Tech & future documentaries

When will artificial intelligence rival our own? How will social media and algorithms shape our society? Nobody knows what the future will bring, but you can sign up for BBC Select today in the US and Canada to get a much better-informed opinion on what might happen. BBC Select is home to a range of BBC future and technology documentaries that show us how the world is advancing.

The Secret Genius of Modern Life

The Secret Genius of Modern Life

Some of the most familiar, useful technology that has transformed modern life has a fascinating, baffling backstory. In this jaw-dropping documentary, mathematician Hannah Fry reveals the miraculous components that create current tech. Bank cards have a sinister origin, a Hollywood star was involved in future virtual assistant development and waffles helped to improve the soles of your sneakers!

The Billionaires Who Made Our World

They are the tech giants that have completely changed the way we live our lives. How we shop, work, communicate and socialize.This fascinating documentary series gets under the skin of billionaires Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. How did they get started, what drives them to succeed and what do they think about the impact they have had on the world?

Bill Gates: The Billionaires That Made Our World

Bill Gates

Bill Gates was the man who revolutionized tech. As a businessman, he was considered both visionary and ruthless. Then a remarkable transformation took place, and he began a mission to save the world. This fascinating documentary sets out to discover what makes this tech titan tick. Why did he swap business for philanthropy, and can he really make the world a better place?

Mark Zuckerberg: The Billionaires Who Made Our World

Mark Zuckerberg: The Billionaires who made our world

Facebook and other social media platforms have changed the way we communicate forever. But who exactly is the mysterious man who created this ubiquitous social network? This revealing documentary looks at the life and career of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg focusing on his triumphs and failings. Is he just a misunderstood geek or a dangerous, ruthless operator?

Jeff Bezos: The Billionaires Who Made Our World

Jeff Bezos

The transformation of Jeff Bezos has been extraordinary. He leads a life of luxury and glamor while vying with Elon Musk as one of the planet’s richest men. But Bezos wasn’t always so glamorous. This revealing documentary charts his rise from computer geek to ruthless businessman, building Amazon into one of the world’s biggest corporations. But who is the real Bezos and what drives his ambition?