Longshot Futures (Part 2), Best of TWT

Slide1Phil, Stephen, and Michael S. discuss MORE unlikely scenarios that will pay off big if they pan out.

Topics discussed:

Compressed air cars.

Cognitive Enhancement — all time smartest human within the next 20 years?

Life Extension.

Wireless transmission of power.

Faster than light travel.

Longshot futures are important because they open our eyes to possibilities, including possibilities for much more likely future developments.

Also, it’s important to remember that longshots DO pay off every once in a while. So these kinds of scenarios can help us to prepare for the surprises that the future almost certainly does have in store for us.

 

 

[This show first aired August 25, 2008.]

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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.