How Did the Invention of the Light Bulb, Refrigeration and Cell Phones Change the World?

Steven Johnson explains how innovator Frederic Tudor’s method of moving and storing ice blocks from cool to warm states engendered the ice trade.  

How We Got to Now airs on WSKG TV on December 9, 2015 from 9pm to 12am. How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible; the unsung heroes that brought them into the world – and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations has triggered. It’s a journey that takes Steven to meet penguins in the middle of the desert, deep down into the sewers of San Francisco and to the frozen wastes of the Arctic to fish with the Inuit. “Light” – December 9, 2015 at 9pm
Steven Johnson relates the story of people who take us out of the dark and into the light.