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  • Exploring Possibilities

    Weird Tubes on Mars!

    Okay, so maybe there is nothing to the recent observation that a Pathfinder photo of a Martian rock has strange tube-like structures that could be fossils. But one of these days, one of these stories [...]
  • Exploring Possibilities

    No So Bad After All

    Phil and Stephen continue their discussion of whether things are getting worse or better — this time looking at evidence that matters are improving. News stories discussed include: Ray Kurzweil: What Is the Future of [...]
  • Podcasts

    Are Things Getting Worse?

    Phil and Stephen discuss evidence that things might not be improving as quickly as we would like. And why we might tend to see things as getting worse even if that’s not the case. The [...]
  • Accelerating Tech

    Cities with Force Fields (and Other Predictions)

    Phil, Stephen, and special guest Thomas Frey conclude their 3-part celebration of the 700th edition of the World Transformed. (Here’s Part 1. Here’s Part 2.) In Part 3, Phil, Stephen, and Thomas make predictions covering [...]
  • Accelerating Tech

    The Death of Banks (and Other Predictions)

    Phil, Stephen, and special guest Thomas Frey continue their 3-part celebration of the 700th edition of the World Transformed. (Here’s Part 1.) In part 2, the guys discuss predictions for the next 20 years. Are [...]
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The President of Mars (and Other Predictions)

by Phil in Accelerating Tech 0

Futurist Thomas Frey joins Phil and Stephen for a 3-part celebration of the 700th edition of the World Transformed. (Plus a belated celebration of the show’s tenth anniversary!) In part 1, the guys discuss predictions [...]
  • Visitors and Messages from the Stars

    Phil and Stephen discuss remarkable recent discoveries related to space. Citizen scientist spots comet tails streaking past distant star Citizen scientist Thomas Jacobs was the first to spot tell-tale signs that a comet was orbiting [...]
  • IQ 10,000

    Following up on Monday’s show, Phil and Stephen explore the possibilities embedded in this recent prediction: Billionaire CEO of SoftBank: Robots will have an IQ of 10,000 in 30 years https://goo.gl/D5xeSS In about 30 years, [...]
  • Citizen Robot

    Phil and Stephen review recent developments related to robotics and artificial intelligence. Meet the first-ever robot citizen — a humanoid named Sophia that once said it would ‘destroy humans’ https://goo.gl/qHBNXS Sophia the robot might not [...]
  • Better than You Think? Part 3: Environment, Energy, and Food

    Phil and Stephen conclude their discussion of unexpected and often unnoticed positive change, looking at recent encouraging developments related to the environment, energy, and food production. The starting point for this series is a recent [...]
  • Better than You Think? Part 2: Healthcare

    Continuing their discussion of unexpected and often unnoticed positive change, Phil and Stephen, discuss recent encouraging developments related to health care. The starting point for this series is a recent article by Peter Diamandis: Why [...]
  • Better than You Think? Part 1: The Global Economy

    Phil and Stephen review positive economic change, beginning with a new essay by Peter Diamandis: Why the World Is (Still) Better Than You Think—New Evidence For Abundance Part 1: Global Economy The first area to [...]
  • DIY Gene Editing and Other Health News

    Phil and Stephen discuss surprising medical developments.   After 15 Years in a Vegetative State, Nerve Stimulation Restores Consciousness Researchers have been able to restore consciousness to a patient who has been in a vegetative [...]