Lo and Behold

Lo and Behold

Reveries of the Connected World

DVD - 2016
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Documentarian Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA :, Magnolia Home Entertainment,, [2016]
Edition: Widescreen
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9786316647443
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Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Werner Herzog's take on the future that is mostly already here. Hint. The robots are coming. Herzog does a good job of showing how recent a manifestation the internet is. He treats with respect people who hide out in the wilderness because they suffer ill effects from electro-pollution or young adults who are recovering online gaming addicts. Elon Musk takes a star turn to discuss the colonization of Mars. But what's most engaging/alarming about this documentary is the footage of the robots in action. The robots are indeed coming. Will they eat our lunch? Herzog leaves the question open, but another question, one he asks Musk and various scientists towards the end of the film, a variation of von Clausewitz's "Does war dream of itself?" -- "Does the internet dream of itself?" -- reminds one of James Cameron's TERMINATOR franchise. Not very hopeful.

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gloogai
May 01, 2017

Very uneven. Some very important insights, but also includes material from way out in left field. Ultimately, it was interesting and worthwhile, but don't suspend all your disbelief.

A fascinating documentary about the birth of the Internet, and the computer scientists who dreamed it up. We enjoyed the progression of the story and the artistic presentation of the information, but it was just a tad long.
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JCLMichelleH Jan 31, 2017

Werner Herzog seemingly effortlessly puts together something thought provoking, in this case a meditation on how the internet has shaped our world and changed our behavior as a result.

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