What Will $700 Billion Buy You? Best of TWT

Slide1Phil, Stephen, and Michael D. discuss better options for spending the $700 billion bailout money that went to “solving” the 2008 financial crisis.


  • Seven Apollo programs?
  •  70 Large Hadron Colliders?
  •  Nuclear fusion?
  • Cure for aging?
  • Friendly artificial general intelligence?
  • Space elevator?
  •  Bussard reactor?
  • Universal assembler?


What would you do with $700 billion?

[First aired 10/12/2008.]

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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.