Origins: The Journey Of Humankind

June 2018
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Season 1 Episode 8

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This is the story of how our world came to be - how communication defined our species and created the modern age, giving voice to the boundless human imagination, connecting us globally and to the stars. Communication gives us self-expression and collective knowledge - but it can also subvert and corrupt, and even manipulate entire populations.
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Season 1 Episode 7

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Freedom of movement has given us freedom of mind. The flow of people and materials exposes us to new ideas, new ways of life, and new understanding. This is the story of how transportation turned society inside out. A look at how engines and animals powered the rise of civilisation - and how the innovations that drive humanity forward made us modern.
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Season 1 Episode 6

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When it comes to the edge of the darkness, the bend in the horizon or the distant stars, humans can’t help ourselves: exploration is in our nature. We have climbed to the summits of the Earth, peered into the depths of the oceans and planted our feet on the Moon. Our primal curiosity has sparked new inventions and revealed the mysteries of the universe.
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Season 1 Episode 5

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The human race has moved from bone huts to skyscrapers. Today, we are seemingly everywhere we want to be. Our walls and structures dominate the landscape. They don’t just protect us, they define us. They represent our dream of the modern world. This is the story of how we shaped the world around us, and how that world shaped us back.
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Season 1 Episode 4

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Despite all our advances, humans keep inventing terrible new ways to kill each other. What if the same thing that gave us civilization also led to an unending cycle of violence? We learned to work together, and we learned to fight together. Much of our technology was created to fight wars. For all its evils, war is the origin of the modern world.
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Season 1 Episode 3

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Expansion of societies led to the proliferation of trade routes. As commerce flourished, the barter system prevalent in inter-societal trades gave way to the currency system that led to the modern day global economy.
May 2018
42:43

Season 1 Episode 2

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The human species is in an escalating arms race with super-bugs and super-viruses: living organisms that attack our bodies, adapt to our treatments, evolve and fight back. Though we’ve made incredible strides in modern science, we may have to look back to move forward. How will the lessons of the past help defeat these modern day plagues?
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Season 1 Episode 1

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We are the Fire Species. Harnessing fire gave us the power to create, to destroy and to transform. But it also taught us hard lessons about what we can and cannot control. This is the story of how fire transformed our biology and carried us from the savannah to the Moon.
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