SCIENCE . TECHNOLOGY

42 - The Answer to Almost Everything

14 × 30' (ENG, GER)

The new and different knowledge series asks all kinds of questions and gets to the bottom of them.

With a wink to Douglas Adams' cult book "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", the show navigates through the big and small questions of humankind. Associative, original, outside the box and cleverly inspired, each topic is rolled out. Are we all hearing the same thing? Will we love robots? Should we dream more? And how does time travel work? 42 continues to ask about causes and solutions. Apparently light, but always with weight.

Topics covered: Fear, Hearing, Flying, Robot Love, Dreams, Aging, The Population of Mars, Nuclear Energy, Excrements and Urine, Hate, Time Travel, Smelling, Colours, Probabilities

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Episodes

  1. Fear

    How beautiful life would be without fear: we could cross rocky gorges on a tightrope carefree, or dare to perfrom breakneck actions. But unfortunately we are afraid of many things - even those that are not dangerous at all. Why does fear have such a hold on us? And wouldn't it be much better if there were no fear at all?

  2. Hearing

    Does life actually have a soundtrack? From the first moment we are surrounded by noise and sound. No matter where we are, no matter what we do, we hear something. To what extent do noises and sounds influence us? Do we even all hear the same thing? And when we hear a sound, do we all hear it the same way? Or different?

  3. Flying

    If we stop flying from now on, we will have a global logistics problem; numerous supply chains would be interrupted. Continuing to fly as before is not an option either, because flying is considered a climate killer. Will we all be grounded soon or will we make a revolutionary energy transformation while flying? It's tricky, but the technologies already exist.

  4. Robot Love

    Artificial intelligence can recognize us, drive cars, operate surgeries with precision, create art and play perfect chess. Robots can do so many things. But what about artificial feelings? Will robots one day be our friends or partners? Can we love robots like a real human? And above all: Can they love us back?

  5. Dreams

    We dream for up to six years of our lives. What if dreams were more than fantasy? If we could take the brilliant ideas we had in our dreams into reality? There is creative potential in our dreams that is mostly left untapped. Should we dream more - and make the most of our dreams?

Facts

  • Original Title
    42 - Die Antwort auf fast alles
  • Year
    2022
  • Length
    14 × 30' (ENG, GER)
  • Resolution
    HD
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