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Civilization, Documentary, Human & Social, Politics & World Affairs, Science & Engineering, Talk Show & Variety
Iñaki Gabilondo
What will our world be like in 25 years? Will we be immortal? Will we colonize space or the ocean? Will we destroy our planet? In “When I’m No Longer Here”, Inaki Gabilondo, one of the most prominent journalists in Spain, raises a number of issues that directly affect our lives and that, in a few years, will have changed radically. In conversations with world-renowned experts, Iñaki tries to discover where politics, arts, human relations, religion, technology and science are headed. Episode 1.- Pórtico and Juan Ignacio Cirac Iñaki Gabilondo sets off on a new televised adventure that will try to ascertain where our world is headed. In this first episode, Gabilondo debates about the future with the paleontologist Juan Luis Arsuaga, biologist and entrepreneur Cristina Garmendia and writer Javier Gomá, before travelling to Munich to pick the brains of the physicist, Juan Ignacio Cirac, winner of the Prince of Asturias Scientific and Technical Research Award. Episode 2.- José Luis Cordeiro Iñaki Gabilondo talks to José Luís Cordeiro, founding professor of Singularity University, to try to find out how close science is to achieving that coveted utopia called immortality, and to discover if starting to consider aging as a curable disease, is a reality or a simple chimera. Episode 3.- Alan Weisman Every 4 days the world population increases by one million people. We are now 7,400 million people on Earth and in 25 years, there will be 2,000 million more inhabitants on a planet that does not grow. Alan Weisman (American journalist) warns us: “It will become increasingly difficult to feed everyone, maintain biodiversity and control carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.” We face a great challenge: overpopulation. Are we prepared to accept a collective birth control plan? Episode 4.- Carlos López-Otín Molecular biology is the future. Looking inside cells, Carlos López-Otín has deciphered the keys to aging. In the not too distant future, cellular re-programming will end many hereditary diseases, cure tumors, and even remove our genetic defects. At birth, and for very little money and time, we will be able to decipher our genome. According to Carlos, an expert geneticist, human cloning for therapeutic purposes will be a reality in three decades. And the creation of machine-men will also be a reality, hybrids that will give rise to Homo Sapiens 2.0. The new genomic era will be made possible by genetic counselors, genomic surgeons and sense engineers. Episode 5.- A day at the MIT For over 150 years the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, better known as the MIT, has been the cradle of great inventions and inventors. Its buildings have witnessed the origin of the future over and over again, and the technologies that define our present were conceived right there. At the head of this source of innovation is Israel Ruiz. As Vice President of MIT, Israel believes that the future is only built with risky gambles. As risky as the predictions of Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the Laboratory of Design MIT Media Lab. Professor Negroponte is one of the great gurus of our time, having predicted in the 70's and 80's some of the innovations that are now part of our day to day life. His last prediction - absurd for some, brilliant for others - envisages yet again an astonishing future. Episode 6.- Michelle Bachelet “For a 50-50 planet in 2030“. Under this motto the UN wagers that this century is the century of women. Iñaki Gabilondo met with Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile and first director of UN Women, to talk about the steps necessary to achieve equality, such as increasing the presence of women in power. For Bachelet “the task ahead is gigantic.” Episode 7.- Norman Foster Looking to the future means looking into space. Living on the moon will be possible in 20 years, according to the European Space Agency that wants to build on the satellite a permanent base for astronauts. Iñaki Gabilondo interviewed Norman Foster, designer of the first lunar town to be constructed by robots at 384,000 kilometers from Earth. Episode 8.- Rafael Yuste What is a thought? How does consciousness work? The brain is the last frontier of science, the most perfect machine of evolution. Neuroscientist, Rafael Yuste, wants to draw the map of the human brain to be able to manipulate the neurons and be able to find a cure for diseases such as Alzheimer's or schizophrenia. A great challenge that Obama sponsoredand whose resolution, says Yuste, can give rise to a new humanism. Episode 9.- Rafael Rebolo The Sun is our star, the center of our planetary system and astrophysicists expect it to be also the answer to our energy problems. Rafael Rebolo, director of the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, believes that if we use the Sun as a laboratory in 10 years we could copy its way of generating clean energy. Rebolo also looks out to space to fin the origins of our species; the first echo of the Big Bang, and all from a privileged window to the Universe, the Canary Islands Observatory. Episode 10.- Neil deGrasse Tyson Will we go back to the Moon? Will we colonize Mars? Is there intelligent life out there? Neil De Grasse Tyson, known for his role as the narrator of the hit series “Cosmos” and voted the most attractive astrophysicist by “People” magazine, answers these and many more questions from Iñaki Gabilondo. DeGrasse Tyson reminds us that we are dust of stars; and warns us about the lack of support for science. GENERAL AUDIENCES - ALL AGES...more
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