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Ep 118 Tomorrowland: No Matter How Hard You Try You Can't Get Out Of Its Way

June 30, 201561 min
If you want to see into the future, and live longer, healthier and happier then you must tune into today's podcast. It may scare the hell out of you but there is no holding it back. The future is here and you can't get out of its way. Steven Kotler, the best-selling author, journalist and entrepreneur joins James for today's show. Steven's books include Abundance, The Rise of Superman, Bold, and his newest release, Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact. Tomorrowland offers an optimistic look into the future, but at the same time it is a bit scary. With an introduction of, "The future is here," Steven's book outlines the rapid pace that technology is and will continue to define us in every way imaginable. Some of the highlights from the book include: Strap-on bionics that reverse the aging trend and put force back into our bodies. Extending life using stem cells to swap out old body parts for new ones. Artificial vision that restores what was lost. With all these advancements, questions are raised. Steven asks how these things will affect religion and our thoughts about theoretical mortality in the face of technological immortality. They discuss having the ability to move our short-term memories to a place in the brain where long-term memories are stored. On the scary side of this is synthetic biology where customizable diseases  can target a specific person without them knowing. Criminals could potentially exploit this but the use of microsensors could be a way to fight back. Steven believes the greatest opportunities are in virtual reality, a field that  will be exploding in three to five years. He thinks even our jobs will move into the virtual world and we will be spending more and more time there. According to Steven, internet-sized opportunities exist in this because: Technology is progressing at a rapid rate. Economic possibilities have been proven. Deeply meaningful experiences can be created. Links and Resources Mentioned In The Show: To learn more about Tomorrowland and Steven's other books and articles, head to Steven's website. Steven is the co-founder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project. While you're there check out the free flow profile. Also, Steven writes a blog for Forbes.com, it's called Far Frontiers: www.forbes.com/sites/stevenkotler Follow Steven on Twitter at @kotlersteven  Regards, David Newman Executive Producer PS. There's only 2 days left to enter for your chance to win James' 30 favorite books. Click here now to enter...  When you enter, you'll also discover how to significantly increase your odds at winning this valuable bundle.   Don't miss out, click here now to enter

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