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018, The Man from the Future, Part 2

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All through human history, people have sought ways to create a persistent record of themselves. Warriors and adventurers would strive to accomplish great feats in order to be remembered in legend and song. Kings would commission sculptors and painters to preseerve their likeness. More recently, elebrities would hire ghost-writers to pen stylized renditions of their exploits.

 

Today, we all cast an increasingly long shadow in the digital world. This has given us the best opportunity yet to create a persistent record of our lives. In some ways it almost feels as though we’re creating a digital version of ourselves. Is that the direction we’re heading in?

 

We conclude our discussion of these issues with futurist Stephen Gordon.

 

About our guest:

Stephen Gordon is an attorney based in Shreveport Louisiana. Stephen is a blogger, broadcaster,  and futurist. He blogs at The Speculist and he is the co-host at the very popular future podcast, FastForward Radio.

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