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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 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 Ocean Might Be Insanely Deep ( Compare that with the Mariana Trench) Our Simulated Universe Is Just One Piece of a Matryoshka Doll of Annihilation Researchers discover a cell in spinach that uses sunlight to produce electricity and hydrogen 'Hangover-free alcohol' could replace all regular alcohol by 2050, says David Nutt Expanding universe may render time travel impossible Join Us! WT 211-520
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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

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 drone technologies... more
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