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Across the globe, innovative entrepreneurs are racing to develop new businesses that could dramatically improve people’s lives. From pushing the boundaries of artificial and intelligence and virtual reality, to re-imagining education and building a next-generation nuclear power plant, these entrepreneurs want to disrupt — and improve — the way we work, live, and learn.

But startups are hard work, and success is far from guaranteed. Join us as we profile the next generation of challenger companies and get an intimate view of where they are on their journey to transform an entire industry — and change the world.

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Future of Food
A Look Inside Farms of the Future
A Look Inside Farms of the Future
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Future of Food
A Look Inside Farms of the Future
With a growing population, changing consumption behavior and a climate crisis, how will we feed our future world?...
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With a growing population, changing consumption behavior and a climate crisis, how will we feed our future world? The answer may not be increasing resources--land, water, and employees--but rather improving production efficiency. The key question: How do we increase the amount of food we produce while using the same or fewer resources? In the first episode of our original series, Future of Food, we take a look at...

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Meet the Startup Creating Incredible Virtual Realities
Meet the Startup Creating Incredible Virtual Realities
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Meet the Startup Creating Incredible Virtual Realities
8i takes video and converts it into virtual realities that are nearly indistinguishable from real life.
By Mike Riggs

8i takes video and converts it into virtual realities that are nearly indistinguishable from real life.

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Can This Startup Build the School System of the Future?
Can This Startup Build the School System of the Future?
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Can This Startup Build the School System of the Future?
AltSchool wants to build a new school system based on a highly personalized education model that any school could...
By Mike Riggs

AltSchool wants to build a new school system based on a highly personalized education model that any school could join.

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Four Crazy Ideas From the Golden Age of Nuclear
Four Crazy Ideas From the Golden Age of Nuclear
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Four Crazy Ideas From the Golden Age of Nuclear
For a couple decades people thought nuclear power was the answer to pretty much everything. And they came up with...
By Mike Riggs

For a couple decades people thought nuclear power was the answer to pretty much everything. And they came up with some ideas we’ll generously call visionary.

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Can AI Solve Our Biggest Problems?
Can AI Solve Our Biggest Problems?
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Can AI Solve Our Biggest Problems?
Vicarious believes smart machines could solve virtually every problem humans can’t.
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Scott Phoenix, cofounder of Vicarious, believes smart machines could one day cure cancer, create new forms of energy, and solve virtually every problem that humans simply can’t. With the support of investors like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, Vicarious is striving to bring about this future in our lifetimes.

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This Startup Wants to Make Everything You Buy Cheaper
This Startup Wants to Make Everything You Buy Cheaper
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This Startup Wants to Make Everything You Buy Cheaper
Flexport's app is built to make global trade easier. If they're successful, it could mean everything you buy will...
By Mike Riggs

Flexport's app is built to make global trade easier. If they're successful, it could mean everything you buy will cost less.

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An App for Global Trade
An App for Global Trade
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An App for Global Trade
Flexport thinks bringing trade into the 21st century could improve lives around the globe.
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Flexport believes that nothing helps people improve their lives more than the ability to trade with one another. And, yet international shipping is still way too cumbersome. So Flexport built an in app to make it easier. If Flexport succeeds, nearly everything you buy will cost less.

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Fast Company presents a Freethink original series about entrepreneurs building companies that could transform entire industries and change the world.
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Across the globe, entrepreneurs are racing to develop new businesses that could dramatically improve people’s lives. But startups are hard work, and success is far from guaranteed. Join us as we profile the next generation of challenger companies on their journey to transform an entire industry—and change the world.