The Social Dilemma (2020)

The Social Dilemma (2020)
  • 14637
  • PG-13
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release year: 2020 ()
  • Running time: \N min
  • Original Title: The Social Dilemma
  • Voted: 14637

Set in the dark underbelly of Silicon Valley, The Social Dilemma fuses investigative documentary with enlightening narrative drama. Expert testimony from tech whistle-blowers exposes our disturbing predicament: the services Big Tech provides-search engines, networks, instant information, etc.-are merely the candy that lures us to bite. Once we're hooked and coming back for more, the real commodity they sell is their prowess to influence and manipulate us.

  • Not a dilemma by 9

    It's partly unbelievable a documentary like this has not aired yet. Albeit not perfect in execution - the acted part is underwhelming - it is a definite eye opener and should be watched by teens, parents, entrepreneurs, politicians and everybody else.

  • Makes you question everything by 8

    This film is very confusing but also makes perfect sense at the same time. The idea is that we are all fighting against AI every single day through our phones, and it keeps dividing us as a society. It is a perspective I have not come across and I think the execution of the film defining the problem is excellent.

  • Smug Lefties... by 7

    That think people are in general stupid, unaware of their surroundings or what is happening on screen.

    It was OK but for the most part stating the obvious, in a smug way, borderline superior.

    Gave it a 7 because someone is talking about this. Lots of simplistic examples with few solutions other than get off social media.

    And the "control room" guys, I've seen better high school skits than that.

  • Hypocritical tendencies by 3

    This show put the importance of knowing both sides of a coin into the foreground but then only talk about the bad stuff the digital age brought us. They literally mentioned the pros of modern communication in one single sentence and kept talking about the cons for the remaining 1h 33mins.Obviously they are right with what they are talking about. But there's another side to it. People can connect with oneanother way easier, lonelyness during lockdowns would quite certainly be way worse without modern technology. And there's a lot more positive stuff i could mention.My point is, that it's hypocritical to blame modern media for only presenting their point while doing basically exactly the same.

    The show isn't bad, it's an eye opening experience but i wished for a less onesided point of view.

  • Well worth the watch! by 9

    Enlightening, thought-provoking, disturbing and ultimately, a call to action, The Social Dilemma (and the group behind it), will, hopefully, prove to be a turning point in our interaction with technology... and technology's interaction with us.

1Jonathan Popecinematographer
2Jeff Orlowskidirector
3Larissa Rhodesproducer
4Sophia Hammonsself
5Davis Coombewriter
6Vickie Curtiswriter