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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 wlecome futurist Thomas Frey back to the World Transformed to discuss his new book: Epiphany Z: 8 Radical Visions for Transforming Your Future. Topics: What is epiphany Z? 12 Laws of... more

[This show first aired March 20, 2008.] Ben Goertzel joins Stephen Gordon and PJ Manney for a discussion of the future of AI. Dr. Ben Goertzel is the CEO/CSO of Novemente LLC. He's been working 20+ yrs in AI R&D... more

Phil and Stephen consider whether humanity is about to enter a new historical epoch. Quick recap, singularity defined: The Singularity is an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly nonbiological and trillions of times more... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon review interesting developments in space exploration and development. Scientists claim to have found language of ancient Indus civilisation Blue Origin releases details of its monster orbital... more

[This show first aired March 3, 2008] Phil and Stephen discuss whether self-driving cars would need to possess AGI. Armed robots: The world has already had its first armed robot accident. 9 were killedand 14 wounded in South... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon explore a collection of brain stories that are just this side of ?Tales of the Paranormal.? Brain activity appears to continue after people are dead, according to new study Brain activity may... more

[This show first aired February 25, 2008.] Phil Bowermaster, Stephen Gordon, and PJ Manney discuss movies and the future. How memes, like "Americans are stupid," stick around regardless of their truth. They were surprised that some... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon review recent developments in AI and quantum computing. AI's PR Problem It might be easy to mistake the drumbeat of stories about machines besting us at tasks as evidence that these... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon imagine a what-if world in which 15th-century China did not abandon its naval dominance 500 years ago, China destroyed its world-dominating navy because its political elite was afraid of free... more
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