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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Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon examine the mysteries of time encoded in living beings all around us. What do present-day species tell us about life in the distant past? And there may be deeper implications. Could... more

What are these mysterious organisms living on the hull of the International Space Station? How did they get there? And how can they survive in space? Is this evidence that life on Earth originated elsewhere? Or is it evidence that life on... more

The Web has been all abuzz about Viv, the new personal assistant agent from the creators of Apple's Siri. Word is that Viv will be able to do "anything you ask." Even if that proves to be a little on the optimistic side, there is no question... more

What's more impressive: a proposed engine that could power neighborhoods (and even individual residences) or one that could potentially take us to the stars? The answer isn't as simple as you might think. Engine technology is closely related to... more

We look at a lot of scenarios for what might happen in the future -- cool technological developments, major advances in science, new evolutionary developments for humans and for other species on this planet -- but are there... more

This month marks the 10-year anniversary of hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon's collaboration. This week they look back over a decade of tracking the future. Here's a small sample of what were talking about 10 years... more

It's not a question of whether people are stupid. The real question is how fast is it happening? How long before the movie Idiocracy comes true? Hosts Stephen Gordon and Phil Bowermaster look at the scientific basis for recognizing the... more

What's the difference between the original Delcaration of Independence and the Speculist's Declaration of Singularity? Obviously one has already happened, and one has yet to happen. But what else? A few minor word changes aside, the... more

The World Transformed returns after a brief hiatus. Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss two recent news stories that indicate tremendous progress in treating cancer by building human immune response. Most... more
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