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FutureProofing

Series examining the implications - social and cultural, economic and political - of the big ideas that are set to transform the way society functions

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Sin

Will sin disappear in future, as technology and a better understanding of human behaviour allow us to stop people from sinning before they act? And if sin does disappear, what would the consequence...

Small

Discover how small things will significantly shape the future. From sub-atomic particles to small data and small politics, the small will affect the future in a big way. Presenters Leo Johnson and ...

Wealth

How will we become wealthy in future? Presenters Leo Johnson and Timandra Harkness journey to New York and the Arabian Gulf to discover how our understanding of wealth is changing. They explore new...

Healthcare

Healthcare is being transformed by technology. Presenters Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson discover what the future really holds for how we look after our health. Visiting the Silicon Valley techn...

Living in Space

What would it really be like to live on other planets, and what are the implications of humans colonising space? Living in space is becoming a real prospect, as plans develop for mass space travel...

The Future of the Future

Does the accelerating pace of technology change the way we think about the future? It's said that science fiction writers now spend more time telling stories about today than about tomorrow, becau...

Sport

Presenters Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson investigate the future of sport in the digital age. How will physical activity and organised sport be viewed in the years to come? FutureProofing looks...

Art

Art may not survive the 21st century as a separate, meaningful category - according to one of the UK's foremost art teachers. Both cultural change and massively increased accessibility to the tools...

Cities

Presenters Leo Johnson and Timandra Harkness discover how new forms of city living could dominate the 21st century. How will our cities look and feel, and what will life be like in the transformed ...

Work

Presenters Leo Johnson and Timandra Harkness discover how our society will change when machines do most of the work. What happens when automation becomes very widespread at work? Current economic f...

Intimacy

Presenters Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson investigate how intimacy will change in the 21st century. Can intimacy survive the erosion of privacy within our culture? FutureProofing reveals how new...

The Future of War

Technology threatens to transform warfare more than almost any other human activity. But what does the future of war look like in the 21st century? Presenters Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson he...

Language

Will technology enable us to communicate in all languages in future, or will we all be using just one? FutureProofing discovers the future of language and finds out how we may not need it all. Pr...

Memory

New research points to a future where we can artificially create and manipulate memory inside our own heads. What are the implications when we can control memory in this way, and why is it so impor...

Energy

If new energy sources offer cheap, plentiful power to everyone, how will the planet cope? FutureProofing examines a new method of power generation promising clean, limitless power for everyone. Can...

Crime

Who will be on top in the world of future crime - the cops or the criminals? How will crime change and what can be done to prevent it in future? Presenters Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson explore...

Ageing

Should we retire the concept of 'ageing'? The first episode of the new series of FutureProofing explores the technology and demography which herald a revolution in our ideas about ageing, and a f...

Mobility

How will we move from place to place in future? Will speed and freedom always be the goal? FutureProofing examines how huge changes in mobility will alter our world. From driverless vehicles to pe...

Ownership

Presenters Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson look at their belongings, and those of others, with fresh eyes as they ask - is ownership over? It may be a central pillar of most societies, but in the...

Food

Presenters Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson taste some strange foods of the future, as they investigate how technology and a rising global population might transform what we eat. With a predicted...

The Blockchain

FutureProofing is a series in which presenters Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson examine the implications - social and cultural, economic and political - of the big ideas that are set to transform ...

Identity

FutureProofing is a series in which presenters Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson examine the implications - social and cultural, economic and political - of the big ideas that are set to transform ...

Life

FutureProofing is a new series in which presenters Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson examine the implications - social and cultural, economic and political - of the big ideas that are set to transf...