Fw:Thinking

Fw:Thinking

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October 12, 2016 55 min

All good things must come to an end. The podcast crew bids you farewell in this final episode. Peek behind the scenes at the Fw:Thinking podcast.

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October 7, 2016 39 min

Joe and Lauren share their favorite predictions about the future while Jonathan makes lots of jokes. What predictions rank among the team's favorites?

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October 5, 2016 54 min

The podcast crew talks about some of their favorite predictions about the future, from evolving language to 20th century French postcards.

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October 3, 2016 59 min

Will we ever find a cure for diabetes? Are there technologies that will help people manage diabetes more easily?

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September 30, 2016 56 min

Will we ever find a cure for diabetes? Are there technologies that will help people manage diabetes more easily?

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September 26, 2016 48 min

Has the 3D printer craze fizzled out? What are the trends in consumer 3D printers? Is this technology doomed to obscolescence?

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How did Stanford teach monkeys to transcribe Hamlet using only their monkey brains? And how could this technology benefit us in the future? We revisit computer-brain interfaces.

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September 20, 2016 73 min

What is artificial intelligence? What's the difference between weak, strong, narrow and general AI? And what's state of the art today?

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September 20, 2016 57 min

Are we destined for an AI arms race? Why would nations race to develop AI? And will we ever create superintelligent AI?

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September 2, 2016 33 min

Carbon capture sequestration is all about removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Can we convert the greenhouse gas into solid rock?

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August 26, 2016 49 min

If you could make the world a better place by removing the ability for people to make selfish choices, would you do it? We continue the conversation.

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August 25, 2016 38 min

If you could make the world a better place by removing the ability for people to make selfish choices, would you do it?

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August 12, 2016 69 min

Voting technology is tricky. It's outdated in many jurisdictions but the next step might have big security problems. What is the future of voting?

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August 10, 2016 43 min

How could haptic feedback motors improve the boots astronauts wear? And what are some other applications?

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August 5, 2016 39 min

By 2021, we won't be able to shrink transistors down any further. What does this mean for Moore's Law?

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August 3, 2016 54 min

In 2014, we talked about how the Solar Impulse aircraft would fly around the globe using solar energy to create electricity. Two years later, that journey is over. How did it do?

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July 29, 2016 56 min

Every year, programmers write more than a trillion lines of code. How could automated cybersecurity systems help our technology stay safe from malicious hackers?

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July 28, 2016 53 min

We explore the wonderful, terrifying world of combining technology and organic material. From robots with slug muscles to an artificial stingray, what's up with cyborgs?

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July 22, 2016 38 min

What if your building could think? Cognitive buildings are an integrated approach to the Internet of Things concept.

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Back in the 1930s, engineers suggested we build floating airports on the water to work around space constraints. Is it finally time to build one?

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