Another Trailer for Herzog's New Internet Documentary 'Lo & Behold'

January 20, 2016
Source: Deadline

Lo & Behold Documentary

"I can not only imagine artificial intelligence evolving spontaneously on the internet, but I can't tell you it hasn't happened already…" The AI revolution has already begun! And we don't even know it yet. Another new trailer has arrived online for Werner Herzog's new Sundance documentary Lo & Behold, Reveries of the Connected World. Herzog spends time wondering about the internet, and the way it connects people, as hinted at with this first trailer. However, this second trailer focuses more on robotics and artificial intelligence - and the potential future where these have taken over completely, and we've evolved passed the need for physical human connection. That seems like quite a distant thought, but that's why it's fascinating to consider. The doc plays at the Sundance Film Festival starting this week - watch for reviews to hit soon.

Another trailer for Werner Herzog's Lo & Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, via YouTube:

Herzog's Lo & Behold

Description from the Sundance 2016 guide: "Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. From the brilliant mind of Werner Herzog comes his newest vehicle for exploration, a playful yet chilling examination of our rapidly interconnecting online lives. Herzog documents a treasure trove of interviews of strange and beguiling individuals—ranging from Internet pioneers to victims of wireless radiation, whose anecdotes and reflections weave together a complex portrait of our brave new world. Herzog describes the Internet as 'one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing,' and yet he tempers this enthusiasm with horror stories from victims of online harassment and Internet addiction." Herzog's latest doc will premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, with no release date info available just yet. Stay tuned for more updates.

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  • Charles Knowlton
    Well, according to Stephen hawking we're going to wipe out our own race soon, so maybe these robots with intelligence can save us somehow. Worth a shot and since they are inevitable anyways, it could be worth the risk.
    • TheOct8pus
      Haven't you seen like every movie about AI? They'll just want to wipe us out....but on one hand, it'll be good for the planet, so meh....let it happen.
      • denverchris
        That was so emo, I almost shivered.
        • Mark Brackney
          ...I feel you.
    What a world! What a time! What an accent!
  • Forever alone... A world where the robots do the work and people have more free time would be incredible, self sustaining communities and people having time to think about other things apart from paying for mortgage, retirement, healthcare and insurance. But it will never happen. Already in my lifetime, I've saw the failure of some people being able to meet a partner without the use of social networks, maybe in the future people will just screw robots in Google glasses. :-)
  • shiboleth
    There's no talent for solidarity in this world and yet there's a talent for artificial intelligence. Outstanding failure of man springs from that fact ...




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