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    • Lovelace's Legacy

    • By: Walter Isaacson, Rachel Hamburg
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Will increasingly advanced machines replace us? Biographer Walter Isaacson showcases some great thinkers on computers and intelligence, from Ada Lovelace to Alan Turing. Plus, what's our current approach to intelligent machines? Find out, in this lecture from Smithsonian Magazine's The Future Is Here Festival. About the Speaker: Walter Isaacson is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He is the author of several books, including The Innovators and Steve Jobs.

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    • Cognitive Exoskeletons

    • By: Bill Casebeer, Rachel Hamburg
    • Length: 8 mins
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    How can we harness the huge power of data? Dr. Bill Casebeer describes the "cognitive exoskeleton", which he sees as a way to help our brains navigate a complex and increasingly data-rich world, at Smithsonian Magazine's The Future Is Here Festival in Washington, DC. About the Speaker: Dr. Bill Casebeer is a Research Area Manager in human systems optimization for Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories.

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    • Engineering the Atmosphere

    • By: David Keith, Rachel Hamburg
    • Length: 12 mins
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    What do you do when cutting carbon emissions doesn't cut it? Dr. David Keith discusses why re-engineering the atmosphere may be crucial to stopping climate change, at the Smithsonian Magazine's The Future Is Here Festival in Washington, DC. About the Speaker: Dr. David Keith is a physicist who has worked on climate science, energy technology, and public policy for 25 years. He is a professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a professor of Applied Physics at the Harvard Paulson School.

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    • Parasite Mind Control

    • By: Kelly Weinersmith, Rachel Hamburg
    • Length: 14 mins
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    What can parasites teach neuroscientists about the brain? Dr. Kelly Weinersmith tells us about three parasites who have mastered the minds of their hosts with incredible precision, at Smithsonian Magazine's The Future Is Here Festival in Washington, DC. About the Speaker: Dr. Kelly Weinersmith is an ecologist specializing in parasite and host behaviors. She is a Huxley Fellow at Rice University.

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    • Slumber Party

    • By: Matt Walker, Rachel Hamburg
    • Length: 15 mins
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    What does sleep have to do with emotion and memory, and why does the future of sleep mean a return to the past? Dr. Matt Walker explains what's going on behind the scenes when we close our eyes for the night, at Smithsonian Magazine's The Future Is Here Festival in Washington DC. About the Speaker: Dr. Matt Walker is a professor of psychology and neuroscience, and director of UC Berkeley's Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory.

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    • Precision Medicine

    • By: Eric Green, Rachel Hamburg
    • Length: 14 mins
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    How will advances in genomics - and advances in smartphones - shape the future of medicine? Dr. Eric Green describes the Precision Medicine Initiative, at Smithsonian Magazine's The Future Is Here Festival in Washington, DC. About the Speaker: Dr. Eric Green is the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

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    • 3D Printers in Outer Space

    • By: Julielynn Wong, Rachel Hamburg
    • Length: 10 mins
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    How can 3D printers help doctors practice medicine in resource-constrained environments...including outer space? Dr. Julielynn Wong tells us about the healing power of 3D printing at Smithsonian Magazine's The Future Is Here Festival in Washington, DC. About the Speaker: Dr. Julielynn Wong is the founder of 3D4MD, which creates 3D printable medical supplies to deliver healthcare in the most challenging places.

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    • Watson's Next Move

    • By: Marc Teerlink, Rachel Hamburg
    • Length: 11 mins
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    What has Watson the supercomputer been up to since winning Jeopardy in 2011? Marc Teerlink tells us about Watson's last four years, and where cognitive supercomputers are headed, at Smithsonian Magazine's The Future Is Here Festival in Washington, DC. About the Speaker: Marc Teerlink is the Chief Business Strategist at IBM's Watson Group. This talk was originally recorded in May 2015.

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    • Heat Blasts From the Past

    • By: Scott Wing, Rachel Hamburg
    • Length: 13 mins
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    What can ancient climates teach us about the future? Dr. Scott Wing shares why fossil records and computer models of past climates are tremendously important for understanding what's next for our planet, at Smithsonian Magazine's The Future Is Here Festival in Washington, DC. About the Speaker: Dr. Scott Wing is the Curator of Fossil Plants at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

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    • Nature Portal

    • By: W. John Kress, Rachel Hamburg
    • Length: 8 mins
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    In an increasingly urban world, how can we maintain our relationship with nature? Dr. W. John Kress describes a few tools that can serve as windows into the natural world, at Smithsonian Magazine's The Future Is Here Festival in Washington, DC.

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    • Quantum Woman

    • By: Shohini Ghose, Rachel Hamburg
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Why is Quantum Woman the greatest superhero of all time? Dr. Shohini Ghose explains the incredible powers of quantum particles at Smithsonian Magazine's The Future Is Here Festival in Washington, DC. About the Speaker: Dr. Shohini Ghose is an Associate Professor of Physics and Computer Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she serves as Director of the Center for Women in Science. She is also an affiliate of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

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    • Ocean Optimism

    • By: Nancy Knowlton, Rachel Hamburg
    • Length: 9 mins
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    How can we help save Planet Ocean? Dr. Nancy Knowlton says we should consider the shark. She shares the shark success story, as well as others that are helping the conservation movement grow, at Smithsonian Magazine's The Future Is Here Festival in Washington, DC. About the Speaker: Dr. Nancy Knowlton is a marine biologist and serves as the Sant Chair in Marine Science at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

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    • Lovebots

    • By: Beth Phillips, Rachel Hamburg
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Would you ever date a robot? What about fall in love with a robot? Beth Phillips explains why the future of love and sex with robots is pretty much inevitable, at Smithsonian Magazine's The Future Is Here Festival in Washington, DC. About the Speaker: Beth Phillips is a PhD candidate who studies teamwork between humans and robots at the University of Central Florida.

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    • Floating Buildings

    • By: Greg Henderson, Rachel Hamburg
    • Length: 7 mins
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    How do you make a building truly sustainable, when the land it's built on is susceptible to floods and earthquakes? Architect Greg Henderson has a surprising answer, which he discussed at Smithsonian Magazine's The Future Is Here Festival in Washington, DC. About the Speaker: Greg Henderson is an architect and the co-founder of the architecture technology firm Arx Pax.

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    • Robots on the Battlefield

    • By: Erik Schechter, Rachel Hamburg
    • Length: 11 mins
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    What does a Terminator look like in real life? Erik Schechter takes us on a tour of the past, present, and future of killer robots at Smithsonian Magazine's The Future Is Here Festival in Washington, DC. About the Speaker: Erik Schechter is a veteran, former defense contractor, PR agent, and journalist who has written for Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, and Popular Mechanics.

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