CNN’s ‘Saved by the Future’ explores how breakthroughs today could shape tomorrow

HONG KONG, Dec. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In the third episode of ‘Saved by the Future’, CNN meets the inventors, scientists and futurists who explore how breakthroughs today could shape tomorrow, changing how we move, live and interact with the world around us. 

CNN’s ‘Saved by the Future’ explores how breakthroughs today could shape tomorrow
CNN’s ‘Saved by the Future’ explores how breakthroughs today could shape tomorrow

First up in this 30-minute show, hosted by Nicki Shields, we meet Richard Browning, a real life ‘Iron Man’ and founder of Gravity Industries, a leading jet pack production company. For Browning, these devices are about more than advancing human flight – the company’s devices are already being tested for potential real world use by paramedics and first responders. He says that modern day advances in 3D printing and battery power could shape up a future where jet packs are both accessible and sustainable.

CNN next hears from Amy Webb, quantitative futurist and founder of the Future Today Institute – an advisory group that identifies emerging trends and then examines future possibilities. She says that, while smartphones have become an essential part of our everyday lives, according to their latest research, these devices will soon disappear. Instead, in the future, phones could one day be replaced by an entirely intelligent world full of wearable devices, smart cities, smarter cars — all of which would change the infrastructure of the world around us.

Finally, CNN speaks to Professor Micho Kaku, an expert in theoretical physics who believes in the future, science and technology could make magic happen. One such example, he says, is a breakthrough known as programmable matter – the process by which tiny robots, known as nanobots, are collectively programmed to shapeshift on demand. He points to technological advances across artificial intelligence and microscopic technology that could one day allow us to bend and adapt physical objects according to our needs.

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Airtimes for 30-minute special:

Sunday, December 20 at 12:00am, 12:00pm and 7:30pm HKT
Monday, December 21 at 5:00am HKT

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