A visit to Russia includes a stop at a Soviet-era science and technology center in Siberia; a look at the nation's sovereign Internet; and interviews with young entrepreneurs on the cutting edge of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.
Ashlee goes to England, where he visits Bletchley Park to see Colossus, the pioneering computer that cracked German codes during World War II, and reports on the revival of the country's technology industry at companies such as ARM and Dyson.
A visit to Australia examines efforts to revive its technology fortunes and features a company that makes aquatic drones; a lab for DNA experiments; work in cancer research; and an animatronics outfit that creates dinosaurs, bears and gorillas for museums and amusement parks.
Ashlee goes to Iceland to assess the island nation's recovery from the financial crisis of 2008, observe its technological innovations, including mechanical fish slicers, and witness its booming video-game industry.
A report on technological developments in New Zealand features an inventor trying to change health care; a team dedicated to the space race; and the future of filmmaking at the special-effects company Weta Workshop.