Best speculist podcasts we could find (Updated June 2017)
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The World Transformed
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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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Phil and Stephen explore the wonderful world of memetics. If our world is increasingly made of data, is it possible to overestimate the importance of these sticky, self-reproducing ideas? The future is made out of our ideas about the future (our memes), our actions now, and how those actions interact with the world within the context of the cur ...…
 
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Phil, Stephen, and Michael D. discuss "Speculist Essentials." What have been the key influences towards developing our unusual outlook on the future? Each host plus audience members named one item in each of the following categories that has had the most impact on them as Speculists: Movie or TV show Fiction book Nonfiction book Website Event P ...…
 
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The Human Imperative is improvement of the human condition. Throughout human (and pre-human) history, we have worked to increase human intelligence and capability. The Human Imperative is working. We have consistently improved our circumstances, and are making improvements at an accelerating pace. With improvements come new problems, but the im ...…
 
[This show first aired March 17, 2008.] Michael Anissimov discusses transhumanism and its philosophical underpinnings. "Transhumanism as Simplified Humanism" – Eliezer Yudkowsky Stephen mentioned the (very) short story he wrote about Leon Kass. It is titled "The Treatment." "One of the biggest flaws in the common conception of the future is tha ...…
 
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[This show first aired February 3, 2008.] "The M Report." Michael Darling spoke about the dream of fusion power and the need to pursue Robert Bussard's reactor design. Bussard's model is significantly different from the Tokamak design. We're hoping that we push toward fusion purposefully, rather than hope for an accidental breakthrough as with ...…
 
[This show first aired 10/29/2007.] Michael and Stephen started the show talking about the latest meeting of the Boulder Future Salon. Both Michael and Phil attended that meeting and reported back (here and here) at The Speculist. Is the Turing Test the best way to test for artificial general intelligence? Michael mentioned the storm botnet wor ...…
 
What's the difference between the original Delcaration of Independence and the Speculist's Declaration of Singularity? Obviously one has already happened, and one has yet to happen. But what else? A few minor word changes aside, the big difference has to do with when things happen versus when they are declared to have happened. What can we make ...…
 
Last Night I did a one hour interview for FastForward Radio by the Speculist. During our conversation with hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon I covered a few topics such as the personal story behind the start of SingularitySymposium.com, SingularityWeblog.com and Singularity1on1.com. I also talked about technology in general and […]…
 
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Transparency Revolution
 
This week we tie together some threads we've been exploring for the past year related to what the future holds in store for education and what it holds in store for the workplace. As a bonus, we'll look at the future of shopping! Our guest is a futurist who says that digitization is converging all of these activities (and more) into a single lo ...…
 
All through human history, people have sought ways to create a persistent record of themselves. Warriors and adventurers would strive to accomplish great feats in order to be remembered in legend and song. Kings would commission sculptors and painters to preseerve their likeness. More recently, elebrities would hire ghost-writers to pen stylize ...…
 
All through human history, people have sought ways to create a persistent record of themselves. Warriors and adventurers would strive to accomplish great feats in order to be remembered in legend and song. Kings would commission sculptors and painters to preseerve their likeness. More recently, elebrities would hire ghost-writers to pen stylize ...…
 
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