TED Radio Hour for Thursday, January 23, 2014

What Predictions From 1984 Came True?

Back in 1984, technology leader Nicholas Negroponte was able to predict, with surprising accuracy, e-readers, face to face teleconferencing and the touchscreen interface of the iPhone.

How Personalized Will Medicine Get?

Call it extremely personalized medicine. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon explains how in the future, we'll be able to grow replacement organs from our very own cells. In the future, that same technology will help develop custom designed drugs.
Do you know your genome? It might not be such an usual question in the future. Entrepreneur Richard Resnick says genome sequencing is going to get cheaper and faster — and will turn health care, and perhaps politics, upside down.

What Does The Future Of Crime Look Like?

The world is becoming increasingly open, and that has implications both bright and dangerous. Marc Goodman works to prevent future crimes and acts of terrorism, even those security threats not yet invented.

Will GPS Change Our Standards for Privacy?

Todd Humphreys forecasts the near-future of geolocation when millimeter-accurate GPS "dots" will enable you to find pin-point locations, index-search your physical possessions — or to track people without their knowledge.
Researcher Sebastian Thrun helped build Google's amazing driverless car, which he says will not only revolutionize how we get around, but also save lives.

How Do You Predict The Future?

Back in 1984, technology leader Nicholas Negroponte was able to predict, with surprising accuracy, e-readers, face to face teleconferencing and the touchscreen interface of the iPhone.
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