NOTE: The World Transformed 2 was the second of two special series we did on FastForward Radio using the named “World Transformed,” and the first hosted at this site. It ran over the summer of 2011. The first series, produced in 2009, was simply called The World Transformed — it was a ten-part series covering the same topics as are listed here and involving guest panels featuring many of the same guests listed here.
A new 10-Part Series on FastForward Radio
A series of panel discussions and individual interviews dedicated to the major transformations occurring in our world. One major transformation per week.
A call to update our thinking in light of accelerating change, with a special emphasis on the role that education, creativity, and imagination have to play.
A reality-check on the prospect for indefinite human lifespan and some thoughts on the roadmap for those who wish to achieve it.
Exploring the possibility of programmable matter, the ability to assert the same kind of control over items in the physical world as we currently have over items in the digital world.
Redefining “human” through enhancements and revisions to the human organism; redefining “humanity” through expanding the what is included within the human family.
Evolving machine intelligence to the level of human intelligence; evolving human intelligence far beyond anything seen or imagined before.
Accessing infinite possibilities through worlds we create ourselves.
Achieving a world of complete abundance, a world that knows neither material need nor want.
Avoiding, mitigating, and eliminating the risks that represent the greatest dangers to our civilization and our world.
The future that lies beyond our plans, visions, or expectations — the future that lies beyond our ability to reasonably assess what might happen.
Exploring the nexus of the future of humanity and the future of the universe.