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The explosion of technological advancements in the past generation are stunning. Less than a quarter-century since the internet became available to the masses, we now have even greater innovations that make our lives easier but also bring major challenges.

The internet and social media make it much easier to connect and share ideas but they also erode our privacy and drive a compulsion to be popular. Devices like Alexa can give us endless information at a moment’s notice but also leave us under constant surveillance. Artificial intelligence could revolutionize our society in wonderful ways but also threaten millions of jobs and even lives. And cutting edge medical technology can save and prolong lives but also puts us on the precipice of major ethical quandaries.

Listen to the full podcast as Dr. Michael Guillen, author of “The End of Life as We Know It,” walks us through the promise and peril of the latest scientific marvels.