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Synthetic Pleasures (1995)

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Conceived as an electronic road movie, this documentary investigates cutting edge technologies and their influence on our culture as we approach the 21st century. It takes off from the idea... See full summary »

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Conceived as an electronic road movie, this documentary investigates cutting edge technologies and their influence on our culture as we approach the 21st century. It takes off from the idea that mankind's effort to tap the power of Nature has been so successful that a new world is suddenly emerging,an artificial reality. Virtual Reality, digital and biotechnology, plastic surgery and mood-altering drugs promise seemingly unlimited powers to our bodies, and our selves. This film presents the implications of having access to such power as we all scramble to inhabit our latest science fictions. Written by Anonymous

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Ahead of its time - a trip worth taking
8 December 2001 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for some supreme eye candy with a little futurism - this is the movie for you. Iara Lee lets the subjects speak for themselves as she probes the outer rim of future consciousness. Begins with the hyperreality of Japanese recreational parks - and ends exploring the concept of digital soul capture via brain scan. Curious about cryogenics? Cyber-sex? A.I.? This film addresses them all - with a peppering of experts, artists and kooks. Some excellent ambient mixes provide the soundtrack....


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