Hello World invites the viewer on a journey that stretches across the globe to find the inventors, scientists and technologists shaping our future. Each episode explores a different country and uncovers the ways in which the local culture and surroundings have influenced their approach to technology. Join journalist and best-selling author Ashlee Vance on a quest far beyond Silicon Valley to find the freshest, weirdest tech creations and the beautiful freaks behind them.

Episodic Synopses

Episode 1: New Zealand

New Zealand’s freaky AI babies, robot exoskeletons, and a virtual you.

Episode 2: Sweden

We explore Sweden’s magical treehouses, faceswapping robots, and enjoy fika with Spotify’s Daniel Ek.

Episode 3: Israel

Learn how the constant threat of war has shaped Israel’s tech industry.

Episode 4: Iceland

Iceland’s punishing terrain inspires cutting-edge tech.

Episode 5: Mojave Desert

America’s most passionate and daring inventors have built an engineering paradise in the middle of nowhere.

Episode 6: Australia

Bio-hackers, Internet playboys, and underwater drones have ignited Australia’s long-dormant tech industry.

Episode 7: England

Once a computing pioneer, England has struggled to remain relevant in tech. Now, a revival appears to be on the way.

Episode 8: Japan

Japan’s obsessive robot inventors are creating the future.

Episode 9: Russia

Grab yourself a vodka and witness the bizarre spectacle that is Russian technology.

Episode 10: Chile

Searching for the origins of the universe in the Earth’s driest desert.