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Werner Herzog: Technology Is Neither Good or Bad, Humans Are

"Technology doesn't have any qualities, it has technical qualities, yes."

In a fascinating interview that has already gone viral, The Verge‘s Emily Yoshida talks to filmmaker Werner Herzog–currently promoting his internet documentary Lo and Behold–about subjects ranging from film school to Pokémon Go.

“The question — is this technology good or bad? — is an incompetent question,” Herzog says about the connected world he documents in his film. “It’s humans who are good or bad. Technology doesn’t have any qualities, it has technical qualities, yes. The internet is fast; the internet has many ramifications worldwide, and so you can quantify certain things, but you cannot endow it with qualities like good or bad.”

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