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The documentary Cryonics: Death in the Deep Freeze, takes on a controversial theme of Cryonics. The film presents cryonics as an insurance policy for people who die before any significant development of technologies has taken place that extend lives of human beings.The film depicts a woman sufferring from cancer and her preservation. The film is high on emotional content as it delves into the life of a woman terminally ill and her future after her death.Besides, the film brings out the challenging questions related to the ethics of the Cryonics, making it one of the most challenging works of the production house.
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Sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch are the tools most of us rely on perceiving the world. However, some people say it also can perceive things beyond the reach of conventional senses, through some other channel for which there is no anatomical or neurological explanation. Scientists who study the skills as we call extrasensory perception (ESP), but lay people often refer to them as the sixth sense.Any of the terms is actually a generic term for a variety of different skills course vary from person to person. Some people claim that the power of telepathy – that is, the ability to perceive the thoughts of others without having to communicate verbally or in writing. Others say they have the power of clairvoyance, which is the ability to perceive events and objects that are hidden from view because of barriers or distance. Still others claim to be gifted with precognition, which allows them to look ahead and envision what has not happened yet.The belief in ESP or sixth sense can be traced back thousands of years. The Greek historian Herodotus wrote that Croesus, who ruled a kingdom in what is now Turkey in the sixth century BC, consult oracles – that is, groups of priests claimed to be able to predict the future – before going to war. In ancient India, Hindu holy men are believed to possess the power to see and hear at a distance, and communicate through telepathy.In late 1700, the Viennese physician Franz Mesmer claimed that he could give people powers ESP hypnotizing them. Just before his assassination in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln told his friends that he had dreamed of his own body lying in state at the White House. In the 20th century, Edgar Cayce and Jean Dixon attracted wide fans, claiming they could predict future events. During the Cold War, U.S. the military and intelligence agencies, driven by reports that the Soviets had at their disposal psychic even tried to use clairvoyants who claimed power to remote viewing for espionage purposes. List of all episodes here: through the hole.
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The future is near. Day by day we are becoming a robot-addicted society where more and more things are done automatically. In the near future we can expect robots to be everywhere - work, education or even the houses that we live in. This could lead to a complete dependence to robotics. The idea of a 'Cyborg' is getting discussed more and more and as a result the natural-resources could be forgotten.
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What will the city of the future look like? Will it be the same smog infested concrete jungle or will it be something different? This documentary explores the new concept of a sustainable city, one that does not harm the environment. This may be the city your children’s children live in!
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This documentary unravels a secret weapon which is potentially the future of weapons as there is no explosion, no visible destruction, but when it is detonated somewhere in the sky over a large city, it permanently paralyses every electronic gadget in its range leading us to The Dark Age once again with no heat and no light. This new range of weapons can even destroy us.Their development had been kept a secret but they are a reality now and this documentary explores the beginnings of this weapon of mass destruction and digs into details of how far into the future can it go.
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An interesting documentary about the future of the human species.This is a documentary about a controversial theory about the mechanism that led to the evolution of humans from primates to modern man, challenging the currently accepted premise of evolution. There is also speculation about the future evolutionary path of mankind.Homo Futurus is controversial because it presents a theory on the mechanism for the evolution of humans from primates to modern man who is clearly non-Darwinian.The theory proposes challenges currently accepted evolution premise that genetic mutations and environmental pressures are the main influences for natural selection. There is also speculation about long-term future evolutionary path of mankind. So get ready to take a look at the faces of our children.
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The shape of the future is a documentary series produced by Common Ground Productions, which explores what an eventual Palestinian-Israeli peace could be similar.Even-handedly examines the aspirations of both Israelis and Palestinians and demonstrates the possibility of a lasting peace, mutually satisfying.Originally broadcast in Hebrew and Arabic in the Israeli and Palestinian television, the way of the future is now enjoying wide international distribution.An aphorism often heard is that Palestinians and Israelis see the light at the end of the tunnel – you just can not find the tunnel.As violence has increased in recent years, a growing number of people on both sides are convinced that negotiated solutions can not be achieved.The shape of the future shows that, though not inevitable, peace is possible. By probing the views and concerns of the Palestinians and the Israelis with regard to key issues such as Jerusalem, settlements, Palestinian refugees and security, the series will identify exactly what is at stake.It then displays a negotiated peace agreement does not have to trample the interests of both sides.
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Our genes carry the incredible information about our past. It is this genetic information, which affects our present, because the only way forward is to look into the past. This documentary explains the science of genetics and its impact on our future life.A gene is the basic unit of heredity in living organisms. The field of genetics before modern molecular biology, but is now known that all living things depend on DNA to pass on their traits to their offspring.Genetics is a discipline of biology and the science of heredity and variation in living organisms. The fact that living things inherit traits from their parents has been used since prehistoric times to improve crops and animals through selective breeding.However, the modern science of genetics, which seeks to understand the process of inheritance, only began with the work ofGregor Mendel in the mid-nineteenth century. Despite not knowing the physical basis of heredity, Mendel observed that organisms inherit the traits of a discreet, these basic units of inheritance are now called genes.
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This is a short story about the Semantic Web. It is widely believed by many internet experts that Web 3.0 – the next generation of the Web might be enabled to extract meaning out of complex statements making searches more easy and user friendly. For example, on typing “I want to see a funny movie and then eat at a good Mexican restaurant. What are my options?” The Web 3.0 browser will analyze the question, search the Internet for all possible answers, and then organize the results according to relevancy.Web 3.0 browser can be expected to act like a personal assistant too by keeping a track of the user’s preferences and specifications for future use, which will enable the browser to answer even open questions like, “where should I go for lunch?” consulting its records of what its user likes and dislikes, his current location and then suggest a relevant list of restaurants!
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In this documentary Dr Aleks Krotoski looks at how 20 years after the invention of the World Wide Web, every aspect of our lives is being influenced.The web’s biggest names – including the founders of Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, and the web’s inventor have joined her to explore how far the web has lived up to its early promise.The founding father of the Web, Tim Berners-Lee, believed his invention would remain an open frontier that could not be owned by anybody and that it would take power from the few and give it to the many.In a provocative, strongly designed argument, Aleks Krotoski re-assesses unverified claims like these, made over many years by the torch bearers of the digital revolution – and test them against the hard realities of the emerging Web today, exploring how the possibilities of the pure technology have not only been constrained but even distorted by the limitations of human nature.Aleks maps out an ongoing clash between the freedom the technology offers us, and our inherent desire to control and and make money, by charting the unexpected rise of blogs, Wikipedia and YouTube in the first of this four part series, The Great LevellingWith contributions from Al Gore, Martha Lane Fox, Stephen Fry and Bill Gates, Aleks explores how interactive, unmediated sites like Twitter and YouTube have encouraged direct action and politicised young people in unparalleled numbers in the second part, Enemy of the StateIn the third part, The Cost of Free, she tells the inside story of the dotcom bubble and reveals how retailers such as Amazon learned the lessons. She also traces how, Google forged the business model that has come to dominate today’s web, offering a mind boggling range of highly attractive, overtly free web services, including search, maps and video, that are in fact funded through a sophisticated and highly lucrative advertising system which trades on what the users look for.Joined by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Al Gore and the neuroscientist Susan Greenfield, Aleks examines the popularity of social networks such as Facebook in the last part of this series, Homo Interneticus, and comments on how they are changing our relationships. And, Aleks investigates how the Web may be distracting and overloading our brains in a ground-breaking test at University College London.
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In this series of four programs, pioneer Michio Kaku String theory continues an extraordinary exploration of the world in search of time.Discover the meaning of the passage of time and clocks that are our bodies. He reveals the forces of time that make and destroy us in a lifetime.Travel to some of the most spectacular places on Earth geological clues about the extraordinary depth of time on a planetary level. Finally, takes us on a cosmic journey in search of the first (and final) time.During the day. Time seems to lead every time. It’s the most inescapable force we feel. But do not experience time from within our minds and bodies, or from outside?Lifetime. The most powerful time in our lives is the way it limits us. Our knowledge of death is so ingrained in our lives and spirituality that, if immortality is possible, we lose the sense that makes us human?Earthtime. We have a unique knowledge of time, realize that extends deep into the past and continue in the future. How does this affect our sense of who we are?Cosmictime. We have always structured our lives based on an unchanging past and a future predictable and orderly. But the atomic and cosmic discoveries have changed all that. What time is it? And it’s going to end?
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The Universe is still a place of mystery and wonder. As a cosmologist, I am thrilled that we can make some progress in combating what they seem very basic questions.These programs focus on: Was there a beginning? Are we alone? What is the future of the cosmos?What is the nature of reality? With each advance, new questions more clearly. The key question is what does not yet know.Are we alone?Sir Martin explores the possibility of life on planets outside our own. It tells you unsettling scientific debate that has startling consequences for us Earthlings. Do you believe in aliens? If not, a quick look through these pages may change your mind!Why are we here?Everything you thought you knew about the universe is wrong. It is made of atoms, right? Evil atoms represent only a paltry 15% of everything that exists. The mass of the universe consists of something so mysterious and elusive that it has been called “”dark matter”".Are We Real?There is a fundamental chasm in our understanding of ourselves, the universe, and everything. To solve this, Sir Martin takes us on a mind-boggling journey through multiple universes to post-biological life. On the way we learn of the disturbing possibility that we could be the product of someone else’s experiment.
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"What would you experience if you looked forward 50 years? In a unique blend of science & drama, this 3-part series shows you the world of tomorrow. Will we have flying cars? What about “printing” custom-made vital organs? Will advances in medicine help us stay young forever? What will our cities look like? What will tomorrow’s wars be about? Will we have robots helping around the house? Will solar power be the new oil? Supported by the world’s leading scientists and research institutes, we embark on a quest to answer some of society’s most fundamental questions and reveal the dramas of tomorrow’s world along the way. State-of-the-art computer graphics in combination with a dynamic story line will create a world usually only seen in feature films, but with the accuracy and relevance of a documentary. This series is all about opening the window of our future based on science fact, not science fiction."
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Shooting hot plasma at almost 1 million miles per hour, and containing 99 percent of all matter within our solar system, our Sun is an amazing thing. Its core temperature is a brilliant 27 million degrees Fahrenheit, and it is ever-moving.Secrets of the Sun explores the sun using new spacecraft and advanced, Earth-based telescopes, allowing scientists to see the sun like never before. The scientists’ work help us understand what is going on in the sun, including new ideas on how to predict and track solar storms that can shut down our communication and power grids. This understanding could help stabilize our infrastructure against the storms in the future, keeping us ‘in the light’ so to say.