WSJ’s The Future of Everything podcast

WSJ’s The Future of Everything

What will the future look like? The Future of Everything offers a view of the nascent trends that will shape our world. In every episode, join our award-winning team on a new journey of discovery. We’ll take you beyond what’s already out there, and make you smarter about the scientific and technological breakthroughs on the horizon that could transform our lives for the better.

What will the future look like? The Future of Everything offers a view of the nascent trends that will shape our world. In every episode, join our award-winning team on a new journey of discovery. We’ll take you beyond what’s already out there, and make you smarter about the scientific and technological breakthroughs on the horizon that could transform our lives for the better.

 

#50

Will a Treatment Work? Try the 'Digital Twin' First.

How does your doctor know that a drug or procedure will work to treat a condition before they try it? Often, they don’t. Researchers are looking to create “digital twins,” digital versions of individual organs, to see how a patient will respond. Eventually there could be digital twins of entire bodies that are updated in real time with patient data. WSJ’s Alex Ossola speaks with WSJ senior special writer Stephanie Armour about how that might change the way we treat diseases in the future.  What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Sign up for the WSJ's free [The Future of Everything newsletter] (https://www.wsj.com/newsletters/the-future-of-everything?mod=WSJ_FOEPOD) .  Further reading: [A ‘Digital Twin’ of Your Heart Lets Doctors Test Treatments Before Surgery] (https://www.wsj.com/health/healthcare/digital-heart-surgery-patient-treatment-c35ec4be)    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 May 2024

09 MINS

09:53

17 May 2024


#49

Ultrasound Isn’t Just for Pregnancy. How It’s Helping Treat the Brain.

Ultrasound is known for its use in imaging during pregnancy. But new advancements in the technology suggest that in the future, ultrasound could be used to disrupt the blood-brain barrier. This would allow doctors to more easily diagnose and directly treat illnesses like brain cancer without major surgery. WSJ’s Danny Lewis and Charlotte Gartenberg examine the new ways that ultrasound could be used more specifically and subtly to deliver accurate diagnoses and precise treatments. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com) Sign up for the WSJ's free [The Future of Everything newsletter] (https://www.wsj.com/newsletters/the-future-of-everything?mod=WSJ_FOEPOD) . Further reading: [New Ultrasound Therapy Could Help Treat Alzheimer’s, Cancer] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/ultrasound-therapy-alzheimers-cancer-treatment-862f1390?st=l0zu0noz65jdyyh&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [Treatment Breakthrough for an Intractable Brain Cancer] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/treatment-breakthrough-for-an-intractable-brain-cancer-138402b9?st=4hczi1ez1jfzmqe&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [The ‘Mini Brains’ solving medical mysteries and raising concerns] (https://www.wsj.com/podcasts/wsj-the-future-of-everything/the-mini-brains-solving-medical-mysteries-and-raising-concerns/8681f7dd-8414-4175-90b9-477f33f434d3) [We Can Now See the Brain Like Never Before] (https://www.wsj.com/science/brain-mapproject-neuroscience-b0f90b02?st=e9sqyh1havpnmyb&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

10 May 2024

22 MINS

22:30

10 May 2024


#48

Chip in the Brain? How Brain-Computer Interfaces Could Change Medicine

A day when people can interact directly with computers using their thoughts could be on the horizon. Several companies, including Elon Musk’s Neuralink, have begun preliminary human trials of brain-computer interfaces - devices that decode the electrical signals in their brain and translate them into digital bits. Neurosurgeon Benjamin Rapoport is a co-founder and chief science officer of Precision Neuroscience, a company working on brain-computer interfaces. He spoke with WSJ’s Danny Lewis about how the technology works and how these implants could improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who could gain the ability to independently engage with the digital world. Correction: Dr. Benjamin Rapoport is the co-founder of Precision Neuroscience. An earlier version misspelled his name Rapaport. (Corrected on May 3) What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q)   Further reading: [Inside the Operating Room: Doctors Test a Revolutionary Brain-Computer Implant] (https://www.wsj.com/science/inside-the-operating-room-doctors-test-a-revolutionary-brain-computer-implant-f69eb0c2?st=ziadjrofvundu0q&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [Elon Musk’s Neuralink Wants to Make ‘The Matrix’ a Reality. It Has a Lot to Prove First.] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/biotech/elon-musk-neuralink-brain-chip-research-2235b897?st=uuizia29iopjrei&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [She Didn’t Speak for 18 Years. A Computer Helped Find Her Voice.] (She%20Didn%E2%80%99t%20Speak%20for%2018%20Years.%20A%20Computer%20Helped%20Find%20Her%20Voice.)   [The Devices That Will Read Your Brain—and Enhance It] (The%20Devices%20That%20Will%20Read%20Your%20Brain%E2%80%94and%20Enhance%20It)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

03 May 2024

20 MINS

20:47

03 May 2024


#47

Science of Success: How Barnes & Noble Is Redesigning the Bookstore Chain

What does the brick and mortar bookstore of the future look like? For Barnes & Noble, it looks more like the indie bookstores they once threatened to put out of business 20 years ago. The company recently redesigned their national chain of over 500 bookstores, shedding the big box personality in favor of a look reminiscent of local bookshops. On this week’s Science of Success, WSJ columnist Ben Cohen speaks to Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt about the look, feel and idea behind Barnes & Noble’s new indie design. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Listening on Google Podcasts? [Here's our guide] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/google-podcasts-e100656c?st=0q6q77a4arjdc9p&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink) for switching to a different podcast player. Further reading: [That Cool New Bookstore? It’s a Barnes & Noble.] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/barnes-noble-bookstores-james-daunt-c1afc06b) [New CEO Wants to Make Barnes & Noble Your Local Bookstore] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/british-bookseller-plots-turnaround-at-barnes-noble-11565258401?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=2&mod=article_inline) [Barnes & Noble’s New Boss Tries to Save the Chain—and Traditional Bookselling] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/barnes-nobles-new-boss-tries-to-save-the-chainand-traditional-bookselling-11607144485?mod=article_inlinehttps://www.wsj.com/articles/barnes-nobles-new-boss-tries-to-save-the-chainand-traditional-bookselling-11607144485?mod=article_inline)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Apr 2024

11 MINS

11:20

26 Apr 2024


#46

Designing the Sneaker of the Future

Can technology help us design the perfect running shoe that’s stronger, faster and better for the environment? [David Allemann] (https://investors.on-running.com/governance/board-of-directors/person-details/default.aspx?ItemId=dcee1bb1-ba8c-44af-8e7d-a33ed8452efb) , co-founder of On, thinks technology can get us part of the way there, but it’s not the whole story. The performance running shoe and sportswear company is experimenting with computer simulation and bio-based materials to design sneakers to advance both runners and sustainability goals. WSJ men’s fashion columnist Jacob Gallagher speaks with Allemann about the future of running shoe tech and how sneakers might redefine the design cannon.  What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Further reading:  [How On’s Running Sneakers Won Over Tech Bros and High Fashion Alike] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/on-running-sneakers-cloudmonster-11648642860)   [Where Did All the Crazy Sneakers Go?] (https://www.wsj.com/style/fashion/sneaker-industry-sambas-adidas-jordan-nike-c8ed16b3)   [This Designer Knows What Sneakers You’ll Be Wearing Next Year] (https://www.wsj.com/style/fashion/salehe-bembury-crocs-versace-sneakers-2d99c434)   [These Grandpa Sneakers Are Made in America. They’re a Hit Overseas.] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/san-antonio-shoemakers-sneakers-78bf202)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Apr 2024

18 MINS

18:48

19 Apr 2024


#45

How 3D Printing Could Drive the Factory of the Future

3D printing isn’t just for hobbyists – it could be central to the future of manufacturing. Companies are turning to this technology to make everything from car and airplane parts to houses faster and cheaper than with traditional techniques. Now, as 3D printing – also known as additive manufacturing – is getting quicker, researchers are testing its limits. WSJ’s Alex Ossola and Danny Lewis take a look at how this tech is building the factory of the future. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com) Listening on Google Podcasts? [Here's our guide] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/google-podcasts-e100656c?st=0q6q77a4arjdc9p&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink) for switching to a different podcast player. Further reading: [This 3-D Printed Icelandic Fish-Gutting Machine Contains the Secret of a Future, Less-Globalized Economy] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/3-d-printing-iceland-fish-supply-chains-desktop-metal-11673642250?st=cqzxfpk6l6kjh0w&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [Venture Investors Are Pumping Capital Into 3-D Printing Startups. Here’s Why.] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/venture-investors-are-pumping-capital-into-3-d-printing-startups-heres-why-11675717783?st=p89cqnw6dasqhoo&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [Energy Companies Turn to 3-D Printing to Bypass Snarled Supply Chains] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/energy-companies-turn-to-3-d-printing-to-bypass-snarled-supply-chains-11636657907?st=ecoa08gyfgb741z&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [3-D Printed Houses Are Sprouting Near Austin as Demand for Homes Grows] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/3-d-printed-houses-are-sprouting-near-austin-as-demand-for-homes-grows-11635240601?st=9qiksdyjkan2bgw&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Apr 2024

22 MINS

22:17

12 Apr 2024


#44

Did Tesla’s Cybertruck Break the Mold on EV Pickup Truck Design?

When Tesla started developing the Cybertruck, CEO Elon Musk tasked the company's chief designer with creating a car that "feels like the future." But did it break the mold on what a pickup truck is? And how will it change truck design in the future? WSJ auto columnist Dan Neil test drove the Cybertruck. He spoke with WSJ’s Charlotte Gartenberg about his take on Tesla’s polarizing vehicle, and what it means for the future of EV design. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Listening on Google Podcasts? [Here's our guide] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/google-podcasts-e100656c?st=0q6q77a4arjdc9p&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink) for switching t o a different podcast player. Further reading:  [I Gave Tesla’s Cybertruck a 48-Hour Thrashing. It (Mostly) Survived.] (https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/cars/tesla-cybertruck-review-caeb06e3)   [Tesla Hopes the Cybertruck Design Gives It an Edge] (https://www.wsj.com/story/tesla-hopes-the-cybertrucks-design-gives-it-an-edge-328e1de8)   [Tesla Designer: Cybertruck’s Funky Design Gives It an Edge] (https://www.wsj.com/business/autos/tesla-cybertruck-design-08c405c3)   [How Tesla’s Cybertruck Compares with Other Pickups] (https://www.wsj.com/business/autos/tesla-cybertruck-compares-electric-pickups-8bacac8f)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Apr 2024

17 MINS

17:19

05 Apr 2024


#43

Science of Success: How Self-Reporting Made Flying Safer

This year, several high profile incidents have kept flying in the limelight. Yet air travel is currently safer than ever. The biggest U.S. commercial airlines have now gone 15 years without a fatal crash. So, how did hurtling through the sky in a giant metal tube become this safe? WSJ columnist Ben Cohen speaks with former FAA and International Civil Aviation Organization executive William Voss about the voluntary self-reporting programs that made flying the safest form of travel and asks if the airline industry’s safety measures could provide a blueprint for regulation in other fields. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's [our guide] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/google-podcasts-e100656c?st=0q6q77a4arjdc9p&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink) for switching to a different podcast player.  Further reading:  [Flying in America Has Actually Never Been Safer] (https://www.wsj.com/business/airlines/plane-safety-airlines-boeing-never-been-safer-adbe2453)   [Boeing Tells Airlines to Check 787 Cockpit Seats After Mishap on Latam Flight] (https://www.wsj.com/business/airlines/cockpit-mishap-might-have-caused-plunge-on-latam-boeing-787-ee3dd7b4)   [Behind the Alaska Blowout: a Manufacturing Habit Boeing Can’t Break] (https://www.wsj.com/business/airlines/behind-the-alaska-blowout-a-manufacturing-habit-boeing-cant-break-c05a2ba5)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Mar 2024

13 MINS

13:10

22 Mar 2024


#42

Why Waymo's Robotaxis Are Hitting the Arizona Freeway

After years of promises that driverless cars were just over the horizon, one of the industry's biggest players is headed for the freeway. Now, for the first time, Alphabet’s Waymo is allowing robotaxis to take its employees on high-speed roads in Phoenix, Arizona without a human driver. The move comes just as the industry is facing a harsh reality after high-profile crashes: GM’s Cruise had its permits to operate driverless robotaxis pulled by the California DMV, and Waymo issued its first-ever recall after two of its cars collided with a pickup truck being towed. WSJ reporter Meghan Bobrowsky discusses what this could mean for the future of self-driving cars and where the industry is heading. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com) Further reading: [Self-Driving Cars Enter the Next Frontier: Freeways] (https://www.wsj.com/business/autos/waymo-self-driving-cars-freeway-phoenix-241266e1) [Self-Driving Car Company Waymo Issues First-Ever Recall After Two Phoenix Crashes] (https://www.wsj.com/business/autos/waymo-issues-recall-self-driving-cars-crashes-caf17ebe?st=45hzjln9i68lmpo&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [GM’s Cruise Says U.S. Is Investigating Driverless Car’s Collision With Pedestrian] (https://www.wsj.com/business/autos/gms-cruise-confirms-doj-investigation-of-driverless-car-incident-b249c13b?st=eykrdw8ob9rjneq&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [​​America’s Most Tech-Forward City Has Doubts About Self-Driving Cars] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-most-tech-forward-city-has-doubts-about-self-driving-cars-d6b098e0?st=r8hhm9iv0rmc6tq&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Mar 2024

16 MINS

16:25

15 Mar 2024


#41

Recharge as You Drive? The Future of EVs Could Be Wireless.

Imagine driving down a road that recharges your electric car as it moves. Companies around the world are experimenting with new technology that can wirelessly charge EVs while they drive, thanks to copper coils buried beneath the asphalt. It could mean less time spent plugging in at slow chargers, no need for heavy, expensive lithium-ion batteries and wave goodbye to range anxiety. WSJ’s Danny Lewis reports on what it would take for this tech to hit the road, and how it could change the way we refuel our vehicles. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Further reading: [These Companies Want to Charge Your Electric Vehicle as You Drive] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/these-companies-want-to-charge-your-electric-vehicle-as-you-drive-11610965800?st=1mz5fnc5cg8dn60&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [No More Charging Stops? We Take a Road Trip in an Ultralong-Range EV] (https://www.wsj.com/podcasts/wsj-the-future-of-everything/no-more-charging-stops-we-take-a-road-trip-in-an-ultralong-range-ev/7dd7c647-acd6-4bd7-a416-078f32f549fd)   [The Big Year for EVs Gets Off to a Bumpy Start] (https://www.wsj.com/business/autos/ev-2024-bad-start-96146554?st=x6rpmk72bsymba3&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [Electric Cars and Driving Range: Here’s What to Know About EV Range] (https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/cars/electric-cars-driving-range-d9839e5d?st=lctz1dflak75d88&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Mar 2024

20 MINS

20:12

08 Mar 2024


#40

How Today’s Aircraft Accidents Could Make Future Planes Safer

In recent months, an Alaska Airlines jet lost a door plug mid-flight, and a Japan Airlines plane collided with another aircraft at an airport in Tokyo. Accidents like these are uncommon, but they could help engineers design safer airplanes. [Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University associate professor Anthony Brickhouse] (https://faculty.erau.edu/Anthony.Brickhouse) tells WSJ’s Danny Lewis how advanced materials and computer systems could bring flight into a safer future, while making sure human pilots are still part of the equation. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Further reading: [How Safe Is Flying Today? Answering Your Questions] (https://www.wsj.com/podcasts/whats-news/how-safe-is-flying-today-answering-your-questions/79c9432c-1db5-4212-a3a5-01bb87eecf6d)   [Boeing 737 MAX Missing Critical Bolts in Alaska Airlines Blowout, NTSB Says] (https://www.wsj.com/business/airlines/boeing-737-max-missing-critical-bolts-in-alaska-airlines-blowout-ntsb-says-de6af750?st=ajsq5ay07dqti9q&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [Boeing Finds New Problem With 737 MAX Fuselages] (https://www.wsj.com/business/airlines/boeing-finds-new-problem-with-737-max-fuselages-8ee225b9?st=cr780cm7o6vajlk&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [Inside a Flaming Jet, 367 Passengers Had Minutes to Flee. Here’s How They Did It.] (https://www.wsj.com/business/airlines/inside-a-flaming-jet-367-passengers-had-minutes-to-flee-heres-how-they-did-it-f0e3c2dc?st=oqvnuplbtkel5r6&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Mar 2024

13 MINS

13:19

01 Mar 2024


#39

Science of Success: The Mind at Work Behind an Iconic Song

Is it an earworm or an icon? The Super Mario Bros. theme is the soundtrack to many childhoods and has remained resonant today. Recently inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry, the song was not easy to write. Video game composer Koji Kondo faced musical and technical challenges in creating the song. Columnist Ben Cohen talks to New England Conservatory musicologist Andrew Schartmann about how Kondo created this lasting and genre-changing piece of music. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Further reading: [The Mind Behind the Music You Can't Get Out of Your Head] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/super-mario-bros-music-koji-kondo-a74ce7d9)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

23 Feb 2024

13 MINS

13:33

23 Feb 2024


#38

Could AI Prevent the Next Global Supply Chain Crisis?

AI has brought new challenges for corporate executives in managing their workforces and supply chains. [Flex CEO Revathi Advaithi] (https://flex.com/leadership/revathi-advaithi) tells WSJ reporter Emily Glazer how she is adjusting to uncertainty and gives her outlook on the future of the workplace and manufacturing. This conversation was recorded at [WSJ’s CEO Council Summit on December 12, 2023] (https://www.wsj.com/video/events/leading-in-uncertain-times/4D7F4756-1942-4BB1-A159-E4CEC3F6EC45.html) .  What do you think about the show? Let us know on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or email us: FOEPodcast@wsj.com Further reading: [Leading in Uncertain Times] (https://www.wsj.com/video/events/leading-in-uncertain-times/4D7F4756-1942-4BB1-A159-E4CEC3F6EC45.html)   [Sam Altman Seeks Trillions of Dollars to Reshape Business of Chips and AI] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/ai/sam-altman-seeks-trillions-of-dollars-to-reshape-business-of-chips-and-ai-89ab3db0?st=a0w3b1nq4fizx06&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [Logistics-Tech Startups Face Uncertain Future as Freight Slump Continues] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/logistics-tech-startups-face-uncertain-future-as-freight-slump-continues-f4b362bb?st=wjpilnkhxqinhbh&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [The Do’s and Don’ts of Using Generative AI in the Workplace] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/ai/generative-ai-workplace-rules-052ab0d2?st=t34a5iptr0a3jgq&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

16 Feb 2024

14 MINS

14:27

16 Feb 2024


#37

How Face Scans and Fingerprints Could Become Your Work Badge

Badge swipes and passwords are cornerstones of security in the modern workplace. But in a world where security is increasingly tied to biometrics and personal devices, your face or fingerprint may soon become the key to workplace security. While biometrics could provide better protection for sensitive information than an easily forgettable password, what are the privacy risks of biometric tech going mainstream? WSJ’s Danny Lewis explores the future of biometric security at work, and whether it could even go beyond face scans and fingerprints. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Further reading: [Your Face Is Your Ticket: A Creepy Convenience] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/your-face-is-your-ticket-a-creepy-convenience-99ca3bdf?st=v7hpvua0jwishx5&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [Apple Makes Security Changes to Protect Users From iPhone Thefts] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/personal-tech/apple-iphone-ios-update-stolen-device-protection-698d760e?reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [Rite Aid Banned From Using AI Facial Recognition in FTC Settlement] (https://www.wsj.com/us-news/law/rite-aid-banned-from-using-ai-facial-recognition-in-ftc-settlement-c6d7e277?st=qb9vdjuliyvlz3f&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [What Is the Future of Identity Verification?] (https://www.wsj.com/podcasts/tech-news-briefing/what-is-the-future-of-identity-verification/acc731c9-0f2b-49c5-a5ea-607cfe7955f8)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Feb 2024

20 MINS

20:00

09 Feb 2024


#36

Is AI Taking the Human Out of the HR Department?

Will the human resources department be replaced by robots? Not quite, but the use of generative artificial intelligence in HR is on the rise. WSJ reporter Chip Cutter tells us how companies are incorporating AI tools internally and what might change in the future. Plus, we hear from [Reshma Saujani] (https://reshmasaujani.com/) , the founder of Girls Who Code and Moms First, who recently introduced [paidleave.ai] (http://paidleave.ai) , a free AI-powered chatbot designed to help workers navigate paid family leave benefits. Saujani tells WSJ’s Charlotte Gartenberg about what she sees as the potential risks and benefits of AI in the workplace. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Further reading:  [New York City Passed an AI Hiring Law. So Far, Few Companies Are Following It.] (https://www.wsj.com/business/new-york-city-passed-an-ai-hiring-law-so-far-few-companies-are-following-it-7e31a5b7)   [How AI Will Change the Workplace] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-ai-change-workplace-af2162ee)   [HR Departments Turn to AI-Enabled Recruiting in Race for Talent] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/hr-departments-turn-to-ai-enabled-recruiting-in-race-for-talent-11552600459)   [The Do's and Don'ts of Using Generative AI in the Workplace] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/ai/generative-ai-workplace-rules-052ab0d2) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Feb 2024

20 MINS

20:23

02 Feb 2024


#35

Science of Success: The Nvidia CEO’s Lessons in Building a $1T Company

Nvidia's Jensen Huang is Silicon Valley's longest tenured CEO, and his company recently joined the trillion dollar club. But if he knew at the start what he knows now, would he do it all again? WSJ Science of Success columnist Ben Cohen explains Huang’s approach to success and what that might mean for tomorrow's entrepreneurs. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or e mail us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Further reading:  [He Built a Trillion-Dollar Company. He Wouldn’t Do It Again.] (https://www.wsj.com/business/nvidia-jensen-huang-ceo-ai-chips-89d305de)   [Tech’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ Stocks Are Back on Top] (https://www.wsj.com/finance/stocks/tech-stocks-nvidia-microsoft-rise-288c36d1)   [Markets Analysis: Nvidia Stock Jumps to Record High] (https://www.wsj.com/video/markets-analysis-nvidia-stock-jumps-to-record-high/05136639-EFAD-4828-9891-6B632B445AA0?mod=tech_trending_now_video_pos5)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Jan 2024

10 MINS

10:31

26 Jan 2024


#34

Why AI Keeps Getting Better at Making Fake Images

Fake images are already turning heads online, and [Hany Farid] (https://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/people/hany-farid) , a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, says we’re only going to see more of it. Farid specializes in image analysis and digital forensics. He tells WSJ’s Alex Ossola why it’s so easy to use generative AI to create convincing fake images, and why it could cause problems in the future. Plus, he discusses the potential tech solutions that will help us decipher whether an image or video we’re seeing online is too good to be true.  What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Further reading:  [Real or AI? The Tech Giants Racing to Stop the Spread of Fake Images] (https://www.wsj.com/podcasts/wsj-the-future-of-everything/real-or-ai-the-tech-giants-racing-to-stop-the-spread-of-fake-images/b93076fc-38d7-45cd-91f5-4ddf72887fc7)   [Reality Is Broken. We Have AI Photos to Blame.] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/reality-is-broken-we-have-ai-photos-to-blame-de00b23)   [A New Way to​ Tell Deepfakes From Real Photos: Can It Work?] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/personal-tech/deepfake-ai-images-reality-adobe-afaa48a0)   [AI-Created Images Are So Good Even AI Has Trouble Spotting Some] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/ai-created-images-are-so-good-even-ai-has-trouble-spotting-some-8536e52c)   [Sharing Fake Nude Images Could Become a Federal Crime Under Proposed Law] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/personal-tech/sharing-fake-nude-images-could-become-a-federal-crime-under-proposed-law-4bc308ef?mod=wsjhp_columnists_pos2)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Jan 2024

18 MINS

18:22

19 Jan 2024


#33

Alexa, Can You Hear Me? Making AI Voice Assistants Better for Everyone.

AI voice assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa have become part of our everyday lives. But for people with atypical voices, including those with conditions like Parkinson’s disease and muscular dystrophy, these tools can be frustrating to use. Now a number of big tech companies including Amazon and Google, as well as research organizations are coming up with ways to make them more useful. What will it take to create voice assistants that work for everyone right out of the box?  What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Further reading: [Tech Firms Train Voice Assistants to Understand Atypical Speech] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/tech-firms-train-voice-assistants-to-understand-atypical-speech-11614186019)   [Amazon Makes Alexa Chattier and More Capable Using Generative AI] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/personal-tech/amazon-alexa-artificial-intelligence-echo-speaker-99fcdec9)    [Alexa, Siri, Cortana: Why All Your Bots Are Female] (https://www.wsj.com/video/series/joanna-stern-personal-technology/alexa-siri-cortana-why-all-your-bots-are-female/9E6E58C8-7B09-4DE0-A0A0-A39E822D941B)     [Deep Speech: Scaling up end-to-end speech recognition] (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1412.5567.pdf) (2014, arXiv)   [Librispeech: An ASR corpus based on public domain audio books] (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7178964) (2015, IEEE International Conference)   [Speech Accessibility Project] (https://speechaccessibilityproject.beckman.illinois.edu/) from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Jan 2024

22 MINS

22:45

12 Jan 2024


#32

Why AI Should Be Taught to Know Its Limits

One of AI’s biggest, unsolved problems is what the advanced algorithms should do when they confront a situation they don’t have an answer for. For programs like Chat GPT, that could mean providing a confidently wrong answer, what’s often called a “hallucination”; for others, as with self-driving cars, there could be much more serious consequences. But what if AIs could be taught to recognize what they don’t understand and adjust accordingly? [Usama Fayyad] (https://provost.northeastern.edu/leadership/usama-fayyad/) , the executive director for the [Institute for Experiential Artificial Intelligence] (https://ai.northeastern.edu/about/?gclid=CjwKCAjwov6hBhBsEiwAvrvN6KNdQ66JwFUsuowqPtKntWgWdBg7wSbJV0vOB2R1iD6qS9oienbmZhoCBOkQAvD_BwE) at Northeastern University thinks this could be the algorithmic answer to making future AIs better at what they do, by doing something too few humans can: recognizing their own limits. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Further reading: [How Did Companies Use Generative AI in 2023? Here’s a Look at Five Early Adopters.] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-did-companies-use-generative-ai-in-2023-heres-a-look-at-five-early-adopters-6e09c6b3?st=7dsanz3egigy7iv&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [Your Medical Devices Are Getting Smarter. Can the FDA Keep Them Safe?] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/ai/your-medical-devices-are-getting-smarter-can-the-fda-keep-up-acc182e8)   [Artificial: The OpenAI Story] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/ai/artificial-the-openai-story-21587cbd?st=y5xq0x5wjdr27ax&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Jan 2024

17 MINS

17:43

05 Jan 2024


#31

Are Sailboats the Future of Shipping? The New, Old Tech Making Waves.

[Sail-powered cargo ships are making waves on the seas.] (https://www.wsj.com/business/energy-oil/cargo-shipping-sails-ea1bc29b?st=vwtoajxpsllzkjj&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink) High-tech versions of old tools are being installed on existing cargo ships in order to [reduce fuel costs and help decarbonize the industry] (https://www.cargill.com/2023/cargill-bar-technologies-wind-technology-sets-sail) , which currently generates 3% of all human-created greenhouse gasses. Retrofitting cargo ships with sails could make maritime shipping greener and cheaper, and even change how the complicated shipping industry works. WSJ host Danny Lewis reports. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com) Further reading: [Old-School Wind Power Is Back for Cargo Shipping] (https://www.wsj.com/business/energy-oil/cargo-shipping-sails-ea1bc29b?st=vwtoajxpsllzkjj&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [Shipping Regulator to Steer Clear of Stricter Rules on Carbon Emissions] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/shipping-regulator-to-steer-clear-of-stricter-rules-on-carbon-emissions-511791e9?st=a60qeo9poku9w0h&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   [Fertilizer Companies Are Betting on Ammonia as a Low-Carbon Fuel] (https://www.wsj.com/business/energy-oil/fertilizer-ammonia-low-carbon-fuel-a287902b?st=m0cchsfk5rr7kll&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Dec 2023

20 MINS

20:54

22 Dec 2023


#30

The Future of Baby Formula May Be Artificial Breast Milk

Breast milk imparts a number of long-term health benefits to babies, including a lower risk of asthma, obesity, Type 1 diabetes and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] (https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/features/breastfeeding-benefits/index.html#:~:text=Breastfed%20babies%20have%20a%20lower,infant%20death%20syndrome%20(SIDS)) . But for a variety of reasons, many parents turn to formula. Now, several startups such as BIOMILQ and Helaina are working on new kinds of infant nutrition products that promise to better mimic parts of human breast milk—and may lead to advances in adult nutrition along the way. But to bring artificial breast milk to market, they’ll need to do some tough science and overcome regulatory and ethical hurdles.  What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Further reading:  [The ‘Arms Race’ to Build a Better Baby Formula] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-arms-race-to-build-a-better-baby-formula-11572533852)   [Baby-Formula Shortage Worsened by Drop in Breast-Feeding Rates] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/baby-formula-shortage-worsened-by-drop-in-breast-feeding-rates-11653816603)   [Baby-Formula Makers Face FTC Investigation for Collusion] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/baby-formula-collusion-ftc-864aeb94) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Dec 2023

24 MINS

24:03

08 Dec 2023


#29

A Nuclear Power Plant in Your Backyard? Future Reactors Are Going Small

The next generation of nuclear power plants could be tiny, and that could mean big things for carbon-free electricity. Several companies including NuScale Power and Bill Gates’ TerraPower are developing small modular reactors that promise to be more adaptable than the towering conventional nuclear power plants. After years of development and growing investment, the first of these next-generation reactors could go online by 2030. But will their promises to provide safe and plentiful energy live up to the hype, and overcome the economic challenges of their predecessors? WSJ’s Danny Lewis looks at what small reactors could mean for the business of nuclear power and how you get your electricity.  What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Further reading:  [A Futuristic Plan to Make Steel With Nuclear Fusion] (https://www.wsj.com/business/a-futuristic-plan-to-make-steel-with-nuclear-fusion-2a18ac35)   [Nuclear Power Is Staging a Comeback, but Is It Affordable and Safe?] (https://www.wsj.com/video/series/current-features/nuclear-power-is-staging-a-comeback-but-is-it-affordable-and-safe/FF6BD144-9633-4DD2-9BB6-FCBFE4D36F67)   [OpenAI’s Sam Altman Is Taking a Nuclear-Energy Startup Public] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/sam-altman-backed-nuclear-startup-is-going-public-through-altmans-spac-cf1ae712)   [Nuclear Power Is Poised for a Comeback. The Problem Is Building the Reactors.] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/nuclear-power-climate-change-russia-energy-11655995024)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Nov 2023

26 MINS

26:40

22 Nov 2023


#28

Hearing Aid Tech Isn’t Just for Listening Anymore

There may come a day when everyone will be wearing hearing aids. That’s because today’s hearing aids can do much more than clarify and amplify sound. Companies like [Starkey] (https://www.starkey.com/hearing-aids/genesis-artificial-intelligence-hearing-aids) are adding features like cognitive activity tracking and exercise monitoring. They’re developing tech that aims to warn users before they might fall and predict aspects of mental health too. If barriers like high cost and social stigma are addressed, hearing aids could become a vital accessory, whether or not you’re one of the 55 million Americans projected to have hearing loss by 2030. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Further reading:  [Wait, Are Hearing Aids Cool Now? Ask Millennials] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/wait-are-hearing-aids-cool-now-ask-millennials-629e7e55?mod=latest_headlines)   [​​Apple AirPods Could Help You Hear Better] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/airpods-pro-amplify-speech-as-well-as-some-hearing-aids-11668531282)   [Buying Help for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids—Whether You Spend $250 or $2,500] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/buying-help-for-over-the-counter-hearing-aidswhether-you-spend-250-or-2-500-b361fe86)   [Cheaper Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Are Coming. Here’s How to Comparison Shop.] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/cheaper-over-the-counter-hearing-aids-are-coming-heres-how-to-comparison-shop-11660955368)    [Cures for Hearing Loss May Be Found in New Drugs] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/cures-for-hearing-loss-may-be-found-in-new-drugs-11568599440)   [Using Teeth to Help Restore Hearing] (https://www.wsj.com/video/using-teeth-to-help-restore-hearing/0E9F4A91-CCFE-4EA0-936D-0B572191C55E) [Better Hearing Can Lead to Better Thinking] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/better-hearing-can-lead-to-better-thinking-11549508460) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Nov 2023

26 MINS

26:09

10 Nov 2023


#27

Beaming Solar Energy From Space Takes a Big Step Forward

What if there were a way to generate clean solar electricity from space and send it directly to Earth? It sounds like science-fiction, but Caltech engineers are working on ways to collect solar energy on orbiting satellites and wirelessly beam that power back to stations on the ground. The results of their experiments suggest that space-based solar power may have a bright future. But while they’ve been able to show it’s possible on a demonstration satellite, getting power from orbit to Earth is a big challenge. WSJ’s Danny Lewis talks with science journalist Corey S. Powell about what it will take to wirelessly transmit solar energy and how it could transform the future of the grid. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Further reading:  [Beaming Solar Energy From Space Gets a Step Closer] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/beaming-solar-energy-from-space-gets-a-step-closer-fc903658)   [The Next Bets for Renewable Energy] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-next-bets-for-renewable-energy-11646848262?mod=article_inline)   [Solar Boom Spreads to Timberlands and Self-Storage Rooftops] (https://www.wsj.com/business/energy-oil/solar-boom-spreads-to-timberlands-and-self-storage-rooftops-e6cd7b23)   [Investments in Solar Power Eclipse Oil for First Time] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/investments-in-solar-power-eclipse-oil-for-first-time-c7bc6707?st=ly66nkg7gqebvff&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

27 Oct 2023

16 MINS

16:21

27 Oct 2023


#26

Going Electric? Why Future Power Could Come From Hot Rocks

Want to go electric? We might need to dig a little deeper… into the Earth’s crust. Researchers and startups are testing new technology and drilling techniques to harness geothermal energy – heat from the Earth that can be used to generate electricity. It’s a renewable energy source that has been billed as a way to boost energy independence while reducing carbon emissions. But because of technical limitations, geothermal made up just 0.4% of all electricity generated in the U.S last year. The Biden Administration and energy giants such as Chevron are investing in geothermal, with the aim that your lights, your cell phone and your electric car might be powered by geothermal in the future. WSJ’s Alex Ossola explores what it will take for geothermal energy to scale.  What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q)   Further reading:  [Can the Oil-and-Gas Industry Crack Geothermal Energy?] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-the-oil-and-gas-industry-crack-geothermal-energy-fda62abe) [‘Deep Geothermal’ Promises to Let Drillers Go Deeper, Faster and Hotter] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/deep-geothermal-drillers-deeper-faster-and-hotter-11668207400)   [The Next Bets for Renewable Energy] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-next-bets-for-renewable-energy-11646848262)   [Fracking for Geothermal Energy? Not So Fast] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/fracking--geothermal-energy-ultradeep-drilling-11625668241)   [The Race to Drill America’s Longest Oil and Gas Wells] (https://www.wsj.com/business/energy-oil/the-race-to-drill-americas-longest-oil-and-gas-wells-7631c8d0)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Oct 2023

25 MINS

25:51

13 Oct 2023


#25

What Planets Outside Our Solar System Can Tell Us About Life on Earth

Is there life on planets other than Earth? For generations, scientists have puzzled over the question, searching for planets that might have the right conditions both inside and outside the Milky Way. There are thousands of exoplanets – those beyond our solar system – ranging from gas giants, to balls of rock, to possible ocean worlds and so-called “super Earths.” But even as new technology has given scientists a glimpse at these distant worlds, one lingering question is whether any of them can support life and what forms it might take. WSJ’s Danny Lewis speaks to University of Arizona astronomer Chris Impey about what makes a planet habitable and how learning about exoplanets can teach us more about our own world. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q)   Further reading:  [​​A Moon of Saturn Has All the Ingredients Needed for Life] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/saturn-moon-enceladus-life-b9d53f97?st=c6q51pvcwyfo725)   [Jupiter Mission Launches on Journey to Explore Icy Worlds] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/jupiter-moons-mission-juice-esa-9a8b4a5c)   [Astronomers Catch a Star Swallowing a Planet] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/astronomers-catch-a-star-eating-a-planet-f1b33c86)   [These Scientists Want to Send Space Aliens a Cosmic Road Map to Earth] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/these-scientists-want-to-send-space-aliens-cosmic-road-map-to-earth-11650029667) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Sep 2023

21 MINS

21:40

29 Sep 2023


#24

Real or AI? The Tech Giants Racing to Stop the Spread of Fake Images

AI-generated or manipulated images are quickly becoming a lot more realistic. Soon, it may be impossible to tell the difference. That could create an opportunity for people to spread misinformation, and make it difficult to know what’s real. Tech companies like Adobe, Microsoft and Google, academics and government agencies are coming up with frameworks to verify images and, in some cases, show how they’ve been altered. But, these techniques may come with security risks of their own. WSJ’s [Alex Ossola] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/alex-ossola) and [Charlotte Gartenberg] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/charlotte-gartenberg) explore the new technology solutions that will identify fake images online and the potential issues getting them in front of users. What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Further reading:  [AI-Created Images Are So Good Even AI Has Trouble Spotting Some] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/ai-created-images-are-so-good-even-ai-has-trouble-spotting-some-8536e52c)   [Ask an AI Art Generator for Any Image. The Results Are Amazing—and Terrifying] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/think-of-any-image-then-ask-an-ai-art-generator-for-it-the-results-are-amazingand-terrifying-11666179308)   [Paparazzi Photos Were the Scourge of Celebrities. Now, It’s AI] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/ai-photos-pope-francis-celebrities-dfb61f1d)   [AI, Art and the Future of Looking at a Painting] (https://www.wsj.com/podcasts/wsj-the-future-of-everything/ai-art-and-the-future-of-looking-at-a-painting/C78CE127-DE9E-4B71-9FC2-17C84468F26D)   [Some of the Thorniest Questions About AI Will Be Answered in Court] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/ai/some-of-the-thorniest-questions-about-ai-will-be-answered-in-court-e7fd444b?mc_cid=f7a613c4be&mc_eid=0cd4de27db)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Sep 2023

27 MINS

27:38

15 Sep 2023


#23

No More Charging Stops? We Take a Road Trip in an Ultralong-Range EV

The great American road trip has long been powered by gasoline. Gas stations are everywhere, making it easy to fill-up when your gas tank nears empty. But what if you’re trying to travel long-distance in an electric car and can’t find a charger? WSJ’s [Danny Lewis] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/danny-lewis) speaks to WSJ tech columnist [Christopher Mims] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/christopher-mims) about his recent road trip in an ultralong-range [Lucid Motors EV] (https://www.wsj.com/market-data/quotes/LCID) . The car aims to eliminate range anxiety by traveling an Environmental Protection Agency-estimated range of more than 500 miles without needing to recharge.  What do you think about the show? Let us know on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wsjs-the-future-of-everything/id1234320525) or [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2KICk2MxwEn9csPnvDQt6Q) , or email us: [FOEPodcast@wsj.com] (mailto:FOEPodcast@wsj.com)   Further reading:  [Ultralong-Range Electric Cars Are Arriving. Say Goodbye to Charging Stops] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/ultralong-range-electric-cars-are-arriving-say-goodbye-to-charging-stops-a5cf4390)   [Why America Isn’t Ready for the EV Takeover] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/tesla-gm-ford-biden-administration-ev-charging-5914f547) [The Key to Widespread Adoption of EVs: Less Range] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/evs-batteries-range-electric-vehicles-tesla-kia-porsche-mercedes-11671232024)   [Big Automakers Plan Thousands of EV Chargers in $1 Billion U.S. Push] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-automakers-plan-thousands-of-ev-chargers-in-1-billion-u-s-push-af748d19) [Ford Venture Gets Record $9.2 Billion Government Loan for EV Batteries] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/ford-venture-gets-record-9-2-billion-government-loan-for-ev-batteries-b0ed8445) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Sep 2023

19 MINS

19:03

01 Sep 2023


#22

Meet the Soft Robots Doing the Hard Jobs of the Future

When you think of a robot, what comes to mind? A big metal arm in a car factory? A shiny android like C3PO from “Star Wars”? What about a robot that’s soft, floppy and looks a little more like the hot dog fingers from “Everything Everywhere, All at Once”? Soft robots are engineered for more delicate tasks that used to require a human touch – like handling food or conducting tests inside our bodies. But for now, they’re isolated to specific fields, like manufacturing and medicine, and haven’t really made their way into the daily lives of most people. WSJ’s Alex Ossola looks into what it will take to bring soft robots out of the factory and hospital and into our homes.  Further reading:  [Robots Are Learning to Handle With Care] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/robots-are-learning-to-handle-with-care-1520820240)    [Robots Are Looking to Bring a Human Touch to Warehouses] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/robots-are-looking-to-bring-a-human-touch-to-warehouses-52a3dc6c)   [What Picking Up an Apple Tells You About the Future of Robotics] (https://www.wsj.com/video/what-picking-up-an-apple-tells-you-about-the-future-of-robotics/08DE814E-571A-4E02-80D4-717E28D57FB5.html)    [First Autonomous, Entirely Soft Robot Developed] (https://www.wsj.com/video/first-autonomous-entirely-soft-robot-developed/BFF2D028-9F03-45C9-8A99-780B5B4896BB.html)   [Amid the Labor Shortage, Robots Step in to Make the French Fries] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/restaurant-robots-kitchen-labor-shortage-11628290623)   [The Quest for a Robot With a Sense of Touch] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/robots-sense-of-touch-11666899973)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Aug 2023

25 MINS

25:57

18 Aug 2023


#21

The Sensors Helping Farmers Adapt to Extreme Weather

Farmers across the U.S. are facing challenges from extreme weather. From i [ntense heat and drought] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/extreme-heat-farmers-livestock-crops-ce555ffd) roasting crops to [rain-delayed harvests] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/harvesting-crews-hustle-to-bring-in-wheat-crop-hit-by-drought-late-rains-2f000c8f) , many who grow the food we rely on are having to find new ways to adapt. For some, that means going high-tech, using sensors that can tell them when their plants need more water or fertilizer. WSJ’s Jala Everett looks into how modern sensors are changing the world of farming and how some sensors the size of “bandages” could deliver even more precise data from individual plants. Further reading:  [Five Farming Technologies Tackle Climate Change Threats] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/climate-change-will-upend-agriculture-here-are-five-technologies-that-could-help-b854770f)   [Widespread Drought Creates Winners and Losers in U.S Agriculture] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/widespread-drought-creates-winners-and-losers-in-u-s-agriculture-3c0834ed)   [Harvesting Crews Hustle to Bring In Wheat Crop Hit by Drought, Late Rains] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/harvesting-crews-hustle-to-bring-in-wheat-crop-hit-by-drought-late-rains-2f000c8f)   [The Environmental Upside of Modern Farming] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-environmental-upside-of-modern-farming-11612534962)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Aug 2023

19 MINS

19:31

11 Aug 2023