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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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It's worse than that.You are that which produces the product. We start with some thoughts from Glenn Reynolds on the possible need for social media regulation: Social media firms want us addicted to approval. So much for WiFi making us... more

Phil and Stephen discuss the new film by Chris Paine, director of ?Who Killed the Electric Car?? Do You Trust This Computer? doyoutrustthiscomputer.org This new documentary about the dangers and benefits of artificial intelligence (mostly the... more

It's a good old fashioned World Transformed Geekout as Phil explains how shows like Vikings and The Frankenstein Chronicles are blending history and fantasy in a new and fun way. (UPDATE: and you can add the new AMC series The... more

Phil and Stephen take a look at The 50 Most Important Life-Saving Breakthroughs in History. Some of these a big medical breakthroughs that you would immediately think of like treatments for malaria, others are less expected (toilets,... more

Phil and Stephen discuss scenarios for the future of brain-computers interfaces and how they might alter human communication. Worldwide AI consciousness may replace human speech goo.gl/xdNvj7 ---- In just 32 years, humans won't... more

We have covered the safety risks of autonomous vehicles as well as potential privacy risks and risks to our personal freedom. Now let's answer some of those objections. It turns out that most of the arguments against self-driving cars are... more

Safety may not be the only problem with autonomous vehicles. Is it possible that they threaten our privacy and our way of life? And with what we're learning about Facebook and others, do we really want to open up a new way for intrusive... more

In Arizona, a pedestrian has been killed by a self-driving car. What went wrong? Was it the Uber system? Uber's Self-Driving Cars Were Struggling Before Arizona Crash Disgraceful Dashcam Video Proves Uber Is the Theranos of... more

We conclude our three-part series with a discussion of the Hidden Possible: possibilities both near and far that we haven't thought of yet. We can generally only see the hidden possibilities through the rear-view mirror Example: The... more

In Part 2 of our three-part series, we look at possibilities that are little more remote. Maybe two or three rooms over, instead of only one. Or maybe many more. The Universal Assembler A Real World 'Star Trek' Replicator Is Now... more
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