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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. FastForward Radio 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 return to one of their favorite topics -- The Adjacent Possible -- "a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent... more

How do we know whether an idea is so crazy that it just might work or so crazy that we shouldn't go near it with a 10-foot pole? Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss a wide variety of crazy ideas that just might work,... more

There are those who believe that they are not living in the same universe they used to.They have moved from one reality to another. Their evidence for this fundamental shift in reality? The spelling of the name of some fictional bears.... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon missed their annual Fourth of July Declaration of Singularity show this year, so instead in honor of Bastille Day they present the Declaration of Awesomeness. Not all roads lead to awesomeness,... more

First it was a planet that wasn't there. Then it was a planet. Then it got demoted. Some people were okay with that; some were kind of ticked. But whatever it is -- planet, dwarf planet, planetoid, round rocky thing out there past Neptune -- the... more

My own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose. J. B. S. Haldane Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon take you on a ride through time to a future that you weren't... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss a wide range of future-impacting topics all originating right here in our own neighborhood. Topics include: Tiny probes going to Mars -- No they aren't "Nano" probes, but they... more

Author PJ Manney discusses her new techno-thriller (R)evolution with hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon. Bioengineer Peter Bernhardt has dedicated his life to nanotechnology, the science of manipulating matter on the... more

Some pundits are saying that a complete reset of the the economy is in order or is perhaps even inevitable. Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon argue that nobody is thinking nearly big enough, or long-term enough about re-setting the... more
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