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 discuss novel solutions to some of the world's most challenging problems. Monitoring the wrold's oceans -- with a fleet of drone sailboats. Treating migraines -- with an electronic headband.... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon examine life in a world that's not that far off. Let's start with where you might wake up. From there we'll look at where you might work and, if it involves a commute, what that might be like.... more

As we move into the future, is the trend for things to get smaller or bigger? Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon consider some interesting developments: A tiny combustion engine A huge rocket A microscope for everyone So is... more

The Internet revolution is the story of an explosion of information and connectivity. We are all producers and consumers of vastly growing datasets. Our lives and our very identities have to a large extent moved online. Much of who we are is now... more

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
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