Category Archives: FastForward Radio

We’re Moving

After nearly ten years of blogging here at The Speculist and more than five years of podcasting under the name FastForward Radio, we will be moving both the blog and the radio show to and, going forward, The World Transformed will be the name both of this blog and our radio show. Why the change? […]

It’s the End of the World as We Know It

UPDATE: We have put the show announcement up for Thursday’s End of the World Special on FastForward Radio. As we all know, the last day on the ancient Mayan calendar is December 21, 2012. To commemorate this historic landmark, FastForward Radio will be doing a special Countdown to the End of the World show starting […]

Into the Nexus — FastForward Radio

In the near future, cyber culture meets counter culture with the introduction of Nexus, a drug that integrates human minds with machines…and with each other. Does this capability represent the next step in human evolution or the end of humanity as we know it? Or both? Author Ramez Naam joins Phil and Stephen to discuss […]

Speaking of the Future

You, too, can be a Speculist! Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon provide a quick introduction to putting together your own group dedicated to talking about accelerating change, abundance, the Technological Singularity, and related topics. They will discuss: The Top 10 Hot Topics About the Future The Three Big Changes Everybody Wants to Discuss Finding […]

Socrates on the Future

Phil and Stephen  welcome blogger, futurist, and fellow web broadcaster Nikola Danaylov (AKA “Socrates”) to FastForward Radio. Nikola reports daily about major trends in science, technology, and society which indicate big changes to come. He also discusses these changes with some of the world’s most fascinating people on his podcast, Singularity One on One. Join us […]

The Possibility Explosion — FastForward Radio

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 […]

Why Gratitude Matters — FastForward Radio

If we should look to the future with anticipation, what should our attitude be towards the present (and the past?) Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon make the case for gratitude — with a long list of items we’ll soon be grateful for. Topics discussed include: Nose-cell transplant allows paralyzed dog to walk Nanoparticle halts […]

Today Is the Day — FastForward Radio

This is it — the big 250th edition of FastForward Radio on BlogTalkRadio. Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon reflect on what got them started doing FastForward Radio, how their thinking about the future has changed over the years, and what’s next for  the show.   Listen to internet radio with The Speculist on Blog Talk Radio

Solving the Big Problems — FastForward Radio

The cover of MIT Technology Review shows Buzz Aldrin, second man to set foot on the moon, with a caption reading: “You promised me Mars colonies. Instead I got Facebook.” Have we really stopped solving the big problems? On a special Thursday evening FastForward Radio, Phil and Stephen examine whether human achievement has peaked. Will […]

Space Jump! — FastForward Radio

Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic feat of high-altitude skydiving may be more than just an impressive accomplishment. Is it a signpost on the way to a future in which we are all Baumgartners? Phil  and Stephen  discuss how balloons in space, cardboard bicycles, underground parks, and other developments show us a world of nearly limitless possibilities: one in which […]