POPULAR SCIENCE’S FUTURE OF

The host of Popular Sciences Future Of - Baratunde Thurston is photographed on the set with the car bot during taping on the Stanford University campus.

The host of Popular Science's Future Of - Baratunde Thurston is photographed on the set with the car bot during taping on the Stanford University campus.

by Andrew Scafetta

In five, ten or 25 years, our lives will be significantly different. Advances in the way we play sports, live in our homes, connect with others, fight wars or take vacations will feel as commonplace in the future as viewing highdefinition television or driving to work seem to us today.

But there are astonishing scientific and technological innovations being developed today by entrepreneurs, researchers and maverick scientists all over the world that are destined to shape every aspect of our lives tomorrow. Science Channel and Popular Science magazine have partnered to bring audiences an extraordinary glimpse at how important characteristics of human life will fundamentally change in the near future with the all-new series Popular Science’s Future Of.

Each episode finds host Baratunde Thurston uncovering breakthrough research and exploring the genius prototypes that show how our lives will evolve. From a “smart football” that can make Baratunde throw like an NFL quarterback to exoskeletons that will increase a soldier’s endurance, strength and communications abilities, Thurston acts as correspondent of the future bringing perspective and understanding to what we can expect in our lifetimes. Upcoming episodes include examinations of the future of pleasure, connecting, adventure, immortality and habitats.

To capture the incredible technologies and the details of researchers’ intricate designs, film crews primarily used the Panasonic HDX-900 and the Panasonic Varicam for each of the episodes. Popular Science’s Future Of airs Mondays at 9 PM (ET/ PT) on Science Channel HD.  

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