February 21st, 2013
Episode 287 of 1201 episodes
Ray Kurzweil, renowned American inventor, thinker and futurist, joins Rana Mitter to discuss questions of consciousness and humanity, and the possibilities of a world where humans and intelligent machines live side by side. Rana explores the idea of the ‘Anglosphere’, and whether there is a shared identity across the English-speaking world, with historians John Darwin and Tim Stanley and the writer Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. And playwright Anders Lustgarten discusses his new production for the Royal Court theatre.
Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut explore how design works within complex organizations to shape decisions, ideas, products, and more. Guests include clients from many industries and designers in many fields. Recorded at the Yale School of Management.