WSJ’s The Future of Everything

Discover what comes next with this in-depth look at how science and technology are revolutionizing the way we live, work and play. Join our award-winning team of journalists as we crisscross the country to interview the leaders and luminaries reshaping our world.

Episodes
May 22, 2020 How Polio Research is Helping in the Hunt for a Vaccine
Research on a vaccine for the new coronavirus is progressing swiftly because of the legacy of scientists working on past …
May 8, 2020 Dead or Alive, Viruses are Everywhere, and Here to Stay
Viruses are ubiquitous, found in every crevice on earth. Some, like SARS CoV 2, can end up killing their hosts. …
April 17, 2020 Covid-19 and AI: Tracking a Virus, Finding a Treatment
Artificial Intelligence can speed up research and improve accuracy. Those qualities are also key to suppressing the spread of Covid-19. …
Jan. 29, 2020 China is Ready for CBD. But Regulators Might Not Be.
The market for hemp-based CBD products is exploding. And China wants in on the potential profits. But CBD is highly …
Jan. 15, 2020 AI Hiring, Never Retiring: Working in the 21st Century
The nature of work is evolving. Technology is already an integral part of most jobs, but new developments are changing …
Dec. 18, 2019 Family Secrets: DNA Tests and the Future of Family
The clues to heredity hidden in our DNA have long been the purview of scientists. But in recent years, commercial …
Dec. 4, 2019 On The Alert: The Next Generation Of Earthquake Early Warning Systems
For the past few decades, governments in earthquake-prone regions have built up early warning systems. Now, private tech companies are …
Nov. 20, 2019 WSJ Tech Live: The State of Play
The global videogame industry is worth an estimated $150 billion-and it's rapidly growing and evolving. As part of the WSJ …
Nov. 6, 2019 WSJ Tech Live: Where AI Is Headed Next
Artificial intelligence has been compared to electricity, meaning that it will soon be integral to the world as we know …
Oct. 23, 2019 WSJ Tech Live: The Next Big Thing
What will keep the engine of tech innovation running in an era of skeptical users and wary regulators? From driverless …
Oct. 9, 2019 Custom Parts: The Future of Transplanted Organs
Demand for donated organs far outstrips supply. But researchers are working to remedy the crisis using everything from gene-edited pigs …
Sept. 25, 2019 Customized Kids: Are Designer Babies on the Way?
Advances in gene editing and DNA analysis are allowing parents unprecedented control over the traits their children will inherit. We …
Sept. 11, 2019 Get Ready for Gene-Edited Food
Vegetables engineered with the gene-editing technology Crispr are moving closer to supermarket shelves. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided …
Aug. 28, 2019 Can Gene-Edited Mice Solve the Lyme Crisis?
Lyme disease is rampant on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. MIT scientists believe that releasing genetically altered mice on the islands …
Aug. 14, 2019 The De-Extinction Movement Comes to Life
In labs around the world, scientists are using gene-editing technology to revive species that disappeared from the face of the …
July 31, 2019 How Robots Will Feed Our On-Demand Culture
For decades, we've dreamt of an all-purpose robot that can cater to our every need. Silicon Valley is trying to …
July 17, 2019 Moonshot: How Apollo Launched the Digital Revolution
The Apollo program to go to the moon marks the only time humans have left our home planet to set …
July 3, 2019 Adapting Medicine for Outer Space
What happens when an injury occurs on a commercial space flight or manned mission to Mars? Meet the scientists and …
June 20, 2019 How to Build an Island
Self-assembly could be a boon for manufacturing in extreme and resource poor environments. Meet the scientist experimenting with the tech …
June 5, 2019 The Future of Everything Festival: What's Next for Alexa?
The duo behind Alexa and Amazon's in-home devices explain what's coming in the next wave of voice technology and machine …
May 22, 2019 The Future of Everything Festival: Building an Artificial Human
As tech giants embrace voice-enabled AI assistants to power purchases, play songs and deliver the weather report, hear the latest …
May 8, 2019 Frozen Frontiers: The Alien, Iron-Breathing Microbes of Blood Falls
Scientists are looking to Earth's most extreme environments for clues about what alien lifeforms might look like. The data they …
April 24, 2019 Frozen Frontiers: Meet the Robot Explorers Hunting for Alien Life
In Antarctica, robots are helping scientists explore how life evolves in extreme environments. Such missions are dress-rehearsals for future space …
April 10, 2019 Instant Message: How Amazon Changed Delivery
This week, it's all about how we buy stuff and how that stuff gets to us. David, Joanna and Christopher …
March 26, 2019 The Next Battlefield: Connected, Augmented and Urban
Encore edition: The wars of the future will be fought in megacities around the world by soldiers connected - and …
March 12, 2019 How AI is Augmenting Therapy
Encore edition: Millions of people suffering from mental health issues are left untreated and undiagnosed. In this episode, we meet …
Feb. 26, 2019 IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on Reskilling Workers in the Age of AI
Artificial intelligence will change all of our jobs, according to IBM's Chief Executive. But will the technology augment workers or …
Feb. 12, 2019 Machine Love: Dating in the Digital Age
Algorithms are the new matchmakers. Apps have turned dating into a game. And unlimited options have confounded digitally savvy singles. …
Dec. 19, 2018 The Price of Climate: The Northern Farming Frontier
Shifting weather patterns and rising temperatures are altering what crops farmers can plant. In the last of a three-part series …
Dec. 11, 2018 The Price of Climate: Producing Heat-Resistant Beef
As cattle farmers struggle with rising temperatures, scientists are scrambling to find solutions. In the second of a three-part series …
Dec. 4, 2018 The Price of Climate: Is Commercial Fishing in Hot Water?
Demand for wild seafood is rising-but so is the cost of bringing it ashore. In the first of a three-part …
Nov. 27, 2018 Losing Our Wallets: The Rise of Mobile Payments
Encore edition: Kenya and China have rapidly embraced mobile wallets. Why are Americans still reaching for cash and credit cards? …
Nov. 16, 2018 WSJ Tech D.Live: The Connected Devices That Will Rule Our Homes
The WSJ's David Pierce sits down with David Limp, Amazon's Senior Vice President of Devices and Services, to discuss Alexa's …
Nov. 15, 2018 WSJ Tech D.Live: In the Driver's Seat at Uber
Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive of the ridesharing giant, talks with the WSJ's Gerard Baker about expanding Uber's reach, fixing its …
Nov. 14, 2018 WSJ Tech D.Live: The Downside to Social Success
Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom sits down with Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Matt Murray to discuss social media's evolution …
Nov. 14, 2018 WSJ Tech D.Live: Investing in a Data-Driven Future
The WSJ's Jason Anders sits down with Ruth Porat, CFO of Alphabet and Google, to discuss Google's equity culture, collaborating …
Nov. 14, 2018 WSJ Tech D.Live: The Chips That Power Our Devices
The WSJ's Jason Anders sits down with Richard Clemmer of NXP Semiconductors and Renee J. James of Ampere to discuss …
Nov. 13, 2018 WSJ Tech D.Live: Are We There Yet? The Future of Driverless Cars
The global race for autonomous vehicles is on-but roadblocks lie ahead. Waymo CEO John Krafcik tells WSJ's Jamie Heller about …
Nov. 6, 2018 Customized Kids: Are Designer Babies on the Way?
Advances in gene editing and DNA analysis are allowing parents unprecedented control over the traits their children will inherit. In …
Oct. 30, 2018 The Sparkling Future of Lab-Grown Diamonds
The days of diamond mining may be numbered, and lab-grown stones have become almost indistinguishable from those pulled from the …
Oct. 24, 2018 The Next Battlefield: Connected, Augmented and Urban
The wars of the future will be fought in megacities around the world by soldiers connected - and possibly even …
Oct. 17, 2018 Robot Restaurants: Good or Gimmicky?
The restaurant industry is embracing automation, from robot-staffed espresso bars to fully automated burger chefs. In this episode, we explore …
Oct. 10, 2018 The De-Extinction Movement Comes to Life
In labs around the world, scientists are using gene-editing technology to revive species that disappeared from the face of the …
Oct. 3, 2018 Tech Gets in the Game
Football-playing robots. Algorithmic umpires. Neurological performance enhancement. In this episode, we look at how science and technology are reshaping the …
Sept. 26, 2018 Robot Growers: How AI Will Change Farming
Agriculture is turning to automation as it grapples with growing demand and a shrinking labor force. In this episode, we …
Sept. 19, 2018 Hack the Vote: How Safe Are Elections?
In this episode, we watch hackers compromise voting machines and hear from technologists hoping to safeguard democracy with help from …
Sept. 12, 2018 Welcome to Your 3-D Printed Home
The construction industry has remained essentially unchanged since the invention of the nail gun. But can a labor shortage force …
Sept. 5, 2018 Eating Insects for Your Health (and the Planet's)
Billions of people around the world include protein-rich bugs in their diet. But are crickets really a sustainable alternative to …
Aug. 21, 2018 Battling the Superbugs
Encore edition: What happens when antibiotics stop working? With drug-resistant infections on the rise, scientists are scrambling to develop new …
Aug. 14, 2018 Smart Cities: Safer Living or Cyber Attacks?
Urban areas around the world are increasingly equipped with sensors to track-and control-everything from traffic patterns to wastewater. But this …