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The most important century in human history


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Is it possible that this century is the most important one in human history? The 21st century has already proven to be a period of rapid growth. We’re on the cusp of developing new technologies that could entirely change the way people live— and could contribute to unprecedented levels of existential risk. Explore how the decisions we make now might have a major impact on humanity’s future.

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Meet The Creators

  • Director Jon Mayes, AIM Creative Studios
  • Narrator George Zaidan
  • Storyboard Artist Jon Mayes
  • Animator Jon Mayes
  • Illustrator Jon Mayes
  • AIM Creative Studios Producer Tiago Ribeiro
  • Composer André Aires
  • Sound Designer André Aires
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Produced by Anna Bechtol, Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace

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