“Change is not merely necessary to life–it is life.”–Alvin Toffler
Join me on Thrusday, February 13 at 12:00PM EST, 5PM GMT for a webinar discussion with three of the 50 contributors to After Shock, as we discuss the book and the 50 year legacy of Alvin Toffler. Panelists will include two previous Seeking Delphi™ guests, Cindy Frewen and Jerome Glenn. One new face–Andrew Curry–will also join us. All three are fellow members of the Association of Professional Futurists. Use this Zoom link to sit in and, if motivated, participate in the Q and A session at the end of the program. https://zoom.us/j/118159454
“Your future self is watching right now through your memories.”–Aubrey de Grey
The newly released volume, After Shock, features 50 of the world’s most renowned futurists reflecting on the 50-year legacy of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock, and looking ahead to the next 50 years. Seven of the contributors have been guests on Seeking Delphi™ This is the sixth in a series of repeats of these podcasts, which will lead up to panel discussion with some of the authors, on the book and the Toffler legacy.
Aubrey de Grey is co-founder and chief science officer of the SENS foundation, and a leader in the global research effort to end aging. This program from 2017 was the first of four appearances for Aubrey on Seeking Delphi.™ All of his previous programs are linked below this first one.
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Episode #19 Redux, Ending Aging with Aubrey de Grey
Is transformation the key to immortality? A better question is: will radical life extension–the end of aging–in itself be transformative? I believe the answer to that second question is a resounding yes.
In this special Seeking Delphi™ podcast, four of the world’s biggest thought leaders and advocates for ending aging discuss implications and issues involved in achieving human rejuvenation therapy, and begin the discussion of what a post-ageing world might look like. We only scratched the very surface on the latter issues–there will be more to come on the subject.
“A long life is a life well spent.”–Leonardo da Vinci
“The secret to longevity is to keep breathing.”–Sophie Tucker
Join me with Aubrey de Grey of the SENS Foundation, Liz Parrish of Biovivia Sciences, David Wood of the London Futurists, and co-moderator Keith Comito of The Life Extension Advocacy Foundation, for an online panel to discuss the social implications of radical longevity extension. “The Dawn of Super-Longevity: Scenarios for a Post-Aging Future.” Thursday January 9 12PM-1:30PM EST. (AM PST, 17:00 GMT) Be early…limited to 100 total participants. https://zoom.us/j/761843875
Will also be streaming on the Seeking Delphi™ YouTube channel.
Questions of the day: 1. Is a manned return to the moon possible by 2024? Is a fusion-generated power plant possible by 2025? Will cyborgs rule the world in 2100? Answers: 1. Maybe. 2. Maybe 3. Most of us are already cyborgs. Read on for details.
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Transport--Sorry Back to The Future fans, the hoverboard is still a work in progress. Frenchman Franky Zapata failed in his attempt to fly a hoverboard of his own invention across the English Channle. OK, who ever heard of a Frenchman named Franky? (video below)
Disruption. It’s a term that’s frequently on the lips of just about anyone interested in technology. Is it the technology, though, that’s disruptive? Or is it the individuals that are driving the technology? Maybe all of us who latch on to the technologies are the disruptors.
I think it’s all three. In the latest Seeking Delphi™ podcast, I speak with fellow podcaster, Matt Ward. He’s an entrepreneur, angel investor, and host of The Disruptors. In a kind of dueling podcasts, we interviewed each other for our respective programs.