supersapiens: rise of the mind

programme information


2 x 60' or 1 x 74'

Production Company

Terra Mater Factual Studios






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Episode Information

As artificial intelligence rapidly blurs the boundaries between man and machine, we face an astonishing question: are we witnessing the rise of a new human species? ‘SuperSapiens’ heads hard towards the event horizon of AI, looking at the current state of technology to ask: who is driving these advances? What are the real-world consequences of creating a mind more advanced than our own? As the scientific community and the military seek to finally unmask the matrix of human consciousness, the film poses a crucial question: can we risk this discovery? Can we prevent ourselves from going too far? To quote former US president Barack Obama, “There are fewer and fewer technical constraints on what we can do. That places a special obligation on us to ask tough questions about what we should do.” ‘SuperSapiens’ not only brings exclusive insights into the world of artificial intelligence and consciousness-hacking, but gives a first-hand account into how an awakening technology is already claiming physical access to our very own bodies. Physical connections between both man and machine, and one human mind to another, are on the verge of becoming mainstream. The younger generations are readily turning to the concept of a collective consciousness created through technology, almost as if it were a belief-system. ‘SuperSapiens’ documents the potential end of Homo Sapiens. It heralds the rise of the mind and, with it, the very real possibility of a new human species.

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