Mind Blowing Technologies WT 023

Futurist George Dvorsky joins hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon to discuss his recent io9 piece: 10 Mindblowingly Futuristic Technologies that Will Appear by the 2030’s.

Are we really just a couple of decades away from self-directed killer robots, invisible computers, and a Star Trek style replicator in every home? The guys discuss George’s list, plus a couple of additional contributions from Phil and Stephen.

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About Our Guest

George Dvorsky is a Canadian bioethicist, transhumanist, and futurist. He is a contributing editor at io9 and producer of the Sentient Developments blog and podcast. Dvorsky currently serves as Chair of the Board for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET) and is the founder and chair of the IEET’s Rights of Non-Human Persons Program, a group that is working to secure human-equivalent rights and protections for highly sapient animals.

 

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  1. DCWhatthe

    “Autonomous robots, with the license to kill” –

    Ok, that may happy, intentionally or not.

    But as long as we’re moderating our optimistic timelines in this podcast, let’s give our robot buddies the benefit of the doubt, as well:

    When will we have autonomous robots, with the license to tickle? Ya never know. I’ll place my bets, on 2025.

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