Newborn (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  30 April 2000 (UK)
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Fictional documentary exploring human reactions to digital intelligence.



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Credited cast:
Caroline Langrishe ...
Dr. Kathryn Reed
Michael Bauer
Craig White (as Peter Lee-Wilson)
Geoffrey Bateman ...
Paul Mallory MP
Stuart Milligan ...
IC president
Irene Ng ...
Anne Lee
Howard Davies
David Sibley ...
Tom (executive)
Trevor Sellers ...
Brazilian official
Margaret Enefer ...
Channel 4 reporter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
American Newscaster
Evroy Deer ...
Robert Stone
Trevor Walker ...
City trader


Fictional documentary exploring human reactions to digital intelligence.

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Futurecast: Newborn  »

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The future of global communications?
1 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Futurecast:Newborn is one of a series of "futurecasts" - broadcasts from the not-too distant future. They are perhaps most worrying because they neither predict a bright future (such as Star Trek) they suggest that mankind will carry on the same path as we are currently following

  • The network of Global Communications which the internet has grown

into is suffering a series of catastrophic problems - bank records suddenly flowing freely across international borders, company accounts, medical records semi-intelligent software agents are thought to be (in part) responsible, little virus-like creations which move around the network "improving" efficiency ...

However the journalist delivering his (perhaps final) broadcast draws the viewer's attention to a strange feature of interrupted broadcasts ... there is a repeated theme of THE HUMAN FACE being displayed ...

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