Audacious Action

In our recent show about Outrageous Optimism, we discussed how one bold idea — one outrageously optimistic idea — may do more to end suffering from disease than anything that’s come before.

We begin by taking a look at things that can wipe us out:

Global Catastrophic Risk


Global warming
Environmental disaster
Mineral resource exhaustion
Experimental technology accident
Warfare and mass destruction
World population and agricultural crisis


Asteroid impact
Extraterrestrial invasion
Natural climate change
Cosmic threats
Geomagnetic reversal
Global pandemic

Can we address these threats with audacious action? (Or more to the point — can we address them with anything else?)

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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.