WSJ’s The Future of Everything

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Discover what comes next with this in-depth look at how science and technology are revolutionizing the way we live, work and play. Join our award-winning team of journalists as we crisscross the country to interview the leaders and luminaries reshaping our world.

Episode Date
Technology Helps Train Police Officers
1573
In recent weeks, protests have erupted in response to police violence against citizens - specifically communities of color - forcing departments to reconsider how officers do their jobs. Police forces have been using tech - like Tasers and body cameras - to try and reduce the use of lethal force and improve accountability. In this episode, we'll explore how emerging technology - like virtual reality training - could improve police training by boosting empathy and tackling racial bias.
Jul 03, 2020
The Super Powers of Bats and the Fight to Stop Deadly Viruses
1399
The tiny, flying creatures carry all sorts of viruses but don't get sick. How do they do that? We meet the researchers who are mapping bat genomes and studying the animal's ability to fend off inflammation. What they find could help humans better combat the next pandemic.
Jun 05, 2020
How Polio Research is Helping in the Hunt for a Vaccine
1433
Research on a vaccine for the new coronavirus is progressing swiftly because of the legacy of scientists working on past diseases. Some of society's most devastating viruses ended up improving the way we study illness and search for cures. We explore the thread that connects research on polio and the new virus, SARS-CoV-2, and consider whether the pandemic will inform future generations of virologists.
May 22, 2020
Dead or Alive, Viruses are Everywhere, and Here to Stay
1059
Viruses are ubiquitous, found in every crevice on earth. Some, like SARS CoV 2, can end up killing their hosts. But researchers credit ancient viruses with helping us form long term memories. As parts of the world reopen for business, we consider how these little packets of genetic material are not just our enemy, but helped us to evolve. Viruses, it turns out, shaped our genome, and will like be part of our evolutionary future.
May 08, 2020
Covid-19 and AI: Tracking a Virus, Finding a Treatment
1435
Artificial Intelligence can speed up research and improve accuracy. Those qualities are also key to suppressing the spread of Covid-19. With the globe clamoring for solutions to the pandemic, institutions, governments, universities and startups are turning to AI to shave precious time off the quest for a Covid-19 cure.
Apr 17, 2020
China is Ready for CBD. But Regulators Might Not Be.
993
The market for hemp-based CBD products is exploding. And China wants in on the potential profits. Some farmers are trading their corn crops for hemp in hopes of cashing in. But CBD is highly regulated in China, and THC is illegal. Will China make room for this lucrative product?
Jan 29, 2020
AI Hiring, Never Retiring: Working in the 21st Century
1707
The nature of work is evolving. Technology is already an integral part of most jobs, but new developments are changing the way we navigate the workplace. From hiring managers using artificial intelligence and virtual reality, to apps that help workers find their way through maze-like mega offices, the office of tomorrow is already being tested. And lots of people are wondering if technological advancements will keep them working forever.
Jan 15, 2020
Family Secrets: DNA Tests and the Future of Family
1924
The clues to heredity hidden in our DNA have long been the purview of scientists. But in recent years, commercial DNA tests have made unlocking those secrets cheaper and easily accessible for millions of people. While most just find out about their ancestry, for some, the tests have opened Pandora's box. WSJ's Amy Dockser Marcus introduces us to three different stories of DNA tests with unexpected consequences.
Dec 18, 2019
On The Alert: The Next Generation Of Earthquake Early Warning Systems
1556
For the past few decades, governments in earthquake-prone regions have built up early warning systems. Now, private tech companies are getting into the earthquake business. (Reporters Daniela Hernandez and Robbie Whelan)
Dec 04, 2019
WSJ Tech Live: The State of Play
1441
The global videogame industry is worth an estimated $150 billion-and it's rapidly growing and evolving. As part of the WSJ Tech Live conference, columnist Jason Gay spoke with Andrew Wilson, chief executive of Electronic Arts, the maker of 'Apex Legends,' 'Need for Speed,' 'FIFA' and 'The Sims,' about how esports, mobile gaming on social networks and mixed-reality games are changing the way people play.
Nov 20, 2019
WSJ Tech Live: Where AI Is Headed Next
1603
Artificial intelligence has been called the "new electricity" - meaning that it will soon become a standard and integral part of the world as we know it. There's a growing arms race over the global dominance in AI - especially between the US and China. But what do experts in the field have to say? Where are they optimistic, where do they see challenges - and where are they raising red flags?
Nov 06, 2019
WSJ Tech Live: The Next Big Thing
1256
What will keep the engine of tech innovation running in an era of skeptical users and wary regulators? From driverless cars to outer-space colonies, two moonshot thinkers talk about their cutting-edge work and how calculated risks may spark the next giant leap for mankind.
Oct 23, 2019
Custom Parts: The Future of Transplanted Organs
1080
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.
Oct 09, 2019
Customized Kids: Are Designer Babies on the Way?
1084
Advances in gene editing and DNA analysis are allowing parents unprecedented control over the traits their children will inherit. We explore the science-and ethics-behind the movement.
Sep 25, 2019
Get Ready for Gene-Edited Food
961
Vegetables engineered with the gene-editing technology Crispr are moving closer to supermarket shelves. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided these genetically altered foods won't require a special label. But will they curry favor with consumers?
Sep 11, 2019
Can Gene-Edited Mice Solve the Lyme Crisis?
1148
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.
Aug 28, 2019
The De-Extinction Movement Comes to Life
933
In labs around the world, scientists are using gene-editing technology to revive species that disappeared from the face of the Earth long, long ago. In this episode, we talk to the researchers working on a project straight out of science fiction.
Aug 14, 2019
How Robots Will Feed Our On-Demand Culture
883
For decades, we've dreamt of an all-purpose robot that can cater to our every need. Silicon Valley is trying to catch up with that vision. One company is starting with a task already consuming our economy: home delivery.
Jul 31, 2019
Moonshot: How Apollo Launched the Digital Revolution
1067
The Apollo program to go to the moon marks the only time humans have left our home planet to set foot on another world. The biggest effect of this voyage was transforming the civilization it left behind.
Jul 17, 2019
Adapting Medicine for Outer Space
1239
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.
Jul 03, 2019
How to Build an Island
1394
Self-assembly could be a boon for manufacturing in extreme and resource poor environments. Meet the scientist experimenting with the tech to develop adaptive materials and land masses.
Jun 20, 2019
The Future of Everything Festival: What's Next for Alexa?
1650
The duo behind Alexa and Amazon's in-home devices explain what's coming in the next wave of voice technology and machine learning that will power connected homes, search and shopping.
Jun 05, 2019
The Future of Everything Festival: Building an Artificial Human
1631
As tech giants embrace voice-enabled AI assistants to power purchases, play songs and deliver the weather report, hear the latest on Mica, Magic Leap's AI-powered virtual human, who wants to help you do more.
May 22, 2019
Frozen Frontiers: The Alien, Iron-Breathing Microbes of Blood Falls
1278
Scientists are looking to Earth's most extreme environments for clues about what alien lifeforms might look like. The data they gather could help future space explorers to understand the origins of life in the universe.
May 08, 2019
Frozen Frontiers: Meet the Robot Explorers Hunting for Alien Life
1208
In Antarctica, robots are helping scientists explore how life evolves in extreme environments. Such missions are dress-rehearsals for future space exploration to the ice-covered moons of Jupiter and Saturn, where alien life could be thriving.
Apr 24, 2019
Instant Message: How Amazon Changed Delivery
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This week, it's all about how we buy stuff and how that stuff gets to us. David, Joanna and Christopher bring on WSJ reporter Katie Bindley to talk about how to make sure you're getting the best deals on Amazon-and all the ways what you see on the page might not be what you think. Next, Julie Jargon, the team's new Family & Tech columnist, comes on to talk about a project she worked on before she took up her new gig: The Journal's Delivery Wars series looked at the tension between customers who want everything on their doorstep and businesses who want to actually make money. Finally, Christopher interviews Yariv Bash, CEO of Flytrex, about whether drones could one day deliver everything we need right into our hands.
Apr 10, 2019
The Next Battlefield: Connected, Augmented and Urban
1235
Encore edition: The wars of the future will be fought in megacities around the world by soldiers connected - and possibly even augmented - by neural implants and AI. In this episode, we examine how military leaders are preparing for a radical shift in combat.
Mar 27, 2019
How AI is Augmenting Therapy
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Encore edition: 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.
Mar 13, 2019
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on Reskilling Workers in the Age of AI
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Artificial intelligence will change all of our jobs, according to IBM's Chief Executive. But will the technology augment workers or replace them? Ms. Rometty spoke with WSJ Editor in Chief Matt Murray at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Feb 27, 2019
Machine Love: Dating in the Digital Age
1423
Algorithms are the new matchmakers. Apps have turned dating into a game. And unlimited options have confounded digitally savvy singles. We spoke to the technologists and social scientists reshaping romantic connection.
Feb 13, 2019
The Price of Climate: The Northern Farming Frontier
1444
Shifting weather patterns and rising temperatures are altering what crops farmers can plant. In the last of a three-part series on climate, we examine how advancements in AI and genetics could help farms battle drought and crop disease.
Dec 19, 2018
The Price of Climate: Producing Heat-Resistant Beef
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As cattle farmers struggle with rising temperatures, scientists are scrambling to find solutions. In the second of a three-part series on climate, we meet a calf genetically engineered to withstand heat and get a taste of lab-grown beef.
Dec 12, 2018
The Price of Climate: Is Commercial Fishing in Hot Water?
1309
Demand for wild seafood is rising-but so is the cost of bringing it ashore. In the first of a three-part series on climate, we meet the fishermen and scientists grappling with warming waters, shifting currents and rapidly changing economics.
Dec 05, 2018
Losing Our Wallets: The Rise of Mobile Payments
1018
Encore edition: Kenya and China have rapidly embraced mobile wallets. 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.
Nov 28, 2018
WSJ Tech D.Live: The Connected Devices That Will Rule Our Homes
1244
The WSJ's David Pierce sits down with David Limp, Amazon's Senior Vice President of Devices and Services, to discuss Alexa's next moves. Plus, an inside look at how Amazon chose its newest headquarter locations.
Nov 17, 2018
WSJ Tech D.Live: In the Driver's Seat at Uber
1627
Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive of the ridesharing giant, talks with the WSJ's Gerard Baker about expanding Uber's reach, fixing its work culture and setting the course for an initial public offering.
Nov 15, 2018
WSJ Tech D.Live: The Downside to Social Success
1460
Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom sits down with Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Matt Murray to discuss social media's evolution amid increased content scrutiny.
Nov 15, 2018
WSJ Tech D.Live: Investing in a Data-Driven Future
1452
The WSJ's Jason Anders sits down with Ruth Porat, CFO of Alphabet and Google, to discuss Google's equity culture, collaborating with the military and understanding AI bias.
Nov 15, 2018
WSJ Tech D.Live: The Chips That Power Our Devices
1002
The WSJ's Jason Anders sits down with Richard Clemmer of NXP Semiconductors and Renee J. James of Ampere to discuss life in the fast-paced semiconductor industry, the impact of U.S.-China relations and the future of computing.
Nov 14, 2018
WSJ Tech D.Live: Are We There Yet? The Future of Driverless Cars
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The global race for autonomous vehicles is on-but roadblocks lie ahead. Waymo CEO John Krafcik tells WSJ's Jamie Heller about his company's plans to launch a commercial self-driving car service in the coming months.
Nov 14, 2018
Customized Kids: Are Designer Babies on the Way?
774
Advances in gene editing and DNA analysis are allowing parents unprecedented control over the traits their children will inherit. In this episode, we explore the science-and ethics-behind the movement.
Nov 07, 2018
The Sparkling Future of Lab-Grown Diamonds
1005
The days of diamond mining may be numbered, and lab-grown stones have become almost indistinguishable from those pulled from the earth. In this episode, we talk to the diamond dealers and growers hedging against a future in which the mines run dry.
Oct 31, 2018
The Next Battlefield: Connected, Augmented and Urban
1235
The wars of the future will be fought in megacities around the world by soldiers connected - and possibly even augmented - by neural implants and AI. In this episode, we examine how military leaders are preparing for a radical shift in combat.
Oct 24, 2018
Robot Restaurants: Good or Gimmicky?
912
The restaurant industry is embracing automation, from robot-staffed espresso bars to fully automated burger chefs. In this episode, we explore what this means for workers, diners and--most importantly--the quality of our food.
Oct 17, 2018
The De-Extinction Movement Comes to Life
928
In labs around the world, scientists are using gene-editing technology to revive species that disappeared from the face of the earth long, long ago. In this episode, we talk to the researchers working on a project straight out of science fiction.
Oct 10, 2018
Tech Gets in the Game
1124
Football-playing robots. Algorithmic umpires. Neurological performance enhancement. In this episode, we look at how science and technology are reshaping the playing field - and how these advances could benefit life beyond sports.
Oct 03, 2018
Robot Growers: How AI Will Change Farming
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Agriculture is turning to automation as it grapples with growing demand and a shrinking labor force. In this episode, we meet the robots making farms more efficient.
Sep 26, 2018
Hack the Vote: How Safe Are Elections?
1110
In this episode, we watch hackers compromise voting machines and hear from technologists hoping to safeguard democracy with help from blockchain and mobile voting. Can tech protect our democratic process from foreign interference?
Sep 19, 2018
Welcome to Your 3-D Printed Home
1114
The construction industry has remained essentially unchanged since the invention of the nail gun. But can a labor shortage force builders to embrace technology? In this episode, how drones, automation and prefabrication are changing housing.
Sep 12, 2018
Eating Insects for Your Health (and the Planet's)
1183
Billions of people around the world include protein-rich bugs in their diet. But are crickets really a sustainable alternative to chicken? This episode, we talk to the scientists and startup founders looking to put bugs in everything we eat.
Sep 05, 2018
Battling the Superbugs
1339
Encore edition: 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. Programming note: All new episodes resume in early September.
Aug 22, 2018
Smart Cities: Safer Living or Cyber Attacks?
1121
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
737
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
1165
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?
1176
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
1433
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?
1000
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
855
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
1576
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
1066
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
1184
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
938
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
860
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
1022
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
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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
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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
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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
1330
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
858
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
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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
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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?
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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
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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?
749
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
1028
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
1125
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
993
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
1028
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
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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
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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
1180
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?
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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
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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
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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
1352
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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
869
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?
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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