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Horizon: Human 2.0 - Part 5

Horizon is the BBC's flagship science documentary. It consists of an extremely numerous collection of documentaries, still being produced at a rate of several per year, and each of which attempt to investigate the hard questions on a pressing topic in science or technology. They speak to experts in the field, and garner as much research and demonstration as possible, for an intellectual audience.

The documentary entitled Human 2.0 is a long look at the near-future for the human condition, taking views from futurists and technologists, examining current research aimed at expanding what it means to be human. The documentary was broadcast on 24 October 2006, so some aspectss are now behind the bleeding edge of research by quite a ways.

Because the BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation - is a government run institution, and because of the nature of the horizon documentary as a public service, the full 47 minute long documentary is freely, and legally available via YouTube. This is part 5. Running time, 5:04 minutes.

Part 5 continues with the projects to create a virtual brain from part 4. the Blue Gene L supercomputer is discussed, and it is explained how one processor = 1 neuron for both human and rat brains. At the time of filming, the rat brain was not complete.

The documentary again switches back to the unabomber in 1995, and the offer to stop bombing in exchange for the publication of his manifesto. From this he was tracked down, and arrested.

< Part 4 | Back to Main Horizon: Human 2.0 Article | Part 6 >

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