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'The Future Starts Here' Season Two, Episode Five: 'TransBoom', Watch It Now!

20/11/2014 08:50 GMT | Updated 20/11/2014 13:59 GMT

Who are we? How do we define ourselves? In the past this was something that on the surface appeared to be set in stone, but as the world has grown smaller our knowledge and understanding of who we really are has grown exponentially.

In episode five of her groundbreaking web show The Future Starts Here', acclaimed filmmaker and creator of the Webby Awards, Tiffany Shlain follows her friend and co-writer Sawyer Steele as he tells his story of transition from woman to man.

Looking at the past it's clear that technology has played a vital role in teaching the world to be more diverse, more open, helping those who have questions to ask about their identities and helping those around them understand why.

What can it hold for the future? Sawyer's vision is one of positivity. With the trans community able to harness the internet what had at first seemed like an impossible road, now became one that people could travel together.

Check out episode five, above. Check every week for new episodes until December.