Monday, 30 August 2010

Visions of the Future

Three episodes on latest developments in science: bio, chem & phys. Ideas are all pretty well communicated, however it is a year or so old now. Amazingly, this is the documentary that introduced me to Dr Craig Ventor, credited with creating the first synthetic (man-made) living cell. He lived up to his promise and did it as he said he would about 8 months or so later. Science always raises fascinating questions about God, our purpose and our place in the universe so its well worth watching if you're at all philosophically minded. Read the BBC synopsis here.

Below are some short clips from the series.

1. The Intelligence Revolution

 2. The Biotech Revolution

3. The Quantum Revolution (There is presently a repeat on BBCiplayer of one of the episodes)

here is a clip too:


"In this century, we are going to make the historic transition from the ‘Age of Discovery’ to the ‘Age of Mastery’, a period in which we will move from being passive observers of nature to its active choreographers” Dr Michio Kaku (documentary writer & presenter)