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It was the night before Clickmas and
all through the smart home of the
gizmo was wearing, not even a drone,
the stock is full with gadgets
galore with virtually realities
primed to explore.
The very next day, you gave it away.
This year, to save you from tears. I
will give it to someone special.
welcome to the Clickmas special!
Thank you very much to John the
excellent rendition to start us off,
would you believe it, the gang is
all here, the are decked with nifty
gadgetry that it is time to get this
party started. That! This is the
Lyric Speaker, it streams music from
your smartphone from Spotify and
also picks up the lyrics from
Spotify and displays it on screen
you to have a sociable conversation.
And if you do want that, you can
talk about the fact this cost £3600.
Does it play Mariah Carey?
Technically it does but let's not
I tell you what, I have a
Christmas present for you, Spencer.
You've always wanted to be a Jedi
Knight, I know this, you have always
wanted to have a light sabre button
but with this augmented reality Star
battling headsets, you can.
Fabulous. Can I try it? Yes, but you
have to go over there because I know
you and your waiting arms, you will
something over. -- waving.
get lost in a galaxy far, far away,
Dan is getting lost in his favourite
Come on, come on, come on. I have
just crushed it! It is a stunning
game, I would love to tell you it is
just like driving the real thing
but... I cannot just yet. This is
the Nissan GT-R, it is 4-wheel-drive
traction control system, it lays
down almost all the 550 horses from
the engine to the tarmac. It is a
top speed that would make your nose
bleed, and goes 0- 60 in under three
seconds. I am ready to go again!
(BLEEP)! Are (BLEEP)!
Oh my god! You want to be a little
bit... So we've played the game,
we've driven the car, so how
about... We do both. This is a
full-sized fully expect
rent-controlled Nissan GT-R C, it
has been made by the team at JLP
design and is driven by a standard
PlayStation controller. Four Baz
control the transmission, staring,
throttle and the brakes. The six
number crunchers in the Brutt couple
of my adjustment is 100 times per
second. So just to be clear, I'm
going to be driving that car with
this while Rob chases it in the car
we are in. We don't lose contact,
obviously. I know. Bonkers. This is
£100,000 worth of sports car and I
have to say it is twitchy. Just like
a Grand Prix, a bit of break, there
we go, Indigo, there we turn. Just
take a little bit of. He has gone
around the corner, he hasn't
smashed! Sports car! This car has so
much power and are literally have to
just dab a finger and it moves, I
mean, it really does. Incredible.
Wow! Just be able to control
something as powerful as that is so
much responsibility, actually, but
once you get into which you get
focused on the car, it is just
incredible. We should all have one
of these Christmas, shouldn't we? Oh
well. Nice to dream.
Dan, it's looked amazing. Pointless.
Absolutely terrifying, Spencer. I
think we created a new OG.
Well, good. In an attempt, moving
on, in an attempt to add some
substance to this Christmas debacle,
we have decided to cross to a
familiar friend who is a powerful
telepresence, Dave Lee in San
Robots things. -- sings.
Dave, nice wheels! A serious upgrade
of the old telepresence box, I
suppose you are now a serious news
Thank you, finally the
rubber to grade I have feel like I
Tell us about your 2017,
you are in the heart of it all in
silicon valley San Francisco, what
is this year be like for you?
like this year, the things that made
the big companies really good and
profitable and rich is now the same
thing that is giving them serious
headaches. We have seen algorithms
fightback, causing all sorts of
problems. Fake news, propaganda from
the Russians, various issues that
faced -- Facebook and Google and
YouTube and all of these companies
are suffering from and this year has
been am trying to deal with but I
did they have managed it all,
Over here in what I call
the rest of the world everyone is
looking at Silicon valley and it
almost looks a bit large companies
could topple because of these kind
of scandals. What is the feeling
like in Silicon Valley? Are people
worried or are they getting on with
the next new crazy service?
they are more grumpy about this than
worried Comey I think Silicon valley
field but when Washington has a go
at them about fake news or when the
rest of the world thinks they are
not doing a good enough job they
think they are being picked on, is
the sense I get from many companies,
they feel like it is the thing that
isn't their fault they will be able
to fix it but it may take some time
or indeed we may just have to learn
that these networks are going to be
perfect all the time. That is the
sense I get. I think they hope that
as we going to Christmas and the new
year we might move on from this
issue and stop talking about it
quite so much. But I don't think
people will forget, I think people
will be talking about is well into
Or, horror, hope, Mary
This is my friend, I felt
she would bring some fun to the
table, it recognises me. A low! It
is a robot who can say phrases and
play educational games and it can
even do that. But look at what it
does on the table. Don't worry, it
will not eat your chocolate coins.
But its mind or bitcoin?
for chocolate coins.
Team, the food
is nearly ready, 15 minutes. What is
I know you said not to bring
you anything and this is no
criticism to your cooking but this
is some 3-D printed Christmas dinner
while we are waiting. But looks
delicious. Beef, brussels sprout,
Seriously, they are
different flavours? Yes, that is
beefy, oh, God, why do sprout exist,
I am nervous like it is my
own cooking and I am worried about
what it tastes like. Should I?
think you should try that. That is
just the consistency of beef. So,
what you think? That is the sprouts,
actually. They do look pretty
similar. That is definitely the
cranberry. So this... Must be... The
How is it?
I mean, it is
genius because it does taste kind of
like what you described, the
consistency not really and it is
OK, well it was freshly
prepared for us by dovetail who
prepared home 3-D food printers so
you could even create something like
brussels sprouts a taste of
chocolate. Or you could do with the
others wait based on nutrition.
struck up a taste like brussels
sprouts, that would be ludicrous.
think it may have consumed a few
calories here, probably literally a
phew, just in case you want to burn
off those three calories, here is my
present for you. Happy Clickmas, it
is a smart skipping rope.
smart skipping rope.
It will shall
skip that every time you jump this
light flashes. Oh, my goodness!
people can see all around how hard
you are working.
Thank you so much.
Maybe you could go and have a skip
and in the meantime you could take a
look at how your Christmas groceries
would be heading to you very soon.
This this is a cargo's Hatfield
fulfilment centre, a place where
humans work alongside a process that
already looks ready automated. But
the robots are coming. Wow! This
grocery picking robot is being
tested here and early next year she
will be making an appearance at one
of the warehouses to do the job for
real. It has been trained to
identify 2000 of the company boss
and 50,000 products using computer
vision and as long as those products
are nonporous, basically anything
that would be damaged by being
picked up by this vacuum, and it can
take them out of the picking box,
take them through the scanner, and
place them in the baking area. But
this isn't the only robot being
tested here. I am off to meet a man
called panels and an arm called
Hello. I don't know who's hand shake
first. I will go for yours. OK, so
while this robot looks like its
purpose is just have the human
touch, it can pick things up without
damaging them, it does also have
another skill. What is this what
have been taught to do is the same
thing a human would. So to put your
hand on it, and do that. Can you
help it demonstrates, please?
The movement is quite
something, it has a few elbows
there. But it has grabbed it and it
has picked it up successfully.
can put it down.
Christmas to you, too.
get a sneak peek behind the scenes
to find out a bit more about how you
try to make a hand seem more human.
Zach who has been working on this
project for a while, what are the
challenges you face?
One of the main
challenges is to actually get this
handle glove to sense the forces
that a human concerns. We as humans
have a very delicate sense of touch
so we can handle objects like
apples. So we have tried to
reproduce that by having a sort of
So this Apple,
apart from being a bit squashed, has
obviously been approved as being
good. I don't think I need to do any
shopping this week, I am
disappearing with all your products.
Well, seeing as the robot couldn't
join us for Clickmas lunch, I
thought it was only ferret out a
cracker. Let's see what it makes of
it. In what country will you not
find a vegetarian? You don't know?
Turkey. Cue laughter. Does it not do
Well, I have to say, you get a
greater view of London's West End
from up here. We are on the roof of
John Lewis at the moment. These
aren't any old binoculars. These are
made by IQ, and they are basically a
combination of a lens strapped to a
smartphone strapped to a viewer.
They allow you to record what you
are seeing so you can watch it back
later and share it with friends.
Nice. I'm freezing. I say, Bahman.
Well, hello, Spencer!
If it is
intelligent's Nick Kwek.
Cold. Can you give me something
Here you go, a lovely hot
chocolate. I say hot, because
actually that is a smart mug you are
holding. It connects to your mobile
phone with an app, and that works
like a thermostat. You choose the
delight -- desired to bridge of your
drink and that keeps it warm all day
All day long!
At least until
your smartphone's battery dies, at
which point the power in the month
I will drink it, then.
will be £80.
£80! What's that,
production? I needed back in the
I hope you are enjoying the show.
Good to be back inside. Kate, what
are you doing with your hand?
making sweet, sweet music. Can you
not hear it? It is wonderful. This
is the remedy digital music glove,
and the way that it works, it
connects to an apple in your phone
and these four stencils here turned
on and off loops. -- sensors. And
these four sensors initiates apples.
So you can choose lots of different
musical styles that you want. Drum
and bass, hip-hop, EDM. Electranet
Yes, I know.
even put a bit of flange on. This is
what somebody who with absolutely no
musical ability whatsoever, I am
sure you can tell, can create.
Russell, everybody. Fabulous. Now it
is time for my Christmas present to
you all. And indeed you at home as
well. Now, you might remember, last
week I got to talk Art with
performance art superstar Marina
Abramovic, and during that chat, we
talked about how we immersed
ourselves and technology every week
and sometimes it was difficult to
tear away from the table of what
used to be called a normal life.
Well, this was Marina's answer to
me. I think this is her Christmas
message to us all.
You have to do
come to my world, which I create
some ring called the Abramovic
method. You can do it in your own
home. You decide, one day a week,
that you take your phone and your
computer and switch them off and you
don't put them, you don't put any
electronics around. You do nothing.
Doing nothing is being yourself.
Because all that you do is look
inwards. When you are surrounded by
entertainment you're not being with
yourself alone, in silence.
So if I
was to do that, I can tell you, I
would sit there and then I would...
Just wonder what is going on. And
then I might get bored.
the board is a sign that something
is wrong with you. You have to get
bored. You have to go beyond the
board. Sit for six hours and do
nothing and see what happens to your
boredom. The board goes away. You
start seeing that actually, you are
nervous, you are hysterical, your
breathing is raised. Go another four
hours. You start breeding more
slowly. You start relaxing. You
start getting to the centre of
yourself. It takes time. It takes
effort. To relax, that is huge work.
I really use technology to help make
life more efficient. Which means
that messages come in here and I can
deal with these messages while I am
walking somewhere else. So I am
conscious that I've lost that piece,
I've lost the peace and quiet of
having a walk.
The thing is, every
email you write, you have done all
the work, you write all the emails
that you have in your computer in
the morning. You can double back,
every email is not important. And
then what are you doing next week?
That is the problem, if one person,
like me, tries to do it differently,
the rest of the world still operates
at a much higher pace and are still
get those messages back, can you do
this, can you pop this in here.
you imagine if you have three days
to live? You would ask all these
emails? No. Why don't you take every
day like the last day of your life?
I wouldn't get paid, though.
again, how much we need of this to
live, how much supercity can we
have? It is so important to question
everything, how we can create our
life in a minimal way and how many
things we need to adopt. It is
incredible. That questioning, only
when you really put your life, it is
so important to question everything.
Question how we can create our life
in a minimal way. You know, my
generation is Telegraph 's and
Xerox. -- telegrams. The young
generation, the kids who were born
with the computers in the
videogames, these are the people who
can actually do something about it.
This is the target. That is the
That was Marina Abramovic
telling us to throw away our
technology, which is a bit of a
downer, especially for Ross, because
that's all we know.
Well, Spencer, I
think I've got something that might
cheer you up. Technology isn't
always that bad. We've been going on
about a hour all the, and Kate, if I
could get a hand from you. -- going
on about AR.
What witchcraft is
This is the AR air measure
app, creating a painting in AR. You
can paintings, measured things, all
with an AR.
And you stick that
anywhere in space, and it's not
really there. It's not really there,
everybody! If you are wondering,
this a photo of the Quick team after
we finished our live show in thought
of a live studio audience. -- flange
team. You can see that on TV in a
couple of weeks. Here is a sneak
peek of the end of that show. This
is the spectacular Star Wars ballet
from Propel. In true Click style it
ended in a fight to the death. The
lone survivor from the audience took
home one of the Star Wars drones.
And that reminds me. It is time for
our Clickmas elfing. Sticking with
the team of AR, will be adding a bit
of augmented reality to the photo
year. We have the Into photo printer
attached to a smartphone. I will
need some help here, down. Could you
take the selfie, please? You are in
a better position than me. When need
to put it on video mode.
This is a
It is. You will find
out why in a moment. All I have to
say right now is that when Dan
presses the button, make sure you
move and make some noise. Happy
Clickmas, or something is
Happy Clickmas! More
moving, more moving...
Move in a
really unnatural way of all stock
the more you move the better it will
look. So, now we've got a steel that
looks like that, which we can print.
It is not a bad
picture. Let's print that out.
There you go, Spencer.
I like the way you framed
I am sure that is what it was
I am going to have to
take a selfie of that.
That's it for
this week. Thank you so much for
watching. On behalf of the whole
team, Mary Clickmas! -- Merry
The rooftop sees Santo,
who is laughing with glee. He is
trying to fit robots down the
chimney. He finished the job and the
gifts were delivered, around
Rudolf's next, the GPS triggered.
And on Santa's step counter the
total was high. Three Mac Clickmas
to all. Now where's my mince pie?
Guys, I think I've fallen over. And
it told me there was a step. --
nobody told me.