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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Passions run high when the subject of GMO food comes up. But what are we really talking about when we use the term GMO food? There are a number of possibilities and if we want to make laws – or even have a conversation – it would be a good idea for us all to be talking about the same thing.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Interested in a peek at the future? Most of us are. One way to peek into the tech future is to look at what is going on in labs today. Here are a few things we’ll probably be seeing in our everyday world tomorrow.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Have you seen the Academy Award winning movie “Her?” Pretty cool, eh? Sure it’s a love story first but underneath the surface, there is a question that we more and more have to think about as technology advances quickly, and our ethics and laws don’t keep pace. “Her” offers us an opportunity to think about the relationship between the technology we create, and ourselves.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Tomorrow’s cars will be way cool – at least from a techie perspective. And then there are some other perspectives. Let’s look at a couple of things coming down the pike.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    The Academy Awards are over and movies steeped in special effects and animation were big winners. Where were all those visual effects created? Increasingly, the answer is “not here.” The web has made it possible for call centers or tech support centers to be anywhere in the world. Now it is making it possible to outsource artistic and professional jobs as well. Are we thinking about what this could mean for economy and our daily lives? We’d better.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Data breaches are an almost weekly experience these days, and resulted in over 12 million cases of identity theft in 2012. Could an “online digital guardian” reduce or eliminate identity theft and unauthorized charges on our credit cards? IBM thinks so. Should we think so too?

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Do you love to jump in the car on a summer’s day and drive off to nowhere special with the wind in your hair, feeling that you are free and no one knows where you are? If so, better do that soon because before very long, it will be pretty near impossible for the location of your car, now and over time, not to be known to others. Here’s why…

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Identity in the digital age is a new ball game. Digital technology offers great benefits, especially to those in parts of the world who have no way at present to prove their identities. And, of course, the flip side has the potential to create great harm. Let’s take a look at examples of both

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