Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug
31

Robin Hanson on Brain Emulation

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here Robin Hanson responds: If you were to pick just one current or coming transformation  that you would advise people to focus on, which one would that be? The biggest coming transformation in the next …

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Aug
29

Kevin Kelly on the Impossible

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. At his site, Kevin Kelly has some thoughts on embracing the impossible: I’ve had to persuade myself to believe in the impossible more often. In the past several decades I’ve encountered a series of ideas …

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Aug
29

Human Destiny Transformed

We know what we are, but not what we may be. – William Shakespeare And I want to know the same thing Everyone wants to know How’s it going to end? –Tom Waits   Join us: Wednesday, August 31 2011 7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT Our Panelists: John Smart Venessa Miemis Robin Hanson …

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Aug
23

Alvis Brigis on Acclerating Social Change

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here  Alvis Brigis shares some ideas. If you were to pick just one current or coming transformation (does not have to be the one we discussed) that you would advise people to focus on, which …

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Aug
23

The Future Transformed

A convergence of emerging technologies and emerging possibilities lies at the heart of this, the greatest period of transformation in human history. Our world is changing in ways that are difficult to predict; sometimes even difficult to imagine. Accelerating technological change may soon alter our world beyond recognition…and maybe that’s a good thing.   Join …

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Aug
16

Our Fears Transformed

It is both exciting and daunting to live in an age in possessed of so much possibility as demonstrated by the wide array of topics discussed in this series. It’s exciting because our awareness of possibility is so much greater than it was even a generation or two ago. And it is daunting for exactly …

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Aug
16

Brian Wang on Accelerating Technological Development

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here  Brian Wang considers how and why technological progress needs to accelerate: If you were to pick just one current or coming transformation (does not have to be the one we discussed) that you would advise people …

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Aug
10

Martin Ford on Accelerating Technology and the Job Market

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here are Martin Ford’s answers: If you were to pick just one current or coming transformation that you would advise people to focus on, which one would that be? The impact of accelerating technology on …

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Aug
09

Joseph Jackson on Wealth Transformed

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here are Joseph Jackson’s answers: If you were to pick just one current or coming transformation that you would advise people to focus on, which one would that be? The emergence of an infrastructure to …

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Aug
09

Paul Fernhout on Abundance

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here arwe Paul Fernhout’s thoughts on coming to grips with the technologies of abundance. If you were to pick just one current or coming transformation that you would advise people to focus on, which one …

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Aug
09

Wealth Transformed

Throughout human history, material scarcity has been a constant driver of innovation and economic growth. Today the world knows material abundance far beyond what could have been imagined a few centuries ago, even while shortages, poverty and want remain a reality for many. But that may not always be the case. New technologies suggest that …

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Aug
05

James Hughes on Automation and Unemployment

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here are James Hughes’ thoughts on one of the dangerous downsides of widespread automation: If you were to pick just one current or coming transformation that you would advise people to focus on, which one would …

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Aug
03

Natasha Vita-More on Personal Identity

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here are Natasha Vita-More’s answers If you were to pick just one current or coming transformation that you would advise people to focus on, which one would that be? A stronger engagement with one’s personal …

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Aug
03

Bruce Katz on Neural Enhancement

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here Bruce Katz’ thoughts on neural enhancement: If you were to pick just one current or coming transformation (does not have to be the one we’re talking about Wednesday) that you would advise people to …

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Aug
02

Reality Transformed

There are some who seriously ask whether the universe we live in is the real universe or merely a simulation of some kind — something like the virtual world depicted in the Matrix. series of films. There are others who suggest that, even if we aren’t living in a simulation now, it might just be …

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Aug
02

Jime Elvidge on Human Destiny

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here are Jim Elvidge’s thoughts on human destiny If you were to pick just one current or coming transformation that you would advise people to focus on, which one would that be? Despite my core …

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