Technology's Impact on Society: The History and the Future of the Internet
SESSION #7 - THE HISTORY AND THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET
LO AND BEHOLD (Werner Herzog - 2016)
Director Werner Herzog takes on the history, the present day impact and the future implications of the internet – the technology which has transformed human live in scope and depth like only fire and electricity have done before.
Lo and Behold features interviews with pioneers of the internet and modern tech enterpreneurs b like Sebastian Thrun and Elon Musk to tell the story of how a signal between two university research labs evolved into a global phenomenon and from there into artificial intelligence.
Technological advancements are measured against the negative impact on people and society. Herzog picks personal stories to show that increased connectedness creates many forms of collateral damage.
"The cost of all our electronic connectedness appears to be that it limits our biological capacity to connect with other people?"
- Daniel Levitin
Are we actors or spectators of this universal transformation?
Let's join the course session and try to give an answer to these questions.
19.00 - Check in
19.15 - Moderation
19.30 - Start Screening
21:00 - Discussion and drinks
ABOUT THE COURSE
Join this course and explore the meaning and end of technology. Watch with us all time classics on the impact of technology on society and participate in a discussion of how technology does shape humanity for the better or worse. Be part of a quest to unlock the mystery of technological evolution and find an answer to what appropriate technology can do to make the World a better place.
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SCREENING ARE ALWAYS IN ENGLISH. Chinese subtitles not guaranteed.
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