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Can we as Team Humanity shape and direct our future? In the final analysis that is what Radio Alexandria's programs are all about.
Radio Alexandria's programs promote diverse points of view and encourage original, speculative ideas about humanity's future. Our flagship program The Next Chapter examines such controversial, cutting edge ideas as Martin Ford's description of a society where virtually all the work is done by machines, the Singularity of Ray Kurzweil and others. Eliezer Yudkovsky's theory of Friendly AI, and philosopher Nick Bostrom's theory of reality as a simulation by a super civilization. These ideas are often discussed among the educated elite. They are likely to shape the future of humanity in the 21st Century.
The Next Chapter looks at their political and social implications while bringing these ideas to a far broader audience. Is this the direction we as a species really want to go? What will happen to traditional family life, to religion and spirituality, and to the political liberties we enjoy today? Are there other options and if so what are they?
Of particular concern is how to solve problems common to many of the major world powers. While each has a distinctive history, culture, and political system they all appear to suffer from endemic corruption of the political process, a creeping erosion of civil liberties, and excessive concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a small elite.
Often a nation recognizes that it has serious political, economic, and social problems. Rather than focus on the deficiencies Radio Alexandria's programs will look at how these nations are searching for solutions. What lessons can each nation share that will enrich and improve the lives of citizens of all countries?
Can we direct our future? Tune into The Next Chapter to find out.
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