The Future of X
The new and the next is in OZY’s DNA. In The Future of X, OZY fast-forwards 50 years to explore the industries and domains that will shape our world, and some of the dreamers doing the shaping. First up from our host, Carlos Watson? Health care in 2069.
The Future of Mental Health: Control-Alt-Delete Depression
In this episode we start in 2069 — when we just might be able to delete mental illness from our brains — and work back to the present. On the way, we learn about “neurodiversity” and how conditions like hypomania could come to be valued, and we speak to Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post who created a wellness startup after collapsing with exhaustion. Is the future about hacking our bodies to turn us into “short sleepers” who only need four hours a night?
The Future of Doctors: Digital Tattoos and Cut-Price Care
The U.S. is home to 18 million health care workers. But how will our relationship with them change, and how will care, like online shopping, come to us? In this episode we explore operating rooms on flatbed trucks, transhumanism and how we'll pay for the future of health.
The Future of Illness: When Loneliness Replaces Cancer
Welcome to the year 2069. The good news? Cancer has become a mere inconvenience. The bad? It’s been replaced by an epidemic that's far more sinister, spawning solo karaoke booths and one-person restaurant tables. In the first episode of The Future of X: Health, we explore the diseases we've yet to recognize, the next wave in biotech and how researchers are learning to hack our immune systems to cure conditions like Parkinson’s. Plus: Learn to watch out for "genetic discrimination" by your insurance comp
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