I started this journey in 2008 when I read about a few companies that were significantly investing in scientific research on how to increase human consumption by manipulating the human brain and senses. Then, as a part of my own research, I interviewed scientists and random people about their usage of phones, computers and their relationship with technology. I felt disturbed by findings of probable manipulation of humans and loss of freedom. Creating a sci-fi feature challenged me to step a bit further in exploring possible outcomes.
As a filmmaker, I feel like it is my duty to question the challenges that surround us. Capio is a science fiction feature film about how our society’s addiction to technology leaves us vulnerable to political and economical manipulation and loss of privacy and freedom. The explosive growth of the online world has changed not just our lifestyle, but also the way we relate to each other and perceive the world around us. My film offers a vision of a near-future world in which our digital dependency threatens to make us all less human.
And once a technology has insinuated itself into our lives without restrictions or oversight, it can become nearly impossible to tear ourselves free again. By relying too heavily on algorithms, humans stand to lose their ability to understand each other or develop solutions for society’s problems.
With this film I hope to encourage implementation of a new law and policy toward AI technologies in near future.
Films may not be able to change society, but can inspire people who can create a change.