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Five Keys: Opening Doors to the Future


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For better or worse, science has played a central role in the life and development of human civilization. Now, however, with scientific research and technology developing at an exponential rate the likes of which mankind has never seen before, new issues have been raised. This 5-part documentary series takes an in-depth look at the five key areas of scientific innovation that are likely to have the largest impact on the future of our global society.


  • New Materials

    In the last two centuries alone, mankind has witnessed an explosion in the production of new and entirely synthetic materials - most significantly the plastics that now occupy a prominent place in our everyday lives. But with the advent of nanotechnology, everything we have achieved so far may have been just the beginning.

    Length: 00:47:15
    Usage rights: 7/1/2016 to 6/30/2025
  • Seeds: Genetic Engineering

    In the past, overpopulation and food-shortage issues have plagued humanity. Today, cross-breeding and genetic modification of plants has played a significant role in allowing the human population to expand to the staggering extent that we are witnessing today and may be able to overcome the imposing threat of food shortages.

    Length: 00:48:01
    Usage rights: 7/1/2016 to 6/30/2025
  • The Sun

    The possibilities offered by the Sun in terms of clean, sustainable solar and wind energy seem endless. In fact, new research and technologies might very well be the solution to mankind's current dependency on oil and the social and political harm that tend to result from this dependency.

    Length: 00:50:00
    Usage rights: Expires 6/30/2025



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