Past Futures and Weird Futures, Best of TWT

Slide1[This show first aired April 21 2008. The live program experienced technical difficulties, some of which have been edited out.]

Phil Bowermaster, Stephen Gordon, and Michael Darling discuss weird ideas about the future… both past-futures that turned out to be bizarrely wrong and very strange futures that may turn out to be right.


The topics:

  • General Motors 1939 New York World’s Fair Futurama Exhibit
  • And here’s a video of that exhibit at Youtube.
  • What many often call futurism, is more properly known as Futurology.
  • What’s the difference between a past future and a weird future?


About Phil 523 Articles
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.