Werner Herzog does The Internet: Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (Trailer)

Werner Herzog hat eine Doku über das Internet und seine kulturellen Effekte gedreht, Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World feiert in ein paar Wochen auf dem 2016er Sundance Film Festival Premiere. Wenn einer einen angemessen weirden und düsteren Film über DasNeueGeileInternet™ drehen kann, dann ist es Herzog. Der könnte die Techno-Utopie von circa 2008 und die 2015er Netzdystopia-Fantasien zu einem ziemlich großartigen Dings verknoten.

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. For all of its detailed analysis, this documentary also wrestles with profound and intangible questions regarding the Internet’s future. Will it dream, as humans do, of its own existence? Can it discover the fundamentals of morality, or perhaps one day understand the meaning of love? Or will it soon cause us—if it hasn’t already—more harm than good?