The future of Humanity

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Techno Sapiens - The Future of the Human Species

51m 36s

The boundaries between man and machine, between technology and nature, are becoming increasingly blurred and might even disappear completely in the future. Information technology, genetic engineering and nanotechnology are not only making considerable inroads into society, but also more and more directly into human nature. The day when Homo sapiens is able to consciously design and radically change himself is not far away.

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The Future Revealed, E3 - Sex & Love

21m 36s

The Future Revealed takes a spectacular look at the future of humanity through the 21st Century. Unprecedented access to some of the world’s top thinkers from NASA, Cambridge University and M.I.T among others, reveals extraordinary predictions of what could very possibly occur within our lifetime. Each stimulating episode takes viewers on a global journey to discover the innovations that will transform our lives with tomorrow’s science and technology.

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Biology 2.0 - Season 1 - Episode 2 - Engineering Life

57m 26s

The greatest researchers, stars of Synthesis Biology, open the doors of their ecosystems to us, from the snow-covered Canadian forests to the Brazilian countryside, including the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, European cities and Californian beaches… Throughout this scientific road movie, we discover what Nature would never have done, the biology of tomorrow.

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Biology 2.0 - Season 1 - Episode 1 - Making Evolution Evolve

57m 21s

The greatest researchers, stars of Synthesis Biology, open the doors of their ecosystems to us, from the snow-covered Canadian forests to the Brazilian countryside, including the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, European cities and Californian beaches… Throughout this scientific road movie, we discover what Nature would never have done, the biology of tomorrow.

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Human Limits | Season 2 | Super Brains

51m 58s

Every human brain is a high-performance machine. But some people are real “Superbrains”. Like Michael und Matthew Youlden. The twins speak more than 20 languages fluently. Sebastian und Philipp Weyer are also twins. They solve the Rubik’s Cube in seconds. Elisabeth Sulsers‘life is colourful: When listening to music, she sees the G in blue and C in red. Finally, there’s Derek Amato who became a musical genius after an accident. “The Human Limits II” portrays these extraordinary personalities.

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Dream Babies

52m 24s

Thanks to major achievements in science some aspects of procreation, which were considered as science fiction in the past, are now a possibility. A baby with 3 biological parents, In Vitro Fertilisation and Embryo Transfer, genetic engineering, choice of the genre or the eyes colors... our dream baby is becoming a reality.

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The Future Revealed, E4 - Fountain of Youth

21m 36s

The Future Revealed takes a spectacular look at the future of humanity through the 21st Century. Unprecedented access to some of the world’s top thinkers from NASA, Cambridge University and M.I.T among others, reveals extraordinary predictions of what could very possibly occur within our lifetime. Each stimulating episode takes viewers on a global journey to discover the innovations that will transform our lives with tomorrow’s science and technology.

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The Future Revealed, E2 - Death from Above

21m 37s

The Future Revealed takes a spectacular look at the future of humanity through the 21st Century. Unprecedented access to some of the world’s top thinkers from NASA, Cambridge University and M.I.T among others, reveals extraordinary predictions of what could very possibly occur within our lifetime. Each stimulating episode takes viewers on a global journey to discover the innovations that will transform our lives with tomorrow’s science and technology.

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Immortals?

50m 09s

The idea of postponing or even reversing the ageing process has always fascinated humanity. Some claim that immortality will be possible as little as thirty years from now - but will it just be for the rich? Our team visited research laboratories working on this objective and interviewed the world’s top researchers in the field. We ask just how long humans might be able to live, and what it could involve. The programme also looks into the popular wish to remain young and extend our lifespan.

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Human Limits | Season 1 | The Physical Masters

52m 00s

In this part, the focus is set on four individuals going beyond their physical boundaries. There’s freediving world record holder Herbert Nitsch who can hold his breath for more than nine minutes, “ice man” Wim Hof who likes going for a walk in the Arctic preferably without clothes, human echolocation expert Daniel Kish who can ride a bicycle despite his blindness and Bavarian ice climbing champion Ines Papers. How do they all manage to control their bodies? „Human Limits“ has the answer.

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Biology 2.0 - Season 1 - Episode 3 - What nature would never have done

51m 14s

The greatest researchers, stars of Synthesis Biology, open the doors of their ecosystems to us, from the snow-covered Canadian forests to the Brazilian countryside, including the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, European cities and Californian beaches… Throughout this scientific road movie, we discover what Nature would never have done, the biology of tomorrow.

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I Am Human

1h 30m

Meet several of the world's first "cyborgs" - a hospital-bound tetraplegic, a blind retiree, and an artist with Parkinson’s - and the scientists and entrepreneurs on a quest to unlock the secrets of the brain.

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Human Limits | Season 2 | Masters of the Mind

51m 41s

In this part, six talents prove their extraordinary abilities and show how they control their mind. There’s Lukas Irmler who’s slacklining in dizzying heights above the abyss, Shaolin monk Shi Yan Yao who has spent his whole life practicing meditation and can bend a steel bar with his neck and mathematical super brains Gert Mittring and Rüdiger Gramm who can solve nearly every arithmetic problem without a pocket calculator. “Human Limits” is revealing the mystery of those mind controllers.

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Human Limits | Season 1 | Super Talents

52m 02s

Halvor Angvik loves the mountains, but certainly not for the view: He is a wingsuit flier. Reaching a speed of up to 200 kilometers per hour, he rushes through the sky just like a bird. Sebastian Steudtner is another adrenaline junkie. As one of the world’s best surfers, he’s on a constant quest for the biggest wave. Finally, “electric man” Biba Struja can withstand million volt shocks without taking any damage. “The Human Limits I” tells the thrilling story of people going beyond their limits.

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The Future Revealed, E5 - Mass Extinction

21m 36s

The Future Revealed takes a spectacular look at the future of humanity through the 21st Century. Unprecedented access to some of the world’s top thinkers from NASA, Cambridge University and M.I.T among others, reveals extraordinary predictions of what could very possibly occur within our lifetime. Each stimulating episode takes viewers on a global journey to discover the innovations that will transform our lives with tomorrow’s science and technology.

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Almost Human

47m 36s

A true visionary essay, Almost Human features a robot addressing humanity. The aim is to confront humans with their own history, their impact on the environment and their relationship with technology. Ten scientists discuss the importance of self-knowledge in building tomorrow's society.

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The Future Revealed, E1 - Journey from earth

21m 37s

The Future Revealed takes a spectacular look at the future of humanity through the 21st Century. Unprecedented access to some of the world’s top thinkers from NASA, Cambridge University and M.I.T among others, reveals extraordinary predictions of what could very possibly occur within our lifetime. Each stimulating episode takes viewers on a global journey to discover the innovations that will transform our lives with tomorrow’s science and technology.

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