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199: Singularity

the singularity


This episode is about human evolution. It’s about digital technology. It’s about disruption. It’s the story of the singularity.

What is the singularity? It’s that moment in time when AI exceeds human intelligence and man merges with the machine.

Sounds like a sci-fi horror story? To some. To others, like Ray Kurzweil, author of The Singularity is Near, it’s a step in human development that takes us closer to genius and immortality.

I do not try to impose a point of view on you in this podcast. I do want you to open your mind to the dramatic changes that are happening and will continue to happen to your world as digital technology advances.

You will learn fascinating things about the latest developments in:

  • Manufacturing with 3D Printing
  • Construction – homes can be 3D printed in a few days
  • Transportation – the emergence of driverless vehicles
  • Retail – it will slowly disappear as more people shop online
  • Longevity – the ability to live longer, and, perhaps, forever


The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler


190: Future Story

future story


What if science fiction isn’t fiction at all? What if your future can be so much better than your past? What if humanity conquers death and you and I can live a thousand years with strong healthy bodies?

That vision is coming to pass, and, if you embrace it, it can be your empowering future story.

Today’s guest is man who has embraced this story about human evolution. His name is Chris Smedley.  His company, Digital Habitats, is Earth’s first terraformer. A terraformer modifies the atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology of a planet. Digital Habitats will create fully autonomous happy cities complete with habitation, infrastructure, and streamlined future-world transportation systems.

This episode will give you a sneak peak into an exciting world that is evolving around you at exponential speed. You will get a fascinating glimpse at:

  • Ray Kurzweil’s vision of the Singularity – that point in time in the very near future when the word HUMAN is redefined
  • Kurzweil’s collaboration with Google to create an artificial mind
  • The 3 Bridges of human evolution: 1) Biological – people as beings with bodies; 2) Cyborg – people with bodies enhanced by technology (not the nightmarish vision created by Hollywood); 3) Homodigitalis – Humans with godlike powers
  • Singualrity University – A school in California created by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil in 2008 with the goal of shepherding humanity into a new abundant world by empowering people to leverage emerging technology to positively impact one billion lives
  • The 130 cognitive biases of all human beings
  • Overcoming our biggest challenge in life – being driven by our emotions
  • Moving beyond competition into a world of collaboration
  • Overcoming our false sense of scarcity


The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov

Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke


98: Digital Age Architecture

Digital technology is revolutionizing our world. It’s transforming communication, transportation, sales, real estate, medicine, and every other industry that touches our lives. One of those industries is architectural design.

Today’s guest is Bryan Luoma, an entrepreneur with a background in civil engineering. Bryan’s passion is helping businesses evolve in the 21st century. His expertise is computer-aided drafting, or CAD, which helps architects, engineers, contractors, and manufacturers design and create anything that can be built.

Bryan offers his clients the unfair advantage of dramatically increasing the number of projects that they can successfully execute at one time without compromising the quality of their work. In fact, the quality of their projects dramatically increases as well. Bryan Luoma delivers on this big promise by harnessing the talent of a remote team in the Philippines who use 2D and 3D drafting models.  Clients benefit from a high standard of professionalism while contributing to the culture and livelihood of their overseas team. Simultaneously, they become more profitable.

This podcast will expand your vision of business, success, and contribution in an age that is moving us closer to a world that is truly one global society.

You’ll get excited by the potential of computer-aided drafting to enhance the speed, the precision, and the creativity of building and manufacturing. CAD also exponentially increases the ability for long distance collaboration on design projects.

You’ll begin to understand and appreciate the enriching power of outsourcing. You’ll discover how this approach to doing business can dramatically increase productivity and profit. Plus, it naturally supports creative cooperation.

Bryan’s vision inspires us to expand our connectivity and move beyond our comfortable borders toward a world of unlimited abundance.


Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gina Wickman

The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

Sacred Commerce by Matthew & Terces Englehart

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair