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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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We've got all the cool stuff you need -- right here! For example, Lockheed is moving ahead with its airship. Jeff Bezos has introduced a fully reusable rocket And it works! Does this mean that Blue Origin is pulling ahead of... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon kick off the holiday season with a special Thanksgiving-week discussion of one of this program's most enduring topics: what we have to be thankful for. The list is probably a lot longer than you... more

Last time out, we talked about how some clever researchers had essentially figured out a way to get malaria to fight with cancer. Now the Food and Drug Administration has just approved the first cancer-killing virus. Yes, it sounds a... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss some of the amazing things that might happen in the future. For example, We might do experiments that put us in touch with parallel universes. Or we might accidentally find a cure for... more

Somewhere between Cygnus the Swan and Lyra the Harp sits a star with a big secret. A whole lot of something is orbiting that star, and it is unlike anything astronomers have seen before. Is it possible that we have stumbled upon the... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon demonstrate the World Transformed Pareto Optimism Principle with four stories that speak to an amazingly bright future and one that goes in a very different direction. The Good News: Vertical... more

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
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