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  • Exploring Possibilities

    Enriching Humanity in a Digitized World

    A Very Human Future, Part 3 Futurist Steve Wells concludes his conversation with Phil and Stephen about his new book, A Very Human Future. Steve is a global futurist, keynote speaker, and COO of Fast [...]
  • Exploring Possibilities

    People, Jobs, Capability

    A Very Human Future, Part 2 Futurist Steve Wells continues his conversation with Phil and Stephen about his new book, A Very Human Future. Steve is a global futurist, keynote speaker, and COO of Fast [...]
  • Exploring Possibilities

    Bursts of Possibility

    A Very Human Future, Part 1 Futurist Steve Wells continues his conversation with Phil and Stephen about his new book, A Very Human Future. Steve is a global futurist, keynote speaker, and COO of Fast [...]
  • Philosophy

    Outrageous Optimism

    Phil and Stephen celebrate their 800th (!) podcast by making the case for Outrageous Optimism. Now more than ever, we need to be pushing the limits of the possible. Reduction in Poverty Will we one [...]
  • Accelerating Tech

    Amazing Topics

    Phil and Stephen present their 700th show. An Amazing Wednesday lineup of topics, including: This new Lithium battery tech can simply suck up CO2 to power itself Engineers develop process to 3-D print cells to [...]
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Elon-Scapades Part 2

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Phil and Stephen talk more about the trials and triumphs of the world’s most intriguing tech entrepreneur. Topics include: SEC has Musk step down and fines Tesla $20m ‘GET SOME SLEEP’ Richard Branson warns Elon [...]
  • Save the Billionaires!

    A futurist thinks he’s speaking at a conference only to realize that he’s been asked to advise a secret meeting of billionaires. Survival of the Richest They are looking for ways to pretoct themselves fro [...]
  • Aliens and Uncertainty

    Here’s a case in point on radical uncertainty. Do we believe this? Are we alone? The question is worthy of serious scientific study Declassified information from covert studies is interesting, but not scientifically helpful. This [...]
  • The Declaration of WTF

    First, or course, comes the Declaration of Independence Then we had the Declaration of Singularity. The came the Declaration of Amazing. But maybe we’ve been doing our Declarations wrong. Are we putting the cart before [...]
  • Mysteries, Paradoxes, and Uncertainty

    Mysteries abound. Why does the word behave the way it does? Social Media — technology that should be making us happier and connecting us is making us miserable and driving us apart. What gives? More [...]
  • Fiction Becomes Reality

    It’s a (semi) Geekout as Phil and Stephen discuss scenarios from fiction (and from non-fictional speculation) that are coming true or that we hope to see come true soon. We begin with this story: Nanobots [...]
  • Infinite Computing or Infinite Hype?

    How do we sort amazing new capabilities from eloquent marketing hype? Headline on Facebook: What if We Could Unlock Infinite Computing Power? Headline when you get to the page: What if we could unlock our [...]
  • New Capabilities, New Risks

    New technologies bring unintended consequences and often unexpected risks. A new method of treatment introduces a whole new category of risk: Could genome sequencing in healthy persons create “sick patients for life”?  It was also [...]