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In This Episode

Humans have always slept, but our descendants may be doing it quite differently than current generations. Dr. Clete Kushida, former president of the World Sleep Society and a neurologist at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, tells Josh Robin that technological advancements may make fewer hours of shut-eye just as healthy; that deep sleep may one day prove easier to get; and that one day we may even be recording our dreams. Scientists are also hoping to answer the most basic, but elusive question: Why are our bodies programmed to need sleep at all? Plus, a debunked prediction on pajamas.

About the Podcast

People have long tried to figure out the future—but today, life seems more unpredictable than ever. What can we expect to come our way and will we be ready for it? Longtime journalist and Spectrum News Chief National Political Reporter Josh Robin has asked probing questions of presidents, business moguls, artists and sports figures. In this podcast, he helps us understand what could happen next, in all areas of our lives, from families to work; health to schools; politics to the arts; technology to civility. Join Josh every Thursday as he discusses the future with leaders in their fields, who hold a range of backgrounds and opinions, to help us all imagine “What Could Be.”