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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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Thomas Frey joins Phil and Stephen in a discussion about the future of wealth. First off, a story with a provocative title You are Richer than John D. Rockefeller This raises some interesting questions: Would you trade your lifestyle today for... more

Phil and Stephen discuss whether time travel is possible, including serious (?) efforts to achieve it. Memorial Day Weekend Will the LHC Enable Time Travel? Or end the world?* Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull The... more

World-renowned futurist Thomas Frey joins Phil and Stephen in a discussion of the future of retail. What comes after the shopping mall? Is transitory and even mobile retail the future of shopping? Will windshields and tires replace brick... more

A panel discussion on the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems. goo.gl/e7R1Gv Underpinning most discussions about nanotechnology are two driving questions: 1. When will we see widespread implementation... more

Data industry guru and analyst John Myers joins Phil Bowermaster for a discussion about the future of big data. Is big data, and Apache Hadoop in particular, experiencing some kind of existential crisis? Has Hadoop "failed us?"... more

Brian Wang joins hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon to check in on his concept of basic power -- a plan to provide solar energy to the world's poorest people. Then the guys review some other potential anti-poverty programs to see... more

Is Elon Musk working to build a colony on Mars that would provide earth-like gravity via massive spinning cities? At least one pundit believes that he is. Blogger David Kelly at transhumanity.net writes about how much of the... more

The Human Imperative is improvement of the human condition. Throughout human (and pre-human) history, we have worked to increase human intelligence and capability. The Human Imperative is working. We have... more

Phil and Stephen explore news stories that indicate we are, indeed, living in a golden age. Goldman Sachs: space-mining for platinum is 'more realistic than perceived' Goldman Sachs is bullish on space mining with "asteroid-grabbing... more
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