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This is the one conversation we're going to have today that will be held in 2010.
The concept for today's show came out of one of the dangerous meetings we have where we try to think of ideas we can't easily do. We decided to assemble a show that takes place in the year 2030. At first, this seemed like a funny idea, mainly, but this being WNPR, we started talking to actual futurists, the people who try to figure out, decade by decade, what the real drivers for change are and what they're most likely to do our collective reality. Global warming. The rise of China. The fall of China. The Rise of India, Brazil, Indonesia. The effects of total, ubiquitous connectivity, gene tweaking, crop changes, human migrations, transhumanism ...the people you hear on the show today are the real futurists of 2010.
But we invited them to go time traveling with us. See you in 20 years.
You can join the conversation. What excites you about the future? What scares you? What do you think your neighborhood will look like in 2030? Leave your comments below, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.