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This article was published on January 19, 2016

    Werner Herzog’s next epic film examines our relationship with machines

    Owen Williams
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    Owen Williams

    Former TNW employee

    Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

    Werner Herzog is a legendary director known for some of the boldest films in cinema, and his next project is a film that focuses on our relationship with machines.

    Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World will be released this month at Sundance, and examines how far we’ve come in such a short time, and where we’re going next.

    Herzog’s film, in his own words, attempts to document “one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing” and “The beginning of connectivity we have not dreamed of a few years ago.”

    The film features interviews with technology leaders such as Elon Musk, Bob Kahn and more, to explore the ways technology is changing everything from business to space travel.

    Perplexingly, the film is funded by Netscout, a software company that builds performance and application management software for large enterprises.

    If you’re wondering where you can see the film, initial screenings are limited and start January 23.

    “Will our children’s children’s children need the companionship of humans? Or will they have evolved in a world where that’s important?” asks an interviewee in the trailer. We’ll have to watch the film to find out.