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Google and the World Brain

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Synopsis

This is the story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose – to create a higher form of intelligence, (similar to what HG Wells had predicted in his essay "World Brain" as early as in 1937). But over half the books Google scanned were in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop Google, which climaxed in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet. http://www.worldbrainthefilm.com

Details

Year
2013
Type of film
Features
Running Time
89 mins
Director
Ben Lewis
Producer
Viva Van Loock, Bettina Walter
Executive Producer
Carles Brugueras, Madeleine Sheahan
Editor
Simon Barker
Sound
Carlos Jiménez
Music
Lucas Ariel Vallejos

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Production Company

Polar Star Films
Rosselló 320 Local 1
08025
Barcelona
Spain
Tel: +34 932 00 47 77
Fax: +34 932 00 47 87
http://www.polarstarfilms.com
info@polarstarfilms.com