Runtime: 40m 47s | Release date: 2016
We are connected to the internet even in our bedrooms. It’s the ambition of companies like Google and Facebook to connect the entire world, so that we can be online all the time and everywhere. This month, Google will send balloons up into the skies over Sri Lanka to provide the island state with free Wi-Fi. On the ground, more and more devices communicate through the so-called Internet-of-Things. We are going to be ‘glass citizens’ in a transparent house, connected for life to a wireless intravenous drip and traced anywhere via our smartphones. What does it mean, this shift to 100 percent connect-ability of the entire planet? A small but growing group of people is saying goodbye to lifetime connect-ability. They are researching ways to keep control. What can we learn from them about life in the digital era?
Bregtje van der Haak