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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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Phil and Stephen discuss how 3D printers make libraries a place to go for resources we would never have imagined. Plus other amazing stories about the future. A 5-year-old girl needed a prosthetic hand. So a public library used its 3-D printer. The mathematics of history Fatigue Is All in Your Head Part Nano-Tech, Part Living Cells: Scientists Build A First-Ever Artificial Kidney Theory Suggests That Our Galaxy Could Be One Big Universal Travel Tunnel Join us! WT 212-521
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Phil and Stephen explore some of the unexpected implications of living in a computer simulation. Is being part of a simulation more dangerous than we realize? Plus other intriguing stories about the future. Pluto's Liquid Water... more

Phil and Stephen compare their answers to big questions about the future of humanity with a panel of experts interviewed by Scientific American. (Past one of this series is here; part two is here.) 15. Will we use wearable technologies to... more

Phil and Stephen compare their answers to big questions about the future of humanity with a panel of experts interviewed by Scientific American. (Part one of this series is here.) 8. Will sex become obsolescent? 9. Could we one... more

Phil and Stephen compare their answers to big questions about the future of humanity with a panel of experts interviewed by Scientific American. 1. Does humanity have a future beyond Earth? 2. When and where do you think we will... more

If there are aliens out there, we may have more luck finding the the ones who are a stage or two ahead of us. Phjil and Stephen review the Kardashev Scale and discuss its relavence to recent astronomical discoveries. Dyson Spheres Of Type... more

Futurist Speaker Thomas Frey joins Phil and Stephen for a lively discussion about the distant future, including the impact of life extension, AI, and the technological singularity. Will the robots steal all our jobs? What kind of pain will we... more

Futurist Speaker Thomas Frey joins Phil and Stephen for a lively discussion about the near future, beginning with a quick recap of his article, 72 stunning things in the future that will be common ten years from now that don't exist today.... more

Phil and Stephen conclude their review of Thomas Frey's 72 stunning things in the future that will be common ten years from now that don't exist today -- this time adding their own analysis and scenarios for 3D printing 3D printed makeup... more

Phil and Stephen continue their review of Thomas Frey's 72 stunning things in the future that will be common ten years from now that don't exist today -- this time adding their own analysis and scenarios for VR and AR Theme park rides that... more
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