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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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Universal Basic Happiness, Part 3 (Plus geekout Avengers review!) VR puts us in the digital world, where scarcity doesn't exist. It is one way of getting to post-scarcity and will probably play an important role in the post-scarcity future... more

Universal Basic Happiness, Part 2 As we continue our discussion of possible solutions to various inequalities, Phil outlines one possible way e could make everybody -- that's EVERYBODY -- completely happy. Wireheading: This... more

Universal Basic Happiness, Part 1 Last Weekend, Robin Hanson stirred things up by inquiring why the people concerned about income inequality aren't worried about other forms of inequality: Those w/ less access to sex plausibly suffer... more

Who Wants to Live Forever? Part 3 We conclude our three-part discussion with futurist Thomas Frey by looking into when and how a cure for aging might be found. Is Death Our Only Option? https://goo.gl/m1UDax What is the most likely... more

Who Wants to Live Forever? Part 2 This time out we look at the upside of not dying. (Shouldn't be too hard to find now, should it?) Is Death Our Only Option? 1.) Improved Health 2.) Delayed Death 3.) Dramatically Improved... more

Who Wants to Live Forever? Part 1 If we could extend human life indefinitely, would it be a good idea? What are the downsides? Futurist Thomas Frey joins us for part 1 of a 3-part series. Last Known Person Born in the 19th Century... more

Benefits of Making People Live Longer :01 Shifting Realities, Part 3. Phil and Stephen attempt to reverse-engineer the Mandela effect by looking at news stories and trying to figure out which narrative best explains them. Can... more

Shifting Realities, Part 2. Like it our not, our ?reality? goes on mostly in our brains. If you contract a physical brain disease it can greatly shift your reality. But in recent years we have repeatedly exposed our minds to a completely... more

Shifting Realities, Part 1 The end of two paranormal and conspiracy-affirming institutions from the 90's may have something to say about how differently we shape our reality today than we did in years past. Radio host Art Bell dies at 72... more

What are the implications of Vladimir Putin's recent statement that he wants Russia to make a big move in space? Vlad's New Land Grab Vladimir Putin announces mission to MARS next year followed by manned trips in bid to... more
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