The internet promises us escape from our offline reality. We can go places we never thought possible, reach people we never knew and express ourselves as never before. But can all this virtual freedom lead to a deeper confinement? As we sit in our homes, surrounded by screens, are we free and safe?
Money has changed more in the last ten years than it has in the last thousand. Join host Chuck Pell as he goes to outer space with Canada's new plastic money.
The internet is an uncontrollable labyrinth of content and imagery, that operates under loose laws and partial anonymity - it's an exciting but precarious new frontier where people can do anything and see anything, whether they should or not. In this lawless landscape, who's in control: the protectors or the abusers? (S.1 Ep.4)
Among those with the highest risk for being exploited on the web are the most defenceless: children. Vast troves of child pornography are available with only a few clicks of a mouse. Who are these children, and who profits from their abuse? While technology is facilitating the darker side of our human impulses, it's also being touted as a possible cure to rehabilitate the very predators it harbours. (S.1 Ep.3)
On the road to 2050, farms are coming to a city near you. Mobile farmland is going straight up in the skyscrapers, and the sky is the limit in the farms of the future. It's all about urban farming, in this episode.
Technology is evolving from an external tool we wield when needed to an always-there presence that is with us, on us, even inside of us. But are these new devices and technologies changing who we are? Are they making us better? As we become more and more wired, are we becoming digital devices ourselves? (S.1 Ep.2) (class. tba)
Advancements in technology have made it possible for connection in the most astonishing ways. This documentary series explores the furthest reaches of the internet and the people who frequent it, providing a revealing and cautionary look inside a vast cyber netherworld rarely witnessed by most of us. (S.1 Ep.1) (class. tba)
Presenter, fashion technologist and passionate coder Chloe Watts visits some of the UK's most creative coders to demonstrate how exciting coding is, the job opportunities coding skills can lead to, and how necessary coding is for our future.
Film director Pail Giamatti explores the world of cyborgs, where advances in science are taking us beyond replacement parts and into a new realm that is changing the nature of the human body and the human mind.
Film director Ron Howard explores the aging process and how a group of scientists believe they have the knowledge to breakthrough how we treat the diseases of aging, and how we can expand the human life span.
Assange and Snowden - a rare insight into the personal experiences of the most famous whistleblowers of the 21st century. What drives them to speak out?
They run Facebook, Google and Twitter. They are cool, creative and mega-rich. In Europe and the US, they are the new idols of our era, embodying the new models of success. But are the oligarchs of the web really as cool as they seem?
Emily Hartridge investigates why our online lives are so different from our real ones, and what affect this has on ourselves and our friends and family. She meets with victims of identity fraud and catfishing, the police, cyber-criminals and people who are Online and Lying in different and interesting ways.
Earth is facing the devastating loss of a vital resource: clean water. Now, innovators across the globe are seeking solutions in emergent technologies to prevent a planet-wide water crisis.
Film Director Akiva Goldman explores new ways to harness the energy around us and the rare breed of scientists with a combination of skill, imagination and unwavering focus behind these ground breaking methods.
Film director Brett Ratner delves deeper into the most complex object in the known universe - the brain. New tools are helping scientists shed light on the mystery of consciousness and what makes us who we are.
This fascinating documentary explores the popular urban legend known as 'The Great Video Game Burial of 1983'. As the story goes, the Atari Corporation, faced with an overwhelmingly negative response to their ET video game, disposed of millions of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico. For decades, the myth of Atari and these 'ET' cartridges was whispered about among game fans everywhere. Director Zak Penn and his team head to the landfill where the videogames were supposedly buried to determine whether the story has merit.
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