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Humanity’s quest to save time



Since just about forever, we’ve spent most of our time trying to find ways to save time. We’ve even tried to invent more time. But no matter how hard we’ve tried, we just never seem to have quite enough of it. Faster! Humanity’s Quest to Save Time investigates the time-saving inventions we depend on and explores their impact on the world at large. We follow the invisible thread that binds societies and cultures together making up the world’s population. And that’s about 8 billion of us! Each episode explores the nature of inventions and concepts designed to save time for humanity across the 4 corners of the globe. Stunning graphics, scientific research, coupled with incredible storytelling unveils the multiple layers — whether temporal, social, historical, environmental or geopolitical — of how these inventions have impacted our existence. And still do!

format & languages

Documentary series
Season 2 In Production
16 episodes x 60 minutes
English, French, Arabic, German


Season 1

The To-Go Cup The Highway The Microwave The Barcode The Elevator The Dishwasher The Plastic Container The Shopping Mall

Season 2

The Light Maps Tools The Airplane The Camera Money Automated Service Artificial Intelligence

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