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The Great Guide To The Future
The Great Guide To The Future
The Great Guide To The Future
46 min • Business & Technology, Health & Science • 2016 • M

This ambitious, informative and visually stunning science-travel documentary series hitches a ride in a time machine, to explore what our future will look like. Award-winning science journalist, Jonathan McCrea, meets scientists and innovators from around the globe whose ground-breaking work is forming the shape of time to come. From robot restaurants in Tokyo, to exotic wildlife sanctuaries in the Galápagos Islands, we explore the engineering that will revolutionise our homes, society, energy and travel. We learn how the power of virtual reality could be the key to protecting our heritage sites, and find out if there is any hope for endangered wildlife. We meet the change-makers trying to create a world free of electronic waste, and look to the stars to learn about the mind-blowing energy source that could power Earth for years to come.

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Lifestyle
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1. Lifestyle
46 mins

With nearly half of the world’s population now online our relationship with technology, and each other, is constantly evolving. In this episode Jonathan travels to Japan to discover what a robot society might look like in the future.

Nature
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2. Nature
45 mins

From early times, human beings have been busy reducing the numbers of species on the planet. Could Yellowstone National Park hold the answer to our dwindling wildlife population, or are our parks destined to be void of them in the future?

Power
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3. Power
45 mins

Climate change is threatening life on this planet, and at the heart of this problem is our insatiable need for energy. In this episode Jonathan visits Chernobyl, the site of one of the most infamous nuclear disasters in history, and then sets off to find the technology that could save us all, but it’s one that’s tainted with fear.

Housing
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4. Housing
23 mins

Our planet isn’t lonely anymore and the demand for unspoiled, holiday destinations has put delicate habitats in danger. In this episode, Jonathan jets off to discover the 4D technology that will allow us to visit protected destinations like the Galápagos Islands without even leaving our doorstep.

Tourism
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5. Tourism
23 mins

Our planet isn’t lonely anymore and the demand for unspoiled, holiday destinations has put delicate habitats in danger. In this episode, Jonathan jets off to discover the 4D technology that will allow us to visit protected destinations like the Galápagos Islands without even leaving our doorstep.

Waste
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6. Waste
23 mins

We all love our gadgets, but in the rush to get our hands on the latest technology we don’t stop to think about what happens to our old ones. This episode sees Jonathan travel to India to mix with unlicensed e-waste traders, and then to Japan and Ireland to meet the change-makers who believe that electronic waste will one day be a thing of the past.

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