Looking to the Far Future, Best of TWT

This program first aired April 7, 2008.]

Phil, Stephen, and Michael D. discuss the distant future.Slide1

Topics:

  • Here’s the complete text of the H.G. Wells classic, The Time Machine.
  • How will the MOSH (“mostly original substrate humans” – which means normal, unenhanced humans) fair in the future? Phil has published some thoughts.
  • Michael Darling shares that the Star Trek:TNG episode “Ship in a Bottle” is his favorite.
  • Stephen is impressed with his new iPod Touch. In addition to being a music/movie player, it’s a wifi device. You can download music directly from iTunes without a computer. It’s got a direct link to Youtube and google maps. You can get your email. It’s the iPhone without the phone.
  • Stephen believes that the best answer to the Fermi Paradox is that we are, probably, the only intelligent life in this galaxy. George Dvorsky has a great blog post on the subject.
  • On the other hand, Phil may have found extraterrestrial life in his own backyard.

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Phil Bowermaster is a nationally recognized author and speaker. He has more than 25 years experience writing about emerging technologies and the future. As co-host of the popular Internet radio series, The World Transformed, Phil has talked with leading scientists and technologists, best-selling authors, philosophers, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs and others who are shaping our understanding of the amazing era of transformation in which we live. Phil helps leaders and their organizations develop strategies for managing accelerating change. He shows how imagination, optimism, empathy, and humor can make all the difference in both understanding and making the most of the powerful currents of change we face.