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Bear Grylls on the beach with the younger and the older generation

Bear Grylls finds out how reliance on technology affects survival chances of different generations.

In the 21st century, our reality has been programmed to rely heavily on technology to get us through daily tasks, which has resulted in a huge generation gap.

In an exciting new twist of The Island with Bear Grylls, world famous adventurer and survival specialist, Bear Grylls is on a mission to delve deeper into this trend, and find out whether over-reliance on technology has stripped our youth of vital survival skills, and whether the older generation has been cushioned from the insecurity of modern life.

With just the clothes on their backs and a few basic tools, this reality series takes two sets of people from different generations and leaves them stranded on a deserted island in the Pacific. Which generation do you think will be able to survive?

Catch The Island with Bear Grylls on Discovery Channel (DStv 121) from Tuesday 19 September at 21:00 CAT to see which generation will come out tops.

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