Predictions | Bursting the Wi-Fi Bubble | Our First Attempt at Global Warming | Tiny Cameras Everywhere | Now That the Idea Has Been Killed | Wanna Bet? | The Most Powerful Force? | Navigating Possibility Space | Seven Questions About the Future | Man on the Run | What Should Have Been |
So what has changed most in the intervening decade? What are the biggest surprises? And what is yet to come?
Tune in and explore.
It's not a question of whether people are stupid. The real question is how fast is it happening? How long before the movie Idiocracy comes true?
Hosts Stephen Gordon and Phil Bowermaster look at the scientific basis for recognizing the change in intelligence over the generations and what it has to tell us about where the world is going. How is it happening? Is is something that can be slowed or is it more likely to accelerate?
The answers just might surprise you. Tune in and explore.
What's the difference between the original Delcaration of Independence and the Speculist's Declaration of Singularity?
Obviously one has already happened, and one has yet to happen. But what else? A few minor word changes aside, the big difference has to do with when things happen versus when they are declared to have happened.
What can we make about recent headlines concerning the Turing Test, self-Driving cars, and other developments? Do they change the Declaration at all?
Or maybe is it time for a new declaration altogther?
Tune in and explore!
It’s sure to be a game of good cop/bad cop as Harry and Tony entertain your calls and breakdown the happenings of WWE Monday Night Raw! Join hosts Harry Broadhurst (commentator for Real Action Pro Wrestling and Black Diamond Wrestling) and Tony Acero (411Mania.com, The Greg DeMarco Show) as they provide immediate reaction and analysis of wrestling’s biggest show—WWE Monday Night Raw. The wrestling week peaks on Monday night with WWE Raw Reaction—only on Powerhouse Radio!