The new season of the Emmy-nominated original series The Future Starts Here is now live on AOL. The series is from Tiffany Shlain, a filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards, who explores how technology and science affect daily life. Episodes will be released over the course of the next two months.
The first episode up, called “A Case For Dreaming,” is billed as exploring “why, as we rush into the future, it’s more important than ever to let our minds wander…and what exactly is happening in our brains when we do.” Shlain essentially argues that letting your mind wander is a good thing since it stimulates the “default mode network” that leads to creativity. You can check it out in the player below and catch other episodes at AOL On.
A list of upcoming episode titles has been released, as well. The first four are already out, with the rest listed below coming soon. Check those out below, along with a stimulating season two trailer to get you excited for the coming weeks.
Ep 2 – Punk Rock Diplomacy
Ep 3 – Robots, Botox, and Google Glass
Ep 4 – The Photosynthesis of Social Media
Ep 5 – TransBoom
Ep 6 – ParenTechnology
Ep 7 – Creative Bondage
Ep 8 – The Future of our Species