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The Possibility Explosion -- FastForward Radio

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In the first of a three-part series, hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss The Possibility Explosion, one of three radical transformations that are reshaping our world and our lives. 

Think of the many things you can do right now, right where you are (wherever that happens to be.) A few examples:

 

  • Read virtually any book that’s ever been in print
  • Send and receive an unlimited number of messages with people all over the world 
  • Take any of thousands of free college courses
  • Place an order for virtually any imaginable product or service
  • Listen to an amazingly wide assortment of music
  • Watch any of thousands of movies and TV shows
  • Write a paragraph or an article or a book and share it with  dozens, hundreds, or millions of people
  • Record and distribute music
  • Apply for a job (or dozens or thousands of jobs)
  • Launch a business
  • Produce and distribute a movie or TV show
 
How many of those things could you do instantly (and from anywhere) 5, 10, or 50 years ago? And what does this tell us about what we'll be able to do 5, 10, and 50 years from now?
 
The possibilities are...explosive!
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