Technology & Society


Disruption 55 min.

Host Niall Ferguson focuses on the great network revolution of our time and one that happened 500 years ago – the Protestant Reformation. With the help of experts in network theory and historical precedent, Ferguson untangles important issues including why social media networks polarize us, why some ideas go viral, and why truth itself is at a disadvantage.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Networld War 55 min.

Host Niall Ferguson focuses on the geopolitics of our interconnected world. With lessons from the fight against terrorism in Iraq, Russian attempts to divide Americans through social media and the rise of an internet-powered surveillance state in China, Ferguson shows how our democracies are under threat from forces that exploit and weaponize the social networks we invented.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Niall Ferguson’s Networld 165 min.

In this groundbreaking series hosted by Niall Ferguson and based on his bestselling book "The Square and the Tower", Ferguson visits network theorists, social scientists and data analysts to explore the history of social networks. Ferguson demonstrates how human behavior, disruptive technology and profit can energize ideas and communication, ultimately changing the world.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Winner Takes All 55 min.

By looking at lessons from Victorian telegraph pioneers, Cold War history, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and George Orwell's 1984, host Niall Ferguson tells the story of how a decentralized, not-for-profit worldwide web shape-shifted to become a highly profitable network controlled by a tiny elite selling our attention for billions of dollars to the world's advertisers.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! The Internet of Everything 53 min.

The Internet is invading all aspects of your life. No longer confined to your computer or your phone, the Internet is now in garbage cans, refrigerators, and the infrastructure of our cities. The future will either be a surveillance nightmare or an eco-utopia, the outcome determined by startups in Silicon Valley and Shenzhen. This program captures our present moment, when both futures still seem p...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Innovative Cities: Part 4 23 min.

A super material is being used to recycle industrial water waste; a zero-emission hydrogen-powered vehicle is taken out for a spin; a new form of meat is being grown in a lab.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

First Steps: 50 Years after Apollo 11 27 min.

50 years after landing on the moon, we take a look back on that historic feat. We hear from Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins and other members of the mission control team who made the impossible happen, while examining the context and importance of one of the defining moments of the 20th century. Hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Innovative Cities: Part 3 23 min.

Smart cities around the world are using technology like cloud computing, blockchain solutions, biometrics, and artificial intelligence to revolutionize city life as we know it.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Game Changers: Inside the Video Game Wars 86 min.

This is the untold story of the personal battles that gave rise to the multibillion-dollar video game industry. Brought to life by Academy Award winning director Daniel Junge, this documentary is a tale of brilliant innovations.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Vice Special Report: The Future of Work 55 min.

The next Industrial Revolution is upon us, and the way we work in 2019 is already unrecognizable to previous generations. Whole industries are in the process of being automated, with workers being replaced by AI and algorithms – and America is only now grappling with the huge questions raised by this shift. Produced in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations, VICE Special Report: The Fut...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019