WSJ The Future of Everything

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 Aug 2, 2018
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Know what comes next with this in-depth look at how science and technology are revolutionizing the way we live, work and play.

Episode Date
Smart Cities: Safer Living or Cyber Attacks?
Urban areas around the world are increasingly equipped with sensors to track-and control-everything from traffic patterns to wastewater. But this increased connectivity and data collection opens us up to devastating hacks and unwanted surveillance.
Aug 15, 2018
Living Smarter: How Tech Is Disrupting the Home
What if our homes took care of us and not the other way around? In this episode, a look inside the smart homes that could transform everything from entertaining to eldercare.
Aug 08, 2018
Adapting Medicine for Outer Space
What happens when an injury occurs on a commercial space flight or manned mission to Mars? Meet the scientists and astronauts studying how to keep us safe where routine care is impossible--and the closest hospital is a million miles away.
Aug 01, 2018
Can Gene-Edited Mice Solve the Lyme Crisis?
Lyme disease is rampant on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. MIT scientists believe that releasing genetically altered mice on the islands could curb-and even wipe out-the disease. A close look at an unprecedented environmental intervention.
Jul 25, 2018
How AI is Augmenting Therapy
Millions of people suffering from mental health issues are left untreated and undiagnosed. In this episode, we meet the psychologists and scientists studying how artificial intelligence can help.
Jul 18, 2018
Can Blockchain Fix Our Food Chain?
When a deadly E.coli outbreak sickened hundreds, it took investigators months to determine the source. In this episode, we look at how sensors, digital ledgers, and genome sequencing could reduce that window to seconds-and make our food supply safer.
Jul 11, 2018
How Lab-Grown Materials Are Changing Manufacturing
Rebroadcast: Adidas sneakers made from vegan spider silk. Mushroom-based Dell computer packaging. Today, biofabrication--the science of growing raw materials in a lab--is producing everything from furniture to fabric.
Jul 04, 2018
The Next Battlefield: Hacking as Warfare
Foreign governments are targeting our information, our infrastructure and even our democracy. But what constitutes an act of war in the digital age? When does espionage become an outright attack? Meet the soldiers in the fight for cyber security.
Jun 27, 2018
Losing Our Wallets: The Rise of Mobile Payments
Countries such as Kenya and China have rapidly embraced mobile wallets. So why are Americans still reaching for cash and credit cards? We speak to the experts and explore a future where making a payment could be as easy as nodding your head.
Jun 20, 2018
Fishy Business: Fixing Seafood's Fraud Problem
As much as a third of seafood sold in the U.S. is mislabeled. But can technology and tracking keep the industry honest? Meet the fishermen, chefs and government agents working to ensure that the fish on your plate is the one you ordered.
Jun 13, 2018
Hacking the Brain's Code
Today, paraplegics can move robotic limbs using only their thoughts. But when it comes to our understanding of how the brain works, we still have a long way to go. Meet the scientists attempting to hack the world's most complex computer.
Jun 06, 2018
Get Ready for Gene-Edited Food
Vegetables engineered with the gene-editing technology Crispr are moving closer to supermarket shelves. But will these genetically altered foods carry labels to alert consumers? Or is gene editing, as some scientists argue, just a way to speed up evolution?
May 23, 2018
The Future of Everything Festival: Futuristic Farm-to-Table
Restauranteur Kimbal Musk wants to feed America with hyper-local produce and robot-equipped kitchens. Anya Fernald, CEO of Belcampo, is rethinking the way animals are raised and slaughtered. We asked them how we'll be eating in the years ahead.
May 17, 2018
The Future of Everything Festival: When Humans Invade Space
How will we travel to outer space? And what will we do when get there? Relativity Space CEO Tim Ellis and TransAstra founder Joel C. Sercel explain how everything from 3D-printed rockets to asteroid mining will help us explore, live and work in the final frontier.
May 16, 2018
The Future of Everything Festival: The Case for Universal Basic Income
There's a record wealth gap in the U.S. today. Entrepreneur and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says it's time to talk about providing at least $500 a month to every American worker making less than $50,000 a year.
May 12, 2018
The Future of Everything Festival: Sarah Jessica Parker Says Time's Up
The actress and activist was joined by Tina Tchen, a partner at Buckley Sandler and leader of the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, to discuss the far-reaching effects of the #metoo movement.
May 12, 2018
The Future of Everything Festival: Wine Returns to Its Roots
Today, natural wine dominates the cellars of forward-thinking restaurants and collectors. But what is it exactly? And why is it suddenly everywhere? We asked Isabelle Legeron, founder of the RAW Wine Fairs, and Jordan Salcito, director of wine special projects at Momofuku, to explain why ancient winemaking techniques could be the industry's future.
May 11, 2018
The Future of Everything Festival: China's Digital Currency Experiment
Join the team from WSJ's Heard on the Street for a look at China's futuristic adoption of digital payments and cashless transactions.
May 10, 2018
The Future of Everything Festival: The Case for a Cashless Economy
Can digital payments make physical currency a thing of the past? Cryptpocurrency pioneer Charlie Shrem, founder of Crypto.IQ, says it's only a matter of time.
May 10, 2018
The Future of Everything Festival: Garry Kasparov on AI Making Us Free
Twenty years after losing to Deep Blue, the former world chess champion says that intelligent machines will promote their human makers to management rather than replace them.
May 10, 2018
The Future of Everything Festival: What's Next for AI?
Amy Webb calls herself a quantitative futurist. A professor at NYU's Stern School of Business, she uses her knowledge of game theory, sociology, programming and economics to imagine what's next. And she's deeply concerned about the lack of controls around artificial intelligence.
May 09, 2018
The Future of Everything Festival: Beauty, Wellness in the Digital Age
Beauty and wellness are more than just a state of mind. They're also big business. From next-gen wearables and 3-D printed skin to products serving all shades of society, we look at how the beauty industry's future is more than just skin deep.
May 09, 2018
Can Blockchain Keep Us Honest?
From big banks to diamond dealers, companies are experimenting with blockchain, an open and distributed ledger, to make transactions more transparent and trustworthy. Could this technology mean the end of cooked books?
May 02, 2018
It's Complicated: Our Evolving Relationship with AI Assistants
Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence and big data, voice assistants like Siri and Alexa touch more of our lives than ever before. But what happens when these relationships become personal? And could a smart speaker be used to outsmart us?
Apr 25, 2018
Custom Parts: The Future of Transplanted Organs
Demand for donated organs far outstrips supply. But researchers are working to remedy the crisis using everything from gene-edited pigs to 3D-printed tissue.
Apr 18, 2018
The Criminal's Guide to Cryptocurrency
Crime involving digital currencies has skyrocketed in lockstep with their valuations. From bitcoin stickups to global money laundering, tech-savvy criminals are becoming increasingly anonymous. And law enforcement is scrambling to keep up.
Apr 11, 2018
The High-Tech Approach to Human Fertility
The world's first test-tube baby turns 40 this year, but human reproduction is still one of medical science's great mysteries. From artificial sperm to AI-powered analysis of embryos, a look at how science is changing the way we make babies.
Apr 03, 2018
Artificial Intelligence - With Very Real Biases
AI is already helping decide who gets a job or whether somebody gets out of jail. But how objective are the algorithms behind these often life-altering decisions? And what happens when technology inherits all the biases of its creators?
Feb 27, 2018
The Global Race for Quantum Computing Supremacy
Companies and countries are battling to create the first universal quantum computer - a machine so powerful it could crack our current methods of encryption. In part-two of our series, we go inside the labs racing to bring us into the quantum age.
Feb 14, 2018
The Age of Quantum Computing is (Almost) Here
Quantum computers are no longer the stuff of science fiction. In the first of a two-part series, we talk to industry executives who are experimenting with this revolutionary technology and take you inside a lab racing to make it a reality.
Feb 07, 2018
The Disappearing Act of the Music Producer?
For decades, music producers worked behind the scenes, supporting artists in the studio and shaping their hits. In the age of streaming, will the old-school record producer become obsolete?
Jan 24, 2018
A Look Back as We Looked Ahead in 2017
In our inaugural year, we explored everything from urban farms to space law to Wall Street quants and 3-D printing. Highlights as we traveled in search of groundbreaking trends in science and technology.
Dec 27, 2017
The Very Risky Business of Underwriting Innovation
Who's responsible for a driverless car crash? How does a bank protect itself against the reputational damage of a cyber attack? An in-depth look at how big data and new technologies are changing the way insurance companies assess new risks.
Dec 20, 2017
Battling the Superbugs
What happens when antibiotics stop working? With drug-resistant infections on the rise, scientists are scrambling to develop new weapons in the fight against evolved bacteria-from cutting-edge diagnostic tests to revolutionary gene-editing techniques.
Dec 05, 2017
The Rise of Experiential Retail
Brick-and-mortar store closures could result in one billion square feet of empty retail space. From modern art installations to stores with nothing for sale, a look at how brands are attempting to fill the void.
Nov 21, 2017
In Bitcoin We Trust?
Digital, decentralized money is quickly coming of age. What began as an experiment from a mysterious internet persona has become a force to be reckoned with, prompting banks to adapt. But how does cryptocurrency work? And where is it headed?
Nov 08, 2017
In the Eye: Technology Versus Deadly Storms
Scientists are gathering new forms of data to deliver increasingly accurate hurricane predictions. But since technology cannot solve the problem of hurricanes, what happens in the wake of a storm?
Oct 25, 2017
Coming October 25th: Season 2 of The Future of Everything
How can technology fight deadly hurricanes? Can modern medicine defeat superbugs? What's the future of bitcoin? Will retailers survive the digital age? Join Jennifer Strong as she looks at science and technology shaping our lives today, tomorrow and beyond.
Oct 13, 2017
Get Ready for 3-D-Printed Everything
Today it's mostly prototypes and plastic trinkets. But additive manufacturing - aka 3-D printing - is poised to produce everything from airplane parts and auto bodies to sneaker soles and human organs.
Aug 29, 2017
The Markets Are Run by Robots
Quantitative models, and the investors who build them, are the new kings of Wall Street. But their rise has ramifications for everything from daily trading to how companies themselves are run.
Jun 30, 2017
How Lab-Grown Materials Are Changing Manufacturing
Adidas sneakers made from vegan spider silk. Mushroom-based Dell computer packaging. Today, biofabrication--the science of growing raw materials in a lab--is producing everything from furniture to fabric.
Jun 23, 2017
Can Food Waste Save the World?
A comprehensive look at how the food we throw out daily could instead change the world for the better, featuring Anthony Bourdain, chef Massimo Bottura and Global Citizen's version of an Ed Sheeran song.
Jun 16, 2017
How Videogames Make AI Smarter
Engineers of artificial intelligence are using videogames to teach machines about humans and our world. And it's working. Autonomous vehicles may someday save lives using skills learned from popular games like 'Grand Theft Auto."
Jun 09, 2017
Everyone Needs a (Robot) Companion
Meet the next generation of very friendly robots: a battery-powered cat that helps with eldercare, a smart grocery cart that carries your purchases, a social robot that recognizes your face when you enter the room.
Jun 02, 2017
Law and Order in the Final Frontier
Outer space is starting to look like the Wild West. As more and more private businesses seek profits in the final frontier, serious questions are emerging about the legality of their plans. Who will write the rules beyond Earth?
May 19, 2017
Has the Smart Gun Revolution Begun?
Americans love tech. Americans love guns. But high-tech guns? The subject remains incredibly controversial and the debate is more complex than tech-savvy versus tech-phobic. We unveil the latest smart gun aimed at the U.S. market.
May 19, 2017
Are We Ready for Manufactured Meat?
Is the boutique burger scene ready for vegan patties that bleed like meat? What about chicken and beef grown in tanks? With the global population expected to exceed 9-billion by 2050, scientists and executives are looking for sustainable and delicious ways to replicate meat.
May 19, 2017
The Urban, Indoor Future of Farming
Imagine walking around your office with a tray as you harvest vegetables for your company's cafeteria. How about a grocery store where the produce is grown upstairs? Or a refurbished shipping container with the growing power of two acres of farmland? All of these exist. With urban populations likely to explode in the coming decades, what is the future of farming?
May 19, 2017
Meet One of the First Human Cyborgs
Meet Emily Borghard, one of the world's first true cyborgs thanks to a chip implanted in her brain. In the not too distant future, there could be millions more like her. These high-tech implants have implications for treating Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, depression and even behavioral disorders.
May 19, 2017
Coming May 19th: The Future of Everything from WSJ
Prepare for a new podcast experience from The Wall Street Journal on Friday, May 19th. Introducing The Future of Everything. Join Jennifer Strong as she examines what's ahead for space exploration, high-tech guns, brain implants, meat production and urban farming.
May 05, 2017