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New Defense Technologies / Operating System Update

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New Defense Technologies / Operating System Update

New Defense Technologies / Operating System Update

New Defense Technologies / Operating System Update

Only Available in Archive Formats.


Guests:

Ray Kurzweil
* President, Kurzweil Technologies
* Author, The Age of Spiritual Machines (Penguin Putnam)
* Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts

Nate Lewis
* Professor of Chemistry
* California Institute of Technology
* Pasedena, California

David Pogue
* State of the Art Columnist
* The New York Times
* Stamford, Connecticut

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.

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