What kind of future are we building with the technology we have today and how will it shape our lives?


Justine Underhill seeks to answer this question in Discoveries, a bold and insightful docuseries from Real Vision. 

Discoveries achieves an unusually high average video completion rate of 94%
 (vs. Prime Time Olympics @ 49% and World Cup Final @ 74%)

Watch the first four episodes below

Episode 1: Use as Intended

90% Video completion rate

Justine looks at internet-connected devices. What vulnerabilities are they creating, and do their benefits outweigh their risks? She investigates with security technologist Bruce Schneier, Chad Seaman of Akamai and Doug McKee of McAfee. 

Episode 2: May Contain Hazardous Materials

97% Video completion rate

Justine examines the consequences of our reliance on rare earth metals, which play crucial roles in cell phones, laptops, TVs and speakers. These metals are also essential for new “green” technologies, including wind turbines and electric vehicle motors, but the way they are mined could be an environmental disaster. 

Episode 3: Actual Speeds May Vary

96% Video completion rate

Justine investigates high-speed internet access and the shared opportunities it can unlock, from education to health care, but uncovers a web of politics and regulatory hurdles which are preventing faster service in the U.S.

Episode 4: Some May Last Longer

93% Video completion rate

Within the medical community, a new way of thinking about human health is emerging. Instead of specific conditions and diseases being considered individually, aging is being considered as the primary cause for a host of ailments. In this episode, Justine goes on a journey to understand the longevity field, with the help of the scientists and doctors who are on the cutting edge.

Episode 1: Use as Intended
21 min
As more devices become Internet-connected, Justine looks at what vulnerabilities they are creating, and whether their benefits outweigh their risks.

Episode 2: May Contain Hazardous Materials
21 min
Justine examines the consequences of our reliance on rare earth metals, which play crucial roles in cell phones, laptops, TVs and speakers.

Episode 3: Actual Speeds May Vary 
28 min
High-speed Internet has the potential to transform education and health care, but Justine uncovers a web of politics and regulatory capture that may be preventing faster service.

Episode 4: Some May Last Longer
25 min
Justine explores the longevity industry, meeting the researchers working on life-extension treatments, as well as the patients trying groundbreaking and experimental therapies.

Episode 5: Includes Additional Ingredients 
22 min
As the alternative meat sales grow, Justine investigates the future of the food industry as well as the battle between the beef industry and hi-tech meat substitutes.

Episode 6: May Turn Off Unexpectedly 
28 min
Justine discovers the ways in which the electric grid is under threat, including how renewable energy puts massive stresses on the grid’s components. She finds out how the electric grid may need to be reimagined for the 21st century.

Episode 7: For Indoor Use Only
25 min
As more people move to cities, modern architecture is having an outsized impact on both physical and mental health, from eyesight to mood as well as certain skin cancers. Justine talks to city designers who are rethinking modern building design.

Episode 8: Upgrades Will Be Required
25 min
Justine explores how people are integrating technology into their own bodies, whether to help with physical work or to enhance brain function, and the ethical questions raised by this “tech biohacking.”

Critical Acclaim

STORIES THAT SHOCK THE SENSES
CREATE NEW PERSPECTIVES AND
PUT YOU IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT TO OPPORTUNITY

 

 

Original and Syndicated Programming Available

Contact Christina Joyce, Head of Development and Distribution at christina@realvision.com to learn more.

 

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