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The Space Roomba
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There are currently millions of pieces of trash orbiting Earth, everything from defunct satellites all the way down to tiny flecks of paint. Each of those millions of pieces of debris is traveling 17,500 miles per hour as it hurtles through space. At those speeds, a collision with an active satellite or spacecraft can cause serious damage. And experts think that if humans don’t do something about all the junk up there pretty soon, low Earth Orbit could become unusable. This episode we take on a future where space junk has gotten so bad, that active spacecraft are constantly having to maneuver around it, which wastes fuel and cuts down on operation time. And humans decide to finally do something about it. But what?

Science
94
We Are Family
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With the rise in consumer DNA tests and online genealogy, people might soon have a pretty good idea where their families came from for generations. But are we putting too much faith in DNA? Can our genetic ancestry really tell us anything about ourselves? And what happens when DNA databases become playgrounds for true crime sleuths?

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Federal Project Two
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In 1935, the US Federal Government decided to spend millions of dollars putting artists to work. What if they did it again?

Entertainment
172
Enter the Exos
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This episode we talk exoskeletons: what are they being used for now? What might they be used for in the future? And what happens when they’re everywhere?

Science
222
Exercise in a Bottle
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Some people love going to the gym. Some people hate it. But what if there was a pill that could replace exercise? Today’s future might actually be closer than you think.

Science
275
Fire From the Deep
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A huge submarine volcano erupts, breaks the surface of the ocean, and forms a new island. What happens next? For more information about this episode visit: https://www.flashforwardpod.com/2018/04/10/fire-from-the-deep/

Science
307
The Grey Dawn
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What happens when we outsource care for our aging loved ones to robots, apps and devices? For more on this episode visit: https://www.flashforwardpod.com/2018/03/27/the-grey-dawn/

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Flash Forward Returns March 27th
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See you in the future!

Science
117
You've Got Brainmail
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In our last episode of the season, we take one one of the most requested futures: telepathy! What would it be like to be able to link minds, and communicate brain to brain? And how likely is it that we’ll ever get this kind of technology?

Science
593
Countless
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This episode we travel to a future where the 2020 census goes haywire. What happens if we don’t get an accurate count of Americans? Who cares? Apparently the constitution does!

News & Politics
676
There's No Great Future in Plastics
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This episode is all about a world without plastic. What would that look like? Is it even possible?

Science
387
Our Father, Who Art in Algorithm
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In this episode, we travel to a future where a tech mogul feeds a machine learning system all the religious texts he can find, and asks it to generate a “super religion.”

Religion & Spirituality
467
Deceptible Me
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This episode we travel to a future where you can choose to turn off your ability to deceive yourself. Are you now a perfectly clear eyed genius? Or a perpetually depressed misanthrope? Maybe both?

Science
411
Easy Bake Organ
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This episode we take on a future full of bioprinted replacement organs. You asked for more hopeful futures, this is about as hopeful as they get!

Science
395
Buzz Off
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You’ve probably heard a lot of doom and gloom predictions about what might happen if honey bees went extinct. Mass famine! The end of coffee! World economic collapse! But is that all true? (Probably not.) And how likely is a honeybee extinction anyway? (Extremely unlikely.) Plus, what about all the other bees in the world? We ponder these questions and more in this episode.

Science
470
Piraceuticals
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This episode we go to a future with pirates! There always has to be at least one pirate episode per season. This time it’s pharmaceutical pirates.

Science
487
After Life
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This month’s episode is about what it would take to sterilize the Earth, and why you might want to figure that out in the first place.

Science
517
Mons Voyage
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What would it be like if you could hop on a space cruise ship, and take a trip to Mars?

Science
1,182
Down For Everyone Not Just You
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What happens if we lose net neutrality? What would it take to abandon the internet entirely?

Science
320
Love On The Brain
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This episode, we travel to a future where your romantic partners aren’t chosen by questions or swipes, but rather by your brainwaves.

Science
2,251
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