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The Money Programme's Fiona Bruce gains exclusive access to Bill Gates as he prepares to step down from full-time involvement with Microsoft, the company he helped found. Gates's company has changed the world, but he's a controversial figure, with his ruthless business leadership contributing to Microsoft being sued by the US government.In a special one-hour edition of the Money Programme, Fiona Bruce presents the definitive profile of Bill Gates as he embarks on his latest challenge: giving away the billions he's amassed. She examines the fortunes of Microsoft as it faces up to competition from internet-based companies, and the programme asks an array of well-known friends, colleagues and rivals what the future holds for the company in a post-Gates world.
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The biological and geological future of the Earth can be extrapolated based upon the estimated effects of several long-term influences. These include the chemistry at the Earth's surface, the rate of cooling of the planet's interior, the gravitational interactions with other objects in the Solar System, and a steady increase in the Sun's luminosity. Over time intervals of hundreds of millions of years, random celestial events pose a global risk to the biosphere. This documentary takes you 100 million years into the future and gives you a possible scenario of what Earth might look like. The Earth, as we know it today, is gone. The climate has changed and the continents merged into a single land mass. This is not a documentary about the potential disastrous event that could wipe out all life on Earth. It is a glimpse into the future of the Earth that is shaped by the nature in the course of many millions of years.
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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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Travel time horizon is a thrilling journey deep into the strangeness of cutting-edge physics – a place where beautiful ideas, baffling sometimes confused with the completely insane. On this trip, we found a pizza back in time, a brilliant mathematician in a ski mask and even God. The trip ends with a strange and dark conclusion – one that calls into question our very existence.Since Einstein showed it was theoretically possible, seeking to travel through time has drawn eccentric amateurs and brilliant scientists in almost equal numbers. Fans are Aage Nost, who demonstrates his time machine in front of the cameras. Professionals are the likes of Professor Frank Tipler of Tulane University. His time machine sounds good – but weigh half the mass of the galaxy.There are, however, in a way that time travel into the past could be possible. And it would be much more convenient. Future civilizations could use computers to create exact replicas of the past. Unfortunately, that idea has physics tremor in his socks. Because if you can generate a perfect virtual reality version in the past, who can say that we are one of the replicas?
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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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This documentary gives you a slightly different perspective on what's really going on in our world. The creator and narrator of this documentary is Foster Gamble. It was directed by Carters wife Kimberly. The team behind the making of this project is “THRIVE”. The documentary focuses on the money flow, hence uncovering the global consolidation of power that is present in almost every aspect of our lives. It was released in November 2011. With the combination of breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, the THRIVE team presents potential solutions for these issues, giving us the unprecedented and bold strategies for taking control over our lives and our future as well.As we mentioned above, the documentary is hosted by Foster himself and it features his presentation of various pieces of information compiled from his personal research as well as interviews with a number of experts from the concerning fields of science. It also features the presentation made by Kimberly Gamble, which contains some of her views and research on the given topics.
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‘The Future of food’ is an eye-opener, critically investigating the impact of the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered food products that are predominantly being consumed by unsuspecting Americans every single day since the last ten years.Experts consider this trend alarming because of the health implications, unscrupulous government policies and extreme push towards globalization. This film, shot on locations in the U.S. and Mexico, enables the viewers to closely evaluate the negative impact this new technology is having on the lives and livelihood of farmers from the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada to the fields of Oaxaca, Mexico.The film also provides alternative solutions to this problem in the form of large-scale industrial, organic and sustainable agriculture as the only means of combating the food crisis and saving people from the clutches of market and political forces that seek to control the world’s food system.
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ABC Propaganda interesting. Planet at risk: experts say population growth, resource depletion, climate change could bring disaster in the next century. It is an idea that most of us would rather not face – that in the next century, life as we know it could come to an end. Our civilization could collapse, leaving only traces of modern human existence behind.It seems strange, extreme – even impossible. But according to scientific research cutting is a very real possibility. And unless we make drastic changes now could very well happen. Experts have a stern warning: that unless we change course, the perfect storm of population growth, resource depletion and climate change has the potential of convergence in the next century with catastrophic results.To prepare for the worst, we must anticipate. In that spirit, guided by some of the world’s experts in ABC News “Earth 2100″, organized by Bob Woodruff, who travels through the next century and to explore what could be our worst. But no one can predict the future, so how to address the possibilities that lie ahead? Our solution is Lucy, a fictional character created by the producers of ABC to lead us through the twists and turns of what the next 100 years might seem. It is through the eyes and experiences that can truly imagine the worst experts – and be inspired to make changes for the better.2015, are expected to be signs of hope. Experts predict that alternative energy solutions that are currently in their infancy will gain momentum. Windmills are sprouting everywhere. Off the coast of Scotland, a wave farm is expanding renewable energy production in the ocean. Vatican City will meet with all of its energy needs with solar energy. And the U.S. occurs cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles, according to the newly introduced emission guidelines.But is it enough? In 2015, global demand for fossil fuels could be massive and growing, but experts say that oil will be harder to find and more expensive for the consumer. If the cost of gasoline soars, few can afford to maintain the lifestyle we are accustomed. There may be a mass exodus from the suburbs, such as driving vehicles with gas becomes economically impossible. But to convince us to change our habits?
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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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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 our future? Floating cities, with flights to working and traveling in vehicles capable of operating underwater? And how will advance the technology to make use of our natural resources to feed our growing population in areas such as food, water and electricity?The fog was filled skies will be more, because fewer of us will be driving cars. It is not the use of cars and roads so we’ll be driving personal vehicles to the environment between the cities and in the seas. And never be lost again thanks to GPS-based virtual mapping. Moreover, with teleportation not have to travel at all.And best of all, we all have more time to enjoy the amazing advances in our near future, because we’ll all live longer. A little more. Find out what you can expect to see in the future well-produced documentary.
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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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The planet Earth is still home to places so pure that have become precious memories of how everyone – the ancient Earth, with no time – once seemed.From the icy mountains of Denali to the blue sea water in Costa Rica, the dramas of the witnesses are developed between the animal inhabitants, as they have done since the beginning of time.Through the experience of world famous natural history film makers, to experience the magic of every Eden life as it is captured on film for future generations.
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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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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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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.
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What if we could live in a clean world?A world in which energy would be 100% renewable, water no longer polluted, transportation truly green and production methods clean and regenerative? There will be such a world. In this documentary VPRO Backlight explores the unprecedented possibilities of a new industrial revolution: Cleantech. Signs of a new future are visible everywhere, from China to the US and from Europe to Thailand. Green mobility powered by sustainable energy, clean drinking water for all thanks to nanotechnology, dyeing textiles using recycled CO2. All of this is possible and is happening successfully now! Working together with Cleantech-founder Nick Parker, this film shows what our world will be like in the decades to come. VPRO Backlight travels the world in search of a clean future.
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The twenty-three vehicles for strange line at the exit gate of the DARPA Grand Challenge with one thing in common: no one behind the wheel s. Sponsored by the Pentagon’s research agency s this race for robotic vehicles without driver has a $ 2 million. Their ultimate goal is to gather new ideas for the future of unmanned warfare.With names like Ghostrider, and Stanley TerraMax Highlander these vehicles are equipped with advanced technology such as artificial intelligence, laser-guided GPS navigation and vision 3-D mapping systems. But some of the world’s most advanced robots overcome a tough s 130 miles across the scorching desert terrain of Nevada? NOVA follows engineering teams of the competition in dealing with failures and system crashes tight deadlines that threaten to derail at every step.NOVA cameras capture traps s technical career challenges and a fun twist ending as a surprise contender comes from behind to steal the race.
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Is time travel possible? In this fascinating short documentary, director Jay Cheel explores the real-life theories behind the science of time travel and strange subculture of enthusiasts who are obessed with it.Meet Michio Kaku, world-renowned theoretical physicist and author of Hyperspace.Meet Rob Niosi, a building of their own fans to full-scale replica house time machine of HG Wells.Meet Larry Haber, the entertainment lawyer representing the family of John Titor, an alleged time traveler from the year 2036. Do these people know something about the world that the rest of us? Obsessed and science is a peculiar feature at the intersection of science fact and science fiction.
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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 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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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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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.