Lo and Behold + Idiocracy

Lo and Behold + Idiocracy
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A cynical look at technological progress. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Just what kind of reveries is this about? A guy fr...

Posted December 6, 2018
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
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A cynical look at technological progress. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Just what kind of reveries is this about? A guy from Austin talks to an ex-Silicon Valley programmer about Werner Herzog questioning digital pioneers – and none of them have any answers. The problem of how to talk about future technological problems. An entire conversation about Idiocracy beyond “oh my god, it’s basically a documentary.” A society painted in shitty advertisements. The insane basic-income type ideas that will rule the future and how they compete with the vision presented in Idiocracy.

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Lo and Behold

Lo and Behold


Released: August 19, 2016
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Director: Werner Herzog
Writer: Werner Herzog
Starring: Elon Musk, Lawrence Krauss, Lucianne Walkowicz

Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

Idiocracy

Idiocracy


Released: January 25, 2007
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Director: Mike Judge
Writer: Mike Judge
Starring: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

 
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