This week, Vice Season 8 Episode 13 will take us to Lebanon and into the world of transhumanism. Firstly, Shane Smith’s band of rag-tag journalists brings us on weekly basis documentary pieces on very interesting topics covering social issues, geopolitics from unique vantage points. With a liberal narrative of gonzo journalism that made Vice the kind of media outlet it currently is.
In Episode 8, Matt Cassell will travel to the Middle East into Lebanon to explore how that country plunged into chaos. In Cassell’s opinion, Lebanon is a failed state that deals with economic troubles and governance issues. The Vice team explores how these issues impact the people of Lebanon. After that, we travel to the developed world, where Alice Hines explores the world of transhumanism, robots, and the intersection between technology and biology.
Vice Season 8 Episode 13 Release Date
Vice Season 8 Episode 13 will release on December 12, 2021, at 20:00 Eastern Time, United States. Firstly, the episode’s title is “Descent into Darkness & Merging with Machines”. Additionally, Showtime made public the synopsis for this episode, stating that journalist Alice Hines will cover the world of electronics and robots and humans and journalist Matt Cassel will go to Lebanon to examine what’s going on there.
Vice Season 8 Episode 13 Teaser Trailer：
Where to Watch Vice?
Want to see the best of what Shane Smith and his band of independent journos have to offer? Simply tune in to Showtime during airtime. Alternatively, if you wish to watch this show online, navigate to the Showtime website or download the app. Moreover, if you belong to the cable-cutter crowd, you can watch the show on Hulu if you have the add-on on top of your essential subscription. If you want to see previous installments of Vice. Then you have to move to HBO since the show was initially aired on that network. We suggest you use HBO Max for that, but you can also watch them on Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and DirecTV.
Vice Season 13 Episode 12 Recap
In episode 12, titled “State of Surveillance & Killing Dissent” we saw two diametrically opposed views and topics. For starters, journalist Krishna Andavolu went into the heart of Big Tech companies as their investment in mass surveillance issues without our knowledge. What do these issues implicate for Americans who are so jealous of their privacy? Especially in a post-9/11 world that saw the rise of the Patriot Act, the Obama-era National Security Agency surveillance program? These are the sort of topics that make you wonder if your phone is listening.
In the second half of the program, journalist Ben Solomon explores how Myanmar’s poets fight oppression. With rebel lyrics, these men and women use their words to express dissent against the Military Junta. The current government of Myanmar overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi. In doing so, they woke up a democratic movement of millennials that wish changes for their country. And these poets’ dissension gets matched on the government side with a gun muzzle.
Vice Season 13 Episode 8 Topics Explained
Firstly, Matthew Cassel goes to Lebanon to explore how Lebanon is in chaos. After a bloody civil war that wracked the country between the 1970s and the 1990s. A dramatic series of events that saw the rise of Hezbollah, the proxy wars, and meddling of the Palestinians, Iranians, Syrians, and the Western World, Lebanon faces financial trouble, social unrest thanks to religious fundamentalism and political instability. Cassel will take his lens and microphones and point them towards the affected citizens that face these issues on a daily basis.
Secondly, Alice Hines will take us to the developed American soil, where technology merges with the human body. Resulting from human experimentation, neuroscientists tinker with chips and other pieces of technology as the fine line between man and machine blurs. These kinds of technologies make the anime Serial Experiments Lain look like a reality. Hines explores how far are we willing to go in better living through technology. And what are the ethical implications of this tech plunge into biology? With this, we wrap up our coverage of Vice, thanks for reading us, and please keep coming back for more daily updates.