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'Tomorrowland' shows readers just how inventive humans can be




A look at the transformation of science fiction into science fact and the massively disruptive impact that transformation is having on culture.
A look at the transformation of science fiction into science fact and the massively disruptive impact that transformation is having on culture.
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Technology at its most basic is meant to make our lives easier and better. Think bionic limbs, flying cars and techniques that want to help humans live for 120 years or more. Some of these things are possible, but all of them have piqued the interest of certain people who might be able to make them a reality.

Over the years Steven Kotler has written about this extensively for publications like the New York Times, Popular Science and Wired, and he's drawn on those essays for his new book "Tomorrowland." He and A Martinez sit down to talk about how human inventiveness can push the bounds between science fiction and reality.

To hear the entire interview, click on the audio embedded above.