1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 09, 2014.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Between Reality and Virtuality (1:51) -- Smartphone "Lalaland" (1:11) -- Super Intelligence (1:59) -- Improving on the Human Body (1:37) -- Google Glass (1:30) -- Citizen Surveillance (1:41) -- Intelligent Wearable Cameras (1:22) -- Recording Life (2:59) -- Replacing Brain Function (1:48) -- Life Logging Movement (4:49) -- Digitizing Life Applications (2:04) -- Testing Google Glass (3:30) -- Virtuality Social Behavior (2:32) -- Biographical Recording (3:16) -- Social Transparency Movement (1:56) -- Digital Life Technology Restrictions (2:01) -- Privacy Protection Technology (1:40) -- Facial Expression Editor (1:28) -- Adapting to Artificial Intelligence (1:51) -- Artificial Intelligence Future (3:18) -- Total Recall Concept (3:51) -- Life Offline (1:16) -- Credits: Tech Man (0:34)
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Google Glass is the new smartphone-with-camera-on-the-retina that listens to spoken commands and adds a permanent, visual layer to reality. Many parents are already complaining that their children are constantly submerged in displays and find it hard to pay any attention to the world outside their screens. What will it mean if those displays will become part of our own bodies? And if a second video version of all our experiences will become available? Backlight looks ahead through the eyes of the camera at reality and virtuality, and investigates how man and machine gradually become intertwined. Featuring Gordon Bell, author of Total Recall and Microsoft senior researcher; Nick Bostrom, founder of The Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University; and Ben Hammersley, editor-in-chief of Wired UK.
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Films for the Humanities (Firm)
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NPO/Netherlands Public Broadcast