#FIRSTLOOK: CBC DOCS POV’S “THE INTERNET OF EVERYTHING”
The Internet is something we cannot live without, but has our obsession now led to feelings of dread against it? Filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores what is known as a “Techlash” in his latest Documentary, airing on CBC DOCS POV, THE INTERNET OF EVERYTHING.
The Internet of Everything directed by award-winning filmmaker Brett Gaylor (Rip! A Remix Manifesto, Do Not Track) is a documentary that examines the hype and hubris hurtling towards the next frontier in the Internet’s evolution. Using the never-ending list of devices we are told we want, the film provides a landscape for a broader discussion about whether the Internet has indeed been a democratizing force or, instead, a fertile ground for the formation of new empires.
Kristina is developing a device that transmits fertility data to the cloud from inside a woman’s private parts; Nellie Bowles, a journalist for the New York Times, introduces a survivor of domestic abuse who was terrorized by her partner’s “smart home.” China’s smart city vision reward citizens for behaviour conforming to social norms, as well as Alphabet’s vision for a corporate neighbourhood built “from the Internet up.” In Barcelona, we grasp a new potential for the Internet to allow for the copying of physical goods, turning the material world of atoms into digital bits that can be transmitted at zero cost anywhere on earth.
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THE INTERNET OF EVERYTHING airs Sunday, March 22, 2020 on CBC DOCS POV 9:00 PM EST. It will also stream on CBC GEM.
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