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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 discuss why big problems call on us to get better at thinking. We'll Only Have a Year to Prepare For a Cataclysmic Super-Eruption A new microscopic analysis of quartz crystals taken from the site... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss big developments in astronomy. We're learning more about new worlds every day. Saturn's biggest moon could support a new kind of alien life Researchers in the US have been... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss accelerating progress in producing materials and finished products How synthetic biology will make more money than the entire computer industry This company plans to grow armies of... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon look at why we aren't just changing our thinking -- we're changing HOW we think. The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete Petabytes allow us to say:... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon reminisce about the good old days when ?killer robots? was just a joke. Deadly Tesla Crash Exposes Confusion over Automated Driving Amid a federal investigation, ignorance of the technology's... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss some ?serious? ideas for life extension -- including Ray Kurzweils' upgrade on when immortality starts -- which are somehow more aggressive than the ?crazy? ideas.... more

If we are going to achieve immortality -- and how exactly do we define that? -- do we need extreme interventions or a more modest approach? Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss some ?crazy? ideas for life... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon do some serious geeking out. Yes, There Have Been Aliens In our recent paper, Professor Sullivan and I did this by shifting the focus of Drake's equation. Instead of asking how many civilizations... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon review the Declaration of Singularity and amazing stories that indicate we will probably be making it sooner than some might expect. The Declaration of Singularity A reminder of why we fight!... more
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