Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
Future Thinking - The Buildings With A Mind Of Their Own

The Buildings With A Mind Of Their Own

The buildings that we live and work in can waste vast amount of energy on heating and cooling. Could they control their temperature themselves with a “skin” modeled on nature?
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Future Thinking - Will the Internet Become Conscious?

Will the Internet Become Conscious?

The internet is a new lifeform that shows the first signs of intelligence. So says brain scientist and serial entrepreneur Jeff Stibel.
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Future Thinking - How to Survive the Future

How to Survive the Future

If any of our visions of technological revolution come true, then how will humans cope? Economist and futurist Robin Hanson presents his guide.
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Future Thinking - Does the Internet Need A Backup System?

Does the Internet Need A Backup System?

The internet connects billions of people and keeps our societies together – a job it wasn’t designed for. Technologist Danny Hillis says we must know what to do if the worst happens and it breaks.
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Future Thinking - How Google Glass Could Transform Doctor's Visits

How Google Glass Could Transform Doctor's Visits

Google Glass may be coming to your surgery soon. Could wearable tech help medical professionals give patients more attention and ultimately better medical care?
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Future Thinking - X Prize - Competition for Radical Change

X Prize - Competition for Radical Change

How do you bring about radical breakthroughs in science and technology that will benefit humanity?
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Future Thinking - Reach Inside Your Computer

Reach Inside Your Computer

See-through screens that allow us to reach in, touch and interact with objects? Jinha Lee believes his 3D devices will break down boundaries and make our digital experiences feel more real.
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Future Thinking - Robots - The Droids We Are Looking For

Robots - The Droids We Are Looking For

The robot revolution has yet to take off. Why? Roboticist Rodney Brooks thinks this is because we have to feel we need them in our lives.
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Future Thinking - The Teenage Scientist Revolutionising Cancer Detection

The Teenage Scientist Revolutionising Cancer Detection

Pancreatic cancer's high death rate is partly blamed on the difficulty of early detection. Teenage scientist Jack Andraka has come up with a cheap and simple way to test for it.
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Future Thinking - Jill Tarter - In Search of Aliens

Jill Tarter - In Search of Aliens

Are we all alone? That is the question that astronomer Jill Tarter has pondered throughout her lifelong search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
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Future Thinking - Silicon Valley - Google's Balloons That Could Bring the Internet to All

Silicon Valley - Google's Balloons That Could Bring the Internet to All

Many parts of the world are without internet coverage. Now search giant Google plans to bring web connections via a fleet of high-flying balloons.
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Future Thinking - Is World Peace Possible?

Is World Peace Possible?

We have witnessed fewer and fewer wars between countries since 1945, and so there is no reason to doubt that they could disappear like other horrifying acts.
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