During this time of Covid I thought to suggest some Netflix films….
SPACE ODYSSEY 2001
Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001 is about intelligence. The Artificial Intelligence of HAL and unknown intelligence from space. Space Odyssey gives birth to a new life form, dare I say consciousness. Not as a direct consequence of the film but AI has emerged in earnest since. We have similar concerns about artificial super intelligence.
About social media. I am mostly positive about technology, I want to see how AI develops as it holds promise for our civilisation. The problem with social media is human. In life we seek public approval, now we can seek that from so many people through social media.
The Great Hack
About Cambridge Analytics involvement in Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. It shows how we are all vulnerable to influence, hacking. Persuadable people are influenced using social media. The biggest victim of this human hack has been truth.
Considers the other side of life, consciousness. During this time of Covid, the untimely death of a loved one has been experienced by many. A materialist believes everything is derived from matter, consciousness is a product of the brain. This documentary questions that view and wonders is it possible for our consciousness to survive?
About illegal immigration to Australia, the boat people as they’re called. Stateless shows Australia’s immigration prisons for refugees. We don’t know the corruption and despair they are fleeing. The best solution would be to make every country livable and prevent human rights violations. People don’t choose to flee their home, they only do so out of fear.
Explores the ability to fabricate people with CRISPR.
Life On Our Planet
About the consequences of global warming and forecasts its effects 100 years hence. At the age of 93 Attenborough hopes we can survive this extinction level event caused by human activity. Attenborough tells us the success of planet Earth was it’s biodiversity which needs to be restored.
An excellent Australia comedy about a barrister, judgement and the self elevating use of the word correct. I think he got the cannibal off…
And the similar “Seaspiracy”, “What the Health” and “Game Changers” shows how human activity is killing the planet. How capitalism is the true cause of global warming, not electricity or cars. How eating meat causes many deaths and we would be healthier without. Better athletes are vegan. We are consumers slowly killing the planet.
The Netflix series Unbelievable, based on a true story, is a powerful account of sexism. The physical and mental abuse of women. Many reports of rape by women to authorities and the world of men are not believed. Police often don’t take these crimes as seriously as others. The violation of a woman’s body extends to a mental one because of male belief.
Down to Earth
It seems the purpose of this Netflix series is to make public knowledge of issues facing humanity, especially global warming.
A relevant film during the time of CRISPR.