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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. 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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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

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon explore future-related developments beginning with a piece from the Economist on why we should move forward (cautiously) with artificial intelligence. If you want a quick lesson in how much... more

A decade and a half ago, WebVan, a same-day grocery delivery service, crashed and burned in what was probably the most spectacular failure of the original dot-com bust. Many lessons were learned from the Webvan story, but were they... more

Think you know the future? Well, think again. Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon present a list of 10 potentially startling, mystifying, and some downright shocking things that are in your future, or the world's future, that you... more

Robots Are Everywhere Yes it is our second robot-themed show in as many weeks. But there's no keeping up with them. We could do a robot-themed show every day and we still wouldn't be able to keep up. Where are the robots now?... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon present a grab-bag of future-related topics, including: Efforts to turn the corner in human / robot relations. How do we go from seeing robots as a threat to working collaboratively with them? The... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon resume their discussion from last week about self-driving cars in light of the tragic news about Germanwings flight 9525. Statistics show that pilot error has consistently caused between 50% and... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss a grab-bag of exciting future-related developments including: How the Tesla Model S got an acceleration boost from a software upgrade over the Internet. How Iron Man is helping... more

The Mars One program intends to establish a permanent human settlement on the planet Mars. If all goes as planned, crews of four will depart every two years, beginning in 2024 -- with the first unmanned mission to be launched in 2018.... more
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