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.
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.