Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 - Day 3 at The Manhattan Center on May 6, 2015 in New York City.
Photograph by Noam Galai — Getty Images
By Laura Lorenzetti
November 4, 2015

Reddit teamed up with Conde Nast Entertainment and Wired to produce its first-ever documentary series called “Cyborg Nation,” a look into how researchers and everyday people use technology and what it could do for us in the future.

The series, which was released Wednesday, marks the biggest media effort to date by the social aggregator and comes on the heels of its new news site Upvoted.

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian floated the idea for a documentary series earlier this year under the r/futurology subreddit to gain insight into what Redditors are interested in and rally early support, reported the Verge. Ohanian asked: “It’s commonplace to track our movements on fitness bands, monitor our sleep patterns with cell phones, and interact with our homes on smart watches, but how far will it go?”

That’s the big question posed in “Cyborg Nation” and one the documentarians set out to answer. The videos were produced by creative agency Acres New York and launched first on Wired before they will air on Reddit’s Upvoted, Roku, Apple TV, and Conde Nast’s outlets.


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