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  • Introducing Freethink

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    The world is changing. Fast. And it’s changing because people are changing it. People with new ideas and new perspectives. People who aren’t satisfied with the status quo and aren’t afraid to think differently.

    At Freethink we’re building a movement. Of rebels, hackers, pioneers, idealists, engineers, tinkerers, scientists, geeks, nerds, influencers, outcasts, artists, activists, do-gooders, disruptors, troublemakers, peacemakers, skeptics, challengers, risk takers. And you.

    We’re reimagining media for a generation that’s changing the world. Join us.

    For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/fre...

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    All our most loved videos in one place.
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  • Wrong Play all

    An animated series about the bad predictions made by some of our brightest minds throughout history. Because the world is complex and the future loves to surprise us.
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  • Coded Play all

    In the wake of Russian hacking and Equifax, there's never been a more important time to explore the murky world of hacking, cybersecurity and digital surveillance.
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  • Superhuman Play all

    Brain implants. 3d-printed prosthetics. Spine-healing stem cells. Watch as our superhuman future unfolds...
    • Superhuman – A Freethink Original Series – Trailer - Duration: 2 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 10,863 views
      From prosthetic limbs and exoskeleton suits to implants that allow the blind to see and the deaf to hear to bionic organs that are giving people a new lease on life; amazing advances in bionics and...
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    • Meet the World's First Bionic Drummer - Duration: 7 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 93,423 views
      Rock musician Jason Barnes lost his arm to an electrical transformer. Now he's become the world's first bionic drummer. In this documentary, we follow him and Gil Weinberg, a professor at Georgia T...
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    • These Gloves Hack Your Brain - Duration: 7 minutes.

      • 6 months ago
      • 212,858 views
      These new gloves use haptic learning to teach your brain piano while you are doing other things. They can also help people with injuries regain functionality, and even help blind people read Braill...
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    • Computer Science Professor Solves Son's Mystery Disease | Freethink Superhuman - Duration: 7 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 56,616 views
      Matt Might's son was born with a mystery disease doctors couldn't identify. A computer science professor at the University of Alabama, he and his wife Cristina Might worked with doctors to sequence...
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    • The Promise of Gene Therapy | Freethink Superhuman - Duration: 7 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 7,691 views
      When doctors told Karen there was no cure for her daughter’s brain disease, she took action. With no scientific background, she created a gene therapy business that can fix the faulty genes causing...
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    • Brain Implant Restores Movement to Paralyzed Man | Freethink Superhuman - Duration: 7 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 171,706 views
      A tragic diving accident while on vacation left Ian Burkhart unable to move most of his body. But a brain implant connected to electrodes on his arm restored his ability to move his fingers and cou...
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    • The Real Bionic Man | Freethink Superhuman - Duration: 8 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,717,744 views
      After his arm was amputated, doctors outfit Johnny, a self-described “hillbilly” from West Virginia, with one of the world’s most advanced robotic arms.
      Subscribe for more stories from the frontie...
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    • Reversing Blindness | Freethink Superhuman - Duration: 8 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 31,276 views
      Vanna started to notice a change in her vision. Six months later, she was legally blind. But Vanna never lost hope, and enrolled in an experimental clinical trial. Her doctors injected stem cells f...
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    • Brain Surgery with Sound - Duration: 5 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 46,649 views
      Bonnie suffered from essential tremor for years. A new brain surgery method that uses focused ultrasound to treat essential tremors is now offering the possibility of giving her life back. An estim...
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    • 3D-Printed Bionic Hands are Changing Kids' Lives | Freethink Superhuman - Duration: 7 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 93,748 views
      Powered by 3D printer technology, people are making prosthetics at a fraction of the cost. Watch this episode of “Superhuman” for the story of how e-NABLE, an online network of volunteers, has crea...
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    • Open Sourcing the Brain | Freethink Superhuman - Duration: 7 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 18,385 views
      OpenBCI has developed a 3D-printed headset that allows our brains to interact with software. Want to measure the effect of meditation on your brain? It's possible. Want to control a prosthetic limb...
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    • A Life Changed by Robotic Legs | Freethink Superhuman - Duration: 6 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 46,537 views
      After an accident, Robert Woo was paralyzed from the chest down. Woo spent the next four years in a wheelchair and in therapy. But even as he learned how to live his new life, he couldn’t stop aski...
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    Across the globe, innovative 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 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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    The merging of man and machine is upon us.
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    Bite-sized insights from leading entrepreneurs, innovators and activists.
    • The Student Laboratory Reinventing Food To Stop Waste - Duration: 3 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 82,013 views
      40% of food goes to waste - and much of that comes from companies. The Drexel food lab at Drexel University is helping companies "upcycle" unsold products into new ones and find ways to turn scraps...
    • Can Growing Organs in Pigs Solve the Organ Shortage? | Freethink On the Fringe - Duration: 6 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 174,583 views
      America is in the middle of an organ crisis. 20 people die every day in the U.S. waiting for a transplant and over 100,000 people are on waiting lists. However, some researchers think they have a s...
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    • KnoNap: The Drug Detecting Napkin | Freethink - Duration: 106 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 113,281 views
      College student Danya Sherman was drugged and sexually assaulted by a classmate. Her response was to create a product that would alert would-be victims of possible drink contamination. The KnoNap i...
    • New Zealand's Coffin-Building Club Helps Seniors Approach Death Positively - Duration: 6 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 94,607 views
      Most people are afraid of death. But members New Zealand’s Kiwi Coffin Club are facing it head on. Founded by Katie Williams, a former midwife and hospice nurse, members build and then decorate the...
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    • Karen Aiach on Doing the Impossible | Freethink - Duration: 83 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,836 views
      Doctors told Karen her daughter's disease had no cure. But she refused to take no for an answer.


      For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at http...
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    • Leslie Dewan on Learning from Failure - Duration: 84 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 3,955 views
      Dr. Leslie Dewan, CEO of nuclear power startup Transatomic, discusses the importance of entrepreneurs' ability to bounce back and learn from failure. Watch more about Transatomic here: https://yout...
    • Conor Russomanno on Exploring Our Limits | Freethink - Duration: 89 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,615 views
      Could linking our brains to computers allow the mind to control the world outside of our bodies?


      For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at http...
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    • Nico Sell on Recruiting Hackers for Good | Freethink Coded - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,975 views
      Nico Sell, founder and chairman of the Wickr Foundation, on teaching kids how to hack and encouraging them to use their new-found talents for good.

      For more stories profiling pioneers of science a...
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  • Medical Innovations Play all

    From mind-controlled bionic arms to experimental gene therapies, meet the pioneers and patients on the frontlines of medical innovation.
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    • Did the Food Pyramid Make Us Fat? | Freethink Wrong - Duration: 5 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 4,738,231 views
      To address rising health problems in the 1980s, scientists and policymakers developed the US Food Pyramid to encourage healthy eating. But despite a massive public education campaign, obesity and d...
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    • Saving Lives with AI | Freethink - Duration: 4 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 2,855,898 views
      As hospitals collect more and more data, analyzing it is a challenge and an opportunity. Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a case study in how using artificial...
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    • The Future of Cancer Research | Freethink - Duration: 5 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 2,831,051 views
      Intel employee Bryce Olson was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. When the standard of care didn't work, Bryce turned to genomic sequencing which allowed his doctors to identify specific genet...
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    • The Real Bionic Man | Freethink Superhuman - Duration: 8 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,717,744 views
      After his arm was amputated, doctors outfit Johnny, a self-described “hillbilly” from West Virginia, with one of the world’s most advanced robotic arms.
      Subscribe for more stories from the frontie...
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    • Hackers Find Missing People For Fun | Freethink Digital Detectives - Duration: 6 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 2,714,790 views
      Trace Labs is a new project where hackers compete to find missing people. Subscribe: https://freeth.ink/youtube-subscribe-tracelabs_description

      It all started when Rob Sell, a professional search ...
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    • We’re All Gonna Starve! | Freethink Wrong - Duration: 4 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,753,171 views
      A pervasive fear of overpopulating the world swept America and other countries in the late 1960s and ‘70s, but a revolution in food production turned predictions of a population bomb into a worldwi...
    • This Man Launched a New Internet Service Provider from His Garage | Freethink DIY Science - Duration: 5 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 1,615,054 views
      Many people complain about their internet service, but Brandt Kuykendall did something about it. A resident of the small town of Dillon Beach, CA, he found the service to his town was too slow and ...
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    • An App for Global Trade | Freethink Challengers - Duration: 6 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 973,822 views
      Ryan Petersen, founder of Flexport, believes that nothing helps people improve their lives more than the ability to trade with one another. And, yet, even in the era of free trade, international sh...
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    • Introducing Freethink - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 858,054 views
      The world is changing. Fast. And it’s changing because people are changing it. People with new ideas and new perspectives. People who aren’t satisfied with the status quo and aren’t afraid to think...
    • The Unhackable Email Service | Freethink Coded - Duration: 5 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 823,221 views
      Ladar Levison built an encrypted email service called Lavabit that counted a prominent figure among its users: Edward Snowden. After spending 10 years building Lavabit, he has to destroy it all in ...
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    • How To Teach Kids to Read in as Little as 50 Days - Duration: 5 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 777,735 views
      1 in 10 people in the world today can't read. Pratham's innovative approach is helping kids in developing countries learn to read in as little as 50 days. Pratham's methodology centers around teach...
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    • Why Cancer Patients Should Get Genetic Sequencing with Bryce Olson [Interview] - Duration: 3 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 690,096 views
      After he was diagnosed with life-threatening prostate cancer, Intel’s Bryce Olson sequenced his genome which offered clues to new treatments for his disease. Here's why everyone should do the same....
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