“.In this provocative documentary, worldwide experts in the fields of futurology, anthropology, neuroscience and philosophy consider the impact of technological advances on the two certainties of human life: work and death. Charting human developments from early man, past the Industrial Revolution, to the digital age and beyond, THE FUTURE OF WORK AND DEATH looks at the astonishing exponential rate at which mankind creates technologies to ease the process of living. As we embark on the next phase of our ‘advancement’ with automation and artificial intelligence driving the transformation from man to machine, the film gives a shockingly realistic look into the future of human life.”
But none of these things have to be the be-all-end-all. We don’t have to accept monotonous labor or death caused by aging. At least, that is the message given by a newly released documentary titled The Future of Work and Death. After 4 years of development, the much-anticipated documentary has officially been released via iTunes.
The documentary was co-directed by both Sean Blacknell and Wayne Walsh, with Serious Wonder‘s own CEO Gray Scott being Executive Producer. Several different professions were interviewed throughout the documentary, each giving their opinion on how the exponential rise of automation will replace humans when it comes to work. Topics such as technological unemployment and artificial intelligence were discussed.
From there, aging came into question. In this segment, the main star was gerontologist Dr. Aubrey de Grey, who works for the nonprofit organization SENS Research Foundation. It is here where we’re given a scientific outlook on how modern science and technology – from cellular reanimation to mind-uploading – could help us in our battle against age-related diseases – and even aging in its entirety.
I won’t spoil the documentary for you, as there is a treasure trove of information throughout that’ll help equip you against those who remain in the belief that life doesn’t get any better than monotonous labor and indomitable aging. The Future of Work and Death is available on iTunes for only $14.99. Be prepared and enjoy!
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