Try to imagine a world without glass. It’s nearly impossible even hundreds of years ago. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take us through the fascinating history of glass and show us modern innovations that push the limits of what glass can do.

Video Summary

Glass innovations are rapidly occurring. Over the last 150 years, glass production has evolved more than it ever had in the thousands of years before. Early on, glass was used only by the wealthy, who could afford to have it produced. Later, glass-blowing made glass cheaper than ever, though this was still back in Roman times. Roughly 150 years ago, technology across the globe improved across the board, making it easier to not just produce glass, but make a better version of it too, such as ultra-flexible glass and fiber optics.