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Inside MIT's Future Factory—60 Minutes

Stacie Slotnick

30 years ago, you might be called crazy if you wanted to get driving directions from a computer. But in 1989, the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology did just that, developing turn by turn navigation that it called "Backseat Driver." One of the ways the Media Lab has been developing futuristic technology for more than 30 years is by recruiting people with the craziest ideas, an MIT professor tells Scott Pelley. Pelley visits the Lab on Sunday's 60 Minutes and finds a crystal ball full of technologies that may someday become a part of our everyday lives. The report was broadcast Sunday, April 22 at 7:00pm, ET/PT on CBS.

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Hugh Herr
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
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Pattie Maes
Professor of Media Technology
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Caleb Harper
Director, OpenAg Initiative
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Adam Haar Horowitz
Research Assistant
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Tod Machover
Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music and Media
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Arnav Kapur
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Everett Lawson
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Joi Ito
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Nicholas Negroponte
Chairman Emeritus
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Canan Dagdeviren
Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
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Andrew Lippman
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