Brave New World – How Silicon Valley is shaping our future

In the 70’s Silicon Valley was the birthplace of the digital revolution that changed the planet and despite globalization of IT and telecom industries, the greatest visions are still born in California. The mecca of digital creativity stands for a new form of economy. Google & Co spend billions on the formerly unthinkable. Artificial intelligence fosters inventions in genetics, brain research or education. But progress has a dramatic social impact: Self-steering cars kill truck drivers’ jobs, room-sharing apps compete with hotels, 3D printers render factories and patents useless. Bankers, brokers, doctors – nobody is safe from being replaced. What looks scary to some may seem promising to others. Leading minds of this brave new world tell their opinions. The film mixes the fascination for the new with journalistic skepticism.