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The End of Scarcity and the Era of Abundance

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The World Transformed

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The World Transformed, Part 8

What would life be like in a world without poverty? How about a world in which everyone is, essentially, rich? The answer may be just around the corner.

Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon welcome a panel of futurists to discuss how the end of scarcity will revolutionize society, the economy, and life as we know it.

About Our Guests

Paul Fernhout writes essays about future-oriented themes (including Post-Scarcity Princeton and The Lion and the Butterfly), does free and open source software development, and shares homeschooling duties with his wife, Cynthia Kurtz.

Joseph Jackson is a philosopher and social entrepreneur. A graduate of Harvard College AB (Government 2004) and the London School of Economics Msc (Philosophy of Science 2005), he leads the Network for Open Scientific Innovation, a 501(c)3 organization seeking to promote the emergence of Open Source models in the life sciences.

Sally Morem writes essays on science, science fiction, political philosophy, and the future of technology, including The Problems with Linear Projections of the Future, Yes, the World is Round, Nanotechnology Explained, and The Magic Universe of George Lucas.