Show 281: Futurist, John Smart

Futurist, John Smart of the Acceleration Studies Foundation

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The world of the near future will bring challenges that are much stranger and far more disruptive than keeping your flying car from drifting out of its lane.

Casting off the limitations of traditional religious and cynical attitudes about humankind going to hell in a hand basket, it becomes possible to imagine a radically different future that may be highly desirable. That a happy future for humankind is possible, and that we need to begin preparing for, and ensuring the realization of such a future is the key concept with which all futurists are concerned.

On this installment of Equal Time for Freethought we consider our future with one of the preeminent futurists of our time John Smart.

John Smart is a futures scholar and systems theorist who studies science and technological culture with an emphasis on accelerating change, and the idea known as “the technological singularity” i.e.: what happens when machines surpass human intelligence.

Join us as we consider if super intelligent machines were always an inevitability, how we can tell in the next four years if we are on track for what most futurists predict for the next fifty, and what our future lives might be like.

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