Posts Tagged ‘dystopia’

Anyone interested in hard scifi has to watch Westworld. It’s the biggest production that exists, as far as I know. They have now spanned the world and brought the future, and it’s one of the few actual mind-blowing projects.

The theme is freedom, what it means, what it doesn’t mean, and the struggle that is both real and vividly imagined, how they cross over. The term they used was “algorithmic determinism.”

My love has been professed for Evan Rachel Wood, and I just learned she’s a black belt in tae kwon do. Of course she is.

The show shot in Singapore, Spain, the west, and thirty years in the future. It’s bigger than life, and the story crackles because of Jonathan Nolan, Christopher’s brother who obsesses over the Inception mutli-threaded strings of plots. It quickly grows more complicated. It’s not like easy to follow linear stories. They are constantly asking the big questions.

It starts off slow-burn and building in complexity. By the end of the season, it’s massive in scale. I really don’t think that anyone who ended up here needs any more convincing.

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China wants to give all of its citizens a score – and their rating could affect every area of their lives

Exactly why I reject communism.

 

The Communist Party wants to encourage good behaviour by marking all its people using online data. Those who fall short will be denied basic freedoms like loans or travel

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MARTINE PAUWELS (FILES) A group of minks take shelter in a hole in the ground after they and more than 10,000 others were released from a breeding facility in the eastern German town of Grabow by unknown persons on October 26, 2007. The Netherlands are the third largest producer in the world, and Dutch MPs will examine a draft in parliament prohibiting the breeding of mink on May 19, 2009,  in the Netherlands on moral grounds, triggering an uproar by the Dutch mink farmers.                                AFP  PHOTO   DDP FILES JENS  SCHLUETER**GERMANY OUT** (Photo credit should read JENS SCHLUETER/AFP/Getty Images)

Racist mass murderer Dylann Roof murders black people in cold blood to start a race war and terrorize African Americans, and he ISN”T charged with terrorism.

But the federal government, the dystopian kakistocracy that it is, sees fit to charge animal rights activists with “terrorism” for setting minks free.

The US government is a corrupt protection racket for business and a threat to the world.

2 Activists Accused of Freeing Animals are Charged as Terrorists

The FBI arrested two animal rights activists today for allegedly freeing mink and other animals from fur farms, and vandalizing the property of animal-abusing businesses.

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Artificial intelligence experts sign open letter to protect mankind from machines

It’s coming. There is no protection. Just as evil people do things that are immoral, the robots and information systems that they control will do likewise.

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This is a modern UK Twilight Zone. Each episode is unique and independent from the rest. The series is now on Netflix, with two seasons. Unfortunately, there are only 3 shows per season.

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The premise is to highlight how technology and humanity interact and will likely interact in the near future with a bias toward the dark side.

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This is some of the most thought-provoking science fiction around today.

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Trouble in Panem

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You’ll definitely want to catch the next installment of The Hunger Games, which is done even better than the first film. The arbitrary shaky cam is gone, and the story is tense and moves along at a slightly faster tempo.  The characters are true to themselves, and the situation escalates from bad to worse.  Catching Fire played to a packed audience, and the crowd stayed with the film to the end.

Donald Sutherland’s stunning call for a revolution aligns with the story itself.  The comparisons with America’s slide toward despotism and a police state are intended and striking.  Even more so than the first movie, a lot of young people are going to be contemplating political messages embedded in the film.  This is not a neutral situation, and neither is our current reality.  While we are in no way as oppressive a society as is Panem, we edge continually toward it with each passing power grab in “the capital,” a place nearly as out of touch with average Americans and their plights today.

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What delights is the blatant shredding of propaganda, the political exploitation of the manufactured heroes, and how they are stage managed to placate the masses. The thinly-veiled propaganda techniques, such as those used by Stanley Tucci’s character mirror our own TV media reality.  There isn’t much difference except for the hyperbolic degree which Panem takes their messaging.  Our real world version is far more subtle, far more insidious and yet retains similar goals.

The family can’t wait for the next film, and hopefully it won’t be so long off.  Jennifer Lawrence remain truthful, beautiful and powerful, an icon for the next generation.

 

Welcome to the Future

Posted: September 2, 2013 in -
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First Zero Theroem clip: