Fw:Thinking podcasts

Mind Control, Part 1

Mind control is a pervasive fear in dystopian science fiction. What is there to say about the...

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Robot Avatars

Jonathan, Joe and Lauren answer a listener mail request. Could we use robots as avatars while we...

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Hello Barbie

There's a new Barbie doll coming out that has created a bit of a controversy. We talk about the...

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5G and the Future of Mobile

What's the future of wireless data? Will 5G leave everything else in the dust? And what do all...

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That's So Random (Number Generator)

The team responds to a listener request and talks about random number generation. Why is it so...

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The Dawn Mission

What is NASA's Dawn mission all about? What are they learning from Vesta and Ceres? And could...

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The Future of Light Bulbs

What do we have store for us with light bulbs? And how do light bulbs work? And will we always...

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The Future of Smells

Vision and hearing get all the glory, but humans might be more controlled by our sense of smell...

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What happens when a robot breaks the law?

As machine intelligence becomes more complex, our machines will increasingly behave in ways that...

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Big Data's Big Date with the Movies

Will the movies of the future be built according to market research with big data? We look at how...

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Shkadov Thrusters: Moving the Solar System

One day in the far future, we may have to abandon our home and set out to colonize a new part of...

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Venom Tech

Venom is one of the most fascinating things in the animal kingdom. But what role does it play in...

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Listener Mail Roundup #1

How will we consume media in the future? Could we harness the Earth's core for energy? How do...

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The Future of Copyright and IP: Part 2

From Creative Commons to corporations' ownership of intellectual property, we conclude our...

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The Future of Copyright and IP: Part 1

Where did the concept of copyright come from? Why does it last so long? We look at where...

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The HoloLens

Will Microsoft's new augmented reality goggles change computing forever? We look at the HoloLens...

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Smart Homes

What's the future of smart home technology? Will our houses take care of all our chores for us?...

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The Aliens Are Coming!

How likely is an alien invasion in our future and what would our options be if it happened? We...

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The Future of the Bicycle

Will future American city-dwellers live in Bike Heaven, or will the car remain king? The podcast...

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Human-animal Hybrids

Scientists have been investigating ways to mix human biology with that of other life forms. How...

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