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FastForward Radio, Episode 12


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How would you upgrade yourself?

Phil has been upgrading the old fashioned way -- latest developments here --but what if there were no limits?

Michael Anissimov lists the Top Ten Cybernetic Upgrades Everyone Will Want.

A New Blogger at The Speculist

Ben Young suggests that Tabloid Journalism is good for society. Is it possible that this is just another example of how everything "bad" is good for you?

And check out the NPR interview with Steven Johnson - the author of the book "Everything Bad Is Good for You."

Must-know terms for 21st Century Intellectuals

George P. Dvorsky at Sentient Developments put together a list of key concepts that every intellectual should know.

And Stephen adds to that list.

Stephen and Phil take a swipe at the Doomsday argument.

Ultimately they agree that we have a chance to avoid all risks except the unknown unknowns:
The Unknown
- D.H. Rumsfeld

As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know.

Plus, check out Kathy's new Speculist challenge related to the Doomsday clock.

This episode features the song "Goodbye Beautiful Day" by Beat & Path.

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