3 episodes

Teenagers from around the world talk to technology pioneers who have shaped their lives.

World Wise Web BBC

    • Technology

Teenagers from around the world talk to technology pioneers who have shaped their lives.

    Socially assistive robots

    Socially assistive robots

    Assistive robots can act as companions and coaches to young and old alike, from autistic children to stroke survivors. Eighteen-year-old Saliha, from Bangladesh, talks to Professor Maja Mataric, from the University of Southern California, about why she is convinced technology can be a force for good. #WorldWiseWeb

    Producer: Tamsin Barber.

    World Wise Web is a co-production between BBC World Service and BBC Rewind.
    bbc.co.uk/archive

    Music composed by Nick Thorburn

    Archive: Robot archive is from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

    • 9 min
    The iPod

    The iPod

    The breakthrough design of the iPod - a portable music player that made the CDs and cassette tapes that had gone before redundant - totally changed our listening habits. Tony Fadell is its inventor. Speaking to 17-year-old budding designer Anna Zanelli in London, he explains how his love of DJing inspired his iconic creation. And, he tells her, the design would go on to transform how we talk to each other, with the launch of the iPhone. #WorldWiseWeb

    Producer: Tamsin Barber

    World Wise Web is a co-production between BBC World Service and BBC Rewind. bbc.co.uk/archive
    Music composed by Nick Thorburn

    • 9 min
    The preview

    The preview

    From GPS to Google search, meet the innovators and engineers who shape our digital world. Teenagers from around the globe talk to the tech pioneers who have changed our lives.
    Hosted by 17-year-old Anna Zanelli – herself a budding designer from London – we find out about the trials, errors, incredible hard work and sometimes just plain luck that made some of the most important digital inventions possible. And in the process of describing how they achieved their goals, we hear some words of wisdom for a new generation of innovators. Using the BBC and other archives we’ll also hear journalists, experts and the public talking at the time, giving their first reaction when the technology was launched.
    Episode one is available Friday 10 January 2020. #WorldWiseWeb

    • 2 min

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