NPR "Talk of the Nation" | New defense technologies, operating system update

November 2, 2001

Source: NPR "Talk of the Nation" — November 2, 2001

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What new technologies will be developed to defeat terrorism? Ray Kurzweil, David Pogue and Nate Lewis discuss a new iniative designed to spur entrepreneurs into developing creative solutions.

The Department of Defense has asked companies and labs to submit ideas for a wide range of high tech tools that it thinks could help in the war on terrorism, from computerized translators to x-ray vision devices.  In this hour, we’ll take a look at the Pentagon’s wish list. We’ll also get a review of the latest in computer operating systems. Featuring inventor and entrepreneur Ray Kurzweil, Nate Lewis (Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology) and David Pogue of The New York Times.

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