Futurescape is a six-part Science Channel documentary series presented by James Woods, unveiling what the future will look like. "Telepathy", "Colonizing Space", "Staying Forever Young", and "Robot Citizens": these words once existed in solely in the human imagination and were kept in the realm of science fiction. However, advances in science and technology have already planted the seeds of turning these science-fiction terms into science fact. Everyday scientists across the globe are uncovering radical breakthroughs that already have fundamentally changed the way we think about the world. Futurescape unveils these incredible mind-blowing discoveries.
Episode 1 - I Know What You Are Thinking
Imagine a world where your most intimate memory is public domain. By mapping neural pathways and decoding how thoughts are processed, scientists are reading minds with telepathy helmets and scanning hidden memories in ways that may put an end to privacy forever.
Episode 2 - Robot Revolution
Cutting-edge Experiments have transformed machines into creatures with consciousness; elsewhere, scientists are enhancing humans with synthetic parts that work better than the real thing. The result: a not-too distant world where man and machine are indistinguishable.
Episode 3 - Cheating Time
Throughout history, powerful men have built empires and held the lives of millions in their hands, but the one thing they couldn't conquer was aging and death. Advances in medicine are now making age just a manageable chronic condition, and sickness a thing of the past.
Episode 4 - Replacing God
Could God's long reign finally be in jeopardy? Mind-blowing advances are affording humans a power once reserved for only the Almighty - the ability to create life from scratch. But as we manipulate the building blocks of DNA and produce new species to our whim, will we find God's shoes too big to fill?
Episode 5 - Galactic Pioneers
21st Century explorers have set sail on a new age of discovery that eclipses anything dreamed of by Christopher Columbus. Recent advances in propulsion technology, warp drive, and solar energy have allowed us to do what only science fiction writers dreamed possible until now.
Episode 6 - How to Be a Superhuman
Science stands at the brink of unlocking our primal instincts. Advancements in genetic engineering and neuroscience may soon free humans from the physical limitations that have linked us to the rest of the animal world. Pain, fear, uncertainty and frailty may be things of the past.
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