Save the Billionaires!

A futurist thinks he’s speaking at a conference only to realize that he’s been asked to advise a secret meeting of billionaires.

Survival of the Richest

They are looking for ways to pretoct themselves fro some mysterious future “event.” His conclusion?

“For all their wealth and power, they don’t believe they can affect the future.”

The author goes on to ask whether transhumanists and techno-optimists aren’t essentially the same as the billionaires — looking or a way to save their own miserable lives with little or no regard for anyone else.

Phil and Stephen discuss.

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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.