No one could have imagined how connected humanity is today thanks to the internet. But how fragile is this network and what else does the future have in store for us?
Herzog sees the internet as an ecosystem, one just as extreme as the Amazon rainforest or the South Pole. Lo and Behold is a playful film in which we accompany Herzog on his fascinating and at times disturbing journey of discovery and envisage the future of the internet, both inviting and chilling. We meet the internet pioneers and the people who are currently shaping our future. We discover how poetic and philosophical the internet was originally conceived to be. How it now shapes our lives and culture more fully and quickly than any other human invention. And how even the near future is almost inconceivable. Will the internet ever dream about itself? Can it develop morality and even perhaps grasp the meaning of love? Or will it soon be doing us more harm than good, if that isn’t already the case?