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Islamic State says it was behind the

latest attack.

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It is just after half past midnight.

At this festive time of year it is

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time to join the team of Click had a

Christmas special.

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2017, the year of curious cat 's,

haunting holograms, and trigger

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happy trackers.

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Hello. It is time to look back on

the year in tech. As 2017 fades

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away, we could tell you about all

the technology news that has

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happened, at the hacking, be

launching, the automatic driving,

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but that would be just like last

year and, come to think of it, the

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year before that. So we prefer to

share with you some unforgettable

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memories from our year on Click as

we travelled far and wide to bring

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you some extraordinary moment is.

And we start with a personal

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highlight for me. Back in October we

travelled to Japan and we got rare

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access to see how robots are helping

with the dangerous task of cleaning

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up the bookish EMA nuclear power

plant after a 's meltdown in 2011.

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-- Fukushima. Scary? No. I have worn

a plenty of protective suits in my

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time, but they have always been to

protect the environment from my

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body. This time it is different. We

are going inside unit five, which is

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identical to the units which were

wrecked by the explosions. As you

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can imagine, it is really hot inside

this tube. It is a confusing jumble

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of walkways and machinery, it is to

be built to appreciate that someone

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in here is a seven story Sankai of

water called the primary containment

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vessel, the PCV, it is time to go

right underneath the reactor. They

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think what happens after the

meltdowns is that the molten fuel

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just burned through the bottom of

the Fukushima and came to adhere to

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the pedestal. That is where they

think the fuel is now. -- PCV. It is

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difficult enough getting through

this place on foot, now imagine

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trying to remote control a robot

through this after the whole place

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has been mangled by an explosion. Oh

yes, and do it in the dark. This is

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a scorpion, its mission was to hunt

for fuel in unit two. Time is of the

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essence for any Fukushima robot. The

radiation will eventually damage and

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disable its cameras, rendering it

useless. The entire mission can also

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be upset by something far more

basic. This is service hatch letter

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X six, they were hoping to set a

scorpion robot down this ramp to

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fuel the -- filmy molten fuel at the

bottom. It never made it. They did

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not get any footage or evidence of

where the fuel was. In unit three

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the water is much higher, so they

had to think of another way to get a

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robot in. That is where the

miniature fish came in. That is

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where it came in. Built to fit

through this 15 centimetre Pipe, it

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is a tiny underwater robot with by

propellers, two cameras, and for

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human operators. 300 kilometres away

from Fukushima I came face to face

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with the star of the investigation.

After two months of practice and

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that of the flooded at a still, it

was successful in finding melted

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plums of material that could be in

unit three. The commissioning the

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site could take up to 40 years and

it could take 8 trillion yen. Those

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little robots have a lot riding on

their tiny back.

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Ever wondered what get up to when no

one is there? -- cats. Meet Roxie

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and Zara who seemed agreeable in

taking part in some gadget testing.

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Sorry. If you have ever wanted to

watch, talk to, or even play with

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your cat is when you are not with

them, then this could help. Once the

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device is connected to your home

Wi-Fi you can log in via the Apa

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anywhere you can get your phone

online -- app. There is a laser game

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to play, snacks at the tap of an

icon, and a function to make and

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share videos and cat snaps. This

rather unusual looking setup works

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in quite a similar way. There is a

camera so you can see the cats

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remotely, also the ability to give

them food wherever you are. Plus

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this toy, which is apparently

something that might like to play

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with. -- cats. Zara and Roxie were

possibly slightly intimidated by the

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jolting of the battery thing and the

app was extremely temperamental,

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making set up a tedious experience.

-- feathery. The Pepe smart goal has

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been around for quite awhile and is

available for and dogs. It allows

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owners to keep an eye on Tevita,

pulse, breathing rate, heartrate

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variability, and even the positions

the pet is in, it can be particular

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beneficial if there are health

concerns or an injury to keep an eye

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on. Meanwhile, there seems to be a

game of cat and mouse going on. The

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latter played by a remote-controlled

rodent. Although it actually

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consists of the mouse chasing the

cat, which probably says it all

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about my day's filming.

That was Lara with some pretty

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disinterested interviewees. You

can't win them all. You know us, we

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will report from wherever we find a

good story. There have been semi

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great ones. Semi successful ones in

Africa this year. Back in June, Dan

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Simmons went to Tanzania to see the

first stages of what could be a

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global revolution in education.

We are travelling a long way from

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any town or city to visit some of

the 200 children in this village in

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northern Tanzania. We are beating up

the Tablet, the first one. The whole

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programme is in sight Healy so the

local children can understand. I

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think they are going to need more

tablets. This is one of about 150

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villages in Tanzania chosen as the

testbed for the global learning X

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prize. Within a few months 4000

others will be given out, the

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challenge to teach 7- 11-year-old to

read, write, and do maths over the

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next year. The most effective app

will win $10 million. The price he

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will be much more valuable. Older

children can walk up to four hours

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to get to and from school, for

younger ones like this

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seven-year-old that is too far. She

has been lucky, she is one of those

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who has been chosen to take part in

the challenge. At the start she has

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not seen a tablet before so she is

not used to touching screens. When

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it comes to reading, she does not

know more than one or two words in a

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sentence. But John, who was with the

project, thinks The Tablet will

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eventually to read fluently.

The

problem is that there are about 60-

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100 million kids who have no access

to school because it is too far.

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Then you have 250 million more to go

to school and to leave without ever

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having learnt to read or write a

word. They are in Botswana, Boston,

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Brighton, it does not matter. Could

go to school all over the world and

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they go and do not learn. Why is

that? That is the question we are

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trying to address. In our greatest

desire, every single child on planet

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Earth has access to a world class

education in the palm of her hand.

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We are hoping to be back next you to

see how the teams get along. For now

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it is time to say goodbye. We have

brought some biscuits to say thank

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you. And suddenly the difficulties

the team faced when they arrived

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became clear. We just 20 or so

tablets per village, there simply

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won't be enough for everyone to take

part. To reduce potential jealousy,

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the tablets will be locked to only

run the educational software, but

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everyone wants one. A village of

mamma has been chosen to settle any

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dispute. In the skin's partners,

UNESCO, will be asking some other

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important questions about tablets as

well -- scheme stipulate we are

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doing assessments of the social and

emotional impact of such learning,

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because we expect some criticism

from that site. We are engaging with

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the psychologist, anthropologist,

educationalists, to try to

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understand what does it do to the

child?

Is it an option that is

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ethical because children go to

school, they are socialised also, it

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is not only the community of

learning, it is learning to be part

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of the group.

It is just like back

at home. Now they have all got

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tablets. They are not really talking

to anybody.

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That was down in Tanzania. Next, we

are off to Germany with K2 has found

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an elevator that goes sideways --

Kate. This picturesque town in

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Germany, home to this and dogs,

chocolate box buildings, and a 246

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metre tower holding the tallest

observation deck in Germany. But

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this tower is not just about great

views. Built by an elevator company,

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it has wild lift shaft running

inside it. One is used to transport

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passengers to be top, the other to

test the latest in technology.

It is

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in the core of the tower. Only a few

people really have the chance to see

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what we have built and what is

running Bear. An elevator without

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any ropes. -- running there.

This is

revolutionary. The cabin is carried

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by linear motors, it is the same

technology that creates Japan's will

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train. As well is eliminating the

speed and height restriction of

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today's technology, this allows

passengers to travel sideways as

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well as up and down, just like Willy

Wonka's fantastic elevator in

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Charlie and the chocolate factory.

Behind the scenes, behind the car,

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we changed this. Get prepared for

the horizontal movement. As soon as

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the doors close we can go sideways

to the next shaft. And this is the

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most important thing that we come

back to a circulating system.

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Reinventing the Paternoster.

Using

this circulating pattern means a

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lift shaft could hold ten or more

caverns, much more efficient than a

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single up and down right that

today's elevator is our limited to.

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And this will only become more

important when we start looking at

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elevator is reaching perhaps 1000 or

more metres into the sky.

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That was Kate going sideways. And so

are we. We are off to the place

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where China makes the world Tech,

the city of Shenzhen, where last

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month I got exclusive prelaunch

access to see how when you smart

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phone is born.

-- how when you smart phone. They

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make loads of different types of

phones in this factory, so to keep

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the secret from other workers,

everything happens behind the blue

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shroud of secrecy. Are you ready?

Thank you. Come in.

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Welcome to production

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Welcome to production line

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Welcome to production line 27.

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Welcome to production line 27. The

phone starts life as just a tiny

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camera, there and it is gradually

assembled around this you shaped

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production line, which means by the

time it gets to the end it is a

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fully featured phone. Just about

there. This is the reasons China has

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come to dominate technology

manufacturing, a disciplined

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workforce, each person has one

particular job which has precision.

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A single speck of dust and a single

phone will be rejected. What I found

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most surprising about this is it is

all people stop it I would have

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thought with this kind of high

precision job the stones would have

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been built solely by machines but it

is pretty much all humans. This is

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where an unlucky few phones are

pulled off the production line to

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check extreme tolerance. Elsewhere,

other test phones escape that a

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plunge but instead are drop 5000

times each. Others have their

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charging point whittled and buttons

pressed 10,000 times. With the

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launch over, one class will

nervously await first reviews and

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more importantly, the transporters.

They will decide whether these

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people will be joined by hundreds

more or not. A fascinating points

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behind the curtain in China. And now

it is time to leave Earth entirely

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for a few minutes to remember how

the click crew explore the final

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frontier in VR.

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Virtual reality game Star Trek

Bridge crew brings together up to

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four players, each taking a

different role on the bridge of a

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starship.

That is brilliant.

Incredible!

Oh my goodness, Mark!

We

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are walking everybody.

Way owl!

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-- Wow.

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We don't have time to sightseeing as

we received a distress signal from a

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stricken vessel.

Engineering, can

you transport the survivors back

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here?

I don't know.

LAUGHTER

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you transport the survivors back

here?

I don't know.

LAUGHTER.

It is

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at this moment that the action takes

a turn which will appeal to Star

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Trek super fans.

It has defied one

cruiser. It is a Klingon D5 cruiser.

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OK, target it!

Target to sure it! --

destroyed.

It feels like VR at its

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best.

Adjudication is a must, you

would complete the mission.

Rate to

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ten building.

A couple of sticky

moments but only think we managed to

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keep it together as a crew and the

result was a successful mission.

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Now, one thing we love to do on

Click is to look at how things might

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change significantly in the future.

One area that we think is about to

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pop onto the scene and possibly on

to many people 's plates is lab

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grown meat. I am talking burgers,

steaks and fish. Got a taste for it?

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Back in July, Cap Hawkins visited

the cultured food capital, San

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Francisco, to see what is cooking. I

have come to this lab in the heart

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of Silicon valley to visit

impossible to. They claim to have

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invented food of the future on a

completely meatless meat made

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entirely of plants. Impossible foods

found that the key ingredient that

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gives meet its characteristic taste

is a molecule found in most living

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things and especially in animal

must. It luckily, it is also found

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in plants.

This is your magic

ingredient, your plate -based blood.

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Right and it provides the explosion

of flavour that you get, it is the

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different between white meat chicken

with a beef burger.

The company has

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recently flipped the switch on its

meatless meatpacking factory as it

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rents up reduction. This will

eventually make 4 million burgers

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are months and the next aim is to

move into chicken, pork and lamb.

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But it is one thing being a

scientist who is enthralled by food

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tech and another to be a chef using

the ingredient produced on a

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carefully crafted menu.

I think we

eat way too much meat in general, so

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it is a good way to be as close as

possible to meet that looks and

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tastes.

The impossible burger is now

the only one Rocco has on his menu

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and he sells 250 of them are weak.

It seems like at this stage it might

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be a novelty for Silicon valley

diners, but of course, as always,

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the true test is in the tasting.

OK,

it is about to happen. It's really

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good. The texture is just like meat.

It doesn't taste like Vince beef. A

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little bit like mushrooms, but I

know there is no mushrooms in there.

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-- mints. What comes across as

important is that it is important

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that the flavour tastes close to

meet while being ethical. What if

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you could serve up animal flesh

without the single creature being

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harmed? That is what this company is

working on. They plan to grow actual

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fish from stem cells. Phyllis Booth

takes a small sample of cells from a

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real fish and conjures it up. One

cell can theoretically come one ton

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of fish meat but they are not there

yet.

Will be on the market in three

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years with products that are a new

version of fish that people haven't

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had before and in five to six years

we will have steaks and fillets,

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just like the fish you normally see

in the ocean.

Cap Hawkins reporting

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back in this summer. From California

to the Netherlands where Nick

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witnessed a dense with a new

hologram effect. -- VR. Today

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choreographers and dancers are

working with a new medium for

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artistic expression. They are taking

to excerpts from so-called stop

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ocean and are adapting it to include

holographic projection is.

It is a

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really, treaty, almost an IMAX type

experience of. -- dance. Every

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detail has been carefully crafted.

They are projecting a fall in the

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white giant and dust onto a black

back drop playing with the themes of

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light and dark and destruction.

Technology needs to embrace the art.

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But not be sticking out all by

itself. It needs to help, it is like

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a glove to the art to expression.

The holographic elision is created

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with the help of two very high end

projectors and a special lightweight

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mesh screen. -- illusion. By playing

out videos on the front mesh and

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back will it creates an optical

illusion of 3-D depth.

For the

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performers it is actually really

good, they can see the projections

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on the side while they are on stage

performing. With other systems, you

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don't really get that same wall.

Dancers into position, standby

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lighting and music, Kew projection

and action! -- cue.

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MUSIC PLAYS.

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APPLAUSE

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APPLAUSE.

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After all that globetrotting, I have

to say there is no place like home.

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There's no place like home. There's

no place like home. There's no place

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like...

Guards!

Yes, banks, voting

systems and the NHS were not the

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only ones to have been under attack

in 2017. Even in my own castle I

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have my hands full with this lot. We

even lost our first guest on the

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show. Sorry can. And in 2018 we will

be going back into battle again,

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reporting from wherever we find the

best technology from around the

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globe and home. We will see you next

year.

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