Podcast: A chat with the directors of 'A Glitch in the Matrix' and 'Users'

We discuss simulation theory and how tech is reshaping humanity.


Are we living in a simulation? That’s what Rodney Ascher aims to explore with his new documentary, A Glitch in the Matrix, which premiered at Sundance this week. In this special interview episode, we chat with Ascher about how he broke down such a complex subject. And we also talk with Natalia Almada, the director of Users, about her gorgeous exploration of our relationship with tech, and why it’s particularly anxiety-inducing for parents. Be sure to check out this week’s episode of the Engadget Podcast, where we discuss everything we saw at Sundance.

A Glitch in the Matrix is available for viewing on VOD services starting February 5th. Users doesn’t have a release date yet.

Engadget · Sundance interviews: “A Glitch in the Matrix” and “Users” directors

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  • ‘Users’ director Natalia Almada – 1:47

  • ‘A Glitch in the Matrix’ director Rodney Ascher – 27:35

Hosts: Devindra Hardawar
Guests: Natalia Almada and Rodney Ascher
Producer: Ben Ellman
Music: Dale North and Terrence O'Brien

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