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How Do We Scale Bionic Technology?

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The Real Bionic Man

After losing part of his arm to cancer, doctors outfit Johnny, a self-described “hillbilly” from West Virginia, with one of the world’s most advanced robotic arms. Johnny is able to control his new arm with his mind, giving him a level of motor control impossible until now.

How Virtual Reality is Changing Medicine

Why This Startup Believes 3D Printing in Space Will Be a Game Changer

Can This Startup Build the School System of the Future?

Can an Algorithm Catch a Serial Killer?

Four Crazy Uses for Virtual Reality (That Aren’t Video Games)


Self-Driving Cars are Finally Here. Sort Of.

Five Insights: Scott Phoenix on Creating AI and Building a Company Around a Crazy Idea

Scott Phoenix, founder of Vicarious, shares insights on the development of artificial intelligence and why this is a great time to be alive.

Open Sourcing the Brain

OpenBCI has developed a 3D-printed headset that allows our brains to interact with software. Want to measure the effect of meditation on your brain? It's possible. Want to control a prosthetic limb with your mind? It's possible. Right now, the only thing OpenBCI's tech can't do are the things we haven't thought of.

How VR Could Change Your Life

The Market for Tiny Satellites Is Going to Be Huge

Walking 2.0


How to Send Mail to a Person With No Address

Millions of people have no address. They can’t get mail, they can’t vote, they can’t get aid, and they don’t have rights. One company wants to change that.

Erasing Your DNA

There is an incredible amount of data in your DNA. Heather Dewey-Hagborg wants to make sure you have control over that data. She developed a spray that masks your DNA wherever it’s left. Is it a new frontier in personal privacy or a handy tool for criminals?

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Across the globe, innovative entrepreneurs are racing to develop new businesses that could dramatically improve people’s lives. But startups are hard work, and success is far from guaranteed. Join us as we profile the next generation of challenger companies and get an intimate view of where they are on their journey to transform an entire industry—and change the world.
Superhuman is a Freethink original series about the amazing advances in medical innovation that are making the present look more like a sci-fi depiction of the future. Join us as we meet the engineers, entrepreneurs, doctors and patients who are giving people a new lease on life today, while building our superhuman future of tomorrow.
In July of 2011, the U.S. suspended its decades-long Space Shuttle program, officially ending an era of space exploration that began over half a century ago. Some have mourned its passing as a sign of the times – as evidence that we could no longer dare to dream. But unbeknownst to many, a new era of private space exploration has already begun... and it’s firing on all cylinders. The New Space Race is the story of a 21st-century revolution.