Are you ready to catch up with science fiction? Discover the science and technology of sense enhancement and recovery and explore how new technologies will revolutionize how we see, touch, taste, hear and smell. We’ll delve into the awe-inspiring and emotional stories of people whose lives are being turned around. HUMAN+ is an immersive series that appeals to and awakens viewers’ five senses through five episodes. The series lets us experience how we’ll use our senses of tomorrow.
If there is one sense undergoing a gargantuan revolution, it’s touch. Today, technology makes it possible to touch holograms, feel materials on a screen and control objects from a distance with a simple, specific gesture in mid-air. Awesome right?
Scientific advances in hearing truly defy the imagination. Technology is actively reinventing the ear. Not only is science currently able to implant devices to overcome deafness, but it is also developing hearing aids that surpass the ear’s natural acoustic abilities.
The science of sight has entered a new era. By uncovering the mysteries of sight, and pairing this new knowledge with technology, research is changing the lives of a great many people. We will go even further, and check out what was once the realm of science fiction: the bionic lens, Scary, or awesome?
4. Smell & Taste
Taste and smell are intertwined, and together they reveal the flavors of the food we eat. But we’re learning that senses are not limited to their primary, traditional functions. We are moving towards a world where smell can be exploited to influence our behaviour, even without our knowledge.
5. The Orchestra of Senses
Our senses are not designed to give us the most accurate representation of the outside world, instead the array of data they collect emphasizes certain things and allows others to take a back seat – it’s a magnificent orchestra and the conductor is your brain. Nothing can match the brain’s talent. It is capable of change and adaptation. The untapped potential of sensory perception is mind-boggling.