There are no others like Neil Harbisson - at least not yet. As the world’s first officially recognised cyborg, he is on a mission to design himself & to promote that right for others. Born colour-blind, artist Harbisson has an antenna implanted in his skull that enables him to hear colour. Will others join him in upgrading their bodies?
Science & Tech
We dodge boulders at an active volcano in Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu, and visit acid ponds and geysers in Ethiopia. Travel across the globe to see the archeological ghost town of Pompeii, hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the ocean, and witness the devastating effects of the 2018 Kilauea eruption in Hawaii.
We follow a pair of Humpback Whales on their great migration from the warm tropics to Antarctica, via an Ocean Current that is home to thousands of interconnected species. As we cross multiple eco-systems, it becomes evident that the ocean itsself is the blue heart of our entire planet.
We follow the Takata whistleblower and former engineers as they unveil a deadly corporate cover-up leading to the largest international product recall in history. Takata’s airbags have already killed or maimed more than 350 people and are on track to blast at least 2,000 more.
Cyanide and dynamite is used to hunt tropical fish, captured as ´pets´ and then their fins cut, swim bladders pierced, and shipped globally. 90% die within a year of capture, creating a demand for replacement. Aquariums: The Dark Hobby investigates this brutal industry.
Can AI enable us to live forever? Filmmaker Ann Shin sets out on a journey, exploring the latest AI and biotech with scientists and visionaries who foresee a ‘post-biological’ world where humans and AI merge. Will AI be the best, or the last thing we ever do?
Exciting technologies have emerged, setting the gears in motion for a new green industrial revolution. What are the new technologies that decouple social and economic growth from carbon emissions? New innovations across the world will provide new and greener ways of producing energy, materials and food.
Cyber terrorist or freedom fighter? Little did novelist Ian Thornton suspect that the beggar into whose hat he dropped some coin would turn out to be a high ranking member of the Anonymous movement involved in major cyber-attacks. After years on the run from the FBI the man known as Commander X is now looking for political asylum.
Can blockchain technology be used to create a new, fairer, decentralised and uncensored web3.0 where we can control our data and protect our online identities? Or will the potential be squandered as mega corporations once again compete for dominance in this new field.
Pioneers of a new kind of Polling that combine the breadth of data found on social media with the power of artificial intelligence, claim to accurately predict voter behaviour. Does this give politicians the intel they need to respond to voters needs, or will this data be misused to mislead us - by our own governments, or our adversaries?
Connected brains will lead to powerful synthetic telepathy technologies making it possible to not only to read other person's thoughts, but also manipulate them. But where what are the potential benefits and pitfalls of these new technologies?
Millions worldwide are physically dependent on commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs. Pharmaceutical companies have hidden their dangerous side effects, addictive nature and long-term harm. This is the story of the disastrous consequences that occur when profit-driven medicine intersects with human beings in distress.