Inside the United Kingdom's Tech Renaissance

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, September 28, 2016
  • In this episode of Hello World, Bloomberg’s Ashlee Vance heads to England to find out how the country is fighting to inject new life into its technology industry. The trip starts out in Bletchley Park. From there, it’s off to Cambridge, the heart of England’s technology scene. Vance hangs out with learned cows and artificial intelligence whizzes, bikes past Newton’s famed apple tree (at least a reasonable replica of it), and goes punting with the inventor of the Raspberry Pi computer. From Cambridge, it’s off to the Cotswolds and the headquarters of Dyson to see its latest creations. And then on to London to check out some startups and whine about Brexit while drinking the world’s most exotic cocktails at the Langham Hotel.

    Hello World is a Webby and Emmy-nominated video series from Bloomberg that invites the viewer to come on a journey across the globe to find the inventors, scientists and technologists shaping our future. Join journalist and best-selling author Ashlee Vance on a quest to find the freshest, weirdest tech creations and the beautiful freaks behind them.

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  • xav ier

    xav ier

     4 hours ago +1

    All psychedelic drugs are legal and widely available in Britain. 'Nuff said.

  • Buck Rogers

    Buck Rogers

     7 hours ago

    Incredible, not a mention of the Spectrum ZX or Sir Clive Sinclair.

  • richard drafahl

    richard drafahl

     5 days ago

    for Elon put tesla,s wireless energy to work on your cars its no different than a radio station signal

  • Blind Bob

    Blind Bob

     6 days ago

    and that's the problem in the Uk.... we innovate.. tehn either give away the tech or sell it at stupidly low prices.........

  • Enrique Thompson

    Enrique Thompson

     7 days ago +1

    "pesky Russians" Damn even with a script you can't hide yo racism 🤦‍♂️

  • Captive


     7 days ago +1

    Actually britan impresses me. During university i realised that there is so so much scientific output from UK. Im from the pharmaceutical/biomedical sector and i was really suprised how much research in these fields is done and comes from the UK. Its often not really visible to the public eye. but the UK is a huge player in science, covering most fields

  • Jay Mango

    Jay Mango

     7 days ago

    Did he just say a nice warm British beer

  • Alycia Marrison

    Alycia Marrison

     7 days ago

    Re: Dyson Hoovers (I having 30years of experience with all sorts of Hoovers/vacume cleaners found the Dyson to be the WORST Hoover with regards to Human ergonics making you twist your spine using them they are both heavy & awkward to use (But they look nice & colourful!) the best are very small & able to wear on your back so your arms only have to use their force on the actual tube & hoover head.

  • Sam Harper

    Sam Harper

     7 days ago

    Suggesting people can't name a single tech product or startup from the UK? That was laughable. Amazing how close minded some americans can be. Nothing exists outside of the US to you.

  • Curtis Carpenter

    Curtis Carpenter

     7 days ago +2

    Necessity is the mother of all invention.

  • Sixchuter Hatesgoogle

    Sixchuter Hatesgoogle

     7 days ago

    WRONG! The first electronic, programmable computer was the Atanasoff-Berry Computer.

  • Late to the Game

    Late to the Game

     7 days ago

    How do people fucking do this?

  • Sound Enthusiast

    Sound Enthusiast

     14 days ago

    imagine being such a brainwashed retard, that youd want your country (and others) to have centralised governmental control over them.

  • R5N2K20


     21 days ago

    so those retards destroyed Colossus? 😂😂😂 that was a huge mistake

  • Alien


     21 days ago

    Awesome Documentary, I found this one really interesting.

  • Arnar Freyr Astvaldsson

    Arnar Freyr Astvaldsson

     21 days ago

    15:33 i would like to know what this guy is making for Minecraft xD

  • SuilujChannel


     28 days ago

    19:40 you arrived at the height of brexit mania? you sure about that? :D 2019 and still going strong! :D

  • Faye Inoue

    Faye Inoue

     a months ago


  • The Kaiser

    The Kaiser

     a months ago

    Tell Konrad Zuse about it.

  • Cape Fear Family Law

    Cape Fear Family Law

     a months ago +7

    "Dyson has perfected suck ... and now its on to blow" - awesome!