Watch all 8 episodes of Season 2 back-to-back (starting with the trailer and without ads).

Nominated for a 2014 Emmy Award in the category New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture, groundbreaking filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain returns for a new season of her AOL Originals hit show which has received over 40 million views to take viewers on a wildly entertaining and inspiring ride exploring what it means to be human in our increasingly connected world. 

From the latest neuroscience on daydreaming to the evolution of social media to new perspectives on creativity, diplomacy, gender, and the future of our species, Shlain uses her signature style of fast-paced images, colorful animations, and daring and funny insights to encourage us all to think about where we're headed.

Award List:

  • Nominated for an Emmy Award (New Approaches: Arts, Culture, Lifestyle 2014)
  • 2015: Best of Fest - The My Hero Project Film Festival
  • 2015: Relationships First Award - The My Hero Project Film Festival
  • 2015: Best Documentary / Comedy US - Webfest Montréal
  • 2015: Best Non-Fiction - Rome Web Awards
  • 2015: Best Editing - Rome Web Awards
  • 2015: Media Partner Award - WAU (Best Innovative Creation) - Rome Web Awards
  • 2015: Outstanding Host - LA Web Fest
  • 2015: Outstanding Editing - LA Web Fest
  • 2015: Outstanding Sound Design - LA Web Fest
  • 2014: Best Educational Film- Robot Film Festival (Why We Love Robots)
  • 2013: Nominee Best Original Non-Scripted Video Show/Series- Digiday Video Awards

Episode descriptions are below.


Click the viewer above to watch these episodes. To see what they look like on the AOL platform, visit futurestartshere.com. (scroll down for link to Season 1)

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EP 1 - A CASE FOR DREAMING 

What happens in our brains when we're daydreaming? This episode is a dream-like ride that explores the science behind why, as we rush into the future, it's more important than ever to let our minds wander.

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EP 2 - PUNK ROCK DIPLOMACY 

Starting with a hilarious story about Tiffany when she was 18 and out of her element, this episode explores her recent journeys with the US State Department and how everyone can participate in what she calls "punk rock diplomacy."

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EP 3 - ROBOTS, BOTOX & GOOGLE GLASS 

Know that feeling when you search for something online and all of a sudden ads are popping up about it? That creepy feeling has a name. Professor of Robotics Ken Goldberg (Tiffany's husband), tells us all about it.

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EP 4 - THE PHOTOSYNTHESIS OF SOCIAL MEDIA 

They say the 5 people you hang around with most shape who you are. Tiffany explores how this applies to social media -- the people you follow shape who you are, and everything you post shapes others. So how do we flourish and grow in our hyper-connected world?

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EP 5 - TRANSBOOM

Tiffany's producer and co-writer Sawyer Steele happens to be transgender. In this episode he joins Tiffany to share his transition story, as well as insights into where a shift toward a cultural acceptance of trans identities is coming from -- the past, present, and potential future of trans.

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EP 6 - PARENTECHNOLOGY

A new challenge faces Tiffany's family: cell phones for their 5th grader? Seriously? This episode explores how every generation faces new questions of how technologies are shaping our children, and what that means for her family.

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EP 7 - CREATIVE BONDAGE

Roadblocks, challenges, constraints -- some of life's biggest breakthroughs come through when we're forced to think differently. Tiffany explores how some of her favorite artists have overcome barriers, and how early challenges in her career led to her own biggest creative breakthroughs.

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EP 8 - THE FUTURE OF OUR SPECIES

Five years after Tiffany's father, best-selling author Leonard Shlain, passes away, his final book is finally published. Sharing the story of the book's publication and building off the ideas in her father's book, this episode also explores Tiffany's ideas about where the future of our species is headed.


SEASON 1 AVAILABLE HERE


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