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    • The Driver in the Driverless Car

    • How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future
    • By: Vivek Wadhwa, Alex Salkever
    • Narrated by: Julie Eickhoff
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
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    Technology is advancing faster than ever - but for better or for worse? On the one hand, astonishing technological developments from personalized genomics to self-driving cars to drones to artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. On the other hand, these very same technologies could raise the specter of a frightening and alienating future - eugenics, a jobless economy, complete loss of privacy, and an ever-worsening spiral of economic inequality.

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    • Very Insightful with an easy flow

    • By Samer Chidiac on 08-17-18

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    • Why Universal Basic Income and Tax Breaks Won't Save Us From the Jobless Future

    • By: Vivek Wadhwa
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    In Amazon’s warehouses, there is a beehive of activity, but there are few human workers. The robots have taken over. In less than five years, they will load self-driving trucks that transport goods to local distribution centers where drones will make last-mile deliveries.

    "Why Universal Basic Income and Tax Breaks Won't Save Us From the Jobless Future" is from the June 09, 2017 Innovations section of The Washington Post. It was written by Vivek Wadhwa and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Why China Won't Own Next-Generation Manufacturing

    • By: Vivek Wadhwa
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Why China Won't Own Next-Generation Manufacturing " is from the August 26, 2016 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Vivek Wadhwa and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Immigrant Exodus

    • Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent
    • By: Vivek Wadhwa
    • Narrated by: Tim Andres Pabon
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
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    Many of the United States' most innovative entrepreneurs have been immigrants, from Andrew Carnegie, Alexander Graham Bell, and Charles Pfizer to Sergey Brin, Vinod Khosla, and Elon Musk. Nearly half of Fortune 500 companies and one-quarter of all new small businesses were founded by immigrants, generating trillions of dollars annually, employing millions of workers, and helping establish the United States as the most entrepreneurial, technologically advanced society on earth.

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    • Insightful & Forward Looking

    • By Vicky on 05-14-15

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    • Your Happiness Was Hacked

    • Why Tech Is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain - and How to Fight Back
    • By: Vivek Wadhwa, Alex Salkever
    • Narrated by: Alex Salkever
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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    Digital technology is wonderful, but it's making us miserable, say former tech executives Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever. There's a reason Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Guardian he won't let his nephew on social networks. We've become a nation of tech addicts - although it's not entirely our fault, and it is possible to enjoy the benefits of technology while taking our happiness back from the bots. Wadhwa and Salkever describe the applied neuroscience techniques developers are using to make their products so insidiously habit-forming.

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    • Is AI the End of Jobs or a New Beginning?

    • By: Vivek Wadhwa
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is advancing so rapidly that even its developers are being caught off guard. Google co-founder Sergey Brin said at Davos in January that it “touches every single one of our main projects, ranging from search to photos to ads … everything we do … it definitely surprised me, even though I was sitting right there.”

    "Is AI the End of Jobs or a New Beginning?" is from the May 31, 2017 Innovations section of The Washington Post. It was written by Vivek Wadhwa and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • What Students Should Learn From Uber’s Recent Troubles

    • By: Vivek Wadhwa
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 5 mins
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    We teach our students core technologies but do not give them the vision to better the world.

    "What Students Should Learn From Uber’s Recent Troubles" is from the March 04, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Vivek Wadhwa and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • What the U.S. Can Learn From India’s Move Toward a Cashless Society

    • By: Vivek Wadhwa
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Silicon Valley fancies itself the global leader in innovation. Its leaders hype technologies such as bitcoin and blockchain, which some claim are the greatest inventions since the Internet. They are so complex that only a few mathematicians can understand them, and they require massive computing resources to operate — yet billions of dollars are invested in them.

    "What the U.S. Can Learn From India’s Move Toward a Cashless Society" is from the January 24, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Vivek Wadhwa and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why India's Ban on Self-Driving Cars Is Misguided

    • By: Vivek Wadhwa
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    India may ban self-driving cars even before they become fully operational. Its transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari told the Hindustan Times on Tuesday: “I am very clear on this. We won’t allow any technology that takes away jobs. In a country where you have unemployment, you can’t have a technology that ends up taking people’s jobs.”

    "Why India's Ban on Self-Driving Cars Is Misguided" is from the July 31, 2017 Innovations section of The Washington Post. It was written by Vivek Wadhwa and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Self-Driving Cars Should Leave Us All Unsettled. Here's Why.

    • By: Vivek Wadhwa
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    It is a warm autumn morning, and I am walking through downtown Mountain View, Calif., when I see it. A small vehicle that looks like a cross between a golf cart and a Jetson-esque, bubble-topped spaceship glides to a stop at an intersection.

    "Self-Driving Cars Should Leave Us All Unsettled. Here's Why." is from the April 24, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Vivek Wadhwa and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Future Medical Breakthroughs May Come from an Unexpected Industry

    • By: Vivek Wadhwa
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, recently announced a $3 billion effort to cure all disease during the lifetime of their daughter, Max. Earlier this year, Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker donated $250 million to increase collaboration among researchers to develop immune therapies for cancer. Google is developing contact lenses for diabetic glucose monitoring, gathering genetic data to create a picture of what a healthy human should be and working to increase human longevity.

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    • America's Reinvention Is Helping It Leap Further Ahead of the World

    • By: Vivek Wadhwa, Edward Alden
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "America's Reinvention Is Helping It Leap Further Ahead of the World" is from the November 03, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Vivek Wadhwa and Edward Alden and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Tesla Is the Spark That Apple Needs

    • By: Vivek Wadhwa
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Why Tesla Is the Spark That Apple Needs" is from the April 28, 2016 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Vivek Wadhwa and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • If You Could 'Design' Your Own Child, Would You?

    • By: Vivek Wadhwa
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Scientists in Portland, Ore., just succeeded in creating the first genetically modified human embryo in the United States, according to Technology Review. A team led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health & Science University is reported to “have broken new ground both in the number of embryos experimented upon and by demonstrating that it is possible to safely and efficiently correct defective genes that cause inherited diseases.”

    "If You Could 'Design' Your Own Child, Would You?" is from the July 27, 2017 Innovations section of The Washington Post. It was written by Vivek Wadhwa and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The End of the Line for Indian Outsourcers — or a New Beginning?

    • By: Vivek Wadhwa
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    “Carnage in Indian IT,” read the headlines in India about retrenchments in its outsourcing industry as markets stagnate and U.S. visa restrictions erode profits.

    "The End of the Line for Indian Outsourcers — or a New Beginning?" is from the May 15, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Vivek Wadhwa and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Trump’s Travel Ban Is So Harmful to the Tech Economy

    • By: Vivek Wadhwa
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Let there be no doubt that immigrants are essential to our economic present and future.

    "Why Trump’s Travel Ban Is So Harmful to the Tech Economy" is from the January 30, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Vivek Wadhwa and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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