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  • 2017-09-09T04:00:00Z
  • 22 mins
  • 4 hours, 24 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary

What will the world look like in 2050? Where will advancements in science, technology, engineering, and math lead us? Host Chuck Pell, artist, entrepreneur, and futurist , takes viewers on a mind bending journey in search of these answers.

12 episodes

4x01 Future of Weather Prediction

  • Season Premiere

    2017-09-09T04:00:00Z — 22 mins

Weather---it’s Mother Nature’s way to remind us how beautiful---and fickle---she can be. Host Chuck Pell visits a local TV station to see how supercomputers are used to predict future weather events.

4x02 Art Takes on the Future

  • 2017-09-16T04:00:00Z — 22 mins

High tech is revolutionizing the way art is being created. Is Artificial Intelligence intelligent enough to make art? Host Chuck Pell find out when sees works of art produced solely by computers.

4x03 Plastic's Fantastic Future

  • 2017-09-23T04:00:00Z — 22 mins

Plastic is one of mankind’s most revolutionary inventions. It’s everywhere—in your home, in your car, in your clothes. It’s also fouling your environment. Host Chuck Pell visits the world of plastic recycling.

4x04 Living Spaces in Space

  • 2017-09-30T04:00:00Z — 22 mins

A child born in 2000 will most likely see people living on the moon and maybe even Mars. Host Chuck Pell visits training facilities for these future colonies.

4x05 DNA and Your Future

  • 2017-10-07T04:00:00Z — 22 mins

DNA - we all have it, and it’s being used for a lot more than solving crimes. Could we get DNA from dinosaurs? Host Chuck Pell visits a lab where they’ve discovered fossilized proteins that are coming awfully close.

4x06 New Frontiers in Soft Robotics

  • 2017-10-14T04:00:00Z — 22 mins

We tend think of robots as boxy, hard, and a little awkward. Well, those days are over. Discover the new world of soft robotics, where robots are so human-like they can actually feel things.

4x07 STEM Hits the Nation's Classrooms

  • 2017-10-21T04:00:00Z — 22 mins

The STEM initiative, which is designed to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to the nation’s schoolchildren, is getting a big boost from both the private---and public---sectors.

4x08 Future Tech Defies Death

  • 2017-10-28T04:00:00Z — 22 mins

New technology is capable of things not thought possible a generation ago. Chuck has a conversation in real-time with a hologram of a holocaust survivor. Thanks to new tech these survivors will be able to personally relate their experiences, forever.

4x09 Future of Our Five Senses

  • 2017-11-04T04:00:00Z — 22 mins

Future tech is changing the basics of human existence, including our five senses. Host Chuck Pell experiences a future robotic hand that will transform our sense of touch.

4x10 New Frontiers in Sustainability

  • 2017-11-11T05:00:00Z — 22 mins

Host Chuck Pell meets inventors who are literally creating shoes out of thin air. Yes, they’re taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and creating sneakers with it. And who would have thought that landfills would be a great source of diesel fuel?

Artificial Intelligence, or ‘AI’, is all the rage among futurists. Is it good, bad, something to be worried about, or something to be embraced? Leaders of AI discuss Deep Blue, the IBM computer that beat the best chess player in the world.

4x12 The Sun Creates a Sunny Future

  • 2017-11-25T05:00:00Z — 22 mins

Solar power is the fastest growing power source in the world; in fact, it’s a new industry creating tens of thousands of jobs. Host Chuck Pell learns how the eyes of moths are being used to create more efficient solar energy.

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