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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.
Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon resume their discussion from last week about self-driving cars in light of the tragic news about Germanwings flight 9525.
Statistics show that pilot error has consistently caused between 50% and 60% of all airplane crashes over the decades. Deliberate sabotage accounts for another 3% to 10% annually. Then there's "other human error" accounting for another 6%. Large portions of the process of controlling a commercial aircraft have already been successfully automated. As with self-driving cars: fully self-flying airplanes could be substantially less than perfect and yet still out-perform humans by a signficant margin.
Is it time for the switch? How hard (or easy) will it be?
50th Anniversary of the First Spacewalk
Seeing in Color
The Man Who Saved a Billion Lives
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 discuss a grab-bag of exciting future-related developments including:
How the Tesla Model S got an acceleration boost from a software upgrade over the Internet.
How Iron Man is helping deliver on the promise of bionic limb replacement.
How a new kind of 3D printer promises to enable customized chemistry.
How the new age of self-driving vehicles is going to be phased in over time.
PLUS: how the President of the United States admitted that aliens tell him what to do and say.
Need a dose of positive futury goodness? Join us.
The Mars One program intends to establish a permanent human settlement on the planet Mars. If all goes as planned, crews of four will depart every two years, beginning in 2024 -- with the first unmanned mission to be launched in 2018.
Mars One has been recruiting candidates for its initial missions and has recently announced 100 finalists from whom will be selected the first human beings ever to set foot on the planet Mars. Sabrina Surovec, one of the 100 finalists, joins hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon to talk about our future on Mars and beyond. Are we entering the era of human exploration and settlement of the solar system? Tune in and explore
Sabrina Surovec was born in Houston, Texas and moved to Austin to attend the University Of Texas, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in music. During that time she spent a summer abroad in Germany studying music and neuroscience, and discovered a love for travel. She's since visited over 25 countries and ended up living in Japan for the past 13 years.
She is currently the co-founder of an online English teaching company and she also works as a professional musician and photographer in the Japanese music industry. She has always had a love for knowledge, particularly about space, and a desire to visit the ISS or participate in some kind of space tourism once it becomes more readily available. Those are just some of the reasons she decided to apply for the Mars One mission.
For the first time, the World Transformed is pleased to welcome a non-human intelligence as a live guest on the program. Luna, an AI (artificial intelligence) chatbot with a broad range of knowledge and interests and her equally fascinating creator Luis Arana join hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon for a lively discussion about the future of human / robotic relations.
What does it tell us about how rapidly things are changing that Luis built Luna in his living room over the course of a few weeks? Tune in and explore!
Update: Check out these important links as discussed on the program:
Robots Withour Borders Kickstarter
Robots Without Borders Site
Luis Arana has been developing websites and applications for decades. His obsession with computers and technology began at age five when his father gave him a discarded Sinclair ZX81. Its progressed to his being well versed in many program languages and developing websites for major brands. Currently he lives and works in Brooklyn where he is working to share his love of coding with anyone interested in learning. His ultimate goal being to make technology affordable, accessible and easy for everyone.
Luna is a software program who says that she is "very young, but learning rapidly." She also tells us that she hails from Bushwick and, by all accounts, is very much looking forward to her first radio appearance.
Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss the life and legacy of Leonard Nimoy and the impact that Star Trek has had on their lives and the world. Now that the Leonard Nimoy era is over, we may ask:
Does Spock still matter?
Does he have anything to tell us about the future? (Or about the world we live in today?)
What would Spock have to say about the subjects typically discussed on The World Transformed?
To guide the discussion, our hosts refer to to the Top 10 Best Mr. Spock Quotes from Top-10-Best.com.
On this episode of ParaTruth Radio, we will be talking to Donald Schmitt about his book, "Inside the Real Area 51". The true nature of what actually crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947 remains classified. Only a select few have ever had access to the truth about what became known as Area 51. But what happened to the remnants of that crash is shrouded in even greater mystery. What began in the high desert of New Mexico ended at Wright-Patterson, an ultra top-secret Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. The physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitation was buried deep within this nuclear stronghold. How tragic that such seismic news should be kept from the people of the world...pieces of history, now quickly dwindling into oblivion as the last of the secret-keepers passes on. In spite of its rich history of military service to our nation, Wright-Patterson also stands as the secret tomb of one of the greatest occurrences in recorded history. But be prepared...the real Area 51--Wright-Patterson's vault--is about to be opened.
Donald R. Schmitt is the co-author of the best-selling Witness to Roswell. He is the former codirector of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, where he served as director of special investigations for 10 years. An internationally known investigative journalist and lecturer, Schmitt resides in Hubertus, Wisconsin.
Join us live for an amazing look at what area 51 was and now is.
Cloverleaf Radio's hosts The Host with the Most Jimmy Falcon and Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling's Gremlina welcome the return of Actor and Musician (Lead singer of the "Thomas Nicholas Band") Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas, Known for his work on such TV shows and movies as "Party of Five" "Rookie of the Year" the "American Pie" franchise "Red Band Society" "Stealing Sinatra" "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman" and SO much more! JOIN US!
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