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  • With the help of scientific experts and advanced computer programs, this Discovery Channel series is able to take a look at what the future would be like millions of years ago, after millennia of evolution phase humans completely out of existence. A bleak idea at first, these educated hypotheticals soon prove to be truly outrageous and often amazing - after all, what human could compete with eight-ton squids roaming around on dry land, or spiders big enough to eat mammals for breakfast?
  • The Future Is Wild is a 2002 thirteen-part documentary television miniseries. Based on research and interviews with several scientists, the miniseries shows how life could evolve in the future if humans were to disappear from the Earth altogether through extinction. The version broadcast on the Discovery Channel modified this premise, supposing instead that the human species had completely abandoned the Earth and had sent back probes to examine the progress of life on the planet as time progressed. The show took the form of a nature documentary. It is narrated by John de Lancie in the Discovery Channel version. The miniseries was released with a companion book written by geologist Dougal Dixon, the author of several "anthropologies and zoologies of the future", in conjunction with natural history television producer John Adams. For a time in 2005, a theme park based on this program was opened in Japan. In 2008 a special on the Discovery Channel about the development of the video game Spore was combined with airings of The Future Is Wild. A film version of the series was picked up by Warner Bros.

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