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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. 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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This is the first of three parts as we explore possibilities that are just around the corner. Or, as we like tsay, one room over. This is a follow-up to an earlier show on possibility. The Future and Unlimited Possibility The adjacent possible is... more

Transformation Today How flashing lights and pink noise might banish Alzheimer's, improve memory and more Neuroscientists are getting excited about non-invasive procedures to tune the brain's natural oscillations. In March 2015,... more

Phil and Stephen discuss how artificial intelligence might help to add years to our lives. AI Scientists Via Their 'Aging Clock' May Have Discovered How To Rewind Our Biological Clocks https://goo.gl/tsYor6 A group of scientists who study... more

Whose jobs are the robots going to take away? It doesn't look like lawyers are safe... An AI just beat top lawyers at their own game Feb 25, 2018 A new study, conducted by legal AI platform LawGeex in consultation with law professors... more

Phil and Stephen continue discussing the MIT Technology Review list of 10 Breakthrough Technologies for 2018. In part 2, we look at: Babel Fish Earbuds Zero-Carbon Natural Gas Perfect Online Privacy Genetic Fortune-Telling... more

Phil and Stephen discuss the MIT Technology Review list of 10 Breakthrough Technologies for 2018. In part 1, we look at: 3-D Metal Printing Artificial Embryos Sensing City AI for Everybody Dueling Neural Networks What will be the biggest... more

Phil and Stephen discuss major disruptions in biotech -- and in biology! New Pill Kills the Flu Virus in 24 Hours The Shionogi compound and Tamiflu take around the same time to entirely contain flu symptoms, but the former... more

Phil and Stephen discuss massive disruptions taking place in education. What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building Is it possible that students are on to something? There is a massive gap... more

Phil and Stephen ask whether current developments make the Singularity more plausible. The ?Father of Artificial Intelligence? Says Singularity Is 30 Years Away At the World Government Summit in Dubai, I spoke with Jürgen... more

Phil and Stephen discuss the latest entry in the Cloverfield series. Is it a fun addition or a major disappointment? Plus we look at the whole movie franchise phenomenon. Someday soon will all movies be part of some extended universe,... more
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