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National Geographic – Origins: The Journey of Humankind Series 1 (2017) 6of8 Building the Future

Origins The Journey of Humankind Series 1 6of8 Building the Future
Origins: The Journey of Humankind
Our primal curiosity has sparked new inventions and revealed the mysteries of the universe. This eight part series strives to trace the pivotal innovations that make us modern.

National Geo. - Origins: The Journey of Humankind Series 1 (2017) Part 1: Spark of Civilization
Harnessing fire is the ultimate origin event that made us modern. Fire allowed us to create, to destroy and to transform, but also taught us hard lessons.


National Geo. - Origins: The Journey of Humankind Series 1 (2017) Part 2: Cheating Death
Microscopic armies have waged war on humanity for thousands of years. Medicine is our great weapon to fight back against invisible, unthinkable death.


National Geo. - Origins: The Journey of Humankind Series 1 (2017) Part 3: Power of Money
From a simple act of trade to today’s global economy, the meaning of money and what we value changes as civilization evolves.


National Geo. - Origins: The Journey of Humankind Series 1 (2017) Part 4: Writing on the Wall
If knowledge is power, communication is the jet fuel, the delivery system, the gift we give each other that links the modern world. But it has a dark side.


National Geo. - Origins: The Journey of Humankind Series 1 (2017) Part 5: Progress of War
War brings out the best and worst in humanity. It has revolutionized medicine, transportation and communication, and changed how we live and how we think.


National Geo. - Origins: The Journey of Humankind Series 1 (2017) Part 6: Building the Future
This is the story of how humans built a world of their own design. From bone huts to skyscrapers, shelter inspired new technologies and societies.


National Geo. - Origins: The Journey of Humankind Series 1 (2017) Part 7: Into the Unknown
Exploration has created and defined our modern world. Humanity’s primal curiosity has sparked new inventions and revealed the mysteries of the universe.


National Geo. - Origins: The Journey of Humankind Series 1 (2017) Part 8: The Road Ahead
Transportation turned society inside out. Engines and animals powered the rise of civilization, driving humanity forward into the modern world.

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