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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!

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The world population is moving into cities. Will we all fit? Phil and Stephen discuss what to do when the land runs out In Hong Kong, Humankind Moves Back Into Caves Hong Kong has the most skyscrapers in the world. But going high... more

Waiving the Flag New Film About Neil Armstrong Omits American Flag From Moon Landing Hollywood star Ryan Gosling, who portrays Armstrong in the movie, told The Telegraph the flag was omitted from the moon landing because... more

Phil and Stephen discuss the signficicance of one man's action (or rather inaction) 35 years ago. Did Stanislav Petrov save the world? Stanislav Petrov, 'The Man Who Saved The World,' Dies At 77 https://n.pr/2MJ0JXM Stanislav Petrov was... more

Part 2: A World of Abundance Phil and Stephen wrap up their week with special guest John Palmer with a discussion of where the next big positive changes may be coming from. John outlines major coming improvements in: Energy &... more

Part 1 Amazing Improvements What kind of a future are we in for? So-So? Scary? Great? Superfantastic? Phil and Stephen talk with John Palmer about what recent trends tell us about what kind of future we can expect. Is the world's future... more

Phil and Stephen welcome special guest John Palmer to discuss unexpected solutions to climate change. John reviews some our-of-the-box ideas related to: Energy & transportation Land Use Materials Buildings and Cities Women and... more

Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth are out. The fourth Star Trek movie in the current franchise appears to be dead in the water. Phil and Stephen take a look at where things have been going wrong for Trek and what might set things right.... more

Phil and Stephen discuss the question -- is death integral to our humanity? They start with a look at a recent opinion piece at The New York Times: Life Is Short. That's the Point. "Our mortality is not something to be overcome. It is integral to... more

The west is getting drier and Stephen Gordon has an intriguing idea about how to get the water where it is needed. Why couldn't we pipe water from the Missouri River to the Colorado River headwaters? Stephen suggests that a pipeline about... more
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