WSJ The Future of Everything

WSJ The Future of Everything

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A look ahead from The Wall Street Journal. How science and technology are revolutionizing business, industry, culture and society.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Can Food Waste Save the World?  

Celebrity chefs are cooking with scraps to feed the homeless. A comprehensive look at how the food we throw out daily is changing the world for the better, featuring Anthony Bourdain, chef Massimo Bottura and singer Ed Sheeran.

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."

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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