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Aus irgendeinem Grund ist der WernerBot kein offizieller Werbeschnickschnack für Herzogs neue Internet-Doku Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World, sondern „nur“ ein weiteres Fun-Online-Dings, wie etwa der wunderbare Twitter-Feed @WernerTwerzog.
The idea for this reading-obsessed chatbot apparently sprang from an actual real-world encounter with the 73-year-old filmmaker. “I met Werner Herzog once, and he immediately told me why I need to read,” Gould told The A.V. Club.
Hier nochmal der Trailer zu Lo And Behold und meine kurze Unterhaltung mit WernerBot über Bücher, die Luther-Bibel und abstraktes Denken:
Legendary master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) examines the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet in Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Working with NETSCOUT, a world leader in-real time service assurance and cybersecurity, which came aboard as a producer and led him into a new world, Herzog conducted original interviews with cyberspace pioneers and prophets such as PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, Internet protocol inventor Bob Kahn, and famed hacker Kevin Mitnick.
These provocative conversatons 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. In the words of executive producer Jim McNiel, “It’s a journey even Werner, with his immense imagination and inquisitive mind, didn’t expect. Unless you have lived in the technology space, you don’t yet fully appreciate what dwells there.” Herzog adds: “It is one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing.”