Technology & Society

Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age 87 min.

With over 40 million Americans currently online dating, the internet has become an ubiquitous tool in modern courtship. Dating sites and apps such as Tinder, OkCupid, Match, Bumble, Hinge and others are part of a $2.5-billion industry that is rapidly changing the rules of dating, both expanding and accelerating access to potential mates for everything from “hookups” to long-term relationships. Swi...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! The Joy of AI 60 min.

Professor Jim al-Khalili takes a sharp-witted and optimistic look at machines that can simulate, augment, and even outperform the human mind – and why we should not let this spook us. He tells the story of the pursuit of AI, the emergence of machine learning, and the recent breakthroughs brought about by artificial neural networks. See how spam filters use AI to weed out v!agr@ as well as Viagra f...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Global Estrangement 53 min.

About 100 years after man stepped on the moon, it’s likely that we are in a position to colonize Mars. We are heading towards the creation of a planetary civilization in what will be the greatest transition in the history of humankind. A brave new world lies before us. And a high-speed race to reverse the poisoning of the planet. We used fossil fuels to take the big leap of the Industrial Revoluti...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Mutation 68 min.

We are at the starting line of an exponential technological change. In the coming decades we will experience the dematerialization of technology. Computers will abandon desks to be installed in eyes, in walls and in everything that surrounds us. Chips will be integrated in virtually everything around us, transmitting vital information. The quality of life and the average life expectancy will incre...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! New Nomads 57 min.

In 2077, we will be three billion more people. On the one hand, we have technological possibilities like never before at our disposal. On the other hand, we have the pressure of demographic growth and the threats of resource scarcity, pollution, and climate change. How can we meet energy and food needs in a sustainable way, without jeopardizing our permanence on this planet? Ten thousand years aft...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! An Unquenchable Thirst 56 min.

In the future, will the human being be at the top of technology, using it to solve the great problems of humankind? Will technology bring more freedom to be able to devote to exercising the highest values of the human being? What is this desire to annihilate our neighbor that seems to not have evolved ever since the origin of modern man more than 100 thousand years ago, despite the average values...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Beyond Bionics: How The Future Of Prosthetics Is Redefining Humanity 16 min.

Bionic technology is removing physical barriers faced by disabled people while raising profound questions of what it is to be human. From DIY prosthetics realized through 3D printing technology to customised AI-driven limbs, science is at the forefront of many life-enhancing innovations.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! The Truth About Killer Robots 80 min.

When a robot kills a human, who takes the blame? The Truth About Killer Robots explores this question, as well as many other practical and ethical matters that humans face as we become more dependent on robots than ever before. An eerie, eye-opening work of science nonfiction, this 83-minute documentary from director Maxim Pozdorovkin (Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer) charts incidents in which robots ca...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Automation Will Crash Democracy: A Debate 96 min.

With automation poised to displace workers in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and beyond, technology will likely disrupt labor patterns around the world. As people lose their jobs to robots, some argue, the gap between rich and poor will widen, distrust in government and democratic institutions will grow, and dangerous, authoritarian ideas will spread. But others argue that technology has dis...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Bitcoin Is More Than a Bubble and Here to Stay: A Debate 100 min.

In 2009, a person or group of people created Bitcoin, a digital currency. Unlike traditional currencies, which are backed by central governments that regulate their value and supply, Bitcoin is computer-generated and has no overarching authority controlling it. Today, Bitcoin and other "cryptocurrencies" are worth billions. Supporters of these cryptocurrencies argue that they will revolutionize gl...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018