CERN Tour: Video that makes you smarter

You probably won’t have a chance to visit CERN, where they are slowly turning on a new 27-kilometer-long particle collider called the Large Hadron Collider. Even if you could, they soon won’t give public tours down underneath into the collision chamber. So here MIT Physicist Frank Taylor gives us a tour. We’ll have the second part up next week.

This isn’t the sexiest video. It probably won’t make it onto Digg, but it will make you smarter about the science that’s going on that will probably dramatically change how we understand our world.

Along on this tour is famous science fiction author Bruce Sterling, who you can see in the background at about minute 5 and also Ben Segal, who was Tim Berners-Lee’s mentor when he invented the Web at CERN.

Author: Robert Scoble

Scoble gives you a front-row seat on the future. Especially on platforms that use the fourth user interface, spatial computing, like virtual reality or mixed reality that will come soon thanks to his own front-row seat as entrepreneur in residence at and his past experience as futurist at Rackspace. Best place to find Scoble? On his Facebook page at


  1. I got to make it out to CERN in 2004 to see the particle accelerator and hear the story of how they created the internet. I loved the video thank you!