Broadcast (2005) The twenty-first century will be shaped by a revolution in biology that will enable us to read the genetic code of life as easily as we would read a book. We have gained the power to control the destiny of our species and the ability to manipulate and build humans at will. This fascinating new series will take us on an incredible journey into the future of being, and give a glimpse of things to come in the new age.
The secret of sex
Before science put it under microscope, sex was a simple, uncomplicated thing. You could not build humans without it. All you needed was a man, a woman, a liberal sprinkling of lust and Mother Nature did the rest. But is that now a terribly old-fasioned way of making new human? In the future we'll able to build humans in tanks, make copies of ourselves in labs and even have the power to change the course of our genetic destiny by turning women into men. If kissing is nothing more than a way of sniffing out compatible genes, what is the point of sex, and will it ever be the same again?