Connections 1 - 01 - The Trigger Effect - BBC 1978
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James Burke science historian takes an interdisciplinary approach to the history of science and
...James Burke science historian takes an interdisciplinary approach to the history of science and invention and demonstrates how various discoveries, scientific achievements, and historical world events built off one another in an interconnected way to bring about particular aspects of modern technology.
Episode 1:The Trigger Effect
Both the beginning and the end of the story are here. The end is our present dependence on complex technological networks illustrated by the NYC power blackouts. Life came almost to a standstill: support systems taken for granted failed. How did we become so helpless? Technology originated with the plow and agriculture. Each invention demands its own follow-up: once started, it is hard to stop. This segment ends in Kuwait, where society has leapt from ancient Egypt to the technology of today in 30 years.
Connections , Connections² , Connections³ , also: The Day the Universe Changed , Re-Connections - BBC, PBS, TLC
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