A new 10-Part Series on FastForward Radio
A series of panel discussions and individual interviews dedicated to the major transformations occurring in our world. One major transformation per week.
A call to update our thinking in light of accelerating change, with a special emphasis on the role that education, creativity, and imagination have to play.
A reality-check on the prospect for indefinite human lifespan and some thoughts on the roadmap for those who wish to achieve it.
Exploring the possibility of programmable matter, the ability to assert the same kind of control over items in the physical world as we currently have over items in the digital world.
Redefining “human” through enhancements and revisions to the human organism; redefining “humanity” through expanding the what is included within the human family.
Evolving machine intelligence to the level of human intelligence; evolving human intelligence far beyond anything seen or imagined before.
Accessing infinite possibilities through worlds we create ourselves.
Achieving a world of complete abundance, a world that knows neither material need nor want.
Avoiding, mitigating, and eliminating the risks that represent the greatest dangers to our civilization and our world.
The future that lies beyond our plans, visions, or expectations — the future that lies beyond our ability to reasonably assess what might happen.
Exploring the nexus of the future of humanity and the future of the universe.
Starting June 29, 2011 FastForward Radio presents The World Transformed 2. We’ll be talking to 30 futurists, visionaries, and otherwise fascinating people in an attempt to assemble a better picture of the major transformations to our world that are occurring now (or are likely to occur soon.) The format will include both panel discussions and one-on-one interviews. This is a follow-up to our ground-breaking 2009 series, The World Transformed, which provided a basic introduction to these topics. This time out we’re hoping for a more in-depth exploration of how these changes will impact us as individuals — as well as how they will impact us as a civilization and as a species.
Each participant in the series will be asked to consider the following questions in relation to the particular transformation under discussion:
The core questions about each transformation:
Why should we be concerned about this transformation?
What should we be doing as individuals?
What should we be doing at a societal level?
The core questions for each participant:
If you were to pick just one current or coming transformation that you would advise people to focus on, which one would that be?
What should we be doing about it?
What’s in it for us if we get it right?
What are the risks if we don’t?