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The Future According to Now

Fidelity Investments and Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio at The Atlantic

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In the race to unveil the next big thing, we often hear about technology and innovations long before they become reality. How do we know what will soon impact the very way we live our lives? “The Future According to Now” is a podcast from Fidelity Investments and Atlantic Re:think. Follow along at theatlantic.com/fidelitypodcast, @atlanticrethink, or let us know what you think by leaving us a rating or review. 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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My Paralegal Is a Robot

July 12th, 2017

The artificial intelligence marketplace is primed to surge from $8 billion this year to $47 billion by 2020. AI’s prime contribution will be to work through the enormous amount of data that modern technology is producing, make sense of the big data by discovering trends and patterns, and suggest ways forward. Already, algorithms are conducting...

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Recoding a Cure

June 28th, 2017

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...

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...

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...