Eyesight: Vision's Visionaries
Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson
by Dell Technologies
10M ago
Vision problems have always affected humanity, but until the invention of eyeglasses, there wasn't much that could be done. Now, with lasers, retinal implants, AR, gene therapy and more, we may have the technology it takes to permanently solve many vision problems.  Featuring innovators like Mike Marmor, Lisa Nijm, Mark Humayun, Drew Perkins and Jean Bennett.  For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers ..read more
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Retirement: A New Way of Living
Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson
by dell technologies
11M ago
Until the middle of the 20th century, most American workers didn’t have the opportunity to plan for a long and fruitful retirement. But as life expectancy increased, government and employer policies changed and retirement communities developed, retirement at age 65 became another ritual of American life. Now as Americans live even longer, healthier lives, senior citizens are revolutionizing this facet of modern existence. Some choose to work into their 70s while others pursue new activities and learning opportunities. Though change might bring challenges as more seniors stay in the workforce ..read more
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Water: A Thirst for Innovation
Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson
by Dell Technologies
11M ago
The planet is covered in water, but only three percent is drinkable. One of the biggest challenges facing all of us is finding an affordable way to move, treat and manage the world's water supply.  It's not like a solution to the world's water shortage will just appear out of thin air. Or will it?  On this episode of Trailblazers, you'll hear from experts working to solve the global water problems, including Seth Siegel, Takashi Kato, Peter Janicki and Zach Fenster.  For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers  ..read more
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Fitness: Working Out While Staying In
Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson
by Dell Technologies
11M ago
Exercise is essential to increasing our lifespan, health and mood. With recent technological advancements, there's no need to leave the comfort of your living room to feel the burn. On the latest episode of Trailblazers, we weigh all the different options available to someone looking to take their workout somewhere new.  For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers ..read more
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Festivals: Amped Up Experiences
Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson
by Dell Technologies
11M ago
Over four days in 1969, more than half a million people gathered on a dairy farm in Bethel, New York for what would become known as one of the most legendary music festivals of all time—Woodstock.  Though festivals had been celebrated since antiquity, Woodstock helped cement the music festival as an important part of North American culture and a thriving industry. Hear how new ideas, technology and design have transformed festivals into the immersive experiences they are today while providing spaces for human belonging and community.  Featuring Joel Rosenman, Gina Arnold, Christian ..read more
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Weddings: To Have and to Hold
Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson
by Dell Technologies
11M ago
The first recorded evidence of weddings comes from ancient Mesopotamia around 2350 B.C. In those days, marriage was a strategic, political alliance that expanded a tribe’s circle of trust and resources. Later, marriages became so economically important that they needed to be recognized publicly—often by throwing a huge party. As the middle class grew and ideas around marriage changed, so too did wedding customs.   Famous royals from Queen Victoria to Princess Diana influenced wedding fashions the way social media, influencers and reality television do today. And as happy couples plan ..read more
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Wellness: Knowing Yourself
Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson
by Dell Technologies
11M ago
What do we mean when we talk about wellness, and why do people want it so badly? In this episode, we dive deep into this sometimes-nebulous field, talking to practitioners who spend their time helping people become well.  For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers      ..read more
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Lock and Key: In Safe Hands
Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson
by Dell Technologies
11M ago
No lock is unbreakable; all you're ever doing is buying yourself time when a thief tries to access your valuables. To extend that time and make sure your security remains nearly impenetrable, you need two things: a strong lock and a unique key. Both of these have changed dramatically over the years. On Trailblazers, learn how we took the early lessons learned from great locksmiths and applied them to the digital era. For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers ..read more
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Skyscrapers: An Upward Journey
Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson
by dell technologies
11M ago
As space on our planet comes at a premium, building “up” is the natural solution. But how high can we go? From a century that saw buildings play out the dreams of titans and created extraordinary cityscapes, these towering columns were symbols of prosperity--or occasionally, bankruptcy. If innovation is only inhibited by our imaginations, perhaps even the sky is not the limit. Skyscrapers are the monuments of human potential and we’re still building.   For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers  ..read more
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Fame: A New Breed of Celebrity
Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson
by Dell Technologies
11M ago
The allure of celebrity has always been a facet of human nature. Whether it's deified early leaders emblazoning their faces onto coins, to young girls fainting over The Beatles, we can't help but be drawn to the drama of public personalities. Today's technology provides the platforms and algorithmic opportunity for virtually anyone to cultivate an audience and fan base. From the silver screen to reality television to digital influencers, Trailblazers is taking a deeper look into fame and the changing blueprint of what it takes to get there. For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/tr ..read more
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