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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 resume their discussion from last week about self-driving cars in light of the tragic news about Germanwings flight 9525. Statistics show that pilot error has consistently caused between 50% and... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss a grab-bag of exciting future-related developments including: How the Tesla Model S got an acceleration boost from a software upgrade over the Internet. How Iron Man is helping... more

The Mars One program intends to establish a permanent human settlement on the planet Mars. If all goes as planned, crews of four will depart every two years, beginning in 2024 -- with the first unmanned mission to be launched in 2018.... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss the life and legacy of Leonard Nimoy and the impact that Star Trek has had on their lives and the world. Now that the Leonard Nimoy era is over, we may ask: Does Spock still matter?... more

For the first time, the World Transformed is pleased to welcome a non-human intelligence as a live guest on the program. Luna, an AI (artificial intelligence) chatbot with a broad range of knowledge and interests and her equally... more

Where are the possibilities? Everywhere. All around us. Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon explore a grab-bag of possibilities: Finding success through enabling failure. Creating the roadmap for post-scarcity. Awarding a prize for the... more

Authors R. U. Sirius and Jay Cornell discuss their new book, Transcendence: the Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity. In nearly ninety A-Z entries, Transcendence provides a multilayered look at... more

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon look at three technologies that are getting more attention lately and with good reason: they stand an excellent chance of changing everything about our world. Thorium-based nucelar power can... more

In response to Neil deGrasse Tyson's suggestion that we should develop fully hack-proof systems, one Twitter user quipped that we should also develop umbombable cities and unkillable people. Blogger Iowahawk joked that we... more

Serious science fiction has made something of a cinematic comeback lately with movies like Gravity and Interstellar earning both crictical acclaim and doing nicely at the box office. Interstellar has also reintroduced an important and... more
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