The Possibility Explosion — FastForward Radio

By | November 28, 2012

In the first of a three-part series, Phil and Stephen discuss The Possibility Explosion, one of three radical transformations that are reshaping our world and our lives.

Think of the many things you can do right now, right where you are (wherever that happens to be.) A few examples:

In the first of a three-part series,Phil and Stephen discuss The Possibility Explosion, one of three radical transformations that are reshaping our world and our lives.

Think of the many things you can do right now, right where you are (wherever that happens to be.) A few examples:

  • Read virtually any book that’s ever been in print
  • Send and receive an unlimited number of messages with people all over the world
  • Take any of thousands of free college courses
  • Place an order for virtually any imaginable product or service
  • Listen to an amazingly wide assortment of music
  • Watch any of thousands of movies and TV shows
  • Write a paragraph or an article or a book and share it with dozens, hundreds, or millions of people
  • Record and distribute music
  • Apply for a job (or dozens or thousands of jobs)
  • Launch a business
  • Produce and distribute a movie or TV show

How many of those things could you do instantly (and from anywhere) 5, 10, or 50 years ago? And what does this tell us about what we’ll be able to do 5, 10, and 50 years from now?

The possibilities are…explosive!

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  • Stuart

    Hi Phil and Stephen,

    I’m an avid listner to FastForward Radio.
    You have inspired me to start a discussion group at my local
    library that will focus on the incredible scientific and technological changes that that are occuring and what those implications are for ordinary people. I thought that it would be appropriate to concentrate on the developments that will occur over the next 3 – 5 years and the opportunities that they may bring and how to prepare for them. I plan to start in January 2013.
    Although I have some ideas of how the discussion group may be organized I was wondering if you may have some advise. I would like to have a practical leaning towards the topics and discussions and I would like the participants to be able to take action from the ideas. There seems to be tremedous interest. The library is willing to provide meeting faciliites and will get the word out by promoting the group in affiliated libraries thoughout the county. I appreciate any ideas and advise you may have

    Best Regards,

    Stuart

  • Phil Bowermaster

    Hey Stuart –

    Great idea! This is something I’ve been thinking about doing myself, and I bet there are other FFR listeners interested in doing the same. We’ll do a show dedicated to just this topic before the end of the year.