Podcast episodes about future society from the Future Thinkers Podcast by Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova

FTP031: Scott Santens – What Happens When We Give People a Basic Income?

FTP031 - Basic income, Scott Santens interview on Future Thinkers Podcast with Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova

Some of the recorded effects of giving people free money regularly have been very favourable. There was less crime, people’s health improved, people actually worked more and there was a significant rise of entrepreneurship (a staggering 300% increase in one experiment), there was less alcoholism, high school students stayed...

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FTP030: Robin Hanson – The Age of Em: 1 Year After We Upload Ourselves to The Internet

FTP030: Robin Hanson - The Age of Em: 1 Year After We Upload Ourselves to The Internet

Brain emulation, also known as mind uploading, is a concept that has fascinated science fiction writers and futurists for decades. This is the theoretical idea of scanning a brain - or a mental state - and copying it into the computer. Although no such technology currently exists, many prominent...

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FTP024: David Brin – Building Future Societies with Transparency and Freedom

FTP024 - David Brin Interview - future societies built on transparency and freedom, Future Thinkers Podcast with Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova

Brin’s classic non-fiction book, the Transparent Society, is concerned with the issues of privacy and transparency. Most people want privacy for themselves, yet demand transparency from others - namely, their leaders. Transparency and privacy often end up on the opposite sides of political debates, where we are forced to...

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FTP023: Phil Torres – What Are The Biggest Existential Risks to Humanity?

Existential Risks to Humanity, Phil Torres Interview by Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova on Future Thinkers Podcast

From global climate change to nuclear war, there are many things threatening our existence at any given time. Existential risks are those that endanger the existence of the entire human species. These are threats that can potentially lead to human extinction, or cause irreversible damage to the human civilization.

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FTP020: The Three Bodies, Consciousness and How Environments Affect Us

Future Thinkers Podcast, Episode 21 - Consciousness, The Three Bodies, and How Environment and Technology Affect Our States, with Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova

Consciousness is a subject that has been pondered by philosophers all over the world for many thousands of years. In many spiritual traditions, there exists a concept of the three bodies - three overlapping entities that comprise the human being. They are often referred to as the physical body,...

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FTP015: Zoltan Istvan – The Future of Politics and Transhumanism

FTP015: Zoltan Istvan - The Future of Politics and Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan has a colorful life story. He worked as a war zone journalist with National Geographic, he sailed the world by himself, he wrote a best-selling novel called The Transhumanist Wager. Now, Zoltan is running for US president in the 2016 election with his Transhumanist Party...

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