There are a wide variety of excellent tech documentaries on YouTube available for free. We’ve compiled a list of the best some of which have received millions of views. These YouTube documentaries, unlike the best free movies on YouTube, are not geo-restricted, meaning they are available worldwide.
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A list of tech documentaries on YouTube
The Story of Aaron Swartz
Probably you know or at least heard about Aaron Swartz if you’re in the technology. He was a programming genius who was one of the co-founders of Reddit and helped develop the RSS web feed. He was also an internet activist who got himself into legal trouble, which did not turn out well. This YouTube documentary follows Aaron Swartz’s life, including all of his accomplishments as well as his legal troubles.
Holy Land: Startup Nations
Israel is known as the Startup Nation because it has the world’s most technologically developed start-ups and risk capital per capita. This documentary takes you behind the scenes to demonstrate how technology and innovation become the dominant themes of the country. It’s made by Wired and shot at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in various towns across this country. For those who love technology, this is a must.
Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware
This documentary takes you to the lively town of Shenzhen, China, known as Silicon Hardware Valley. Shenzhen has several companies, among them, smartphones, tablets and TVs, that produce all kinds of consumer electronics. This is also a town in which the latest and largest smartphones have been produced and sold for tons of copycat. This YouTube film is a must-see for a tech enthusiast.
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The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin
In recent years, cryptocurrency has been raging. This film follows the lives of Daniel, a programmer and Bitcoin fan who makes time for everything crypto and work and family management. You will see stories from various firms and individuals who enter the world and change the way of the future. It’s a great film for those who want to understand how crypto functions and how finance, policy and more are affected. Go to this LINK to watch the video on YouTube.
Atari: Game Over
Atari was once American history’s fastest-growing company and taught the world how to play. Then everything came to an end. Learn how the complexities of the downfall of the company are in this entertaining look.
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
So who is Anonymous? They’ve been called criminals, “hackers on steroids” and even terrorists. But the vast majority of those who identify as Anonymous don’t break the law. They see themselves as activists and protectors of free speech, and tend to rise up most powerfully when they perceive a threat to internet freedom or personal privacy. Whether you are a soccer mom or a member of Congress, you live in an electronic landscape that has exploded with largely unchecked intrusion and surveillance. You are tracked by government databases while corporate advertisers are looking to buy your personal data for pennies. In this landscape, the existence of the collective internet culture called Anonymous makes the case for anonymity.
I Am Human: A Documentary About Real-Life Cyborgs
Cyborgs are real, and in this compelling documentary, you’ll meet a fair few of them. The documentary follows the journeys of three pioneering patients — one a paraplegic, one a Blind person, and one a Parkinson’s patient — as they get to grips with implantable brain interfaces.
Beyond this, I Am Human grapples with questions of what humanity’s ability to technologically augment people will mean for the human race.
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