Watch all 8 episodes of Season 1 back-to-back (starting with the trailer and without ads).

THE FUTURE STARTS HERE original series with @TiffanyShlain explores what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek's "women shaping the 21st Century."

An original series for the AOL On Network, The Future Starts Here was nominated for a 2014 Emmy Award and was a breakout hit with over 20 Million views in its first three months. You can watch all eight five-minute episodes above or at futurestartshere.com. Check out the full credit list

SEASON 1 (scroll down for previous season):

EP1_Tech_Shabbats.jpg

EP 1 - TECHNOLOGY SHABBATS

Tiffany shares how living in today’s over-connected world has led her family to unplug for one full day every week. They call them their “Technology Shabbats.” Tiffany has also written several pieces about the experience.

EP2_Motherhood.jpg

EP 2 - MOTHERHOOD REMIXED

In this episode, Tiffany explores being a mother in the past, present, and future --and how the Internet, flexible schedules, and shifts in gender roles have revolutionized what it means to be a parent in today’s world.

EP3_Etiquette.jpg

EP 3 - TECH ETIQUETTE 

In this episode, Tiffany calls us all out with a hilarious portrayal of the technology pet peeves that we’re both guilty of and that drive us crazy, and offers suggestions for a more civilized tech gadget filled world.

EP4_Robots.jpg

EP 4 - WHY WE LOVE ROBOTS

Tiffany introduces us to her husband, Ken Goldberg, a professor of robotics, to dive into the past, present and future of robots and why it is that humans are so fascinated with the most “human” of our technologies.

EP5_Participatory.jpg

EP 5 - PARTICIPATORY REVOLUTION

Tiffany goes behind-the-scenes into her filmmaking experiment, “Cloud Filmmaking,” to explore why this era in history may change art and creativity forever.

EP6_Creative_Process.jpg

EP 6 - THE CREATIVE PROCESS IN 10 ACTS

Through behind-the-scenes footage of her film, "Connected," Tiffany shares the creative process she's developed over the years: the hunch, the breakthroughs, and everything in between.

EP7_Idea_Porn.jpg

EP 7 - IDEA PORN

Tiffany is invited on a transatlantic flight with 100 other thinkers, by the UN and British Airways, with the goal of solving a world problem through collective thinking. 

EP8_Optimism.jpg

EP 8 - A CASE FOR OPTIMISM

Tiffany looks through history to the present to amplify the notion that the world is actually getting better, and why opticism -- optimism with a healthy dose of skepticism -- can help push our future where we want it to go.


Watch Episodes from the new season...


Read reviews and press around the show...


Join our Newsletter


Latest News

A Participatory Art Project Premiering at The National Museum of American Jewish History on Dec 14th Cinema: A sequence of images wound onto a reel...

  Dear Friends, Happy first day of summer! I hope you have some summer adventure on the horizon. I heard that half the enjoyment of...

    Announced today, actress Kristen Stewart will make her directorial debut as a filmmaker with a short film currently titled Water, and actress Gabourey Sidibe will make her...

     There’s a Goethe quote that Tiffany Shlain has had framed on her desk since she was a little girl: “Whatever you can do,...

News Archive