There’s nothing like a documentary to help get your head around new tech looking set to change the world. We think these tech documentaries to watch on Netflix, the future of tech are not to be missed, whether you stream on Amazon or another service. These are our favourite tech documentaries of recent years.
A list of tech documentaries to watch on Netflix and more
11: Years – The Rise of UK Fintech
The financial crash in 2008 set the scene for a new wave of British banks like Monzo, Starling and Revolut. Will they change how we interact with banking? Featuring the trailblazing CEOs of UK fintech, 11:Years looks at what banking could be if finance keeps going digital. Watch on YouTube.
The Social Dilemma
An interesting documentary about social media and data protection. What’s behind your Facebook? Is someone on the other side of your Instagram? The Social Dilemma examines our growing dependence on social media, how it’s reprogramming the way we interact and insider secrets about how the companies work. Watch on Netflix.
Do you trust this computer?
Stephen Hawking once warned that pursuing superintelligent artificial intelligence might jeopardize humanity. Do You Trust This Computer? asks whether that prediction holds water. Watch on Amazon.
The Great Hack
This documentary uses the iconic Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal to tell the story of how the powers that be use our data and control what we see. For extra reading, Kaspersky interviews Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Brittany Kaiser about her ideas for solving the big personal data problem. Watch on Netflix.
Is artificial intelligence the most powerful technology of all time? iHuman accesses the booming AI industry and uncovers fascinating truths on how AI could shape our future. Watch on Modern Films.
Lo and Behold, the Reveries of the Connected World
An award-winning director looks at the internet of our future in this beautifully shot documentary. A complete view of the evolution of the world wide web and what that will mean for humanity further down the line. Watch on Amazon.
The Cleaners follows the lives of five cyber guardians who monitor and delete offensive, pornographic and provocative posts on social media. Are they what stands between us and total online chaos?
How fair are the algorithms that are increasingly part of life? Coded Bias explores what algorithms do, how they work and how they might embed bias. At the heart of the documentary are cyber-heroes of algorithms, the Algorithmic Justice League. Watch on Netflix.