Networked

A robot that plays soccer so well that even soccer world champions would be left in the dust? A house on Mars? Should we file these scenarios under science fiction—or might they soon be reality? With equal parts humor and skepticism, Werner Herzog highlights issues dealing with the networked, digitized and technological world in his documentary film Lo and Behold. How much of our everyday life is permeated by the digital world? What does the technological future hold in store? Herzog has invited pioneers and experts, including Pay Pal founder Elon Musk and the famous hacker Kevin Mitnick, to talk about their perspectives on the Internet and modern technology. The film is being released in American cinemas on August 19, 2016.

 

 

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Why do some floorboards creak when you walk over them while others don’t? Why does a bit of dust always stay on the bookshelf, even after you try to blow it off? American physicist Chris Woodford explains scientific complexities using these everyday phenomena in his book Atoms Under the Floorboards: The Surprising Science Hidden in Your Home. South Africa’s newspaper Cape Times even suggested that the national curriculum for physics could be made more interesting for students if they incorporated Woodford’s book.

 

 

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