World-Changing Ideas

World-Changing Ideas

Fascinating stories, need-to-know briefings and compelling video inspired by BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas event series.
World-Changing Ideas - World-Changing Ideas Summit 2016 Highlights

World-Changing Ideas Summit 2016 Highlights

Get a taste of how the day went in Sydney from the astronauts, audience and TV presenters who attended.
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World-Changing Ideas - Michael Mosley - My World-Changing Idea

Michael Mosley - My World-Changing Idea

Michael Mosley discusses reversing his Type 2 diabetes by following a rapid weight loss diet pioneered by Dr Roy Taylor.
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World-Changing Ideas - Emma Johnston on Blue Engineering

Emma Johnston on Blue Engineering

Emma Johnston is advocating for blue engineering - the marine version of the green engineering movement on land. Blue engineering isn't just some hippie ideal; it's a necessity. We are encroaching further and further into the marine environment
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World-Changing Ideas - Claudia Hammond's World-Changing Idea

Claudia Hammond's World-Changing Idea

Mental time-travel sets us apart from other animals and brings us many advantages, but can new technology save us from its downsides?
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World-Changing Ideas - The Future of Hypersonic Travel

The Future of Hypersonic Travel

Professor Michael Smart tells BBC Future what world changing idea he would like to see implemented by humanity.
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World-Changing Ideas - David Attenborough - My World-Changing Idea

David Attenborough - My World-Changing Idea

BBC Future asked David Attenborough what world-changing idea he would like to see implemented by humanity.
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World-Changing Ideas - Andrew Thomas - My World-Changing Idea

Andrew Thomas - My World-Changing Idea

As part of a series of short films coinciding with BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas Summit 2016, retired astronaut Andrew Thomas explains his World-Changing Idea.
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World-Changing Ideas - Richard Hollingham - My World-Changing Idea

Richard Hollingham - My World-Changing Idea

As part of a series of short films coinciding with BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas Summit 2016, science journalist Richard Hollingham explains his World-Changing Idea.
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World-Changing Ideas - Human Social Project, Cracking the Real Code of Life

Human Social Project, Cracking the Real Code of Life

The most meaningless, dangerous phrase in genetics is “The gene for X,” says Steve Jones, because the more we learn about DNA the less important it seems.
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World-Changing Ideas - Eben Upton - A Self-Employed World

Eben Upton - A Self-Employed World

If we let people control technology rather than being its slave, it will lead us away from a world where we work for large corporations and towards one where we can turn our own ideas into reality, thinks Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton.
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World-Changing Ideas - Simpler Solutions for Unlocking Secrets of Ageing Minds

Simpler Solutions for Unlocking Secrets of Ageing Minds

Could tiny organisms help us understand the extraordinary complexity of the human brain, and how to keep our brains healthy as we get older? One person thinks so.
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World-Changing Ideas - Why We Need Young Minds to Design Our Future

Why We Need Young Minds to Design Our Future

To understand how to adapt to and shape our rapidly changing world, we have to study how children, not adults, respond to it, says a top designer.
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World-Changing Ideas - Preventative Genetics - The Ultimate Way to Halt Disease

Preventative Genetics - The Ultimate Way to Halt Disease

Can the information in our genes reveal serious medical issues years in advance? A leading geneticist thinks it's possible.
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World-Changing Ideas - Why Everyone May Have A Personal Air Vehicle

Why Everyone May Have A Personal Air Vehicle

The idea of having a part car, part plane, part drone parked outside your home may not be as far-fetched as it seems. There really aren’t any technological hurdles to this.
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World-Changing Ideas - A Smarter Way to Stop Hunger

A Smarter Way to Stop Hunger

We have the ability to feed the world, but we must use all the resources, technology and science we have to make sure we feed people in need, says food bank head Catherine d’Amato.
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World-Changing Ideas - Everybody Spies or Nobody Does

Everybody Spies or Nobody Does

With fears increasing over snooping states and phone hacking, how do we balance privacy and security? Security technologist Bruce Schneier says we must face up to a stark choice.
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World-Changing Ideas - Tissue Engineering - Grow Your Own Smart Organs

Tissue Engineering - Grow Your Own Smart Organs

Robert Langer thinks one day we could grow tissues and organs from our cells, which contain sensors that can alert you when illness is about to strike.
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World-Changing Ideas - We Must Become a Multi-Planet Species

We Must Become a Multi-Planet Species

The technology to reach nearby planets is possible, and one astronaut thinks we must colonise other worlds for our long-term survival.
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World-Changing Ideas - The Future of the Internet

The Future of the Internet

Dark web, regulation, privacy… what is the future of the internet?
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World-Changing Ideas - Why Science Needs Imagination and Beauty

Why Science Needs Imagination and Beauty

How do the best scientists solve life’s greatest mysteries? A Nobel Prize winner takes you inside his mind and explains why the key is imaginative play.
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World-Changing Ideas - What Are Aliens Like?

What Are Aliens Like?

What will alien life look like? Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins told BBC Future why it may be a complete surprise.
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World-Changing Ideas - Why We Should Live on Other Planets

Why We Should Live on Other Planets

Can we ever live on other planets? Former astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman speaks to BBC’s Laura Trevelyan about why humanity’s future may depend on living on other worlds.
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World-Changing Ideas - Why Future Cars Will Be More Fun

Why Future Cars Will Be More Fun

From vehicles with sails to cars controlled by wingsuits, the future of driving may be more about pleasure than getting from A to B, says Michelin’s Ben Ebel.
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World-Changing Ideas - Can Tech Create A New Renaissance?

Can Tech Create A New Renaissance?

In a funny, personal talk, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian describes the internet’s next big trend – “crowd patronage” – citing everything from To Kill a Mockingbird to lolcats.
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