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 review some interesting developments in the world of medicine: Fast and Easy Cancer Diagnoses Spare Body Parts vis 3-D Printers Curing Cancer with Our Own Immune Systems Is... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon explore the increasingly complex relationship between humanity and our machines. We know that machines are performing very complex and difficult tasks for us such as exploring space.... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss the process of do-it-yourself evolution, including: Genetically modified babies Curing aging with stem cells Learning to learn faster Is humanity on the way up, or on the way out? Tune in... more

Compare these very different news stories Billionaire investors looking beyond earth vs. Game designers building computers inside games Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon ask the question: which way is the future... more

What if the future we're planning for never arrives because we don't take advantage of the opportunities that would get us there? For example, did we miss the boat in not capitalizing on our progress in space after the Apollo... more

Getting the future right may be harder than we think. There are numerous initiatives in place to address problems with health care, the environment, employment and other challenges -- but what if in each of these cases we are... more

A recent news story that has recieved quite a bit of attention tells us about a woman who claims she wants to become a living Barbie doll. To achieve that goal she is working on modifying her body and trying to reduce her intelligence.... more

Picking up where last Friday's show left off, hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss the changes that are reshaping our world -- most of which started out as good ideas. A few examples: Human lung produced in a lab The dawn... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss the timing of the Technological Singularity: ...a hypothetical moment in time when artificial intelligence will have progressed to the point of a greater-than-human... more

Last Week Business Insider ran a story calculating what an iPhone would have cost if one had been assembled in 1991. Once you add up the 1991 prices for the processing power, memory, and communication speed that an iPhone delivers... more
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