Today we have a treat for all tech nerds out there, with 11 best tech documentaries streaming on Netflix.
Most of these focus on the ways technology interact with our daily life. Not all of those interactions are positive, but technology changes the ways we live almost every day. Whether it is changing the way we create things or the way we safeguard our privacy, it can be both a powerful ally and fierce enemy. After all, any technology is as good as its users.
To rank the best tech documentaries streaming on Netflix, we had to devise a system, similar to that we used on our list of the best sports documentaries streaming on Netflix. Going simply by IMDb rating just wouldn’t cut it, although we did include it in our final ranking. We also scoured dozen of lists on most popular sites in order to get an accurate feel for public opinion. We mixed it all together and came up with a genuine Insider Monkey ranking.
11. Video Games: The Movie
Site Rank: 1; IMdB rank1; Total Rank: 2
Directed by: Jeremy Snead
Founded by the Kickstarter campaign Video Games: The Movie goes behind the curtains of the video industry. The film shows the process of game making, going into details about how games are conceived, through the design process, creation and finally marketed and sold. Jeremy Snead tried – and managed, for the most part – to explain the gamers’ culture, including both the players and designers. The movie presents games as a new medium for storytelling and explains why they are so popular among younger audience and how important creative process is for the immersion process. It also offers a few interesting possibilities for the future of video games.