Spark | Feb 23, 2014 | 53:59

Speech donors, Faster, better science research, The quantified self, and The essential self

Rupal Patel on speech donors. Sam Molyneux on faster scientific research. Josh Sharp and Nicholas Felton on the quantified self. Linda Stone on the essential self.

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