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S3E20-Telepathy
Flash Forward

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
148
Countless
Flash Forward

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
223
There's No Great Future in Plastics
Flash Forward

This episode is all about a world without plastic. What would that look like? Is it even possible?

Science
217
Our Father, Who Art in Algorithm
Flash Forward

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
264
Deceptible Me
Flash Forward

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
272
Easy Bake Organ
Flash Forward

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
259
Buzz Off
Flash Forward

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
325
Piraceuticals
Flash Forward

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
309
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
361
Mons Voyage
Flash Forward

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

Science
551
Down For Everyone Not Just You
Flash Forward

What happens if we lose net neutrality? What would it take to abandon the internet entirely?

Science
209
Love On The Brain
Flash Forward

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

Science
1,634
Back to the Future: A Womb Away From Home
Flash Forward

Long time listeners of Flash Forward might feel like this future is kind of familiar. And it is. It’s actually the first future we ever traveled to on this show! A future where humans have invented artificial wombs. And this is a special bonus episode of Flash Forward where we’re going to go back and revisit that future, because a new piece of research recently came out about artificial wombs.

Science
518
Robocop
Flash Forward

What if we replaced all cops with robots? What if we didn't replace them with anything at all?

Science
685
Unreel
Flash Forward

This month on Flash Forward, we go to a future where anybody can make a video of you doing anything they want. And that technology is cheap and easy to access. What happens?

Science
952
California Dreaming
Flash Forward

California has one of the largest economies in the world. So what would happen if it broke away from the United States? Could California ever go independent? And if it did, what would that look like?

News & Politics
1,137
Greetings from Paradice
Flash Forward

Every year, over 20 million people get on a cruise ship and set sail for a seafaring vacation. Most of those cruises take their vacationers to warm, sunny climates. But thanks to climate change, a new hoard of ships might start sailing North rather than South. This episode explores a future where the Arctic becomes a tourist destination just like the Bahamas or the Great Barrier Reef.

Science
1,123
Robocrop
Flash Forward

Today’s episode is about a future where nobody works on farms anymore, all farming is done by robots. Is it possible? Probably not. But it might be closer than you think.

Science
1,023
Where's the Beef?
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(oops I forgot to upload this episode to Soundcloud!)

Science
769
Extra! Extra!
Flash Forward

This week we travel to a future where there is so much fake news that nobody can tell what is real anymore. Are we already there? What happens next?

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