30 Oct 2007 bvdborgh   » (Master)

A nice documentary will appear on BBC4.

VISIONS OF THE FUTURE
Starts Monday 5 November 2007

In this new three-part series, leading theoretical physicist and futurist Dr Michio Kaku explores the cutting edge science of today, tomorrow, and beyond. He argues that humankind is at a turning point in history. 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. This will give us not only unparalleled possibilities but also great responsibilities.

Episode 1. THE INTELLIGENCE REVOLUTION
Monday 5 November 2007 9pm-10pm; rpt 12.35am-1.35am; 3.05am-4.05am (signed); Wednesday 7 November 8pm-9pm
In the opening instalment, Kaku explains how artificial intelligence will revolutionise homes, workplaces and lifestyles, and how virtual worlds will become so realistic that they will rival the physical world. Robots with human-level intelligence may finally become a reality, and in the ultimate stage of mastery, we'll even be able to merge our minds with machine intelligence.

For the first time on television, see how a severely depressed patient can be turned into a happy person at the push of a button - all thanks to the cross-pollination of neuroscience and artificial intelligence.

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