The Road to 2050

A Six-Part Docuseries from The Franklin Institute

Get ready for a thrilling journey into the future with The Road to 2050! This 6-part documentary series takes a closer look at what the next three decades could bring, using science as our guide. With expert insights from 32 of the world's top innovators, engineers, and science communicators across 16 cities and 7 countries, we'll explore everything from environmental challenges to energy innovations, daily life, health and wellness, transportation, and off-world expansion. From jetpacks and asteroid mining to nanotechnologies and teleportation, The Road to 2050 is a dazzling ride into the unknown. Don't miss out on this exciting adventure!

Expert guests include:

  • Anders Beck, Universal Robots
  • Andrew Freire, PROTO Holograms
  • Bashima Islam, Worcester Polytech
  • Brian Riordan, Avalanche Energy
  • Casper Slots, Ossiform
  • Christian Zinckernagel, HOLO autonomous vehicles
  • Daniel Weddle, Terran Robotics
  • David Nussbaum, PROTO Holograms
  • Derrick Pitts, TFI Astronomer
  • Fabio Theodorovitz, Braskem
  • Irmandy Wicaksono, MIT Media Lab 
  • Jake Roper, VSAUCE3
  • Jayatri Das, TFI Biologist
  • Jose Acain, Astroforge
  • Julian Bleecker, Developer
  • Kalpana Pot, Science Explainer 
  • Lars Dalgaard, Autonomous Robotics Lab 
  • Marc Miskin, Nanobot Labs, UPenn
  • Marianne Gonzalez, Europa Clipper Systems Engineer, NASA JPL
  • Matanya Horowitz, Founder AMP Robotics
  • Matt Gialic, Astroforge
  • Nate O’Donnell, Terran Robotics  
  • Nikolas Badminton, Chief Futurist,  
  • Peter Favrholdt, ZTOVE   
  • Richard Browning, Gravity Jetpacks  
  • Richard Yonck, Futurist and Keynote Speaker
  • Robin Langtry, Avalanche Energy  
  • Saharnaz Safari,  SpaceRyde
  • Shira Tabachnikoff, ITER 
  • Shriya Srinivasan, Biomechatronics  
  • Sohrab Haghighhat, Spaceryde 
  • Soren Peter Johanesen, Danish Technical Institute   
  • Thea Wulff Olesen, Ossiform  
  • Thomas Dreiling, WingCopter  
  • Zach Dwell, Terran Robotics

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