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In an age when millennials are growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession, many believe the emerging generation doesn’t stand a chance.
They argue that millennials are uniquely coddled, narcissistic, and lazy. Or have we let conventional wisdom blind us to their openness to change and innovation, and optimism in the face of uncertainty?
How is technology both protecting and enabling the rights of the poor?
Host of Tech Nation Dr. Moira Gunn explores this question with NYU economics professor William Easterly during this week’s NPR Special.
Gunn also speaks with Dr. Jay Tung of the Myelin Repair Foundation, which is looking to reverse Multiple Sclerosis by stopping or slowing damage to the brain’s myelin sheath, which protects neurons in the brain.
His art may have traveled to Berlin, but Ai Weiwei, China's most prominent contemporary artist, is still restricted from leaving his country.
For the opening of his largest solo exhibition to date, on display at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, Ai Weiwei appeared at the opening by video, saying, "I may have a chance to come to the show. I hope that can be possible."