Big Picture Science – Welcome to Our Labor-atory

by Gary Niederhoff on September 1, 2014

Big Picture Science – Welcome to Our Labor-atory
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Hi ho, hi ho … it’s out with work we go! As you relax this holiday weekend, step into our labor-atory and imagine a world with no work allowed. Soft robots help us with tasks at home and at the office, while driverless cars allow us to catch ZZZZZs in the front seat.

Plus, the Internet of Everything interconnects all your devices, from your toaster to your roaster to … you. So there’s no need to ever get off the couch. But is a machine-ruled world a true utopia?

And, the invention that got us into our 24/7 rat race: Edison’s electric light.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Barry Trimmer on soft robotics
Part 2: Red Whittaker on driverless cars
Part 3: Ernest Freeberg on the invention of the light bulb
Part 4: Rob Chandhok on the internet of everything
Part 5: Andre Bormanis on post-labor lifestyle

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