[extropy-chat] PBS futurology

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Dec 8 22:32:24 UTC 2006


Would you like to know what the world is going to be like 30 years from
now? Will human life spans increase to 250 years or more? Will your
personal computer become smarter than you? Will machines shrink so
small they can make repairs inside a human cell? This series is about
these dramatic changes ­ expected within our lifetimes ­ changes made
possible by scientific and technological research being conducted in
laboratories across the globe today. Each episode will be driven by
three characters viewing these scientific advances from a different
perspective. One will be an actor portraying Aldous Huxley, the late
author of Brave New World, who worried about the dehumanizing
consequences of new technology. The second will be an impartial
observer from the present, an everyday person who, like viewers, is
affected by the changes taking place. The third will be a character
from the future, who presents an optimistic view of all the
possibilities these technologies offer.

Airdate :  01/17/07  Time :  8:00 - 9:00 pm  

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