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How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson Upcoming Discovery India Educational Program |Wiki |Biography

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson Upcoming Discovery India Educational Program |Wiki

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson Upcoming Discovery India Educational Program |Wiki

Discovery India is going to Launch a New Show in 20 April 2015 . This  show is presented by Steven Johnson

How We Got to Now is a British-American factual television series that was broadcast on PBS in 2014 and BBC Two in 2015.

The series was commissioned by the BBC within the United Kingdom and created by Nutopia, a British-American production company in the United States

But now telecasted on Discovery India

Biography of  Steven Johnson

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson Upcoming Discovery India Educational Program |Wiki |Biography
Steven Johnson is the best-selling author of seven books on the intersection of science, technology and personal experience. His writings have influenced everything from the way political campaigns use the Internet, to cutting-edge ideas in urban planning, to the battle against 21st-century terrorism. In 2010, he was chosen by Prospect magazine as one of the Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future.

His latest book, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, was a finalist for the 800CEORead award for best business book of 2010, and was ranked as one of the year's best books by The Economist. His book The Ghost Map was one of the ten best nonfiction books of 2006 according to Entertainment Weekly. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Steven has also co-created three influential web sites: the pioneering online magazine FEED, the Webby-Award-winning community site,, and most recently the hyperlocal media site, which was acquired by AOL in 2011. He serves on the advisory boards of a number of Internet-related companies, including, Betaworks, and Nerve.

Steven is a contributing editor to Wired magazine and is the 2009 Hearst New Media Professional-in-Residence at The Journalism School, Columbia University. He won the Newhouse School fourth annual Mirror Awards for his TIME magazine cover article titled "How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live." Steven has also written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, and many other periodicals. He has appeared on many high-profile television programs, including The Charlie Rose Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He lectures widely on technological, scientific, and cultural issues. He blogs at and is @stevenbjohnson on Twitter. He lives in Marin County, California with his wife and three sons. 

Idea of Upcoming Discovery India Show How We Got to Now

In this show,he discuss the complex evolution of technology, and the interactions of events leading to our modern world.
The stories of invention and how society has been changed is fascinating. For instance, ice cutting from frozen lakes leads to cooling machines to population growth in areas of hot climate. Clocks and railroads give us time zones and standardized time based on atomic transitions, not on the rotation of the Earth. 

The author does miss the role played by glass (silicon oxide) in integrated circuit chips, where the glass is used as an insulator. 

Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences.

 Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes—from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth—How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life.

In his trademark style, Johnson examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields: how the invention of air-conditioning enabled the largest migration of human beings in the history of the species—to cities such as Dubai or Phoenix, which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable.

how pendulum clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution; and how clean water made it possible to manufacture computer chips. Accompanied by a major six-part television series on Discovery India

These represent the flash-of-genius type of invention. The majority were inventions-by-committee, where typically three or four people of different backgrounds combined their knowledge to come up with new solutions.

Historical Characters How We Got to Now

The historical characters who appear embrace Thomas Edison, Clarence Birdseye, Frederick McKinley Jones, Willis Carrier, Tim Berners-Lee, Hedy Lamarr and Mark Zuckerberg.

 Promo of How We Got to Now

Promo of the Show is not available.It is taken from Youtube.

Telecast Details of How We Got to Now on Discovery India 

  • Show Name :- How We Got to Now
  • Channel Name  - Discovery India
  • Launch Date :- 20 April 2015
  • Days - Every Monday
  • Timings - 09.00pm
  • Genre :- Educational
Source:- Wiki


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