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Online criminals have company retreats, too. Security expert Marc Goodman explains how sophisticated groups are ransacking our data, well out of the reach of police.

You can now test your genes for what kind of pain medication might be best for you. Harmonyx CEO Bob Bean talks about the frontiers of personal health data.

We might want to tax workers less, and spenders more. Environmentalist Paul Gilding says global warming might change how you spend money... and whether you even bother heading to the mall anymore.

Goodman believes security should be automatic.

The Internet of Things is a hacker’s world and, for now, we’re just living in it. Former Interpol advisor and FBI Futurist Marc Goodman tells us how to protect ourselves. Read More...

All your medications, straight to your doorstep.

PillPack CEO TJ Parker may have grown up in his dad’s pharmacy, but the company he co-founded mostly exists online. Read More...

Take a peek inside your prescription.

Bob Bean, president and CEO of genetic testing company Harmonyx, explains why modern medicine is about to get a little more personal. Read More...

The end of consumerism might save the planet.

Can anything get between Americans and our passion for shopping? Global warming might, whether we like it or not. Environmentalist Paul Gilding says that climate change will force us to re-think buying yet another big-screen TV. Read More...

The content of the first email ever sent.

Ever wondered what the greatest number of socks ever put on a human foot is? You can actually find that out, thanks to a book imagined by a guy named Hugh Beaver. Read More... 

Driving into the future. Credit: Andrew Tallon / Flickr Creative Commons

1. Companies are experimenting on us every day. But Professors Christopher Chabris and Michelle Meyer explain why that might be a good thing.

2. That gummy multi-vitamin you take every morning… might not actually be that good for you. Author Catherine Price talks about the history of vitamins, and why we’re so obsessed with them.

3. Virtual Reality isn’t just a sci-fi dream anymore. Second Life founder Philip Rosedale says that VR is here to stay, and could change everything from business travel to biology class.

We're all modern test subjects.

Companies like Facebook and Amazon are using our data to run all kinds of tests. Professors Michelle Meyer and Chris Chabris explain why we should be thanking them. Read More...

Cell phone use plummets with unemployment.

You get fired, then what? Apparently use your cellphone a lot less. Data scientist Jameson Toole explains what mobile phone data reveals about employment. Read More...

VR goggles: coming to a store near you.

Virtual Reality isn’t just for video games. Second Life founder Philip Rosedale thinks VR can change everything, from business travel to biology class. Read More...

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