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It started with books. Today, Amazon is transforming virtually every facet of the American consumer economy. Primed explores what happened when Amazon set up shop in Seattle, what might be in store for its next headquarters, and how this iconic company is changing life as we know it.

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It started with books. Today, Amazon is transforming virtually every facet of the American consumer economy. Primed explores what happened when Amazon set up shop in Seattle, what might be in store for its next headquarters, and how this iconic company is changing life as we know it.

    I asked a hacker to spy on me via my Amazon account. It took him 5 minutes to break in

    I asked a hacker to spy on me via my Amazon account. It took him 5 minutes to break in

    When it comes to security of smart home devices, Amazon's biggest weakness — is us.

    • 38 min
    After online shopping binge, a plastic packaging hangover

    After online shopping binge, a plastic packaging hangover

    We’re entering the biggest shopping season of the year. For many people, that means online shopping — packages piled on doorsteps, delivery cars and vans whipping down streets.

    But what do we do with the packaging after we rip it open?

    • 28 min
    'The AI will see you now.' How tech could alter the doctor-patient relationship

    'The AI will see you now.' How tech could alter the doctor-patient relationship

    On this week’s episode of Primed, we talk to Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist whose book "Deep Medicine" explores the impact of AI technology on health care.

    Dr. Topol believes AI can help doctors build a more nuanced model of their patients’ profiles — a model that more accurately represents the complex human beings who need care.

    • 24 min
    Should an AI be managing your meds?

    Should an AI be managing your meds?

    Joyce Lee, a pediatrician and professor at the University of Michigan, thinks a lot about how technology and design can help people remember to take their pills.

    Her inspiration? A ketchup bottle.

    • 34 min
    What Alexa can learn from a heart attack on the moon

    What Alexa can learn from a heart attack on the moon

    Minutes after the Apollo 15 lunar module blasted off the surface of the moon, Astronaut James Irwin’s heart began to stutter.

    Down at Mission Control, Dr. Charles Berry watched the astronaut’s EKG. He saw a series of rapid double beats with long pauses in between.

    If Irwin was on Earth, Dr. Berry said, “I’d have him in ICU being treated for a heart attack.”

    • 22 min
    Amazon has a 'secret apartment.' What's in it? We found out

    Amazon has a 'secret apartment.' What's in it? We found out

    There’s a secret apartment on the 30th Floor of Amazon’s Day One building in Seattle.

    We’ve wanted to get inside for months.

    This week, we finally did.

    • 32 min

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