This documentary presents a few individuals for whom the Internet has become a way to connect with like-minded souls in surprising ways: a cyber punk based on an anti-aircraft rig in the English Channel who operates a rogue Web server, a monk developing "wireless prayer technology," a "gamer" who re-creates himself in an online game, a retired couple living in an Internet-controlled seniors' complex and a divorcée who exchanges vows online with a man she's never met.
Ages 16 to 17
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
Technology Education - Society and Technology
Students can research the inception and development of the Internet and its impact on our lives. In what ways is the film already dated since its creation in 2002? Discuss the concept of community as it is explored in the film. Discussion topics: online gaming communities; isolation; Internet as a substitute for real relationships; surrender of privacy; impact on education. What are the downsides of virtual relationships?