A 'Farsighted' look at connecting cities, cars and everything after 2016

Self-driving cars are moving out of the sci-fi realm and into our lives. The "Farsighted" crew chats with one man building that future. Plus, we talk "Westworld."

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New connected-car technologies may make cars far safer in the near future.

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The overwhelming mountain of political news in 2016 may have left you feeling uncertain about the future. But other parts of our future began to come into focus, like how we and our stuff will get around in the next decade or so.

In the next episode of CNET's "Farsighted" show, we'll look at developments in connecting cars, cities and everything in between and what they mean for how we'll live in 2026. Join us live at 3 p.m. PT when CNET's Kelsey Adams, Bonnie Burton, Stephen Beacham, Jeff Sparkman and Eric Mack will be joined in the studio by Savari COO Paul Sakamoto.

Savari is working to create some of the components that could make everything in the future a little smarter, including self-driving cars.

Then the crew will turn to the imagined future shown in the HBO hit "Westworld," which wraps up its first season Sunday.

The live stream of today's show will be embedded below. You can also watch via YouTube or Livestream and join in the live chat room.

Share your thoughts and questions in the comments below, and tweet @CNET and @EricCMack.

Watch this: Farsighted looks toward a safe self-driving world and the very unsafe Westworld (Farsighted, Ep. 2)