23:29 | Nov 8th, 2017
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?
24:04 | Dec 19th, 2018
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.
18:29 | Dec 12th, 2018
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.
21:49 | Dec 5th, 2018
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.
16:58 | Nov 28th, 2018
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.
20:44 | Nov 17th, 2018
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.
16:42 | Nov 14th, 2018
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.
19:24 | Nov 14th, 2018
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.
16:45 | Oct 31st, 2018
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.
20:35 | Oct 24th, 2018
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.
15:12 | Oct 17th, 2018
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.
15:28 | Oct 10th, 2018
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.
18:44 | Oct 3rd, 2018
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.
18:30 | Sep 19th, 2018
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?
18:34 | Sep 12th, 2018
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.
19:43 | Sep 5th, 2018
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.
22:19 | Aug 22nd, 2018
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-ed...Show More
18:41 | Aug 15th, 2018
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.
19:25 | Aug 1st, 2018
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.
19:36 | Jul 25th, 2018
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.
16:40 | Jul 11th, 2018
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.
14:15 | Jul 4th, 2018
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.
26:16 | Jun 27th, 2018
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.
17:46 | Jun 20th, 2018
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.
19:44 | Jun 13th, 2018
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.
15:38 | Jun 6th, 2018
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.
14:20 | May 23rd, 2018
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 evo...Show More
17:02 | May 17th, 2018
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.
20:40 | May 16th, 2018
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 f...Show More
15:26 | May 12th, 2018
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.
26:28 | May 12th, 2018
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.
22:10 | May 11th, 2018
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 specia...Show More
22:00 | May 9th, 2018
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 a...Show More
30:57 | May 9th, 2018
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.
17:08 | Apr 25th, 2018
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?
16:33 | Apr 11th, 2018
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.
17:08 | Apr 3rd, 2018
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.
18:54 | Feb 27th, 2018
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?
18:02 | Feb 14th, 2018
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.
19:40 | Feb 7th, 2018
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.
28:08 | Dec 20th, 2017
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.
22:17 | Dec 5th, 2017
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...Show More
02:54 | Oct 13th, 2017
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 ...Show More
13:44 | Jun 23rd, 2017
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.
12:34 | Jun 9th, 2017
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."
18:55 | May 19th, 2017
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?
25:53 | May 19th, 2017
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.
16:19 | May 19th, 2017
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 deliciou...Show More
15:13 | May 19th, 2017
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?...Show More
20:02 | May 19th, 2017
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...Show More
01:49 | May 5th, 2017
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 ...Show More