The Secret Genius of Modern Life “Bank Card” 10 November 2022: Episode 1 on BBC Two

The Secret Genius of Modern Life "Bank Card" 10 November 2022: Episode 1 on BBC Two 11Hannah Fry takes a look at the bank card. This humble piece of plastic is often taken for granted, but it’s the digital key to accessing cash and is packed full of extraordinary technological innovations – including some with surprising and sinister origins.

Hannah is granted the first ever TV access to Visa’s European bank card data centre, discovers why we have Russian spies to thank for contactless payments, and finds out how the CIA and a 1950s housewife helped kickstart the bank card revolution.



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Hannah Fry uncovers the secrets behind the miraculous technologies of the modern world, revealing the mind-blowing stories behind their invention.

This show is broadcast on BBC Two, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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