|LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD (director/writer: Werner Herzog; cinematographer: Peter Zeitlinger; editor: Marco Capalbo; music: Mark Degli Antoni; cast: Joydeep Biswas, Shawn Carpenter, Hilarie Cash, Christina Catsouras, Christos Catsouras, Danielle Catsouras, Kira Catsouras, Leslie Catsouras, Sam Curry, Danny Hillis, Marcel Just, Robert Kahn, Leonard Kleinrock, Laurence M. Krauss, Felix Jay Lockman, Tom Mitchell, Kevin Mitnick, Elon Musk, Theodor Holm Nelson, Raj Rajkumar, Diane Schou, Sebastian Thrun, Adrien Treuille, J. Michael Vandeweghe, Lucianne Walkowicz, Jennifer Wood, Jonathan L. Zittrain; Runtime: 98; MPAA Rating: PG-13; producer: Rupert Maconick /Werner Herzog; Magnolia; 2016)|
|"The talking head presentation
gets a bit much if trying to comprehend it all
in one sitting."
by Dennis Schwartz
Herzog leaves us wondering if computers can dream like humans of its own existence and will it have need for the love of another. We are also reminded that it raises concerns about its dark side, that there's a chance it might be more harmful than good.
The talky piece features Herzog interviewing dozens of scientists, a notorious hacker, computer pioneers, inventors, visionaries and several naysayers. Though filled with valuable info and provocative musings, it offers nothing new and the talking head presentation gets a bit much if trying to comprehend it all in one sitting.
REVIEWED ON 11/7/2016 GRADE: B
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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