Information Theory

Recent progress in information theory has led to the discovery of a highly complex dolphin language. Could this breakthrough also open the door to alien communication?

Information Theory

Information Theory
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Recent progress in information theory has led to the discovery of a highly complex dolphin language. Could this breakthrough also open the door to alien communication?

Is The Universe A Matrix?

Is The Universe A Matrix?
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If we are living in a matrix wouldn’t there be a wireframe holding it together? Silas Beane, nuclear physicist believes he has pinpointed a glitch in the universe that could reveal this grid?

Are There More Than Three Dimensions?

Are There More Than Three Dimensions?
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Young Morgan watches water bugs and ponders the idea there may be more than three dimensions.

Is Reality Real?

Is Reality Real?
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When a magician comes to Morgan's town, he wonders if his perception of reality can be tricked, then what is reality?

Are We Simulations of Ourselves?

Are We Simulations of Ourselves?
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Is it possible "post-humans," have such advanced computing power they can run many simulations of our lives? Are we biological beings or are we patterns of data created that are acting in staged dramas?

Could We Program a Believable Reality?

Could We Program a Believable Reality?
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Video game designer Jesse Schell explains why it is hard to create an alternate reality. It’s not just about the three dimensions; you’d have to create all the other senses. Could a computer handle all that?

Immersive Simulations

Immersive Simulations
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Man Meets Computer

Man Meets Computer
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Playlist: Are We Here For A Reason?

Playlist: Are We Here For A Reason?
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What Are We Really Made Of

What Are We Really Made Of
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As young Morgan studies a pocket watch, it makes him wonder what we are really made of?

Virtual Versions of Ourselves

Virtual Versions of Ourselves
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Genes, Memes and Tremes

Genes, Memes and Tremes
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It’s not just genes that govern how we evolve. Our ideas or "memes" are much the same - they are passed on and can shape the way we live. Is the passing of ideas the reason we exist?

Are We Here For A Reason?

Are We Here For A Reason?
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After billions of years of evolution, is all the knowledge we've gained leading towards a final goal?

Domesticating Animals

Domesticating Animals
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Through the ages, most animals were domesticated by humans by selecting the most docile to breed. But there's one animal that appears to have domesticated itself. Which one it it?

Evolution is Like Poker

Evolution is Like Poker
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Richard Lenski, who is conducting the world’s longest evolutionary experiment has tended colonies of e-coli over 27 years. After years, one strain mutates. Why did that group evolve?

Playlist: Can Time Go Backwards?

Playlist: Can Time Go Backwards?
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When Does Life Begin?

When Does Life Begin?
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When Morgan makes a sandwich and it grows mold it leads him to ask, when does life begin?

Can We Build a Time Machine?

Can We Build a Time Machine?
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Does Time Really Exist?

Does Time Really Exist?
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As young Morgan plays in the woods in summer, he wonders if time really exists

Could We Go Back In Time?

Could We Go Back In Time?
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Closed time like curves, exotic arrangements of matter overlapping back upon themselves, suggest it might be possible to go back in time. Professor Todd Brun studies this theory, but believes we cannot change events.

Could the Future Affect What’s Happening Now?

Could the Future Affect What’s Happening Now?
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Experiments with subatomic particles show the future position of the particle limits where it can be in the present. Professor Paul Davies thinks may also be happening at the level of our everyday reality.

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