The World Transformed

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. FastForward Radio 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 have done more than 400 podcasts over the years. Tonight marks the 100th show since this program changed its name from FastForward radio to The World Transformed. So, 100 shows in,... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss the triumph that is this week's historic landing of the Philae space probe on comet 67P, and the odd circumstances by which unwanted shade and low battery life might cut the... more

In light of the recent Spaceship 2 disaster, hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss the past and future of space toursim. The discovery of the oldest map of the cosmos is a reminder that we have been pursuing the great... more

What do the Back to the Future movies tell us about the year 2015? They tell us that we will still be using fax machines, that we will have desktop fusion devices, that movies will be full 3-D and immersive with no need for glasses, and --... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon welcome author Keith Wiley to discuss his book: A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind Uploading. One day soon we may be able to transfer human minds to computers. But for that to... more

From a recent TechCrunch piece by Christian Cantrell: This is only one example of how technology has a tendency to self-propagate; to use humans as a vector to create copies and mutations and derivatives of itself; to recursively generate... more

Hosts Stephen Gordon and Phil Bowermaster discuss a wide variety of topics that show just how quickly, and completely botht he world and our understanding of it are changing. Why the inventors of the LED deserved a Nobel prize. How... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss the possibility of achieving singnifcant human life extension via existing, commonplace drugs. What if the cure for aging was right in front of us all along? And even if it isn't, what are the... more

Maybe transforming the world doesn't have to be so much work. Maybe we can make some of the biggest and most sweeping changes with the flip of a switch. Is India flipping the switch on space travel with its on-the-cheap Mars... more
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