The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
The Future And You--June 1, 2016

Dr. Robin D. Hanson describes the coming global dominance of billions of Artificial Intelligences which are software emulations of the human brain. This interview (Part 1 of 2) is based on Dr. Hanson's new book: The Age of EM, which describes how these brain emulations will function, and how they may radically transform civilization.

Dr. Robin D. Hanson is associate professor of economics at George Mason University, and research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. He has a doctorate in social science from California Institute of Technology, master's degrees in physics and philosophy from the University of Chicago, and nine years experience as a research programmer, at Lockheed and NASA. He has 3100 citations, 60 publications, 420 media mentions, and he blogs at

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Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the June 1, 2016 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 29 minutes] This episode contains the first half of the interview, which was recorded through Skype on May 13, 2016. The second half will be in next week's show.

Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer, ghostwriter, and award-winning podcaster. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. For the last ten years he has produced a weekly podcast, The Future And You, which explores (through interviews, panel discussions and commentary) all the ways the future will be different from today. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author of an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

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