Seniors May Find New Documentary ‘Rise of the
Machines’ Answers Some of Their Dreams
Senior citizens are often turned off by high tech
developments and new machinery but this new documentary may encourage
them to take a second look
Sept. 16, 2013 – Mention “high tech” or something
about new machines and most senior citizens quickly lose interest. A new
television documentary series named Rise of the Machines, however, may
have some things that may be of very high interest to older Americans.
Some examples are a car that drives itself and a house that manages
itself, both are answers to many seniors who want to keep on using their
cars and living in their homes. Maybe there is a way.
All around us, there’s a technological revolution
underway powered by devices as small as a grain of rice. They are
sensors, capable of tracking and recording everything we do. They’re in
our smartphones, our cars, our appliances, even our bodies, and they’re
connected to the Internet to share information and make our world
Virtually all products that use electricity – from
toasters and coffeemakers to jet engines and MRIs – now have the ability
to “talk” to each other, and to us. And, what they have to say is
profoundly transforming our lives - the way we travel, treat disease,
and enjoy our homes. Today, there are more devices than people connected
to the Internet, and that number is expected to rise to 25 billion by
In this one-hour documentary, CNBC correspondent
Melissa Lee experiences firsthand the impact of this brave new world -
its promise and its perils – and discovers how the future of the
Internet has already arrived.
CNBC explores how the widespread availability of
diagnostic sensors is not only changing healthcare and saving the lives
of premature infants, but transforming industry and improving the safety
and efficiency of our railways and jetliners.
Lee takes a ride in a driverless car to see how
cameras, radar and GPS are used in the quest to fill our freeways with
autonomous cars and reduce the number of accidents. Viewers will go
inside a home equipped with some 200 sensors which respond to the
owner’s movements and daily habits. And CNBC travels to Rio de Janeiro,
the world’s first “smart” city, in the spotlight as it prepares to host
the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
CNBC’s “Rise of the Machines” premieres September
18 at 9PM ET/PT.
Following are some embeddable videos from
Someone is Watching You:
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101008683 - Houses are going hi-tech like
never before. See how one man easily -- and affordably -- uses sensors
to monitor and control almost every aspect of his home. His house even
has its own Twitter account, tweeting him updates throughout the day.
Hearts Beating Disease:
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101030036 - Through a vast
and ambitious heart study, Dr. Jeffrey Olgin of the University of
California, San Francisco hopes to track participants using smartphones
and supercomputers in an effort to detect telltale signs of early heart
The New Designated Driver:
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101030016- Leave the
driving…to your car. As the quest for self-driving cars speeds up,
engineers and automakers are programming cars to not only drive
themselves, but also communicate with other vehicles, traffic lights and
their environment. Will computers be better drivers than people?
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101011552 - Rio de Janiero may be known for
its beautiful beaches, but it also has to grapple with high crime,
large-scale protests, and the threat of landslides. Now, officials have
put in place a cutting edge network of thousands of cameras and sensors
that monitor the city around the clock in an effort to ease traffic,
thwart crime, avoid catastrophe, and save lives.
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