TechnoCalyps

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TechnoCalyps
TechnoCalyps DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Frank Theys
Written by Frank Theys
Narrated by Jay McMahon
Music by Francisco López
Cinematography
  • Phyllis Digneffe
  • Rian Koopman
  • Chris Renson
Edited by
  • Hans Meijer
  • Frank Theys
Production
company
Votnik
Distributed by GoDigital Media Group
Release date
  • May 2006 (2006-05) (Belgium)
Running time
156 minutes
Country Belgium
Language English

TechnoCalyps is a 2006 Belgian transhumanism documentary film written and directed by Frank Theys. It explores the advance of technology.[1][2]

Documentary precept[edit]

Set as a three-part documentary, TechnoCalyps posits that genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence, bionics, and nanotechnology seem to be converging towards a goal of having mankind transcend human limits. "director conducts his inquiry into the scientific, ethical and metaphysical dimensions of technological development. The film includes interviews by top experts and thinkers on the subject worldwide".[3][4]

Cast[edit]

In the documentary narrated by Jay McMahon, interviewees include:

Reception[edit]

H+ Magazine wrote that the film focuses "on the various emerging technologies that Transhumanism has coalesced around and feature illuminating (or potentially terrifying) interviews with scientists working in these fields",[5] and Crónicas de Esperantia wrote that the film was an excellent documentary that shares some future keys.[6] Christopher Webster of Quiet Earth reviewed the documentary and wrote that it "is a really smart look at humanity's quest for immortality through science" and how with its focus on hard science "gets into how this quest effects art and culture and how the whole mess intersects to form the very fabric of who we are."[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Man, Blue (February 10, 2014). ""TechnoCalyps" : en route vers l'apocalypse du transhumanisme" (in French). Agoravox. Retrieved October 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Webster, Christopher (October 6, 2009). "Scientists strive for immortality in Frank Theys' upcoming THE WILL TO VIRTUALITY". Quiet Earth. Retrieved October 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ staff (October 15, 2015). "TECHNOPALYPS, PART 1"—A Film by Frank Theys". The Post-Star. Retrieved October 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ Riveroll, Juan Patricio (April 12, 2013). "Contrapunto: El sueño de la inmortalidad" (in Spanish). Pijama Surf. Retrieved October 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ Jeffery, Scott (January 26, 2013). "Producing and Consuming the Posthuman Body in Superhero Narratives". H+ Magazine. Retrieved October 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ Saavedra, Francisco José (March 7, 2013). "Technocalyps: el perfeccionamiento humano, un excelente documental que nos muestra algunas claves del futuro de todos nosotros" (in Spanish). Crónicas de Esperantia. Retrieved October 20, 2015. 

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