From movies funded by the streaming service itself to documentaries produced by large and small companies, Netflix has a wide variety of materials on cutting-edge technology and the digital world.
You can enjoy this content in the comfort of the sofa in front of the TV, on your computer screen and nowadays almost anywhere, thanks to mobile devices. So if you are a technology lover, surely our selection will provide you with hours of entertainment, but also a vast overview of the state-of-the-art in technological advances.
Thanks to portals like Kickstarter or television shows like Shark Tank, it is relatively easy for a company to obtain the initial capital to start up. This documentary recount how venture investors helped tech giants like Apple or Google get started and how betting on new technologies shaped the world we live in today.
Atari: Game Over
If you used to play with that console, you will love this documentary. It tells of the rise and fall of Atari, from its mind-boggling takeoff to its collapse with titles like the game based on the ET movie, in addition to other elements that contributed to its ruin.
Indie Game: The Movie
It doesn’t matter if you are a gamer or a developer: if you love video games, you will love this title. In the same spirit as the independent game makers, the documentary producers used Kickstarter to raise funds for this audiovisual. The documentary takes us through the entire process of creating, producing and selling an independent game. There are interviews with the minds behind games like Braid, Super Meat Boy and Fez; without hiding the obstacles that large companies impose on independents.
Released in 2016, this documentary film chronicles the fierce competition between Compaq and IBM for dominance of the computer market, in the early Silicon Valley. With interviews with the participants of both sides of the history, the film invites us to learn how this technological revolution changed our perspective and future.
We Are Legion: The Story of Hacktivists
Surely you have heard about Anonymous, one of the largest hacking groups in the world. This documentary explores its roots and motivations; the first hackers, their actions and the companies and countries that they put on the edge with their computer incursions.
After a computer beat a human playing chess, Go, a millennial eastern strategy game, was said to be the last frontier for artificial intelligence. The challenge was accepted by the DeepMind development team, a Google division dedicated to artificial intelligence. In collaboration with one of the Go world champions, the documentary recounts the vicissitudes and progress of the project, in which the machine once again defeated the human. But the documentary is much more: it is a deep reflection on the possibilities of artificial intelligence and its role in the development of humanity.
APEX: The Story of Hypercar
This documentary tells the fascinating story of how an entrepreneurial manufacturer challenged the automotive industry creating a high-performance hypercar, which also saves fuel. The material is not limited to present the history of APEX, but it is also a deep look at the challenges facing the automotive sector in the 21st century.
Catching the Sun
This documentary brings us closer to the latest technological advances in the use of solar radiation to create energy from renewable sources. Constantly changing and developing, this eco-friendly way to take advantage of what we are given for free promises to be the new engine that will drive progress.
Banking on Bitcoin
This series of interviews with experts and enthusiasts of crypto-currencies makes us understand more about the motivations, history and development of an independent and free currency. Bitcoin, with its lovers and detractors, is an undeniable fact and perhaps an unstoppable movement towards a new form of economy, especially in the face of the financial crises that are happening this century.
This documentary delves into the huge privacy breach scandal that arose from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica malpractices. The material not only delves into the scandal itself, but into the flaws of a system that allows to trade our personal data and manipulate us in a sneaky way. Thus, without noticing it, we put ourselves at the mercy of great powers that, behind the scenes, pull the strings of the entire society. If you want to know the global repercussions of this evil business with virtual information, be sure to see it.
In a nutshell
This entertaining series, with short 20-minute episodes brings us up to date on the latest and what you need to know about current climate, gender inequality, sports, medical advances and technological wonders.
Print the Legend
It is almost certain that, if you are a technology lover, you will be intrigued by the huge advances that have come in recent years in relation to 3D printers. This documentary takes us into this fascinating world, from the idea´s conception to achievements that are already been applied in the fields of technology, business, medicine, weaponry and food industry. Undoubtedly, three-dimensional printing is one of the milestones that will mark the future of Humanity, so be informed.
Whether or not you’re a gamer, Ubisoft’s For Honor title is probably familiar to you. This third person action game introduces us to the lives of medieval knights, samurai, Vikings and Chinese warriors, but what is the recipe for its success? One of its creators, Jason VandenBerghe, narrates in this documentary the process of creating a game that captures the sense of honor on the battlefield.
The Mars Generation
This audiovisual get us closer to the life of a generation of young members of the NASA Space Camp, which prepares us for the next leap in the history of Humanity: exploring and colonizing Mars. Mixing between technology and the necessary ideology to expand human life beyond our planet, this documentary is truly enlightening.
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
In this documentary its director, Werner Herzog, analyzes how technology has impacted our daily life. It is a real gem for geeks, in which everything from the internet to artificial intelligence and robotics is talked about. But it is not a reflection of its own: the director is accompanied by visionaries such as Elon Musk, Bob Kahn or Kevin Mitnick, internet and high-tech gurus.
Biologist Richard Dawkins coined the concept in his book The Selfish Gene, but he had no idea how viral and relevant it would become in our culture today. This documentary is an excuse to talk about social media and specifically about the celebrities Paris Hilton, Josh Ostrovsky, Brittany Furlan and Kirill Bichutsky and their lives on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Terms and Conditions May Apply
Will those who always read the terms and conditions to install a program or register on an internet site raise their hands. Nobody? Well, this documentary tells us about the traps hidden in these convoluted and overwhelming contracts that we subscribe without reading them. Just by clicking OK, we are giving our privacy to companies: a true horror and mystery story.
This series of 30-minute episodes shows various technological situations and experiments from a social perspective. This material poses ethical dilemmas about whether or not to develop certain technological advances that could be used for unhealthy purposes. It has 16 episodes, divided into two seasons.
Produced in 2019 and with 4 one-hour episodes, this series is about advances in genetic engineering. Not only does it bring us up to date on the state of the art of this technology, but it also tells us about the possible improvements (and risks that would be taken) to the human being and other organisms through genetic engineering. It also addresses the issue of genetically modified organisms, in dispute between its detractors and those seeking to develop this line of research.
Dream Big: Engineering our world
This documentary tells us how, thanks to engineering, man has accomplished incredible feats. Narrated by Jeff Bridges, it tells the story of some of the most remarkable advances in engineering, which conquers difficulties and creates the most incredible places in the world: a story that teaches us that Humanity can overcome all kinds of obstacles, using its intelligence.