Hello World

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Hello WorldBusiness journalist Ashlee Vance hosts this series that explores how technology is shaping the future. Each episode focuses on a different country, exploring ways in which the local culture and geography influence the nation's approach to technology. Vance searches for the inventors and scientists behind the innovations to see how they are changing the future. On his journey, Vance finds fresh -- and sometimes weird -- tech creations, including robot exoskeletons and virtual reality characters in New Zealand.
EP11Burning Man meets Mad Max at King of the Hammers, a 212-mile-long offroad race in the California desert that only the hardiest racers with the most kitted-out vehicles will even finish.
EP1 "The Airship Strikes Back"Traveling from California to Ohio and to the Hindenburg's birthplace in Germany to see if zeppelins, the majestic airships whose golden age passed a century ago with the Hindenburg disaster, can really make a comeback.
EP2 "Kyrgyzstan Part 1 - Kings of Youtube"The tiny, landlocked former Soviet nation of Kyrgyzstan is hoping to join the global tech economy by empowering its engineers and content creators. We hang out with the blockbuster YouTube success D-Billions, and learn about a darker side of Kyrgyz society from feminist singer-songwriter Zere.
EP3 "Kyrgyzstan Part 2 - Dreams of a Tech Future"The ambitious young women behind a coding army that might one day lead a local tech revolution; meeting a wealthy Kyrgyz businessman who's using his fortune to try to transform the lives of the country's rural villagers.
EP10 "Nigeria - Where the Tech Hustle is Real"As the country looks to leapfrog ahead, it's turning to an ambitious young workforce; meeting the "Zuckerberg of Nigeria" along with other top founders, all of whom see the nation's infrastructure problems as opportunities for innovation.
EP4 "LA Part 1 -- A Sci-Fi Industrial Revolution"Best known as the heart of American entertainment, Los Angeles is fast becoming a hub for hard-tech startups; looking at the innovative manufacturing companies finding new ways to make modern marvels.
EP5 "LA Part 2 - The Children of SpaceX"In Part 2, we dive deep into LA's burgeoning space industry, one that's been supercharged by talented veterans of SpaceX. We check out a rocket-building company, an asteroid-mining outfit and a startup that's trying to build the first space station dedicated to zero-G manufacturing. We also visit a supermarket for stellar gizmos, where space companies shop for parts for their rockets and satellites.
EP6 "Colorado's Maverick Inventors"Denver, Colo.: come for the sunshine, stay for the community of tech mavericks; from rocket engines to sci-fi weapons, the next great US tech firm may already be taking shape in the Mountain West.
EP7 "Switzerland Part 1: A High-Tech Utopia"Switzerland is full of advanced tech startups, thanks to business-friendly laws and an appetite for new ideas; visiting an inventor who makes drones do miraculous things and a company that's growing human skin in a lab.
EP8 "Switzerland Part 2: Brains, Brains, Brains"Switzerland is home to some of the world's most advanced research on the brain and its connection to the body, from a company that helps restore movement in the paralyzed to brain-research labs combining neuroscience, computers and AI.
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Business journalist Ashlee Vance hosts this series that explores how technology is shaping the future. Each episode focuses on a different country, exploring ways in which the local culture and geography influence the nation's approach to technology. Vance searches for the inventors and scientists behind the innovations to see how they are changing the future. On his journey, Vance finds fresh -- and sometimes weird -- tech creations, including robot exoskeletons and virtual reality characters in New Zealand.
Original Air Date: Mar 25, 2016
Genres: News/TalkTV Series
Rating: TVG
Playback: HD
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