Paul Giamatti Uncovers the Impending Cyborg Revolution
Watch Paul Giamatti on his experience exploring the scientific advancements that are joining human and machine on his episode of Breakthrough on National Geographic Channel.
Chances are you either know, or you are, a cyborg: a person who is aided or enhanced by embedded technology, such as artificial limbs or pacemakers. But advances in science are taking us beyond replacement parts and into a new realm. They are expanding the range of our senses and changing the nature of the human body and mind. Breakthrough fusions of biology and technology are making us stronger, faster and smarter. But as the natural and the man-made worlds merge, will we become more than human? Or something other than human?
Developed by the National Geographic Channel and GE, Breakthrough is a revolutionary new series about scientific explorers and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. This six-part series covers remarkable scientific discoveries in brain science, longevity, water, energy, pandemics and cyborg technology. Directed by Hollywood visionaries, Angela Bassett, Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Brett Ratner, each episode will explore the courage, imagination, passion and self-sacrifice of the scientists bringing these innovations to life. Breakthrough, Sundays at 9/8c on the National Geographic Channel. New epsiodes air every Sunday at 9/8c.