Google and the World Brain Opens Tonight at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

The people of the Book are pitted against the people of the Screen in the latest instalment of the Bloor Cinema’s Doc Soup Series

From The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema:

“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, something that H.G. Wells had predicted in his 1937 essay “World Brain”. 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. Google and the World Brain is a film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet.”

Google and the World Brain opens tonight at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (504 Bloor Street West). The director, Ben Lewis, will be in attendance and fielding post-screening questions.

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