Phil

Author's details

Date registered: June 4, 2011

Latest posts

  1. 10 Years in the Future — July 24, 2014
  2. People Are Stupid — July 11, 2014
  3. Declaration of Singularity 2014 — July 3, 2014
  4. Declaration of Singularity — July 3, 2014
  5. The Future of Taxes — April 16, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. John Smart on Human Destiny — 3 comments
  2. J. Storrs Hall on our Nanofuture — 2 comments
  3. Humanity and Transcendence — 2 comments
  4. Live to See It; Live to Do It WT021 — 2 comments
  5. Christine Peterson on Life Extension — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Mar
20

A Day in the (Future) Life

Phil and Stephen examine life in a world that’s not that far off. Let’s start with where you might wake up. From there we’ll look at where you might work and, if it involves a commute, what that might be like.  Weird options abound — everything from what you wear to what kinds of recreational opportunities you enjoy. And what might life …

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Mar
17

Is Big the New Small?

As we move into the future, is the trend for things to get smaller or bigger? Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon consider some interesting developments: A tiny combustion engine A huge rocket A microscope for everyone So is big the new small or is small the new big? Or is something much more complicated …

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Mar
13

Internet of Things or World Made of Data?

The Internet revolution is the story of an explosion of information and connectivity. We are all producers and consumers of vastly growing datasets. Our lives and our very identities have to a large extent moved online. Much of who we are is now defined by the intricate and complex connections we have with other individuals, with …

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Mar
11

Accelerating Medicine

Phil and Stephen review some interesting developments in the world of medicine: Fast and Easy Cancer Diagnoses Spare Body Parts vis 3-D Printers Curing Cancer with Our Own Immune Systems Is technology opening up a new era of abundant health? Video Version: Audio Version: More Technology Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The World Transformed on …

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Mar
10

Humanity’s Next Steps: the Path to Obselescence

Phil and Stephen explore the increasingly complex relationship between humanity and our machines. We know that machines are performing very complex and difficult tasks for us such as exploring space. They’re also beginning to take on more personal tasks, such as managing our communication with other people. If they continue to do more and more for us, is …

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Mar
05

Humanity’s Next Steps: The Evolutionary Path

Phil  and Stephen discuss the process of do-it-yourself evolution, including: Genetically modified babies Curing aging with stem cells Learning to learn faster What are the forces that are driving evolution forward;  what are the forces holding us back?  And of the two, which is stronger —  is humanity on the way up, or on the …

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Mar
03

The Final Frontiers

Compare these very different news stories Billionaire investors looking beyond earth vs. Game designers building computers inside games Phil and Stephen ask the question: which way is the future taking us? Is it our destiny to move ever outward into the universe or ever inward into worlds of our own making? Audio Version: More Technology …

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Feb
28

Missed Opportunities

What if the future we’re planning for never arrives because we don’t take advantage of the opportunities that would get us there? For example, did we miss the boat in not capitalizing on our progress in space after the Apollo program? Or what if our potential for worldwide abundance is never realized — thwarted by …

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Feb
26

Misplaced Priorities

Getting the future right may be harder than we think. There are numerous initiatives in place to address problems with health care, the environment, employment and other challenges — but what if in each of these cases we are asking the wrong questions? What if we’re trying to solve the wrong problems? Phil and Stephen  continue …

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Feb
24

Human Downgrades

A recent news story that has recieved quite a bit of attention tells us about a woman who claims she wants to become a living Barbie doll. To achieve that goal she is working on modifying her body and trying to reduce her intelligence. Transhumanists talk a lot about our growing ability to alter our own bodies and …

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