2 episodes

There are so many technologies that make our world work - and we take so many of them for granted. But imagine what life would be like without everyday tools like the telephone, or the personal computer? Would our civilisation be where it is without things like powered flight?

It’s difficult to imagine how different life would be, but almost unbelievably, things could have turned out that way - because at the dawn of so many of our cornerstone technologies, there were those who did not see their potential and doomed them to failure.

This podcast series shares tales of technologies that were shunned and ridiculed, but went on to revolutionise the world.
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Opposed to Innovation: the stories of technologies that changed the world is brought to you by BMW.

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There are so many technologies that make our world work - and we take so many of them for granted. But imagine what life would be like without everyday tools like the telephone, or the personal computer? Would our civilisation be where it is without things like powered flight?

It’s difficult to imagine how different life would be, but almost unbelievably, things could have turned out that way - because at the dawn of so many of our cornerstone technologies, there were those who did not see their potential and doomed them to failure.

This podcast series shares tales of technologies that were shunned and ridiculed, but went on to revolutionise the world.
​​
Opposed to Innovation: the stories of technologies that changed the world is brought to you by BMW.

    The Computer

    The Computer

    We owe so much of our world today to the computer. In its many forms - from the largest servers to the tiniest wearables - the computer has become an indispensable part of our lives. But it had to fight to earn its place. Since the birth of the concept in the late 19th century, the computer hasn’t always been appreciated as the modern marvel we see it as today.

    • 11 min
    The Telephone

    The Telephone

    It’s a device that the world relies on - for information, communication and entertainment. Given how important it is in today’s world, it’s almost impossible to believe that, when it was first invented, the telephone had to fight for its survival. Hear how one of today’s most important technologies had to overcome legal battles, financial worries and a scared public before it proved itself to be indispensable.

    Opposed to Innovation: the stories of technologies that changed the world is brought to you by BMW.

    • 12 min

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