#27 - The future will be weirder than we think | Curio

#27 - The future will be weirder than we think

16 mins | Aug 11, 2021

Today's episode from 12th August 2021. On this morning's show, the future will be weird and will arrive sooner than we think, according to experts. We look into a crystal ball to delve into what's next for humankind. Then shortly after, there are roughly half a million people over the age of 100 in the world today. We find the secret to life by visiting the small Sardinian town with a peculiarly high number of centurions. Developments in the next few decades could change humanity for the next few millennia. From genetic to neural engineering, the influential American economist examines the prospects of future generations, given by our present groundwork. ‘If you talk, you live well’: the remote Sardinian village with eight centenarians. Books, clean air and socialising are thought to have helped the latest five citizens of this small village reach their 100th birthdays this year. Angela Giuffrida explores talks to some of the centenarians about their long lives and what helped them get there. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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