Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World


Episode 6 Preview | The Smartphone

Dial in to the fascinating history of the smartphone, from its roots in Morse Code to 2007, when Apple unveiled the first-ever iPhone. Plus, see how the next generation of smartphones will allow us to communicate through them just by thinking.

AIRED: May 22, 2019 | 0:00:30

- [Narrator] On Breakthrough,

no invention has connected humanity

more than the smartphone.

- It has fundamentally transformed

the way that we live.

- [Narrator] But how we got here

is a story of amazing innovations.

- [Younger Woman] This is a really wow moment.

- [Narrator] And unlikely surprises.

- Something that nobody else has done.

That's genius.

- [Narrator] Explore the unbelievable revolutions.

- [Woman] Scientists made an amazing discovery.

- [Narrator] That have changed how mankind

interacts with the world.

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed The World.

Wednesday, at 10/9 central.

Only on PBS.