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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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In this podcast, Michal Klaus, CEO at Ataccama, discusses what is required by governments around the world to successfully reopen their economies after the devastating impacts of Covid-19. The interview is conducted by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert for the BeyeNetwork and executive producer for The World Transformed Fast Forwa…
 
In this edition of Fast Forward, Simon Bain, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of ShieldIO and David Hicks (Vice President, Worldwide ISV Cloud Business Development and Marketing) with Oracle join us to discuss one of the biggest challenges software developers face in this era of heightened data security and strict regulatory requirements. More …
 
Smart Cities, Part 2 Bill Pugh joins host Phil Bowermaster for an in-depth discussion of how smart cities are conceptualized and how smart city initiatives are rolled out. Bill explains how Smart Cities initiatives began with cities recognizing that they had unused or underused data assets and began looking for ways to use that data to address real…
 
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/2U58VS…
 
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 i…
 
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 Centaur…
 
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, flo…
 
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 widespr…
 
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 s…
 
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 co…
 
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 …
 
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 consciousn…
 
We continue our three-part discussion with Jim Elvidge of his new book, Digital Consciousness https://amzn.to/2AXGD3M. In Part 2, Jim explains how digital consciousness theory maps to traditional spiritual concepts. Which philosophical approach makes more sense -- idealism or materialism? What is the appeal of materialism? How did everything start?…
 
Why We're Living in a Simulation Digital Consciousness with Jim Elvidge, Part 1 Jim Elvidge joins us for a three-part discussion of his new book, Digital Consciousness https://amzn.to/2AXGD3M. In Part 1, Jim outlines the scientific evidence that the universe is digital. Sound crazy? There is a lot more evidence than you might suspect! Topics discus…
 
Time to pick some favorites from the many lists of predictions for 2019 now circulating. Phil narrows it down to two lists with a few predictions from each State of technology in 2019 | Future Forecast https://bit.ly/2R16hhw (Hint: not all of these will happen!) - World’s largest solar park to finish construction - World’s largest offshore wind far…
 
Phil and Stephen explain that so much good stuff happened in 2018 that it's impossible to recap. You have to just push on and report addtional good news that you missed the first time! The 99 best things that happened in 2018 https://bit.ly/2s4Tr3K 271 million people in India moved out of poverty since 2015 Bangladesh reduced its child mortality ra…
 
In this edition of FastForward, Martyn Lewis talks with us about one of the biggest challenges that businesses face today: understanding the buying behavior of their customers. In an online, always-on, personalized digital marketplace, why are businesses struggling more than ever to understand what drives their customers’ purchasing decisions? Is i…
 
A Very Human Future, Part 2 Futurist Steve Wells concludes his conversation with Phil and Stephen about his new book, A Very Human Future. Steve is a global futurist, keynote speaker, and COO of Fast Future, which is a professional foresight firm. He helps clients and event delegates understand the key future factors driving innovation, growth and …
 
A Very Human Future, Part 2 Futurist Steve Wells continues his conversation with Phil and Stephen about his new book, A Very Human Future. Steve is a global futurist, keynote speaker, and COO of Fast Future, which is a professional foresight firm. He helps clients and event delegates understand the key future factors driving innovation, growth and …
 
A Very Human Future, Part 1 Futurist Steve Wells joins Phil and Stephen to discuss his new book, A Very Human Future. Steve is a global futurist, keynote speaker, and COO of Fast Future, which is a professional foresight firm. He helps clients and event delegates understand the key future factors driving innovation, growth and disruptive change, hi…
 
Phil and Stephen celebrate their 800th (!) podcast by making the case for Outrageous Optimism. Now more than ever, we need to be pushing the limits of the possible. Reduction in Poverty Will we one day all be rich, or is that just an outrageously optimistic fantasy? Expansion of Lifespan Will we soon live much longer (and be disease-free) or is tha…
 
What is up with Elon Musk? In this show, recorded right before Musk was fired as Chairman of Tesla, Phil and Stephen work through the timeline of events leading up to his dismissal. Has Musk lost it? Why is there good reason to hope he can keep it together? Elon Musk Is Sending a Japanese Billionaire to the Moon, and He’s Taking a Group of Artists …
 
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 hasn’t addressed the chronic housing shortage in the city of 7.4 million, which also boasts the world’s priciest housing…
 
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 the achievement of humans walking on the moon "transcended countries and borders." “First Man” omits flag - rather than boycott, …
 
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