Stephen Hawking’s Brave New World investigates the very latest game changing innovations. Presented by Prof Hawking, each episode takes one area of progress and sends five top scientists out to actively test the inventions and breakthroughs that are driving it. The team investigate human upgrades, the virtual world, bio-mimicry, high-tech emergency responses, and more. Featuring a wide range of examples, from advanced robotics and breathtaking digital actors, to cutting edge smart homes and electronic brain stimulation, the series reveals how science is delivering astonishing improvements to all our lives. Using the evidence they gather, the team reveals the year when each innovation will be rolled out for us all to benefit from, and Hawking then draws out his own uniquely insightful predictions about what our world will be like in the years to come.