Looking Toward The Future

The Nightcap


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“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” – Albert Einstein



Is This The Future Of Farming?

We are all worried about population growth and the ability to provide food to the masses. In fact by 2050, the global population is projected to reach 9.8 billion.

How are we going to feed everyone? Investment-banker-turned-farmer Stuart Oda points to indoor vertical farming: growing food on tiered racks in a controlled, climate-proof environment.

In this talk, he explains how this method can maintain better safety standards, save money, use less water and help us provide for future generations.

Could this be the future of farming? Let us know what you think!



Fighting Drug Prices

Between 2006 and 2016, the number of drug patents granted in the United States doubled — but not because there was an explosion in invention or innovation…

Drug companies have learned how to game the system, accumulating patents not for new medicines but for small changes to existing ones, which allows them to build monopolies, block competition and drive prices up.

Here, health justice lawyer Priti Krishtel sheds light on how we’ve lost sight of the patent system’s original intent — and offers five reforms for a redesign that would serve the public and save lives.

If we don’t fix the problem now, prices could continue to rise – leading many to wonder what the future of American medicine will look like.


Fortune Feimster Learned How To Talk Like A Lady

Comedian Fortune Feimster, whose new stand up special “Sweet & Salty” just premiered on Netflix, regales Stephen Colbert with stories from her unconventional childhood growing up in North Carolina.

Watch it all here