Right Now in Fw:Thinking

One of the big questions left to answer is how will we make a living in a world where more of our work is left to automated machinery? The robots aren’t exactly poised to displace everyone tomorrow but that day is coming.

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye

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.

Looking Back on the Future Part Two

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

Looking Back on the Future Part One

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

The Future of Diabetes Part Two

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

The Future of Diabetes Part One

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

FW: Thinking: Being Human In 100 Years

What will it be like to be human one hundred years from now? It's a hard question. Some fields of science progress at breakneck speed while others languish behind for what feels like an eternity (I'm looking at you battery technology).

Are 3D Printers The New VR?

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

FW: Thinking: Racing To The Future!

Toyota has created a cutting edge simulator designed to help racing teams become familiar with every track in all sorts of conditions. It’s an incredible machine. And simulations are playing an important role in our journey into the future.

Monkeys, Hamlet and Brain-Computer Interfaces

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.

The AI Arms Race Part One

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

The AI Arms Race Part Two

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

FW: Thinking: Could We Build A Real Warp Drive?

Stars are insanely far away. Science fiction writers have solved the problem with the "warp drive," which allows future humans to travel faster than light, crossing the vast emptiness of space.

FW: Thinking: Would You Have A Romantic Relationship With A Robot?

With every passing year robots and artificial intelligence become more life-like and sophisticated. But how does that affect romance?

Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Stone

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

FW: Thinking: Proxima B: Another Earth Just Next Door

In August 2016 astronomers made a huge announcement: they had discovered a potentially habitable exoplanet right in our cosmic backyard. The world is called Proxima B, and it's located within Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to Earth.

Moral Bioenhancements Part Two

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.

Moral Bioenhancements Part One

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

FW: Thinking: Will Robots Be Made of Living Tissue?

Although biomimicking robots may be the wave of the future, our technology isn't quite there yet. Until we make a few major breakthroughs in shrinking and powering portable mechanical parts, there's just no way that our robots can compete with the mo

FW: Thinking: Hacking People For Good

In the future a wave of biologic super-enhancements will make you and me faster, smarter, stronger and healthier… but what about BETTER?

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