50 episodes

What will the future look like? The Future of Everything offers a kaleidoscope view of the nascent trends that will shape our world. In every episode, join our award-winning team on a new journey of discovery. We’ll take you beyond what’s already out there, and make you smarter about the scientific and technological breakthroughs on the horizon that could transform our lives for the better.

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What will the future look like? The Future of Everything offers a kaleidoscope view of the nascent trends that will shape our world. In every episode, join our award-winning team on a new journey of discovery. We’ll take you beyond what’s already out there, and make you smarter about the scientific and technological breakthroughs on the horizon that could transform our lives for the better.

    How 3D Printing Could Drive the Factory of the Future

    How 3D Printing Could Drive the Factory of the Future

    3D printing isn’t just for hobbyists – it could be central to the future of manufacturing. Companies are turning to this technology to make everything from car and airplane parts to houses faster and cheaper than with traditional techniques. Now, as 3D printing – also known as additive manufacturing – is getting quicker, researchers are testing its limits. WSJ’s Alex Ossola and Danny Lewis take a look at how this tech is building the factory of the future.



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    Further reading:

    This 3-D Printed Icelandic Fish-Gutting Machine Contains the Secret of a Future, Less-Globalized Economy 

    Venture Investors Are Pumping Capital Into 3-D Printing Startups. Here’s Why. 

    Energy Companies Turn to 3-D Printing to Bypass Snarled Supply Chains 

    3-D Printed Houses Are Sprouting Near Austin as Demand for Homes Grows 



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    • 22 min
    Did Tesla’s Cybertruck Break the Mold on EV Pickup Truck Design?

    Did Tesla’s Cybertruck Break the Mold on EV Pickup Truck Design?

    When Tesla started developing the Cybertruck, CEO Elon Musk tasked the company's chief designer with creating a car that "feels like the future." But did it break the mold on what a pickup truck is? And how will it change truck design in the future? WSJ auto columnist Dan Neil test drove the Cybertruck. He spoke with WSJ’s Charlotte Gartenberg about his take on Tesla’s polarizing vehicle, and what it means for the future of EV design.



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    Further reading: 

    I Gave Tesla’s Cybertruck a 48-Hour Thrashing. It (Mostly) Survived. 

    Tesla Hopes the Cybertruck Design Gives It an Edge 

    Tesla Designer: Cybertruck’s Funky Design Gives It an Edge 

    How Tesla’s Cybertruck Compares with Other Pickups 

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    • 17 min
    Science of Success: How Self-Reporting Made Flying Safer

    Science of Success: How Self-Reporting Made Flying Safer

    This year, several high profile incidents have kept flying in the limelight. Yet air travel is currently safer than ever. The biggest U.S. commercial airlines have now gone 15 years without a fatal crash. So, how did hurtling through the sky in a giant metal tube become this safe? WSJ columnist Ben Cohen speaks with former FAA and International Civil Aviation Organization executive William Voss about the voluntary self-reporting programs that made flying the safest form of travel and asks if the airline industry’s safety measures could provide a blueprint for regulation in other fields.



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    Further reading: 

    Flying in America Has Actually Never Been Safer 

    Boeing Tells Airlines to Check 787 Cockpit Seats After Mishap on Latam Flight 

    Behind the Alaska Blowout: a Manufacturing Habit Boeing Can’t Break 

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    • 13 min
    Why Waymo's Robotaxis Are Hitting the Arizona Freeway

    Why Waymo's Robotaxis Are Hitting the Arizona Freeway

    After years of promises that driverless cars were just over the horizon, one of the industry's biggest players is headed for the freeway. Now, for the first time, Alphabet’s Waymo is allowing robotaxis to take its employees on high-speed roads in Phoenix, Arizona without a human driver. The move comes just as the industry is facing a harsh reality after high-profile crashes: GM’s Cruise had its permits to operate driverless robotaxis pulled by the California DMV, and Waymo issued its first-ever recall after two of its cars collided with a pickup truck being towed. WSJ reporter Meghan Bobrowsky discusses what this could mean for the future of self-driving cars and where the industry is heading.



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    Further reading:

    Self-Driving Cars Enter the Next Frontier: Freeways

    Self-Driving Car Company Waymo Issues First-Ever Recall After Two Phoenix Crashes 

    GM’s Cruise Says U.S. Is Investigating Driverless Car’s Collision With Pedestrian 

    ​​America’s Most Tech-Forward City Has Doubts About Self-Driving Cars 

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    • 16 min
    Recharge as You Drive? The Future of EVs Could Be Wireless.

    Recharge as You Drive? The Future of EVs Could Be Wireless.

    Imagine driving down a road that recharges your electric car as it moves. Companies around the world are experimenting with new technology that can wirelessly charge EVs while they drive, thanks to copper coils buried beneath the asphalt. It could mean less time spent plugging in at slow chargers, no need for heavy, expensive lithium-ion batteries and wave goodbye to range anxiety. WSJ’s Danny Lewis reports on what it would take for this tech to hit the road, and how it could change the way we refuel our vehicles.



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    Further reading:

    These Companies Want to Charge Your Electric Vehicle as You Drive 

    No More Charging Stops? We Take a Road Trip in an Ultralong-Range EV 

    The Big Year for EVs Gets Off to a Bumpy Start 

    Electric Cars and Driving Range: Here’s What to Know About EV Range 



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    • 20 min
    How Today’s Aircraft Accidents Could Make Future Planes Safer

    How Today’s Aircraft Accidents Could Make Future Planes Safer

    In recent months, an Alaska Airlines jet lost a door plug mid-flight, and a Japan Airlines plane collided with another aircraft at an airport in Tokyo. Accidents like these are uncommon, but they could help engineers design safer airplanes. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University associate professor Anthony Brickhouse tells WSJ’s Danny Lewis how advanced materials and computer systems could bring flight into a safer future, while making sure human pilots are still part of the equation.



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    Further reading:

    How Safe Is Flying Today? Answering Your Questions 

    Boeing 737 MAX Missing Critical Bolts in Alaska Airlines Blowout, NTSB Says 

    Boeing Finds New Problem With 737 MAX Fuselages 

    Inside a Flaming Jet, 367 Passengers Had Minutes to Flee. Here’s How They Did It. 





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    • 13 min

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