Should This Exist?

6 EpisodesProduced by WaitWhat

It's the question of our times: How is technology impacting our humanity? "Should This Exist?" invites the creators of radical new technologies to set aside their business plan, and think through the human side: What is the invention’s greatest promise? And what could possibly go wrong? Show host Ca… read more

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When your invention becomes a weapon

April 11th, 2019

32:53

What do you do if your invention becomes a weapon? This happened to Chris Anderson, former editor of Wired Magazine, who launched DIY Drones, an open source community that helps anyone build their own flying machines. …

The return of supersonic flight

March 28th, 2019

33:27

Throughout human history, we’ve wanted to fly – and to fly fast. So it’s hard to resist Blake Scholl’s idea. His startup, Boom, is building a new …

Affectiva: Software that detects how you feel

March 14th, 2019

42:34

What if your computer had an "emotion chip" — AI that could read the expression on your face (or the tone in your voice) and know how you’re feeling? …

Woebot: A virtual therapist powered by AI

February 27th, 2019

35:56

Woebot is a mobile app that gives one-on-one therapy and gets 2 million messages a week. But Woebot isn't a person – it's a chatbot. It was invented …

Halo: A headset that makes you learn faster

February 21st, 2019

33:38

Neuroscientist Daniel Chao created a headset that hacks your brain with electricity so you can learn as fast as a kid again. It’s called Halo, and it helps you learn motor skills faster. Athletes use it; musicians too. …

Launching Feb. 21: Should This Exist?

January 21st, 2019

1:54

In the trailer for Should This Exist?, you’ll get a sneak peek (err, listen!) into the first episodes: a wearable that hacks your brain with electric …

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