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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. The World Transformed is your guide to an astounding future that lies ahead -- and that will be here sooner than you think!

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Phil and Stephen welcome writer and futurist P. J. Manney back to FastForward Radio to talk about major developments of 2009 and to look forward to the new year. BONUS: a special holiday edition of "Tales of the Paranormal." About Our... more

Futurist J. Storrs Hall joins us as we continue our special series leading up Foresight 2010. The conference, January 16-17 in Palo Alto, California, provides a unique opportunity to explore the convergence of nanotechnology and artificial... more

Economist Robin Hanson and futurist Brian Wang join us as we continue our special series leading up Foresight 2010. The conference, January 16-17 in Palo Alto, California, provides a unique opportunity to explore the convergence of... more

Futurist Michael Anissimov and nanotechnologist Ralph Merkle us as we begin a special series leading up Foresight 2010. The conference, January 16-17 in Palo Alto, California, provides a unique opportunity to explore the convergence of... more

Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon continue their discussion of the milestones that must be achieved before to enable the nanotechnology revolution. In Part 2, they conclude their review of K. Eric Drexler's Engines of Creation and... more

Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon begin a two-part series on nanotechnology. In Part 1, they will explore the origin of the concept of nanotechnology and will talk through the basic concepts as outlined in K. Eric... more

Phil and Stephen continue their discussion of the steps required to get us from a world of sub-human machine intelligence to a world of post-human intelligence.

Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss the future of human and machine evolution: 1. What challenges are involved in trying to develop a human-level artificial intelligence? 2. When do humans stop being human? 3. What will be the... more

Futurists Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon have three words for you about the future: Don't Miss It. Possibilities are open to us as individuals, as a nation, and as a civilization that are unprecedented in all of human history. The... more

Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon continue their discussion from last week about the future of energy: What role does energy technology play in the unfolding of the major transformations we are currently experiencing? What are the... more
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