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A convergence of emerging technologies and emerging possibilities is at the heart of this, the greatest period of transformation in human history. Our world is changing in ways that are hard to predict...sometimes even hard to imagine. The World Transformed is your guide to an astounding future that lies ahead -- and that will be here sooner than you think!

Latest Episodes

Terraforming Mars

What if the planet Mars were to be made more Earth-like: the kind of place where human beings and other Earth life forms could live comfortably. Could we do it? Should we? Phil and Stephen discuss. NextBigFuture says we can and tells how to do it: Terraforming Mars in 50 Years with Large Orbital Mirrors, Bacteria and Factories https://bit.ly/2U58VSA George Dvorsky at Gizmodo says we'll never settle Mars: Humans Will Never Colonize Mars https://bit.ly/2BhENec Meanwhile, one guy is talking about nuking the joint: Looks Like Elon Musk Is Serious About Nuking Mars https://bit.ly/32ozEg0 Lots to discuss here. If we can do it, is it the right thing to do? What if there is already life there? What if instead of changing Mars, we changed humans? And most importantly -- is there a board game available that lets you try your hand at Terraforming the red planet? Join us. WT 495-822 Eternity Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

22 MIN2 d ago
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Terraforming Mars

A Better Citizen Experience

Smart Cities, Part 1 In this edition of Fast Forward, Frannie Mattews, CEO of the Colorado Technology Association, joins us to discuss the many ways that Smart City technologies are transforming transportation, the workplace, and the communities in which we live. This show is Part 1 in our new ongoing series on Smart Cities. How will smart cities impact the economy and quality of life of the communities where they are deployed? And what is the human impact of these technologies? Kicking off the discussion with us is Frannie Matthews, CEO of Colorado Technology Association (CTA). What is a Smart City? The answers vary, from the highly abstract and theoretical to the completely practical. Most definitions include the idea of making use of data to improve government services, quality of life, and basic infrastructure. Smart City deployments are heavily dependent on the Internet of Things (IOT) and a new class of smart devices. Such technologies can make cities cleaner, safer, more ener...

38 MINSEP 7
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A Better Citizen Experience

Replicator

What would you make if you had a machine that could make anything? One day soon we may have machines that can do exactly that. The most famous example of the Universal Assembler is probably the Replicator from Star Trek. What do you need -- Equipment? Clothes? A Cup of Tea? Recent developments suggest such a device may be closer than many of us expect. A Real World 'Star Trek' Replicator Is Now Possible Thanks To New Breakthrough https://bit.ly/2Ua7WAx A startup with alumni from MIT and Yale says it's made a breakthrough in creating a next-generation material that should make it possible to 3-d print literally anything out of thin air. New York-based Mattershift has managed to create large-scale carbon nanotube (CNT) membranes that are able to combine and separate individual molecules. "This technology gives us a level of control over the material world that we've never had before," said Mattershift Founder and CEO Dr. Rob McGinnis in a release. "For example, right now we're working...

13 MINAUG 29
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Replicator

Strange New Worlds and Return of the Foo Fighters

With a habitable super-Earth and UFOs back in the news, we have to ask: Are we going to find the aliens or have they already come to see us? Could There Be Life? This Newfound 'Super-Earth' May Be Habitable https://bit.ly/2YN5fK5 Only 31 light years away! Pretty close for an earth-like planet. But then there’s this… The Hunt Is On for Alpha Centauri’s Planets https://bit.ly/2Ytlz3h Snake-like UFOs seen across US ‘could be military craft used by Space Force’ https://bit.ly/2YvHGVG A trio of ASU experts give their thoughts on recent UFO reports https://bit.ly/2ItJhT9 'Fleet of UFOs' Followed US Aircraft, Navy Pilot Says https://bit.ly/2yOxARp -- Between 2014 and 2015, seasoned pilots in the U.S. Navy experienced a number of harrowing encounters with UFOs during training missions in the U.S. While pilots were mid-flight, their aircraft cameras and radar detected seemingly impossible objects flying at hypersonic speeds at altitudes up to 30,00 feet (9,144 meters); these mysterious ...

27 MINAUG 24
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Strange New Worlds and Return of the Foo Fighters

Magic Tech

NASA's idea for making food from thin air just became a reality — it could feed billions https://bit.ly/2Zdu1zL It's not like you can make food out of thin air. Well…it turns out you can. A company from Finland, Solar Foods, is planning to bring to market a new protein powder, Solein, made out of CO2, water and electricity. It's a high-protein, flour-like ingredient that contains 50 percent protein content, 5–10 percent fat, and 20–25 percent carbs. It reportedly looks and tastes like wheat flour, and could become an ingredient in a wide variety of food products after its initial launch in 2021. Related: Edible Insects - Can it be Sushi-fied? https://bit.ly/2ykQuzn A New Law to Describe Quantum Computing’s Rise? https://bit.ly/2KmxEQ4 Neven’s law states that quantum computers are improving at a “doubly exponential” rate. If it holds, quantum supremacy is around the corner. Cell Reprogramming Leads to Reversal in Cell Aging! https://bit.ly/3108TxE You might have heard of scie...

24 MINAUG 21
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Magic Tech

Asking the Wrong Question

Daniel Mintz, Chief Data Evangelist at Looker, steps us through some common misconceptions about who uses data for business, how they are using it, and what the future of business intelligence looks like. Today's businesses face unprecedented challenges when it comes to the size and complexity of their data sets. New technologies allow more widespread and sophisticated access to data assets than ever before. With such capabilities at our fingertips, it is easy to assume that the future of business intelligence will be a bigger, more complex version of what has come before. But will it? About Our Guest Daniel Mintz is the Chief Data Evangelist at Looker. Previously, he was Head of Data & Analytics at fast-growing media startup Upworthy and before that, he was Director of Analytics at political powerhouse MoveOn.org. Throughout his career, Daniel has focused on how people interact with data in their everyday lives and how they can use it to get better at what they do. Music: www.benso...

27 MINAUG 16
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Asking the Wrong Question

Return to the Moon

Phil and Stephen review the legacy of the first moon landing. We’re now as far in time from the moon landing as that event was from the end of World War I. What does it mean to live in a world where the moon landing is (practically) ancient history? Why is the moon landing still important? Writing for the L.A. Times, Ayn Rand had the following to say about Apollo 11: That we had seen a demonstration of man at his best, no one could doubt — this was the cause of the event’s attraction and of the stunned, numbed state in which it left us. And no one could doubt that we had seen an achievement of man in his capacity as a rational being — an achievement of reason, of logic, of mathematics, of total dedication to the absolutism of reality. How many people would connect these two facts, I do not know. https://bit.ly/2K3z2of Did landing on the moon bring us into another reality? Which leads us to this headline: Elon Musk says SpaceX could land on the moon in 2 years. A NASA executive s...

32 MINAUG 3
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Return to the Moon

Data in Context

In this edition of Fast Forward on the World Transformed, Jake Freivald, Vice President of Product Marketing at Information Builders, talks with us about how rethinking data integration can open up new possibilities for data analysis. As the buzz surrounding big data recedes, organizations find that they still face significant challenges when it comes to deriving business value from their data. More than ever, businesses need a clear understanding that comes from exploring the deep relationships that exist in their full datasets. But organizations continue to struggle to achieve that, and many are left wondering what lies beyond the big data hype. It’s now been four years since Gartner removed Big Data from their annual Hype Cycle. With the advantage of hindsight, Jake describes how Hadoop in particular and big data in general may have failed to live up to the hype. At the same time, he points out there is a lot to be said for what organizations have done right when it comes to put...

31 MINJUL 24
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Data in Context

Fast Forward: Robots that Teach

In this edition of Fast Forward our guest Mitch Rosenberg talks with Phil Bowermaster and Ron Powell about how robots that teach can revolutionize the way kids learn. In an increasingly data-driven world, do we need new approaches to encourage technical literacy at a young age? What about the need for kids to interact with real objects in the real world? And to develop both their creative and quantitative skills? The founding of KinderLab and the origin of KIBO Coding with wooden blocks? How KIBO gets kids interested in STEM Mitch Rosenberg is the CEO of Kinderlabs robotics (kinderlabsrobotics.com). He brings more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry in engineering, marketing, product management, and sales. He has executive experience at several successful technology firms, including robotics firms such as Automatix Inc., Kiva Systems (sold to Amazon in 2012), and Rethink Robotics. Mitch received his BSEE and MSeE degrees from MIT and his MBA from Boston University...

37 MINFEB 14
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Fast Forward: Robots that Teach

Parallel Universes, Mandela Effect, Reincarnation

Parallel Universes, Mandela Effect, Reincarnation Digital Consciousness with Jim Elvidge, Part 3 Here's Part 1: https://youtu.be/OpwX_YbmZHg Here's Part 2: https://youtu.be/PkwVAzTMnYo We continue our three-part discussion with Jim Elvidge of his new book, Digital Consciousness https://amzn.to/2AXGD3M. In Part 3, Jim explains how digital consciousness theory explains anomalies and paradoxes better than other models. Topics include: Do we have a soul? Do we experience lives in other worlds or earlier times? What happens to consciousness in the long term? Are there parallel universes? Can we access them? What causes the Mandela Effect? Is humanity evolving into something new? Join us! About our guest: Jim Elvidge https://www.theuniversesolved.com has applied his training in the high-tech world as a leader in technology and enterprise management, including many years in executive roles for various companies, entrepreneurial ventures, and leadership consulting. Jim also has years of exp...

62 MINJAN 30
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Parallel Universes, Mandela Effect, Reincarnation

Latest Episodes

Terraforming Mars

What if the planet Mars were to be made more Earth-like: the kind of place where human beings and other Earth life forms could live comfortably. Could we do it? Should we? Phil and Stephen discuss. NextBigFuture says we can and tells how to do it: Terraforming Mars in 50 Years with Large Orbital Mirrors, Bacteria and Factories https://bit.ly/2U58VSA George Dvorsky at Gizmodo says we'll never settle Mars: Humans Will Never Colonize Mars https://bit.ly/2BhENec Meanwhile, one guy is talking about nuking the joint: Looks Like Elon Musk Is Serious About Nuking Mars https://bit.ly/32ozEg0 Lots to discuss here. If we can do it, is it the right thing to do? What if there is already life there? What if instead of changing Mars, we changed humans? And most importantly -- is there a board game available that lets you try your hand at Terraforming the red planet? Join us. WT 495-822 Eternity Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

22 MIN2 d ago
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Terraforming Mars

A Better Citizen Experience

Smart Cities, Part 1 In this edition of Fast Forward, Frannie Mattews, CEO of the Colorado Technology Association, joins us to discuss the many ways that Smart City technologies are transforming transportation, the workplace, and the communities in which we live. This show is Part 1 in our new ongoing series on Smart Cities. How will smart cities impact the economy and quality of life of the communities where they are deployed? And what is the human impact of these technologies? Kicking off the discussion with us is Frannie Matthews, CEO of Colorado Technology Association (CTA). What is a Smart City? The answers vary, from the highly abstract and theoretical to the completely practical. Most definitions include the idea of making use of data to improve government services, quality of life, and basic infrastructure. Smart City deployments are heavily dependent on the Internet of Things (IOT) and a new class of smart devices. Such technologies can make cities cleaner, safer, more ener...

38 MINSEP 7
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A Better Citizen Experience

Replicator

What would you make if you had a machine that could make anything? One day soon we may have machines that can do exactly that. The most famous example of the Universal Assembler is probably the Replicator from Star Trek. What do you need -- Equipment? Clothes? A Cup of Tea? Recent developments suggest such a device may be closer than many of us expect. A Real World 'Star Trek' Replicator Is Now Possible Thanks To New Breakthrough https://bit.ly/2Ua7WAx A startup with alumni from MIT and Yale says it's made a breakthrough in creating a next-generation material that should make it possible to 3-d print literally anything out of thin air. New York-based Mattershift has managed to create large-scale carbon nanotube (CNT) membranes that are able to combine and separate individual molecules. "This technology gives us a level of control over the material world that we've never had before," said Mattershift Founder and CEO Dr. Rob McGinnis in a release. "For example, right now we're working...

13 MINAUG 29
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Replicator

Strange New Worlds and Return of the Foo Fighters

With a habitable super-Earth and UFOs back in the news, we have to ask: Are we going to find the aliens or have they already come to see us? Could There Be Life? This Newfound 'Super-Earth' May Be Habitable https://bit.ly/2YN5fK5 Only 31 light years away! Pretty close for an earth-like planet. But then there’s this… The Hunt Is On for Alpha Centauri’s Planets https://bit.ly/2Ytlz3h Snake-like UFOs seen across US ‘could be military craft used by Space Force’ https://bit.ly/2YvHGVG A trio of ASU experts give their thoughts on recent UFO reports https://bit.ly/2ItJhT9 'Fleet of UFOs' Followed US Aircraft, Navy Pilot Says https://bit.ly/2yOxARp -- Between 2014 and 2015, seasoned pilots in the U.S. Navy experienced a number of harrowing encounters with UFOs during training missions in the U.S. While pilots were mid-flight, their aircraft cameras and radar detected seemingly impossible objects flying at hypersonic speeds at altitudes up to 30,00 feet (9,144 meters); these mysterious ...

27 MINAUG 24
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Strange New Worlds and Return of the Foo Fighters

Magic Tech

NASA's idea for making food from thin air just became a reality — it could feed billions https://bit.ly/2Zdu1zL It's not like you can make food out of thin air. Well…it turns out you can. A company from Finland, Solar Foods, is planning to bring to market a new protein powder, Solein, made out of CO2, water and electricity. It's a high-protein, flour-like ingredient that contains 50 percent protein content, 5–10 percent fat, and 20–25 percent carbs. It reportedly looks and tastes like wheat flour, and could become an ingredient in a wide variety of food products after its initial launch in 2021. Related: Edible Insects - Can it be Sushi-fied? https://bit.ly/2ykQuzn A New Law to Describe Quantum Computing’s Rise? https://bit.ly/2KmxEQ4 Neven’s law states that quantum computers are improving at a “doubly exponential” rate. If it holds, quantum supremacy is around the corner. Cell Reprogramming Leads to Reversal in Cell Aging! https://bit.ly/3108TxE You might have heard of scie...

24 MINAUG 21
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Magic Tech

Asking the Wrong Question

Daniel Mintz, Chief Data Evangelist at Looker, steps us through some common misconceptions about who uses data for business, how they are using it, and what the future of business intelligence looks like. Today's businesses face unprecedented challenges when it comes to the size and complexity of their data sets. New technologies allow more widespread and sophisticated access to data assets than ever before. With such capabilities at our fingertips, it is easy to assume that the future of business intelligence will be a bigger, more complex version of what has come before. But will it? About Our Guest Daniel Mintz is the Chief Data Evangelist at Looker. Previously, he was Head of Data & Analytics at fast-growing media startup Upworthy and before that, he was Director of Analytics at political powerhouse MoveOn.org. Throughout his career, Daniel has focused on how people interact with data in their everyday lives and how they can use it to get better at what they do. Music: www.benso...

27 MINAUG 16
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Asking the Wrong Question

Return to the Moon

Phil and Stephen review the legacy of the first moon landing. We’re now as far in time from the moon landing as that event was from the end of World War I. What does it mean to live in a world where the moon landing is (practically) ancient history? Why is the moon landing still important? Writing for the L.A. Times, Ayn Rand had the following to say about Apollo 11: That we had seen a demonstration of man at his best, no one could doubt — this was the cause of the event’s attraction and of the stunned, numbed state in which it left us. And no one could doubt that we had seen an achievement of man in his capacity as a rational being — an achievement of reason, of logic, of mathematics, of total dedication to the absolutism of reality. How many people would connect these two facts, I do not know. https://bit.ly/2K3z2of Did landing on the moon bring us into another reality? Which leads us to this headline: Elon Musk says SpaceX could land on the moon in 2 years. A NASA executive s...

32 MINAUG 3
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Return to the Moon

Data in Context

In this edition of Fast Forward on the World Transformed, Jake Freivald, Vice President of Product Marketing at Information Builders, talks with us about how rethinking data integration can open up new possibilities for data analysis. As the buzz surrounding big data recedes, organizations find that they still face significant challenges when it comes to deriving business value from their data. More than ever, businesses need a clear understanding that comes from exploring the deep relationships that exist in their full datasets. But organizations continue to struggle to achieve that, and many are left wondering what lies beyond the big data hype. It’s now been four years since Gartner removed Big Data from their annual Hype Cycle. With the advantage of hindsight, Jake describes how Hadoop in particular and big data in general may have failed to live up to the hype. At the same time, he points out there is a lot to be said for what organizations have done right when it comes to put...

31 MINJUL 24
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Data in Context

Fast Forward: Robots that Teach

In this edition of Fast Forward our guest Mitch Rosenberg talks with Phil Bowermaster and Ron Powell about how robots that teach can revolutionize the way kids learn. In an increasingly data-driven world, do we need new approaches to encourage technical literacy at a young age? What about the need for kids to interact with real objects in the real world? And to develop both their creative and quantitative skills? The founding of KinderLab and the origin of KIBO Coding with wooden blocks? How KIBO gets kids interested in STEM Mitch Rosenberg is the CEO of Kinderlabs robotics (kinderlabsrobotics.com). He brings more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry in engineering, marketing, product management, and sales. He has executive experience at several successful technology firms, including robotics firms such as Automatix Inc., Kiva Systems (sold to Amazon in 2012), and Rethink Robotics. Mitch received his BSEE and MSeE degrees from MIT and his MBA from Boston University...

37 MINFEB 14
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Fast Forward: Robots that Teach

Parallel Universes, Mandela Effect, Reincarnation

Parallel Universes, Mandela Effect, Reincarnation Digital Consciousness with Jim Elvidge, Part 3 Here's Part 1: https://youtu.be/OpwX_YbmZHg Here's Part 2: https://youtu.be/PkwVAzTMnYo We continue our three-part discussion with Jim Elvidge of his new book, Digital Consciousness https://amzn.to/2AXGD3M. In Part 3, Jim explains how digital consciousness theory explains anomalies and paradoxes better than other models. Topics include: Do we have a soul? Do we experience lives in other worlds or earlier times? What happens to consciousness in the long term? Are there parallel universes? Can we access them? What causes the Mandela Effect? Is humanity evolving into something new? Join us! About our guest: Jim Elvidge https://www.theuniversesolved.com has applied his training in the high-tech world as a leader in technology and enterprise management, including many years in executive roles for various companies, entrepreneurial ventures, and leadership consulting. Jim also has years of exp...

62 MINJAN 30
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Parallel Universes, Mandela Effect, Reincarnation