Watch: Trailer for Sundance Documentary 'Google and the World Brain'
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is just over a week today, and we're busy figuring out all of our coverage to bring you the buzz on the latest indies in Park City, Utah. Another day, and another trailer for one of the selected films has arrived. This time it's a documentary entry called Google and the World Brain. The short festival synopsis reads: "In the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet, Google has been scanning the world's books for 10 years. They said the intention was to build a giant digital library, but that involved scanning millions of copyrighted works." Director Ben Lewis says his intention was to "make a film that alerted an audience to perils, as well as the paradise of the Internet." Watch below!
First trailer for Ben Lewis' documentary Google and the World Brain via The Documentary Channel:
The goal of accumulating all human knowledge in one repository has been a dream since ancient times. Only recently, however, has that dream become a reality. Quietly and behind closed doors, Google has been executing a project to scan and digitize every printed word on the planet. Working with the world’s most prestigious libraries, the webmasters are reinventing the limits of copyright in the name of free access to anyone, anywhere. What can possibly be wrong with this picture? Google and the World Brain from director Ben Lewis aims to answer that question with this film premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.