Last November BBC 4 ran a three part series called “Visions of the Future” presented by Dr. Michio Kaku. Here he discusses a range of emerging future related topics from robots & brain pacemakers to in-vitro grown organs and meat to the theories and practices of Neil Gerschenfeld’s self fabrication bits & atoms department at the MIT. YouTube clips for each episode: intelligence , biotech, quantum
Bronislaw Szerszynski, a Senior Lecturer and Director of CSEC (The Centre for the Study of Environmental Change now based in Lancaster’s Department of Sociology) has critiqued the series.
To read the review please download from here> Szerszynski’s critique of Dr. Michio Kaku’s Visions of the Future BBC4 series
- Risk in the 21st Century lecture series at the James Martin 21st Century School at the University of Oxford. With speakers discussing risk, time series analysis, statistical futures and the improbable. IncludingNassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Didier Sornette, Professor on the Chair of Entrepreneurial Risks, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Leonard A. Smith<, Research Professor in Statistics, and Director – Centre for the Analysis of Time Series, Sarah Harper, Director of the Oxford Institute of Ageing
- The “Surveillance, identity and the future of privacy in the 21st century ” lecture series at the James Martin Institute of Science and Civilization is also running at Oxford University until March.
- Horizon ran a series in 2006 called Human V2.0 discussing the future of our childrens’ children and beyond Some great videos can be seen here including Ray Kurzweil, Baroness Greenfield and more.
- Ray Kurzweil’s website>