Have we all been uploaded to the cloud? In Screenshot, Bergur Ebbi sets out to look at technology from a human perspective. Or humanity from a technological perspective. What are the connections between fake news and artificial intelligence? How does it feel to live in a world where all our thoughts are categorized, rated, and commented on? Ancient people feared the world would end in fire and destruction — but what if it doesn’t? Maybe what we should fear is that nothing will ever be deleted or forgotten again.
Screenshot is a clever and informative journey through the conundrums of modern life and is guaranteed to set your mind spinning.
Bergur Ebbi is an Icelandic poet and essayist.
Translated by Larissa Kyzer.
In September and October you will get also free September issue of Reykjavík Grapevine with it that has culture feature interview with Bergur about the this book.