What If?

What If?

What If?' from BBC Future explores thought experiments and hypothetical scenarios.
What If? - Space Tourist Gives Birth

Space Tourist Gives Birth

As part of the BBC's What If? season of programmes, we commissioned a week of news reports that take a light-hearted look at the future. Here is a tale of the first birth in space and an unfortunate accident at the cryonics plant.
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What If? - All Meat Sales Banned

All Meat Sales Banned

As part of the BBC's What If? season of programmes, we commissioned a week of news reports that take a light-hearted look at the future. All sales of meat have been banned and the last prison on Earth is about to close.
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What If? - Digital Eye Unveiled

Digital Eye Unveiled

As part of the BBC's What If? season of programmes, we commissioned a week of news reports that take a light-hearted look at the future. Augmented reality contact lenses powered by the human body are unveiled, while cyborgs get legal protection.
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What If? - Hypersonic Take-Off

Hypersonic Take-Off

As part of the BBC's What If? season of programmes, we commissioned a week of news reports that take a light-hearted look at the future. The first flights at six times the speed of sound mean London and Sydney are just a few hours apart.
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What If? - 10000m Tower Opens

10000m Tower Opens

As part of the BBC's What If? season of programmes, we commissioned a week of news reports that take a light-hearted look at the future. A 10km high tower opens and the number of languages spoken in the world hits an all time low.
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