Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

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Lo and Behold,
Reveries of the Connected World
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Werner Herzog
Produced by
  • Werner Herzog
  • Rupert Maconick
Written by Werner Herzog
Music by
Cinematography Peter Zeitlinger
Edited by Marco Capalbo
  • NetScout
  • Pereira & O'Dell Entertainment
  • Saville Productions
  • Skellig Rock
Distributed by Magnolia Pictures
Release date
  • January 23, 2016 (2016-01-23) (Sundance)
Running time
98 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World is a 2016 American documentary film directed by Werner Herzog. In it, Herzog ponders the existential impact of the Internet, robotics, AI, the Internet of Things, and more on human life.[2] The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival,[3][4] and was sponsored by the company NetScout.[5] The film contains interviews with Bob Kahn, Elon Musk, Sebastian Thrun, Ted Nelson, and other leaders of the technology world.[6][7]


  • I. The Early Days
  • II. The Glory of the Net
  • III. The Dark Side
  • IV. Life Without the Net
  • V. The End of the Net
  • VI. Earthly Invaders
  • VII. Internet on Mars
  • VIII. Artificial Intelligence
  • IX. The Internet of Me
  • X. The Future



Lo and Behold has received generally favorable reviews from critics.[8] On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 93% approval rating based on 61 reviews, with an average rating of 7.5 out of 10.[9] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 78 out of 100 based on seven critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[8]


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