Season One : the MazeDVD - 2017
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LPL_EliH Jan 19, 2018
In Westworld, a somewhat goofy premise-- a Wild West theme park stocked with ultra-realistic androids-- gets the HBO treatment. Naturally, there's a lot of flashy shoot outs, sex, and scheming going on, but what the show really impresses with is its bold narrative choices, executed deftly by an ... Read More »
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It’s the ability of the machine to start encoding itself and start interrogating itself.
Is it consciousness, is it programing, is it awareness? All individuals tend to be egocentric. But I think it’s a really natural impulse to look at the world through your own perspective and see everything and weigh all actions, in a way, against how they affect you.
One of the curious elements of the show is empathy for the robot. In many respects it becomes a metaphor, for awakening, for consciousness, for spiritual discovery. And what we find is that the creators are less human than the creations.
Julian Jaynes in the Bicameral Mind: Cognition the moment at which you reach an inner monologue. Consciousness isn’t a journey upward, but a journey inward. Not a pyramid, but a maze. That inner voice expressing and querying the world around us and ourselves.
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