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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 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

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon examine the mysteries of time encoded in living beings all around us. What do present-day species tell us about life in the distant past? And there may be deeper implications. Could... more

Sure the world is getting weirder, but is it getting Sci-Fi weird? Is it getting Philip K. Dick weird? Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon explore evidence that we may be living in a science fiction story. First off, there's this video... more

What are these mysterious organisms living on the hull of the International Space Station? How did they get there? And how can they survive in space? Is this evidence that life on Earth originated elsewhere? Or is it evidence that life on... more

The Web has been all abuzz about Viv, the new personal assistant agent from the creators of Apple's Siri. Word is that Viv will be able to do "anything you ask." Even if that proves to be a little on the optimistic side, there is no question... more

What's more impressive: a proposed engine that could power neighborhoods (and even individual residences) or one that could potentially take us to the stars? The answer isn't as simple as you might think. Engine technology is closely related to... more
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