Our present-day civilization is the result of a learning process that has taken thousands of years. Human beings have slowly developed their intelligence and utilized the possibilities offered to mankind by nature. This program covers the major advances of humankind throughout the ages. Beginning more than two million years ago, the program covers how people created the first tools, discovered fire, invented the wheel, created written language, and more. It continues to the advances of the Modern Era, discussing the Renaissance, Copernicus and the Solar System, the microscope, and the telescope. Lastly, it continues into the Industrial Era, focusing on the impact of transportation technology and the creation of trains and cars.