Since the dawn of powered flight in the early 20th century, the technology has served to empower business, bring people together and make our planet a smaller, more connected place. But it took a while for the world to realise just what an achievement it was - there were those who said it couldn’t be done, and even after the Wright brothers’ success, there were those who wouldn’t believe it had been done.

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We owe so much of our world today to the computer. In its many forms - from the largest servers to the tiniest wearables - the computer has become an indispensable part of our lives. But it had to fight to earn its place. Since the birth of the concept in the late 19th century, the computer hasn’t always been appreciated as the modern marvel we see it as today. Brought to you by BMW.

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It’s a device that the world relies on - for information, communication and entertainment. Given how important it is in today’s world, it’s almost impossible to believe that, when it was first invented, the telephone had to fight for its survival. Hear how one of today’s most important technologies had to overcome legal battles, financial worries and a scared public before it proved itself to be indispensable. Brought to you by BMW.

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