The World Transformed

The World Transformed

The World Transformed

United States, EnglishTechnology

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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Host Phil Bowermaster demonstrates how quick and easy it can be to write a chapter for the book version of The World Transformed by composing his in real time on the show. Phil's chapter is called "A Matter of Days," which lays out the... more
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Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon explore the relationship between consciousness and the physical world. Can our thoughts determine physical outcomes? Is consciousness itself a quantum phenomenon? What can a... more
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Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss the possibility that we will soon be interacting with intelligent agents like Tony Stark's digital assistant Jarvis in the Iron Man movies or Joaquin Phoenix's crush Samantha in Her. Our... more
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Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon review two breakthrough biotech developments that promise to enable powerful human modification capabilities: Simplified editing of DNA Simplified production of Stem cells Human... more
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Predicting the future is a daunting task. One area where would-be knowers of the future are making signficant progress is in predicting human behavior. Not to put to fine a point on it, they're getting pretty good at predicting YOUR behavior.... more
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