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If we could Google a crystal ball and predict where our lives will be in 10, 20 or 100 years, what would it say? Take a glimpse with noted futurists and Washington Post reporters.

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Environment | Artificial Intelligence | Wealth | Humanity | Science Fiction | Gadgets | Space | Internet and Media | Robots

Juliet Eilperin

TRANSCRIPT: June 19, Noon ET

The Environment

Washington Post staff writer Juliet Eilperin answered questions about the future of the Earth's oceans, and what may happen without preservation efforts.

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Ray Kurzweil

TRANSCRIPT: June 19, 2 p.m. ET

When Humans Transcend Biology

Futurist Ray Kurzweil was online to discuss his Singularity theory: an era where humans and technology converge. As a noted inventor, he is credited for work with music synthesis, speech recognition, virtual reality and cybernetic art.

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Alvin & Heidi Toffler

TRANSCRIPT: June 20, Noon ET

Revolutionary Wealth

"Future Shock" author Alvin Toffler discussed his new book, co-written with his wife Heidi, which focuses on how to create the wealth of tomorrow. The book explains how upheavals in social and political values are necessary for an economic transformation.

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Joel Garreau

TRANSCRIPT: June 20, 1 p.m. ET

Radical Evolution

What will it mean to be human in next 15 years? Washington Post staff writer Joel Garreau explored that question with an online discussion based on his interviews with thinkers and scientists from his book "Radical Evolution."

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Brenda Cooper

TRANSCRIPT: June 21, Noon ET

Reality of Science Fiction

Brenda Cooper, a science fiction author and writer for Futurist.com, discussed what aspects of some of your favorite SF books may actually come true.

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CEA: Swanston & Wargo

TRANSCRIPT: June 22, 11 a.m. ET

Tomorrow's Gadgets

Matt Swanston and Sean Wargo from the Consumer Electronics Association answered questions about what kinds of gadgets, gizmos, robots and other technology we can expect for the future.

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Tomorrow's Gadgets

TRANSCRIPT: June 22, 1 p.m. ET

Space Exploration

Michael J. Braukus, from NASA's Office of Exploration, was online to answer questions about the future of the space program.

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Paul Saffo

TRANSCRIPT: June 23, 11 a.m. ET

Farewell Information, It's a Media Age

Paul Saffo, director of the Institute for the Future, explored long-term technological change and its practical impact on business and society. In a recent essay (pdf), he looks at how the Web will shape tomorrow.

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Daniel H. Wilson

TRANSCRIPT: June 23, 1 p.m. ET

When Robots Attack

Daniel H. Wilson, a robotics expert, created a survival guide to help us ensure we're safe the day robots take over the world. He offered tips to learn what precautions to take during an uprising.

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