Can We Have Unlimited Power?

Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society’s historical path.

We are the most power-hungry generation that has ever lived. This film tells the story of how that power has been harnessed – from wind, steam and from inside the atom. In the early years the drive for new sources of power was led by practical men who wanted to make money. Their inventions and ideas created fortunes and changed the course of history, but it took centuries for science to catch up, to explain what power is, rather than simply what it does. This search revealed fundamental laws of nature which apply across the universe, including the most famous equation in all of science, e=mc2.

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  • David1978

    Why are these UK documentaries always narrated by guys with speech impediments?

    I realise you probably spent your whole life trying to overcome your speech impediment and this is the pinical of your success, and for that, well done. However its just annoying to listen to and watch.

  • spacejam

    good point david. thanks

  • CAnn

    i like this commentator. i think he is charismatic. i now want a steam engine and a threshing machine lol

    • dicklickflickkickbricksickbaby

      Michael Mosley has host a bunch of really good ones. Surgery, psychology, even some non-medical ones on general science like this one.

      Good presenter too. Despite what others on here are saying, I think he sounds normal. British, but not annoying.

  • ayla

    I don’t think they chose Michael Mosely based upon his speech impediment, or being British. If you do some research about the fellow you might have a more interesting comment to make. What do you think about the content? The way someone speaks is irrelevant.

  • Hyped Up Document Watcher

    Fell Asleep.