National Geographic Channel (NGC) and General Electric (GE) are teaming up for a new series called Breakthrough. Each episode in the series will investigate how the advancements made in the fields of science, medicine, and technology will change our lives in the very near future. What’s more, each episode has been directed by some of Hollywood’s best filmmakers to bring these scientific advancements to life on television.
In the episode titled, "How Long Can We Live?," Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard explains the science behind aging and explores whether or not it is possible to live forever. The episode features 21-year-old scientist Laura Deming, who entered MIT at the young age of 14, and her passion for stretching the human lifespan. Through Howard’s amazing storytelling and Deming’s research, this episode explores how it may be possible one day to live our entire lives disease-free. Other episodes question whether today’s research may lead to limitless green energy or how humans may wind up living as cyborgs. To find out more incredible discoveries, do not miss NGC and GE’s new show, Breakthrough, which comes out this month.