The Discovery Channel has three new documentaries online about life in the advanced world in 2057, based on science fact and interviews with… “the world’s leading scientists and research institutes”. There are online videos but, sadly, 2007 web technology is not working properly (who knew?); and so the “skip this advert” front page loops back on itself continually, without passing visitors to the main front page. Your friendly neighbourhood BitTorrent feed might be a better bet if you want to watch these programmes. They’re very American in tone, and often assume you have the attention-span of a chipmunk, but they’re a good newbie-friendly introduction to a range of interesting ideas.