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  • Podcasts

    Shifting Stories, Shifting Realities

    Shifting Realities, Part 3. Phil and Stephen attempt to reverse-engineer the Mandela effect by looking at news stories and trying to figure out which narrative best explains them. Can we change our reality by changing [...]
  • Philosophy

    Does this Podcast Make You Angry?

    Shifting Realities, Part 2. Like it our not, our “reality” goes on mostly in our brains. If you contract a physical brain disease it can greatly shift your reality. But in recent years we have [...]
  • Exploring Possibilities

    All Good Things…

    Shifting Realities, Part 1 The end of two paranormal and conspiracy-affirming institutions from the 90’s may have something to say about how differently we shape our reality today than we did in years past. Radio [...]
  • Podcasts

    A New Kind of Space Race

    What are the implications of Vladimir Putin’s recent statement that he wants Russia to make a big move in space? Vlad’s New Land Grab Vladimir Putin announces mission to MARS next year followed by manned [...]
  • Social Media

    No, You Are Not the Product

    It’s worse than that. You are that which produces the product. We start with some thoughts from Glenn Reynolds on the possible need for social media regulation: Social media firms want us addicted to approval. [...]
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Should You Trust Your Computer?

by Phil in Podcasts 0

Phil and Stephen discuss the  new film by Chris Paine, director of “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Do You Trust This Computer? This new documentary about the dangers and benefits of artificial intelligence (mostly the [...]
  • The Data-Driven Enterprise

    In this edition of Fast Forward on the World Transformed, Peter Evans, Senior Director for Big Data Solutions at Solix, talks with our hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon about the challenges and opportunities that organizations [...]
  • The Time Travel Mortality Wager

    Phil and Stephen discuss a familiar subject — why this is the best time to be alive. But this time with a twist: how good would a life in the past have to be to [...]
  • Reality: and Now the Bad News

    Phil and Stephen look at possibilities that arise — some fun, some dangerous — when the lines between reality and illusion are blurred. Reddit User Outperforms Disney With AI-generated Princess Leia I Made My Shed [...]
  • What Does a Thought Look Like? (And Other Amazing Stuff)

    Phil and Stephen review amazing news indicating that the future is closer than we think.   Neuroscientists Have Followed a Thought as it Moves Through the Brain A study using epilepsy patients undergoing surgery has [...]
  • Whales, Rats, Salamanders, and Immortality

    Phil and Stephen discuss three animals who might well show us how to live longer and healthier lives. Secrets of these 200-year-old whales who avoid cancer Why the bowhead whale lives 200 years and rarely [...]
  • Friday Grab Bag

    Future news from a variety of angles. What ties them together? You decide. Scientists reverse genetic aging, memory decline in rats They injected rats with viral vectors that expressed FKBP1b, causing a rise in overall [...]
  • The Big Transition

    Our economy is in the early stages of a major transition. For some time, automation has been pushing people out of the business of producing stuff (machines do it better, by and large). More recently, [...]