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“Live” from Convergence 08 Part 2, Best of TWT

Phil and Stephen interview participants at Convergence 08, an “unconference” gathering of people interested in cognitive tech, nanotech, biotech, and artificial intelligence. The event was held in 2008…

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Energy Unlimited with J Storrs Hall, Part 1

J. Storrs (Josh) Hall joins Phil and Stephen for a discussion of his contribution to Visions for a World Transformed, “Let’s Get Back on the Henry Adams Curve.” How…

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“Live” from Convergence 08 Part 1, Best of TWT

Phil, Stephen, and Michael D. interview participants at Convergence 08, an “unconference” gathering of people interested in cognitive tech, nanotech, biotech, and artificial intelligence. The event was held…

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On the Other Hand…

Phil and Stephen revisit ideas from recent shows. Should we keep kids off their electronic devices? Does VR make us more vulnerable or stronger when it comes to…

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Dispatches from the Robo-Wars

Phil and Stephen discuss the good-new / bad-news of the robotics revolution. Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our Phones. Tristan Harris Wants to Rescue Them Harris is…

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Emergent Magic: Why Ideas Are Becoming More Valuable

Phil and Stephen discuss why ideas are becoming more valuable, along with other news from the future. Emergent Magic: Why Ideas Are Becoming More Valuable Is the value…

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Wow. History-Making News

Phil and Stephen review news stories that may change history. And they all broke this week. In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos…

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Hot Topics! Best of TWT

Phil, Stephen, and Michael D. discuss fast trains, future pets, global warming, cosmic mysteries, and solar energy. The future of dogs as pets. Will they be the only…

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The Semi-Automated Economy

Phil and Stephen continue their discussion with strategy expert Will Brown, exploring what role there might be for human workers in an increasingly automated world. Topics: Neanderpundit —…

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Convergence 08, Best of TWT

Phil, Stephen, and Michael D. welcome PJ Manney and Christine Peterson to discuss Convergence ’08 an unconference that evolved from the Foresight Nanotech Institute’s Topics for the unconference:…

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Is This the Real Life?

Phil and Stephen explore the increasingly blurry line between fantasy and reality. Are we on the verge of a reality crisis? Where Does Reality End and Imagination Begin?…

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Alternative Energy and the Future, Best of TWT

Phil and Stephen discuss the role that alternative energy sources will play in shaping the future. Topics: Unlocking the secret of how green plants efficiently split water to…

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Youth: Wasted on the Wrong People

Phil and Stephen review  recent anbti-aging news from the standpoint of the elderly. Is This the Anti-Aging Pill We’ve All Been Waiting For? A drug derived from an…

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The Social Singularity, Best of TWT

Phil and Stephen discuss the role that Internet technologies have played in changing society and speculate about what is coming next. Are we in for a Social Singularity? Future…

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The Comeback of Nanotechnology

Phil and Stephen discuss recent progress towards the original model of Nanotechnology as described by K. Eric Drexler in his book Engines of Creation. Eric Drexler’s Vision of Nanotechnology…

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Hyperloop Coming Soon?

Elon Musk says he has a green light to build a NY–Philly–Baltimore–DC hyperloop Elon Musk just tweeted that his Boring Company tunnel project has received “verbal [government] approval”…

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What Will $700 Billion Buy You? Best of TWT

Phil, Stephen, and Michael D. discuss better options for spending the $700 billion bailout money that went to “solving” the 2008 financial crisis.   Seven Apollo programs?  70…

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Breakthroughs in Life Extension (with Aubrey de Grey)

Phil and Stephen continue their discussion with Dr. Aubrey de Grey, reviewing some of the very encouraging life extension research currently taking place How does the treatment of…

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FastForward Radio Anniversary Special, Best of TWT

A rare glimpse into the earliest days of the podcast — with a small bit of audio from literally the very first day!

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Living to 1,000 (with Aubrey de Grey)

Phil and Stephen welcome life extension researcher and visionary Dr. Aubrey de Grey to discuss the sometimes puzzlingly negative views much of the public seem to have about…

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Checking in on the Future

Phil and Stephen check in on some positive future-related stories that we’ve been tracking for a while now. Good News, Despite What You’ve Heard Just since 1990, more…

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A World Gone Right

Phil, Stephen, and Michael D. review more “better all the time” news stories. Breaking News! About an hour-and-a-half prior to the show SpaceX put the Falcon 1 into orbit. The Chinese got into orbit and performed a space walk.

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Who’s a Technoprogressive?

Are you a technoprogressive? The answer might surprise you! James Hughes joins Phil and Stephen for a discussion of the meaning of technoprogressivism. How does it differ not…

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Better All the Time! Best of TWT

Phil, Stephen, and Michael D. discuss future-facing news stories that are (almost) too good to be true: Who would have thought that study of a potato virus would…

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The Virtues Control Panel (with James Hughes)

Can we program ourselves to be better people? Phil and Stephen welcome James Hughes to discuss his concept of a Virtues Control Panel: “What I imagine is a…