Reality: and Now the Bad News

Phil and Stephen look at possibilities that arise — some fun, some dangerous — when the lines between reality and illusion are blurred.

Reddit User Outperforms Disney With AI-generated Princess Leia

I Made My Shed the Number One Restaurant on TripAdvisor

British 15-year-old gained access to intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be head of CIA, court hears

A 15-year-old gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be the head of the CIA to gain access to his computers, a court has heard.

From the bedroom of the Leicestershire home he shared with his mother, Kane Gamble used “social engineering” – where a person builds up a picture of information and uses it manipulate others into handing over more – to access the personal and work accounts of some of America’s most powerful spy chiefs .

Magic Mushrooms May Alter How You Feel About Nature (and Politics)

Months after receiving psilocybin treatments for depression, patients report feeling more connected with nature and experience a shift away from authoritarian political views, researchers report.



New Dan Brown novel  “Origin” has AI character Winston

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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.