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. this is "gps," the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we'll start with the great political circus. iowa's over. new hampshire's up next. what do these early votes tell us? is trump beat? is rubio the establishment's last hope? is clinton now inevitable? arianna huffington, david frum, and others weigh in. also -- >> we can't be bystanders to bigotry. >> the president was at a mosque this week to talk about islam and america.
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i'll continue that conversation with one of america's most prominent muslims, basketball great, kareem abdul-jabbar. and what can texas learn from alberta, canada? what can we all learn from california? an idea whose time has come. i'll explain. then, doctors and big data. the brave new world of medicine and how it will help you live to 100. dr. david agus joins me. finally, how would you like to go from l.a. to san francisco in about 30 minutes without ever taking off? that dream was brought one step closer to reality this week. i will tell you about it. first, here's my take -- one of donald trump's stock campaign lines is that the iran nuclear agreement was terrible. i'm beginning to wonder if
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that's true, but in a sense opposite than what he means. iran has ended up with a much worse deal than it expected. remember, iran entered the negotiations in the heady days of sky-high oil prices. as the iranians are discovering, it's a new world out there. put yourself in their shoes, the islamic republic got serious about negotiating and eventually signed an interim agreement in 2013. that year, oil was hovering around $100 a barrel. iran's great rival, saudi arabia, was thriving with an economy that had grown about 6% in 2012. spending lavishly at home and abroad, its 2013 budget had swelled up 19%. iran, meanwhile, was isolated with a shrinking economy. the real price was not the return of funds frozen in banks in asia and europe because of international sanctions totaling about $100 billion, it was to
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finally get back into the markets as the second largest oil producer in the middle east and reap the riches of the boom. in 2010, iranian officials were predicting in state-run media that by 2015 iran's oil and gas revenues could reach $250 billion annually. that's what they were banking on when making concessions at the nuclear table. last month, iran's oil began flowing into the marketplace with prices under $30 a barrel. bloomberg news calculates the country is making $2.35 billion a month on oil sales. not quite what the islamic republic was expecting for giving up its nuclear program. still, iran will probably be able to handle the oil bust better than many other petrol states. its economy has diversified to
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some degree, and thanks to sanctions, there is great resilience in both the economy and society as moody's points out. this is not the case in many other large countries that are reeling under the hammer blow of falling oil prices. look at iraq. "the new york times" paints a picture of a country in the midst of an expensive war against the islamic state that is now facing economic calamity brought on by the collapse in the price of oil which accounts for more than 90% of the iraqi government's revenue. he notes that almost eight million iraqis depend on government salaries which cost about $4 billion a month. total oil revenues are less than $3 billion a month these days. a senior iraqi politician told me that iraq might not survive as a nation if oil prices stay low for long. across the globe in venezuela, long mismanaged by hugo chavez and his successor, the country is on the verge of default and
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worse. the economy shrank 10% last year. it is expected to shrink an additional 8% this year. inflation now runs at a republic-like 720% according to the international monetary fund. as the "washington post" matt o'brien writes, the only question is whether venezuela's government or economy will completely collapse first. there are other oil states not quite as challenged as these, but most of them with problems, the answer, economists say is, to embrace structural reforms, wean economies away from natural resources and invest in other industries in human capital. that's hard to do at any time, but especially hard when your country is in free fall. in any event, oil-producing nations have government that's desperately need cash simply to pay salaries and meet basic obligations. that means they will pump out as much oil as they can which further adds to supply and keeps prices low. welcome to the new world of
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cheap oil and perilous politics. for more, go to, and read my "washington post" column this week, and let's get started. ♪ what to make of iowa and what to make of who will win tuesday in new hampshire. what does it all mean? let's get right to presidential politics with a terrific panel. david frum has gotten a lot of attention for a recent cover story on the republicans in "the atlantic" where he is a senior editor. he's also chairman of policy exchange, a u.k.-based conservative think tank. arianna huffington is, of course, arianna huffington, the president and editor-in-chief of the "huffington post" media group. until two months ago, her website reported on trump's campaign in the entertainment
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section, not the politics section. jacob weisburg is chairman and editor-in-chief of the slate group, author of the book i recommended recently called simply "ronald reagan." katrina vanden heuvel is author of "the nation." her magazine has already made an endorsement for the presidential race, bernie sanders. arianna, how surprised were you by iowa? >> i wasn't really surprised. i think what was surprising is the way all the polls had gotten wrong and the way everybody in the media kept touting those polls saying the "des moines register" poll has it wrong once, outside the margin of error. there was an expectation that trump would win based on nothing more than the way polling results dominate political coverage. in the sense that the media are covering the polls, they are not really covering the campaigns. >> david, you've been writing that you think rubio has a rough road ahead. would you agree, though, that it seems to be separating into three groups, the hard right
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sort of economic conservatives, plus evangelicals for cruz, the establishment mainstream whatever you call it for rubio, and the strange third group of populus nativists for trump. are those the three categories? >> that sounds right. and rubio is certainly -- he is leading in the group it is most lucrative to be leading in. you would like to be his finance chairman in the week after iowa. there's a tendency to report it's over because he's leading in the most lucrative lane. he has to dominate quickly and persuade others to exit soon and graciously. he has is on persuade jeb bush not to use his remaining $50 million of super pac money to destroy rubio in the way they've been doing until now.
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he has to find a way to get donald trump to exit the stage without smash all the scenery on the way off the set. >> what do you think of rubio? when you look at him from your perspective, does he seem more moderate? >> a short time ago, he wassed the tea party moderator. now he's the establishment figure. i see a dangerous vessel for the neo-con forces which have damaged our country around him. i think his youthful exuberance masks regressive and old policies. great belicosity. someone wrote it's tough to see two great people belying their parents' heritage. to pick up on what arianna said, one thing that strikes me about the deflation of donald trump, certainly a lesson out of iowa, it's the polling. but it's the media malpractice that we've seen. donald trump entertains
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coverage. but the lavish devotion to donald trump last summer and at the rallies, whether it's about ratings and cliques for media companies. i think we'll look back, and it's a grave disservice to the country, certainly in coverage of bernie sanders' last rally that got almost no outcome last summer. i think we saw the right outcome, donald trump deflated. >> marco rubio is the last candidate talking about ronald reagan. compared to the last three republican cycles, there's usually a veneration of reagan to beatification. not so much this time. >> in one of the library they invoked reagan 42 times, only invoked god 16 times to give a sense of the hierarchy in the party. i think there are two sides to it. one is the style of reagan. in a way, rubio is the candidate that has a little bit of that.
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he's optimistic, positive. the other, most of the other candidates are so inherently negative and pessimistic in a corrosive way. also at the level of ideas, rubio was probably privately a little closer to reagan's view of the world. reagan had a view of american identity and republican politics that was inclusive. he came up with the term "amnesty." he signed the biggest amnesty we've ever had. he believed that american identity was about immigration and assimilation and opportunity. trump is running the opposite, cruz is running in the opposite. rubio does believe, i think, the way reagan did, but can't say it. >> i think about media malpractice, i think the worst media malpractice is about the lack around donald trump. one that he is banning 1.6 billion people in this world,
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all muslims from this country. this is a stunning proposal, and unprecedented. not just by anyone else in this race, but in any race. and he was interviewed on the most serious sunday political shows except yours without anybody asking him that question. the sunday before iowa, that is true malpractice. and he's the only candidate who is still a birther, who still denies the legitimacy of the sitting president because he doubts whether he was born in this country. >> but the donald trump danger, i think, the real danger -- and david's written about this -- we're witnessing a gop crack-up. i think donald trump is fusing the kind of old nativism, xenophobia, fear mongering with speaking to an alienated white working class. which is a major feature of this election. we can't lose sight even though the majority is latinos, african-american, young people. donald trump spoke about corporate inversions, unpatriotic companies leaving. >> and maintaining the universal
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health care guarantee. the one person who said that should not be withdrawn. >> it's unusual to see a right wing populism rising at the same time as you would see a democratic progressive populism. >> this challenged the establishment. and what trump has done is violated a gentleman's agreement -- and it was a gentleman's agreement in the republican party -- that nativism is not okay, paranoia, as indicated by the birther obsession, is not okay. we've had a little bit of flashes of that, maybe pat buchanan's presidential campaign. for the most part the republicans have turfed that out since the nixon years. there's been an establishment by william f. buckley and the old national review that said you can't do that here. now you can do that here. and even when trump's over, that opportunity is going to exist. i'm either away from my desk or on another call. please leave a message and i'll get back to you just as soon as i'm available.
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and we are back with david frum, arianna huffington, jacob weisburg, and katrina vanden heuvel. the democrats. i think you're in love at "the nation" magazine. >> there is no love. we for a long time have never believed political figures are messiahs. we don't fall in love with politicians. we've been covering bernie sanders for close on to 30 years. i think in this unprecedented moment about a decade out from
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the financial crash which so ravaged thousands of people's lives and there still hasn't been the real reckoning, i think bernie sanders has laid out a bold economic populist message, challenging the big grip of money, one of the big money grips in our country. he's electrifying young people whose lives have essentially been shaped if you think by this last decade, and building a new coalition. the road is steep, but i think this election is changing the parameters of what has been considered feasible. he's opening space for more powerful progressive movement and building independence into it. the white working class, but speaking also of race and weaving together of class and race. >> you say he doesn't have a chance. iowa was his chance and he blew it? >> if the democratic party can't rally to him in iowa, the great home of democrats, he may run in new hampshire but will run into the rest of the democratic
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party. a heavy minority vote, people who are not college-educated professionals, the people who like him best. he gets into trouble. i mean, it's a strange populist message because his populist message is quite an up-market populist message. in the republican party the populist message is a down-market message. >> in iowa, i thought it was a small rally where bernie sanders spoke with people living near the poverty level. this woman spoke about the shame she lives with as she tries to care for her family. she's assembling an interesting coalition. he needs to introduce himself to the minority constituencies, the rising american majority. there's a lot of enthusiasm, there's a lot of the need for turnout in the democratic base. >> the road is steep. the road is steep. >> the most fascinating thing about him to me is following iowa, 74% -- 84%, 84% voted for a 74-year-old man, and it's almost like a kind of a roadtrip movie where you go on with the 74-year-old man who is teaching you about socialism, and you love it. but it also has to do with the fact that millennials demand authenticity. they demand authenticity from the products they buy and demand authenticity from the candidates
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they vote from for. in new hampshire we have one-third millennials. in the latest survey, almost 90% are out for bernie sanders. and the other thing that we haven't seen yet is the impact of women. you know, they still have excitement -- >> why is there no -- first woman to ever win the iowa caucuses? >> i think it's still dormant. but my daughters -- i mean, the reason they haven't picked between hillary and bernie is because they're so excited about the idea of the first woman president. so i think this debate will still play out. the campaign hasn't found a way to speak in a way that's convincing. >> it's happened all over the world, including in countries in pakistan, where you think what woman wouldn't be viable. and in a way. it's sort of too little too late. although i think at some point there will be a sense if it become imminent that we're going to have the first woman president and women will get
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excited and some men will get excited about that. >> i think it's exciting. there are people, women in the nation, supporting hillary clinton. but you know, i want to say one thing we haven't talked about. it's striking to me at this time, fareed, of just perilous, complex international crises that we haven't heard enough, it seems to me, in the debates and in the town hall forums, about the candidates' views of the world. i think there's a foreign policy bumper sticker we're getting. but i'd like to hear from senator sanders more on his differences with hillary clinton. i think hillary clinton is more hawkish. i think experience is not judgment. some wrong lessons have been drawn from her time. just as part of this -- we seem provincial in some of these debates. >> it's been a weak campaign in relation to policy generally. i've been struck even on domestic policy, you know, sanders' health care plan, his expert who created it said it doesn't have real numbers behind it, they didn't really work it out in any detail. used to be a serious set of
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policy positions on basic issues where the price of admission for running for president. and now really no candidate and other party has them. >> trump hasn't bothered to put them out. his proposal, you know, the one banning muslims -- he says it's a ban until the nation's politician figure the hell out what's going on. that's a proposal? how would you determine when that's -- >> it's back to the media. that he's not being challenged, and neither are most of them because the media is so fascinated by either manufactured controversies like the latest being trump claiming that cruz stole the election now and that he's going to sue him. or this whole kind of reality show around polling. >> but we see -- we do see clues and indications inside the republican party. ground troops in syria or more ground troops in syria than we have now, yes or no. that's a divide. >> it's a bumper sticker, too. >> it's a clue. it's an important values choice. in some way, the policy papers are kind of -- bill clinton wrote a bunch in '92. did any of them become law because he faced a hostile
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congressional environment? >> but they matter. he ran on a real program and people voted for the program. >> tell people where you're going. i think with hillary clinton you have an idea where she's going. with bernie sanders, you do. with marco rubio, ted cruz, with donald trump, anybody's guess. >> all right. fascinating conversation. next on "gps," agreement that the driver of emissions is carbon dioxide. good news is that there's a very easy way to reduce those emissions. bad news is that there's opposition to that method. ♪ (vo) making the most out of every mile. that's why i got a subaru impreza. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru.
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now for our "what in the world" segment. [ speaking foreign language ] >> last year's agreement in paris to lower greenhouse gas emissions could mark a turning point in the fight against climate change if countries enact the one sure way to actually reduce emissions. they need to make people pay extra for the privilege of spewing out carbon dioxide in everything from cars to coal-fired power plants. many conservatives think such a carbon tax would destroy the economy. we need to realize we are now out of the realm of theory and
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can look at results. all over the world, tens of millions of people are already living in places where so-called carbon pricing policies are in place, and that includes americans. almost 40 countries and over 20 states, provinces, and cities are pricing carbon, according to the world bank. carbon emissions in those places represent almost a quarter of the world's emissions, so are all of these carbon tax economies suffering great hardships? in a word, no. sweden, one of the first nations to adopt a tax on carbon in 1991, has seen its gdp increase almost 60% since that time while its emissions have dropped 23%, according to government figures. denmark has been taxing carbon since 1992, and its economy has also done very well with emissions falling. carbon pricing has also been successfully experimented with
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here in the united states, and the sky didn't fall. california started a cap and trade program in 2013, a more complicated way to tax carbon emissions. u.s. states in the northeast have a regional cap and trade system. even alberta, the texas of canada, the largest oil producer, taxes carbon, and it does well. carbon pricing isn't painless. it adds dollars to your heating bill, electric bill, and at the pump. economists generally like a carbon tax as a solution for climate change. that's why the arch conservative, george schulz, former secretary of state and treasury, former dienst chicago business school, argues forcefully for one. a carbon tax is simple and doesn't require complicated, expensive regulations like the ones the united states now has, one economist points out.
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it allows customers a lot of choice in how they deal with it. some might buy a more fuel-efficient car, others my use more public transportation. with oil prices at historic lows, introducing one now would be relatively painless. but how would a carbon tax ever work politically in the united states? the answer may come from the canadian province of british columbia. back in 2008, a right-of-center government there issued in a carbon tax where the money taken in by the government was all given back to the people by lowering other taxes. since the tax went into effect, british columbia's emissions have decreased significantly while its economy was on par with its neighbors, with the lowest personal income tax rate in the nation according to "the economist." no wonder this carbon tax has been championed by other conservatives like greg mankiw, one of president bush's chief economic advisers. of course, it might be a better
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idea to reinvest revenues to invest in renewable energy so the united states dominate that crucial sector in the future. this coming week, president obama will propose a version of this, a $10-per-barrel fee on crude oil, and the revenues would go toward developing clean energy technologies and upgrading the nation's infrastructure. republicans in congress have already been critical of the proposal. let's hope we can finally get some bipartisan movement so that america can become an energy superpower in the next generation. next on "gps," in a day and age when many americans view muslims with a sense of wariness, i will talk to a muslim who is probably a hero to those very same americans. ♪ ♪
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>> that was president obama on wednesday on his first visit to a mosque in the united states. his speech came less than two months after donald trump, the man who would like to take obama's job, put forth a proposal to ban all of the world's 1.6 million muslim from entering the united states temporarily. >> a total and complete shutdown. >> a recent pew poll finds 59% of americans think muslims here face a lot of discrimination, and 76% say that discrimination is on the rise. meanwhile, only a little over 50% of americans say they actually know a muslim. so let me reintroduce you to one, kareem adbul-jabbar was born lewis alcindor, in high school, college, and the pros, the 7'2" center burned up the basketball court, winning awards
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and setting records. then before his third nba season, he did something relatively unheard of -- he converted to islam and took the name we all know him by. although kareem adbul-jabbar retired from basketball 27 years ago, he remains the highest scorer to ever play the game with more than 38,000 points. he also remains one of america's most prominent muslims. kareem adbul-jabbar, pleasure to have you on. >> a pleasure to be here. thank you. >> so when you heard donald trump talk about banning all muslims, you put your hand up and -- and said, "i'm a muslim." why did you do that? you're usually very private about these things. >> i thought that what he had to say was outrageous. it certainly contradicts our constitution, something that the president of the united states is obliged to uphold and defend. and religious discrimination is not part of what america's supposed to be about. and here he is saying that it's okay to discriminate and have
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muslims on watch lists, and we're going to shut down mosques and a lot of things that are illegal and immoral. and, you know, i had to say something. >> when you came out, as it were, donald trump sent you a note. >> yes. >> in which he said, you don't understand how to make america great. what was your reaction to that note? >> my reaction to that note was encouraging religious discrimination definitely will not make america great. so you know, what is he talking about? some of the things that he's advocated and proposed are completely ridiculous and will not work. it's impossible. he's talking about carpet bombing and -- that's genocide, you know, indiscriminate bombing
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of a human population. you know, we do things differently here in america. i hope he doesn't get the opportunity to change the way that we do things. >> you weren't born muslim. >> no. >> you had a journey. tell us a little about -- how did -- what made you decide become muslim? >> i started to investigate muslim after reading the autobiography of malcolm x while i was a freshman at ucla. i read his autobiography and really was taken by what he had to say about islam. i started to investigate it. >> when you hear people say, you know, islam is a religion of violence or talk it how it has within it things that encourages a certain kind of exclusion or hatred, what do you say? >> i would say that those references are to historical
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issues happening at the time of the prophet. unless you understand that, you can misinterpret those verses in the koran. the koran tells us to seek peace and to encounter people giving them the benefit of the doubt and trying to do it in a peaceful way that that inspires mutual respect and that was supposed to try to seek. all made sense to me. >> this is -- you're a private person. you've been very reluctant to talk about these kind of issues. do you feel like, you know, you've said your peace and now you want to go back to the -- you've been involved in a lot of charities, you've been involved in doing a lot of good work. but this is -- you don't want to be battling donald trump, i take it, for the next few years.
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>> no, i'm not interested in getting into the middle of the political melee going on. i hope america wakes up and sees how dangerous it can be to indulge in these types of thoughts. doing things the right way involves a lot of hard work, and sometimes that puts people off. and they're looking for simple solutions to problems that are not simple, and that require a lot of hard work and require some patience. and that seems to be in short supply right now. >> kareem adbul-jabbar, pleasure to have you on, sir. up next, what is going to keep you living until your 80s, 90s, century mark? my next guest says the fountain of youth, or at least the future of medicine, is all in big data. dr. david agus will tell us about it when we come back. want to get their hands on.
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big data has changed much of what we do, how we work, how we shop, how we travel, and so much more. we are on the brink of a big data revolution some in medicine that will change the way we live. that's what my next guest says. david agus is a professor at usc's medical school, best-selling author and one of the world's best-known doctors. his book is "the lucky years: how to thrive in a brave new world of health." welcome. >> thank you, fareed. >> so people have been saying for a while now, oh, there's a revolution taking place in medicine, the human genome, and all this stuff. and, you know, i just look at it as a consumer of health care, it hasn't changed very much. why is this going to be different now? >> we're at that inflection point. literally, things are changing. president obama in his first term said every doctor, to their kicking and screaming and
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lament, has to deal with an electronic health record. we have data going from illegible handwriting to data bases and we're learning about this data. at the same time, technology, genome or other omes and other technologies have come together to really create a tipping point. what has happened the last several years is transformative from making cancer more of a chronic disease to learning to manage all diseases including cognitive decline of the brain. it is wild. we're really at a special time. >> give me an example of how having all this data is somehow going to produce a better treatment or cure. >> there is a great case that just happened. women with ovarian cancer, deadly disease whether it spreads. they started to look at large numbers of them. if you happen to be on a blood pressure medicine called a beta-blocker, you live a year and a half longer. no one would have ever picked this up by biology. now we're starting to do studies to make sure it's real. the data look very encouraging that going on, a very inexpensive, nontoxic medicine can add a year to life.
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at the same time, we've done studies in europe. and this is a wild one. if you do circles around an airport, the closer you live in, the higher the rate of neurocognitive decline, meaning that the brain needs quiet time every night. and we got that from a big data study. so i have a 150-pound dog that snores. i put those orange earplugs in my ear every night, because i can't kick her out of the bedroom. and i get my quiet time and hopefully slow my cognitive decline. >> so when you look at something like cancer, the head of m.d. anderson, one of the largest, best cancer hospitals in the world, says there is a revolution taking place, and he believes that cancer will become manageable. why is that? >> well, there are two major phenomena happening. one is they call it the jimmy carter effect, right? a 90-plus-year-old individual has melanoma metastatic to the brain, which several years ago was a death sentence. he went on a treatment that blocks the don't-eat-me signal
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all cancers have on the surface. you know, they block the immune system from attacking it by having this don't-eat-me signal. >> explain that, the cancer cel? >> that's right. so t-cells might come in and eat them up so they are blocked. and what do you know, he's disease-free now months later. and this is time and time again. kidney cancer, melanoma, some types of lung cancer, that works. the other thing that is happening is precision or personalized medicine, which is basically the same thing. covered by insurance, i can identify targets which are on switches and there are dozens of drugs now that block these on switches. so the old days, we categorized it by body part. breast cancer, lung cancer. now we're categorizing it, what are the pathways that are actually signaling the cell, you should go and grow and we can block. i can watch into a patient's
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room and i couldn't do this in two years ago and say, honestly, there is hope to cure your cancer and chronic disease. >> you say we're going to start reversing aging. what does that mean? >> it's a wild experiment so hold on to your chairs. a woman took an old and young rat and tied their skin together and the blood supply grew together and there were new neurons growing, heartbeat better. she claims she reversed aging. they pushed her out of science. earlier this year, three separate labs, one at harvard, one at university of san francisco and stanford repeated the experiment and it worked. when you and i turn 25, our stem cells go to sleep. proteins wake up those stem cells and allow them to refunction and make tissue
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again. there are clinical trials in the elderly who have a fracture that accelerate the healing by giving these proteins. it's the same with cognitive dimension. the same cancer when you turn 25, they are incurable. maybe we could have a bigger impact on cancer. the way to reverse aging and make us live better is within us already. it's just asleep. so we're not going to live to 130, but when we live until our eighth, ninth, or tenth decades, maybe we can do it with technology years like this. >> much of it comes out of this ability now to analyze massive quantities of data, both biological level and health records? >> and technology. you put it together, and it's powerful. but it is an issue. bluecross database got broken into. that's an area that we have to pay attention to and it's scary.
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at the same time, we all have to say, listen, my medical records, when i take my identifiers on them, want to give them to the public good because i want to be part of the solution, not the problem. both of those things happening parallelly. >> pleasure to have you on. terrific book. >> thank you. i really appreciate it. next, do you hate flying, do you hate traffic? do you still need to travel long distances? the answers to your problems may be coming soon inside the hyperloop when we come back. day. all across the state the economy is growing, with creative new business incentives, and the lowest taxes in decades, attracting the talent and companies of tomorrow. like in the hudson valley, with world class biotech. and on long island, where great universities are creating next generation technologies. let us help grow your company's tomorrow, today at
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peter bergen's reporting is just excellent. his research is insightful and conclusions are balanced. we have less to fear about these lone wolves than the hype surrounding them suggests. and now for "the last look." 2 1/2 years ago after sitting in l.a. bumper-to-bumper traffic, there was a challenge for engineers to build a hyperloop. the idea was where people could travel long distances on a cushion of air at record speeds from l.a. to san francisco in just 30 minutes, for example. well, last weekend, students gathered at texas a&m university for a hyperloop art design competition run by musk's company, spacex. the winning team for best overall design came from m.i.t. the students designed a pod that would travel through such a
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cube. 30 other team also test their design this is summer on a one-mile track spacex is building near its california headquarters. several private companies are, working on the challenge as well. maybe one day we'll sit back, relax and float along at over 700 miles per hour. for now, we are at least one step closer to a brave new world of travel. the correct answer to the gps question is actually a trick. it is all of the above. according to the 2015 data, 14.5% of the u.s. population is born outside of the country. while those numbers are roughly 16% for ireland 2, 2% for canada, 29% for switzerland and a whopping 44% for luxembourg. 88% of the population of the united air arab em greats is
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born in another country. even the chief resident is a migrant, born in argentina, 80 years ago. thanks for being part of my program this week. i'll see you next week. . hello, everybody. thank you for so much for joining me. i'm fredricka whitfield. i'm joining you with live special coverage from new hampshire. the candidates are canvassing the granite state from small-town diners to packed auditoriums. the number of rallies today show how just vigorously these candidates are pushing for posts. we'll hear from the candidates as they present their final arguments to the people of new mp