PJ Manney and (ID)entity

Bestselling author PJ Manney joins Phil and Stephen for part one of a three-part interview discussing her new novel (ID)entity. In the guise of political revolutionary Thomas Paine, bioengineer Peter Bernhardt brought down the corrupt and […]


Going Full Geek (with PJ Manney)

Phil, Stephen, and PJ geek out, big time. Topics: Are science fiction conventions the key to solving all of the world’s problems? What surprises await us in PJ’s next book? Tune in and find out! (Well, […]


(R)evolution with PJ Manney

Phil and Stephen welcome their good friend PJ Manney back to the World Transformed to discuss her new techno-thriller, (R)evolution available today. About the book Bioengineer Peter Bernhardt has dedicated his life to nanotechnology, the […]


P. J. Manney on Neurotechnologies

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here are P. J. Manney’s answers If you were to pick just one current or […]

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P. J. Manney

PJ Manney is a former chairperson of Humanity+. She graduated from Wesleyan University double majoring in Film and American Studies. She has worked for over 20 years in the communications field; first, in public relations for motion […]

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Infinite Possibilities

The World Transformed is all about possibilities: amazing new possibilities that are being realized daily, frightening possibilities that we have to work to avoid, and tantalizing possibilities shimmering on the horizon that speak to a […]


Don’t Fear Technology

We conclude our three-part interview with novelist and futurist PJ Manney discussing her new book, (ID)entity. Here’s part 1. Here’s part 2. Topics include: Why a fearful approach is the worst approach to take — […]


Attack of the Fembots!

Phil and Stephen continue their discussion with bestselling author PJ Manney about her new book (ID)entity. (Listen to Part 1 here.) Topics include: Equifax and security Would anyone believe this story if it were fiction? What consideration […]

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“Live” from Convergence 08 Part 1, Best of TWT

Phil, Stephen, and Michael D. interview participants at Convergence 08, an “unconference” gathering of people interested in cognitive tech, nanotech, biotech, and artificial intelligence. The event was held in 2008 (obviously) at the History of […]

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Convergence 08, Best of TWT

Phil, Stephen, and Michael D. welcome PJ Manney and Christine Peterson to discuss Convergence ’08 an unconference that evolved from the Foresight Nanotech Institute’s Topics for the unconference: nanotech, biotech, cogtech, and infotech. The gang […]


Whatever Happened to the Future?

PJ Manney joins Phil and Stephen for a special Fourth of July edition of the World Transformed. Topics: The Declaration of Singularity PJ’s contribution to Visions for a World Transformed, “Only Connect.” A History of […]

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The Future of Fit, Best of TWT

Panelists Brian Wang, PJ Manney, and Shawn Phillips discuss the future of fitness The future of nutrition: vertical farming, genetically modified foods, vat meat, and a computerized nutritionists that resides “onboard” “Nutraceuticals” – food as medicine. Smoking: getting […]


Mind = Blown: SF Movies with Big Ideas

Serious science fiction has made something of a cinematic comeback lately with movies like Gravity and Interstellar earning both critical acclaim and doing nicely at the box office. Interstellar has also reintroduced an important and […]

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Is Technology Just Using Us?

From a recent TechCrunch piece by Christian Cantrell: This is only one example of how technology has a tendency to self-propagate; to use humans as a vector to create copies and mutations and derivatives of itself; to […]

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World Transformed Meets Singularity Network

The World Transformed presents the November Singularity Network video hangout. PJ Manney, Jason Xu, Stephen Gordon, Philippe Van Nedervelde, Nikola Danaylov and others will be on hand to discuss a wide range of topics including […]

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Our Thinking Transformed — Best of WT

Your hosts are observing spring break this week, so enjoy this great discussion from 2011:  David Brin, P.J. Manney, and Thomas McCabe talk about how our thinking must change if we are to survive and […]


Humanity and Transcendence

Futurists Samantha Atkins and PJ Manney join Phil and Stephen  to discuss whether there is anything truly new in the movement known as “transhumanism.” Was there ever a time when humanity wasn’t striving to transcend […]