Multimedia entertainment studio Electus, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], has teamed up with innovation expert and world-renowned tech personality Dan Kaufman to create THE FUTURE, a revolutionary new series that offers viewers an insider's look at today's cutting-edge technology and paints a captivating picture of how it will shape our lives.
Dan Kaufman currently serves as Deputy Director of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group. Previously, he served as Director of Information Innovation for the Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where the office he ran was responsible for creating Apple's Siri and other revolutionary technologies. Prior to his work at DARPA, Kaufman rose to prominence as Co-COO of DreamWorks Interactive, where he worked with Bill Gates and Steven Spielberg to develop some of the most popular video games on the market, including Medal of Honor. Kaufman learned computer programming at UC San Diego and holds a J.D. from UCSF School of Law.
In The Future, Kaufman will meet with the world's most brilliant and influential innovators and take viewers on a one-of-a-kind journey from the origins of technology, to the state of the art today, to a future that is both beyond our wildest imaginings and closer than we think. Covering everything from health and education to entertainment and transportation, each episode will focus on a specific subject matter, with emphasis on how today's most advanced innovations will impact humanity. Whether it's radical new technology or everyday gadgetry, The Future will offer mind-blowing takeaways that are sure to spark conversation at the proverbial water cooler.
"Dan Kaufman has had his finger on the pulse of 'what's next' for years - what we'll want, how we'll change, and what technologies we'll need," said Chris Grant, CEO of Electus. "Dan's ability to explain the most advanced concepts in a way that is accessible and engaging for all audiences is unparalleled. There's no better person to introduce us to what our future will look like, and we are excited and honored to work with one of the leading and most respected personalities in the tech world."
Electus will produce alongside Richard Lindheim, co-creator of CBS's The Equalizer, and former Senior Vice President at Universal Television and Executive Vice President of the Paramount Television Group.
Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world, including: broadcast, cable, digital, OTT and various emerging technologies. The company connects advertisers, distributors and content creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and advertisers to be true partners in campaigns and content creation. Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, is responsible for all international sales and distribution for Electus' programming and its studio partners as well as programs and formats from other well-known 3rd party providers. Electus is an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI]. For more information on Electus, visit www.electus.com.