A powerful exploration of the extreme impact that a relatively small number of engineers in Silicon Valley have over modern-day society, The Social Dilemma deftly tackles concepts like technology addiction, social engineering, and surveillance capitalism and makes them visceral, understandable, and urgent.
The film has an award-winning team behind it, including Jeff Orlowski the director of Chasing Coral and Chasing Ice and the producers of Fed Up and An Inconvenient Truth. The adage “if the service is free, then you are the product” is not the whole story when it comes to the services tech platforms provide. Search engines, networks, instant information and the like are merely tools to lure us in.
Once we’re hooked, the real commodity they sell is their ability to influence and manipulate us.
The Social Dilemma disrupts the disrupters by unveiling the hidden machinations happening behind everyone’s favorite social media and search platforms.