James Burke has put all of his TV shows on YouTube for free! Who’s James Burke you might ask? He’s the guy that did Connections, The Day the Universe Changed, Connections 2, and Connections 3, to name the shows ‘Merkins will be most familiar with. The Connections series show how one invention led to another, and then to another, and so on, with many of them being accidental. The Day the Universe Changed shows how various scientific discoveries changed societies. Absolutely fascinating stuff, and well worth rewatching if you haven’t seen it in a while. (I hadn’t seen the original Connections series since it first aired back in the 70s. The last episode pretty well nails the development of the internet and some of the issues around privacy, long before most people ever thought of such things.)
Yea man !
I discovered those a couple months back and have been reacquainting myself… since I was familiar with James Burke Connections series back in the day. Fun thought provoking stuff, even if some errors and flaws occur.
I keep meaning to revisit his
“After the Warming” James Burke
Using “virtual reality” computer simulations, social journalist James Burke traces the Earth’s history of ice ages and warming trends, and presents several possible scenarios caused by the greenhouse effect during the 1990s to 2050. The video release consists of two videos, “The Fatal Flower” and “Secret of the Deep.”
I remember it making an impression on me then, considering I was already worrying about the society driven global warming thing.
I’m weirdly hesitant . . . I’ll get to it one of these evenings.