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The World Transformed

The World Transformed


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A convergence of emerging technologies and emerging possibilities is at the heart of this, the greatest period of transformation in human history. Our world is changing in ways that are hard to predict...sometimes even hard to imagine. The World Transformed is your guide to an astounding future that lies ahead -- and that will be here sooner than you think!

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Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon explain why the world is much much better than you think. We start with a quick recap of a recent Peter Diamandis Piece: Why the World Is Better Than You Think in 10 Powerful... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon examine a few of the many stupid things people believe. Should we ever believe things that are stupid? Stupid Item 1: Contrails Going Around the Moon This is a good one because it... more

[This show first aired 10/29/2007.] Michael and Stephen started the show talking about the latest meeting of the Boulder Future Salon. Both Michael and Phil attended that meeting and reported back (here and here) at The Speculist. Is... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon review some big breakthroughs in science and technology. The amazing discoveries and accomplishments just keep piling up. Scientists in Amsterdam just destroyed breast cancer tumors in... more

[This show first aired 10/22/2007.] First up we discussed the Nano-radio - a radio transmitter made from carbon nanotubes. That's right - a radio transmitter the size of a molecule. Second we talked about molecular-sized solar cells. This,... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon debate the proposition that nature is hostile to life. We begin with a tweet from David Frum. Nature wants 5 of your 7 children dead. It wants you dead by 50. Everything better than that is brought to... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss different ways our thinking might have to change in order to be ready for the future. How The Future Is Really Built The path to our modern world was not a straight one, but a tangled... more

[This show first aired 10/15/2007.] Phil and Stephen discussed the difficulty predicting the future of anything in a complex system. Whether it be the fall of communism in the late 80's or technological development in the next twenty... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss current news stories that speak to how rapidly and thoroughly the world is changing. Amazing things appear to be happening all the time -- what does this tell us about the world we... more
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