Saturday, March 1, 2014

Brave New World with Stephen Hawking Episode 1 ~ Machines

Today on Far Future Horizons to celebrate Future Day March 1st, 2014 we are proud to present Brave New World hosted by Professor Stephen Hawking.

Professor Stephen Hawking presents a global exploration of the scientific breakthroughs that are transforming our lives in the 21st century.

With the help of some of the world’s leading scientific figures, including Sir David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins, Aarathi Prasad, Lord Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock, this five-part series reveals how science is striving for humankind’s next leap forward.


In the first episode, titled Machines, of this exciting new series the team showcases breakthroughs in technology and engineering that are creating a new generation of machines. 

Mark Evans fuses his brain with a computer in Switzerland to test a new breed of machine. Kathy Sykes hits the streets of San Francisco to have the ride of her life as she experiences the future of transport in a driverless car.

In Italy Jim Alei-Khalili comes face to face with a remarkable, baby-like robot called iCub, which learns like a child.

Joy Reidenberg discovers the extraordinary exoskeleton that can make the paralysed walk and give one man the strength of three.

In the Canary Islands Maggie Aderin-Pocock visits one of the world's biggest telescopes, where they're searching for new planets in the furthest reaches of the universe - planets that we could one day colonize.

Brave New World with Stephen Hawking is available on DVD from Amazon Books. 

Brave New World with Stephen Hawking Episode 1~ Machines 

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