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Accelerating Tech

AI in Medicine

Phil and Stephen review a series of articles from MIT Technology Review  showcasing progress in artificial-intelligence driven medicine Can AI Keep You Healthy? ICX wants to capture more data about your body than has ever […]

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Abundance

The Amazing Wealth Machine

How much is that smartphone really worth? Phil and Stephen discuss multiple analyses. Everything from 1991 Radio Shack ad I now do with my phone The back page of the front section on Saturday, February […]

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Exploring Possibilities

Reality Sandwich

Phil and Stephen discuss the Hard Problem of Reality. Our notion of what’s real is increasingly being challenged by new technologies like AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) as well as algorithm-driven social sites […]

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Exploring Possibilities

Foresight Visions, Part 1 — Existential Hope

Phil, Stephen, and PJ welcome Christine Peterson and Allison Duettmann for a two-part discussion on what’s new with the Foresight Institute and what’s going to be happening at the upcoming Foresight Vision Weekend  December 2-3. […]

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Fast Forward

The Nanotech Debate Is Over

In this edition of Fast Forward, Christine Peterson, co-founder of the Foresight Institute, talks with our hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon about her ongoing work exploring and educating the public about coming powerful technologies, […]

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Exploring Possibilities

Visitors and Messages from the Stars

Phil and Stephen discuss remarkable recent discoveries related to space. Citizen scientist spots comet tails streaking past distant star Citizen scientist Thomas Jacobs was the first to spot tell-tale signs that a comet was orbiting […]

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Exploring Possibilities

IQ 10,000

Following up on Monday’s show, Phil and Stephen explore the possibilities embedded in this recent prediction: Billionaire CEO of SoftBank: Robots will have an IQ of 10,000 in 30 years https://goo.gl/D5xeSS In about 30 years, […]

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Accelerating Tech

Citizen Robot

Phil and Stephen review recent developments related to robotics and artificial intelligence. Meet the first-ever robot citizen — a humanoid named Sophia that once said it would ‘destroy humans’ https://goo.gl/qHBNXS Sophia the robot might not […]

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Exploring Possibilities

Better than You Think? Part 2: Healthcare

Continuing their discussion of unexpected and often unnoticed positive change, Phil and Stephen, discuss recent encouraging developments related to health care. The starting point for this series is a recent article by Peter Diamandis: Why […]

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Accelerating Tech

DIY Gene Editing and Other Health News

Phil and Stephen discuss surprising medical developments.   After 15 Years in a Vegetative State, Nerve Stimulation Restores Consciousness Researchers have been able to restore consciousness to a patient who has been in a vegetative […]