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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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We may be entering an age of wonder materials that save the planet. High-quality carbon nanotubes made from carbon dioxide in the air break the manufacturing cost barrier ?The most valuable material ever sold? Carbon nanotubes are... more

It's a full-on geekout as Phil and Stephen discuss the most critical question of our times: to go see Solo, or not to go see Solo? Are today's Star Wars fans like the Star Trek fans who breathed new life into a canceled TV series or like the... more

Is it possible that life here began out there? The https://bit.ly/2IvODz9 hypothesis suggests that it did: But what if it wasn't ALL life? What if just some life on Earth came from elsewhere? A controversial study has a new spin on the... more

Why would the the Yanny-Laurel phenomenon tell us anything about the Mandela Effect? They have nothing in common! Or do they? Let's start with a quick recap: Mandela Effect Yanny-Laurel Of course, Yanny-Laurel relates to the famous... more

Google CEO Sundar Pichai certainly seems to think so. Artificial intelligence could be our saviour, according to the CEO of Google AI is probably the most important thing humanity has ever worked on. I think of it as something more... more

Even when he's not on the show with us, futurist Thomas Frey provides us with lots of interesting subject matter for discussion. His folks at Impact Labs have published an interesting essay on Five Myths of Artificial Intelligence.... more

There are many technological races taking place right now. Three of them have been fairly regular topics of discussion on this show: The Space Race The Race Against Aging The AI Race Which of these races should we be focused on right... more

Is humanity the first technological species to exist in this solar system (or even on this planet?) The quick and easy answer is yes, but maybe we don't know that for sure. Prior Indigenous Technological Species But if a prior... more

Flipping our emotional switches, Part 2 We are getting closer to identifying the individual emaitional switches in the brain. What might this imply for future strategies for managing our emotions? If we are now getting a handle on fear,... more

Flipping the emotional switches, Part 1 We are getting closer to identifying the individual emotional switches in the brain. What might this imply for future strategies for managing our emotions? Researchers Find Fear and Courage... more
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