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Will Gene Therapy Cure Cancer?

Gene therapy, an alteration of genes within the body to fight or prevent disease, has sparked a revolution in cancer treatment. In this episode of Fw:Thinking, Jonathan Strickland walks us through the process and potential of human gene therapy.


Gene therapy, an alteration of genes within the body to fight or prevent disease, has sparked a revolution in cancer treatment. In this episode of Fw:Thinking, Jonathan Strickland walks us through the process and potential of human gene therapy.
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Will Gene Therapy Cure Cancer?

There are some scientists who believe that an asteroid only 150-ft wide could contain up to 130 BILLION dollars worth of platinum-group metals! Find out how asteroid mining might be the future of space exploration.
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The Future of Asteroid Mining

Seeing through walls is no longer the stuff of science fiction! From light field cameras to super slow motion, we're able to grab more information than ever before. The next generation of camera technology will give us extra sensory perception.
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Seeing Through Walls

Humans take some pretty crazy risks in the name of exploration - but we do have limits. The Mars rover landing has shown that unmanned space explorations are safer, cheaper, and more capable. But where does that leave humans?
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The Future of Space Exploration

In the US, over 50% of trash (that's 1000 pounds per year, per American citizen) sits in landfills waiting to decompose...or not decompose. Learn about some creative ideas to solve our problem with pollution and waste management.
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The Future of Trash

Is stress just an engineering problem -- and could we simply program our brains to relax? Chronic stress is a horrible affliction that can lead to depression, cardiovascular disease, and even genetically pass down to our children.
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The Future of Stress

In an era of modern manufacturing, is there a place for tinkering and DIY? Jonathan Strickland takes us inside Maker Faire 2013 and shows us how the future of amateur invention has never looked brighter!
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The Future of DIY (Maker Faire and Beyond)

Big data - the huge amount of information accumulated by online data centers - has become a billion-dollar market, and data science is a rapidly growing industry.In this episode of Fw:Thinking, Jonathan Strickland decodes the future of big data.
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The Future of Big Data

Can we really design a Star Trek style tractor beam? We already know that two overlapping bessel beams can use energy to move objects toward a source of light, but when will be able to beam a human?...or a space craft?!
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Real Life Tractor Beams

Is technology threatening our system of education? Why spend all day in a dusty library when you could just download information straight into your brain? Jonathan Strickland explores the future of technology and education.
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The Future of Education

In July 2012, the US spent 121 BILLION minutes on social media - should we be worried? Do social networks threaten our "real world" interactions?Jonathan Strickland explores the future of social communication.
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Friends Forever: The Future of Social Media & Human Interaction

The average human life span is constantly increasing but we still don't fully understand the science behind age expectancy. Modern medical technologies could reverse our aging process - but is this a good thing?
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We're Only Getting Younger: Regenerative Medicine

Every 60 seconds, over 72 hours of footage are uploaded to YouTube by users. In a world where our digital footprints are everywhere, will privacy be a thing of the past?
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Home Movies

Soon, a trip to the park may require an elevator and your lunch will be grown in the building next door. Welcome to the city of the future.
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Where do we grow from here?

We may be able to build the perfect prosthetic arm soon, but would you be willing to upgrade without an injury? And what do biological improvements mean for the future of sports?
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Transhumanism

We know our fossil fuel resources will dry up someday, so what alternatives are there? From garbage to algae, wind to germs, Fw:Thinking explores the future of energy.
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Fueling Our Future

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. We're surrounded by it, we're made of it, life springs from it, but how do we turn an ocean full of saltwater into something we can use?
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Water

What's the date and time on a planet that has a 700-day year and 14-hour days? As far as we can tell, time is only an illusion and timekeeping was invented to keep people from missing trains.
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The Future of Time

Road rage and traffic jams could become a thing of the past when autonomous cars take the wheel. Welcome to the future of driving.
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Autonomous Cars

3D printing technology has already come a long way, allowing the manufacture of everything from home furnishings to transplantable human organs. In this video from Fw:Thinking, Jonathan Strickland talks about the present and future of 3D printing.
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3D Printing

By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet. In this video from Fw:Thinking, Jonathan Strickland takes us on a tour through a living room of the future to see how this "Internet of Things" will impact our daily lives.
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The Internet of Things

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