Sci-fi buffs everywhere are getting seriously into hacker thriller series 'Mr. Robot', available exclusively on Amazon Prime. Created by Sam Esmail and starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater, it explores the very real threats that all major corporations face at the hands of anarchist computer hackers and even cyber terrorists.

Since it's inception the show has won two Golden Globes, a Critics Choice Award, and has been nominated for four Primetime Emmys. The show is now in it’s second season and first premiered in May 2015 introducing a socially awkward and depressed computer programmer named Elliot Alderson, who works for a cyber security company called Allsafe. He spends his time hacking into the social media accounts and bank statements of various people in his life including his therapist and his colleagues, but his attention is soon caught by a cyber anarchist called Mr. Robot, who attempts to attack the computer system of E Corp, Allsafe's biggest client. Mr. Robot is part of a group of hacktivists called fsociety, who are aiming to wipe all customer debts on the E Corp database.

Elliot is soon recruited into the team but as he becomes more and more involved with fsociety, he is asked to carry out increasingly radical tasks. He gives false evidence to the police, incriminates the people who run E corp and is even asked to blow up a gas plant. Perhaps it's the heavy drug use, but he gets increasingly more delusional as the series progresses, and in the end (spoiler alert) he discovers that Mr. Robot is in fact his father. And not only that, but his father died of leukemia many years ago and so Elliot is in fact Mr. Robot, taking on his father's identity.

Season 2 began airing on July 13th 2016, with the final episode of the series due to wrap on September 14th. If the first season wasn't enough of a psychological rollercoaster, Mr. Robot is still hanging around in season 2, and even though Elliot knows it's all in his head, it's hard to shake off. fsociety is still going on, but Elliot is trying to stay away from technology. He just wants to get rid of Mr. Robot, but he can't even escape his influence as he sleeps. Plus, he's terrified of what he's making him do when he's unaware.

The main crux of the program hinges on the idea that, if you're skilled enough with computers, you can do just about anything with the click of a button. Erasing debt, causing explosions and altering FBI records are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of possible scenarios. So what does it mean for society?

Watch 'Can I Hack It?' Episode 1 here:

Motherboard on Vice have launched an experimental new series called 'Can I Hack It?' where they explore the effects of hacking into everyday technology or, at least, technology that could soon become commonplace. The first episode looks at surgical robots and the potential dangers a remote telerobotic system faces while performing an operation. Researchers at the University of Washington have been attempting to hack the Raven II prototype in order to advance it's cyber security, because something that has such direct interaction with human life can so easily become a weapon with any kind of network interference.

Watch 'Can I Hack It?' Episode 2 here:

Episode 2 is about hacking embedded devices including printers, monitors and phones. It focuses on a company called Red Balloon Security who have found a way of turning office equipment into bugging devices by forcing them to submit information over radio frequencies through a piece of malware called 'funtenna'. Physically placing bugs onto devices is a thing of the past, which makes this prospect all the more scary when you think about the implications it can have on power plants and military headquarters.

Similar sentiments to this series and those brought up in 'Mr. Robot' are to be explored in the new Werner Herzog documentary 'Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World', released on August 19th. It looks at how the Internet has changed the world, affecting everything from healthcare and the military to consumerism and relationships. It has more of a positive spin on the world of technology, but does hint at the risks and uncertain future it presents us with.

Season 2 of 'Mr. Robot' is available to watch now on Amazon Prime

Watch the trailer for 'Lo And Behold' here: