Hard Reset Podcast

Change is hard – people have been trying and failing to reform society for generations. But what if we had to? This is a show about rebuilding the world from scratch and reimagining everything from first principles. How should we design cities? What about schools? Power grids? Prisons? Money? Or the Internet? If we were starting over, what would we do differently? Because in the aftermath of 2020, we are. This is Hard Reset.

Hard Reset Podcast: Buildings | Episode #2
We’re recycling our plastic, clothes, cans, and paper. Why can’t we recycle our buildings, too?
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Scientists invented an oil spill “magic eraser.” We want to know: does it work? Is it scalable? And what’s its environmental impact?
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Instead of your static map or tilted, spinny globe – this technology would unlock a daily, real-time image of the entire world.
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Much of U.S. infrastructure is designed with cars in mind, not pedestrians. Here’s how we can fix that.
A man riding a bike on a city street.
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You’re worried about autonomous cars. We want to answer your questions.
A futuristic car is shown in a dark room.
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There’s a new leather substitute, but instead of being made from flimsy plastic, it’s derived from mushrooms.
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Banks don’t want you to own companies. McDonald’s doesn’t care about your health. What if this $8 meal gave you those choices back?
A shopping cart in the desert.