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.

Are You Scared Yet, Human?

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Surveillance cameras were meant to make us safer, but how could the exploitation of them restrict our freedom? This 2021 BBC documentary about AI technology, Are You Scared Yet, Human? questions whether artificial intelligence has gone too far.

Elon Musk's Twitter Storm

Elon Musk Twitter Storm

When one of the world’s richest men bought Twitter, almost everything there changed. Thousands of staff were fired, and users previously banned for breaking Twitter’s rules were reinstated. This fascinating documentary shows how Elon Musk’s ownership is transforming one of the world’s most influential social media platforms. Insiders reveal how hate and misogyny are thriving under the new owner.

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Deepfake Porn: You Could Be Next

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Most people think of deepfakes as manipulated video clips of world leaders, designed to create confusion. But the most pressing threat of deepfakes is not politics, but porn. Research shows around 96 percent of deepfake videos are pornographic, almost always involving non-consenting women.

This shocking documentary features women who have been impacted by this form of image-based sexual abuse.

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The Secret World of Trading Nudes

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The disturbing online trade in sexually explicit images of women, often taken and posted online without their consent, can ruin lives.

Reporter Monika Plaha meets women who found that intimate pictures of them were posted on social media. She asks whether tech companies are doing enough and tracks down one man responsible for running an online community awash with explicit material.

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Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy

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How much of Apple’s dominance in the tech world is down to the personality of its controversial founder Steve Jobs?

The man was a mass of contradictions, mixing hippy cool with intense ambition, driving those around him passionately to greater achievements.

This Steve Jobs documentary tells the extraordinary story of Apple’s rise, fall and rise again, and tries to decode how this company wields such power.

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