Hosted by John Lobell, we talk with visionaries – people in the arts, technology, science, culture, and spirituality

Visionaries - 10.16.17

“Virginia Postrel.” Virginia is an author, columnist, and speaker who looks at a broad range of topics, from social science to fashion, concentrating on the intersection of culture, commerce, and technology. She is the author of “The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion,” “The Substance of Style,” and “The Future and Its Enemies.”


Visionaries - 10.09.17

“Christine Peterson and Nanotechnology.” Christine is Co-Founder, former President, and Projects Director of Foresight Institute. She lectures and writes about nanotechnology, AI, and longevity. She is co-author of Unbounding the Future: the Nanotechnology Revolution(Morrow, also free online) and Leaping the Abyss: Putting Group Genius to Work (knOwhere Press, also free online). She advises the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Global Healthspan Policy Institute, National Space Society, startup Ligandal, and the Voice & Exit conference. She coined the term “open source software.” She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from MIT. Foresight Institute researches technologies of fundamental importance to the human future, focusing on molecular machine nanotechnology, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence.


Visionaries - 10.02.17

“Stop Progress?” After thousands of years of little progress, human achievement took off in the 1700s with the Enlightenment, and remained in an upward direction — until the 1970s, when we managed to stop it. What now?