Welcome to Iowa Public Television! If you are seeing this message, you are using a browser that does not support web standards. This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device. Read more on our technical tips page.

Iowa Public Television


Beyond Human

Living Machines (#102)

This program investigates the smart machines and robots that may one day run society and do work for humans. To explore this strange new era, the program integrates live action with extensive animation and visual effects. [55 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

PBS Video

Series Description: This series explores a brave new world in which people are becoming more like machines and machines more like people. This time of tremendous technological change and even smaller and more powerful computer chips fuels some fantastic new visions about the future.

« Upcoming Episodes

All Episodes

  • Body Electric (#101)

    The first program looks at miniscule machines that may become part of human bodies: robots coursing through the blood stream to battle cancer cells one on one; virtual vision systems projected directly into the cerebral cortex; or computers designed to interface with nervous systems. [55 minutes]

« Upcoming Episodes

« Back to Programs A-Z

- display sidebar --->