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Part six of The World Transformed, originally broadcast July 28, 2009, features a panel of futurists discussing the downside of transformation -- ways in which our world could be dramatically changed for the worse.

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The World Transformed, Part 6

Not all transformations are necessarily good. What risks do we face in a coming age of massive change?

Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon welcome journalist and futurist Sonia Arrison, and the Lifeboat Foundation's Philippe Van Nedervelde to talk about the risks that accompany massive technological change. We face risks to our privacy, our safety, and our very survival. How do we take advantages of the wonderful opportunities new technologies present in the face of such risks?

About our guests:

Sonia Arrison is an author and policy analyst who has studied the impact of new technologieson society for more than a decade. She is a Senior Fellow at the California-based Pacific Research Institute, and she is on the Board of Directors of Humanity +.

Philippe Van Nedervelde is the Executive Director of the Foresight Institute in Europe. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of E-spaces, and he is the Director of the Informational Transparency Division of the Lifeboat Foundation, where he also serves on the Board of Directors.

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