June 27, 2014

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We deal with a variety of systems every day. Credit: UBC Library Communications / Flickr Creative Commons

Three things to know about this week's show:

1. Uncle Sam wants YOU to fix government. But only in your free time. Aneesh Chopra, America's first Chief Technology Officer, says that with the increase in publicly accessible data, it's easier than ever for regular citizens to get involved - whenever they choose.

2. You know those fancy, self-driving cars that there's been so much hype about? They’ll probably make traffic worse, not better. If we're able to read or sleep while our cars drive us around, many more people will take to the roads, says Kara Kockelman, University of Texas engineering professor.

3. An innovation drought may be about to grip the U.S. Innovation guru Clayton Christensen worries that we're in big trouble - unless business leaders take the initiative to reframe the way they measure financial success.

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