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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?
From a recent TechCrunch piece by Christian Cantrell:
This is only one example of how technology has a tendency to self-propagate; to use humans as a vector to create copies and mutations and derivatives of itself; to recursively generate demand for itself in order to not only ensure its own survival, but its constant and even exponential proliferation. The relationship between humans and technology is becoming increasingly enmeshed, and in some cases, even ambiguous.
So what's the deal, here? Do we have a respectful and mutually nurturing relationship with technology, or are the machines just telling us what we want to hear until they get what they want? Special guest P J Manney joins hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon to explore this increasingly complex relationship.
PLUS: what's new with PJ? Potentially some very exciting stuff!
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.
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.
Hosts Stephen Gordon and Phil Bowermaster discuss a wide variety of topics that show just how quickly, and completely botht he world and our understanding of it are changing.
Why the inventors of the LED deserved a Nobel prize.
How transparent solar cells will redefine what we do with windows.
Why NASA is researching ways to make people sleep for a long time.
How a berry discoverd in Autralia might be the cure for cancer.
Why we care about skinny worms on a high-sugar diet.
How a spacecraft and a lunar highway were discovered in a 1968 moon photo.
Why Peter Thiel is wrong about the future.
There's something there for everybody, we believe. Tune in and explore!
Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss the possibility of achieving singnifcant human life extension via existing, commonplace drugs. What if the cure for aging was right in front of us all along?
And even if it isn't, what are the chances that we're going to find it soon? And are we really closing in on learning the programming language of aging?
PLUS: What's that huge thing in Titan's ocean? A storm? A school of fish? A tanker ship?
Tune in and explore.
Mysterious feature in Titan Sea
Maybe transforming the world doesn't have to be so much work. Maybe we can make some of the biggest and most sweeping changes with the flip of a switch.
Is India flipping the switch on space travel with its on-the-cheap Mars mission?
Can we flip a switch and do away with unhappiness?
Is there a switch we can flip to turn off the aging process?
And the big one, can we flip the switch on ourselves as a species?
Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon explore a future that may just be one flip of the switch away. Join us.