Adam Curtis, UK, 2011, video, 58:00 min.
In his triptych for BBC television, documentary film maker Adam Curtis lifts the skepticism surrounding the present digital age to a higher level. In part 3 of the series, the recurring question is whether man is able to interfere in the world in a useful manner at all. How fruitful are our attempts to turn the world into a more stabile place anyway? In a smartly constructed manner, Curtis seems to build a strong argument in favour of the positive role of science. However, gradually the truth of his message comes out: why is it that we are all too willing to believe that genetic codes are the cause of human behaviour? Moreover, the so-called humanist nature of our culture obscures a technological perception of the world and ourselves which is heavily influenced by computers.
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