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Ground-breaking innovations hold real potential to change our lives in the foreseeable future–and not always in the ways you’d imagine. When Fidelity’s investment experts consider this potential, they look well beyond the obvious implications. “The Future According to Now” is a podcast from Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio at The Atlantic, and Fidelity Investments. Follow along at theatlantic.com/fidelitypodcast, @atlanticrethink, or on your favorite podcast platforms. Promotional content produced by Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio at The Atlantic for Fidelity Investments. Fidelity and Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio at The Atlantic are independent entities.

Ground-breaking innovations hold real potential to change our lives in the foreseeable future–and not always in the ways you’d imagine. When Fidelity’s investment experts consider this potential, they look well beyond the obvious implications. “The Future According to Now” is a podcast from Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio at The Atlantic, and Fidelity Investments. Follow along at theatlantic.com/fidelitypodcast, @atlanticrethink, or on your favorite podcast platforms. Promotional content produced by Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio at The Atlantic for Fidelity Investments. Fidelity and Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio at The Atlantic are independent entities.
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Ground-breaking innovations hold real potential to change our lives in the foreseeable future–and not always in the ways you’d imagine. When Fidelity’s investment experts consider this potential, they look well beyond the obvious implications. “The Future According to Now” is a podcast from Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio at The Atlantic, and Fidelity Investments. Follow along at theatlantic.com/fidelitypodcast, @atlanticrethink, or on your favorite podcast platforms. Promotional content produced by Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio at The Atlantic for Fidelity Investments. Fidelity and Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio at The Atlantic are independent entities.

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Episodes

Big Data Is Spreading

9/4/2018
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As big data evolves from giving us public transit updates to influencing some of the biggest decisions in our daily lives, technologists are trying to harness its potential to revolutionize the field of healthcare. Not only can big data be used to change the way an individual patient is treated, it can also help track and treat the outbreak of infectious diseases. Can big data help curb the next big flu epidemic? This is The Future According To Now, a podcast from Atlantic Re:think, the...

Duration:00:17:06

Floating Into The Future

8/21/2018
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As we look more and more toward renewable energy, wind turbine farms have exploded in popularity. But no longer are we limited only to traditional wind farms in large open prairies. Intrepid engineers have turned to the ocean, where they operate wind farms, some of them even floating like buoys, bobbing above the tide. And perhaps sooner than we expect, offshore floating wind farms could power a significant percentage of our homes. This is The Future According To Now, a podcast from...

Duration:00:15:05

The Next Six Billion Users

8/7/2018
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With six billion new internet users wielding smartphones and the evolution of e-commerce and mobile payment platforms, money is being moved faster and more frequently than ever before. In this episode we will speak with experts about how new models of digital infrastructure are being cultivated in emerging markets, and what we can learn from them. This is The Future According To Now, a podcast from Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio at The Atlantic, and Fidelity Investments,...

Duration:00:17:14

Beyond the Internet of Things

7/24/2018
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The promise of 5G networks is already propelling innovators to design new modes of communication. From remote robotic surgery to ultra-responsive autonomous cars, the 5G network leans into a world of higher reliability and lower latency. In this episode, we talk to experts revolutionizing the way we transfer skills via the technology of touch. We’ll also hear from a Fidelity expert on how this move to the fifth generation will effect a fundamental building block in the tech industry. This...

Duration:00:16:27

Status: Your Package is Trying to Find You

7/10/2018
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Feeding our ever-growing appetite for faster and more convenient delivery, shipments from online purchases are set to almost double in the next few years. A future in which drone and autonomous vehicle deliveries could be as common as checking the mailbox seems closer everyday. But before we can get there, first we must solve a major logistical problem: the nearly four billion people without addresses. We talk to the experts transforming the way we think about location and we’ll hear from...

Duration:00:13:22

An App a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

6/27/2018
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An app for diabetes. A video game for ADHD. VR for post-surgery pain. In the face of an expensive health care system and devastating addiction crises, a class of accessible and virtually side effect-free digital therapeutics and digital health technologies are challenging existing models of treatment. We talk to industry leaders and an investment expert about this growing field and consider the question: Could your next prescription be an app? This is The Future According To Now, a podcast...

Duration:00:17:24

The Showroom Without the Shopping

6/13/2018
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Shopping habits are changing. Mobile purchasing is the future. Brick-and-mortar retail is dead. We’ve all heard these stories—but they don’t give the full picture. In an increasingly digital world, people still crave the experiential element of shopping. Enter augmented reality. In this episode, we explore the groundbreaking technologies and hear from an investment expert on what she is watching in the retail sector—technologies that might just save brick-and-mortar shopping. This is The...

Duration:00:15:11

Hypersonic Speed Ahead

6/13/2018
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The space race is no longer just about science for science’s sake; today, private companies see tangible investment opportunity in the great void. But before they can capture it, they must solve one problem: the prohibitively high cost of getting there. We talk to industry leaders and an investment expert about reusable spacecrafts, scramjets, and hypersonics—technologies that could revolutionize space travel and open up access to the final frontier. This is The Future According to Now, a...

Duration:00:17:00

Smart Labs for Smarter Science

6/13/2018
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The Internet of Things already lets you warm up your house before you arrive and control your speakers from your wrist. What will become possible when that technology enters the laboratory, untethering scientists from the rote aspects of research? We talk to scientists and industry leaders bringing connectivity to the lab, and an investment expert who explains how this kind of automation could revolutionize individualized medicine. This is The Future According to Now, a podcast from...

Duration:00:18:32

Charge Ahead

12/12/2017
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Battery-operated cars and homes are not far off. Scientists are already imagining the ways that a new type of battery will change the world–but first, they have to create it. Several groups are on the cusp of a portable power revolution. We explore the potential of a new type of battery, and the challenges scientists face in creating it, in this episode of “The Future According to Now”, a podcast from Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio at The Atlantic and Fidelity Investments.

Duration:00:13:58

Scan Face to Unlock

11/21/2017
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Technologists are building computer algorithms that will soon match something that has, until now, been uniquely human: The ability to recognize a person as soon as they walk into a room, even if they’re not looking right at you. There will soon be a day when your home knows exactly who you are. We explore the potential of 3D scanning technology, and the ethical questions surrounding its adoption, in this episode of “The Future According to Now”, a podcast from Atlantic Re:think, the...

Duration:00:10:30

Is This the End of Plastics?

11/8/2017
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Plastic was once considered revolutionary, but as our oceans become clogged with plastic waste, and the petroleum-based production process continues to expel massive amounts of greenhouse gases, the material we rely on so heavily is now considered an environmental hazard. Several startups are introducing eco-friendly alternatives, and they’re being rewarded with contracts from large-scale manufacturers. We explore the burgeoning eco-plastics revolution in this episode of “The Future...

Duration:00:13:08

When Cities Get Smart

8/9/2017
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By the year 2050, more than 60 percent of the world’s populations will live in cities. Researchers, entrepreneurs, and policy makers are working on ways to give our huge urban areas a technological upgrade, planning the connected infrastructures that will support tomorrow's "smart cities."

Duration:00:11:22

Recoding a Cure

6/28/2017
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The search for cures to hundreds of diseases and conditions has in recent years become increasingly focused on genes and genetic mutations. Scientists have begun to understand which genes are linked to certain diseases, which genetic mutations lead to certain reactions to medicine, and much more. Now, an emerging technology is utilizing this research in a revolutionary approach to treatment: recoding our genes. Researchers are using this approach to adjust human genes in order to eliminate...

Duration:00:12:22

When 3-D Printing Grows Up

6/14/2017
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Doctors are on the verge of using 3-D-bioprinted human organs and bones in their patients’ transplants and bone grafts. Astronauts will soon use 3-D printers to repair damaged spaceships and the space station. 3-D printing technology has advanced remarkably since it was first introduced–but to truly impact the way we live our daily lives and the way industries operate, the tech must continue to evolve.

Duration:00:11:48

Reengineering the Family

5/30/2017
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There’s a silver tsunami coming: By 2050, the number of Americans over the age of 65 will double, and the number over 85 will triple. In an ideal world, each would have at least one human caregiver to meet their physical and emotional needs as they age. But that’s not a reality for most people. Enter the robot caregiver. Robots could help solve this workforce crisis, just as robotics have already started to impact the wider health care industry.

Duration:00:13:24

Introducing The Future According to Now

5/17/2017
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BRAND NEW! Applying the trademark deep-reporting of The Atlantic with the expertise of Fidelity Investments, “The Future According To Now” podcast explores the technological innovations that hold true potential to impact our lives in the near future.

Duration:00:02:31