The Reality Of Westworld
For those of you that have not seen the HBO series, Westworld, here is a breakdown of the plot: A “world” (duh) set in the “west” (double duh), was created where humans can interact with extremely lifelike robots, live out fantasies, and have adventures, all without the threat of serious physical harm.
It’s like Vegas x 1,000.
Sounds awesome, but at $40,000 a day, not going to happen any time soon (at least for me).
I knew where the show was going to go, ultimately questioning reality, and I have been waiting 8 episodes for it to get there.
Last night, it got there.
And when it did, the way they did it, between the writing, acting, and execution, it was pure gold.
Here is my breakdown, in relationship to us, of the best two minutes of writing I may have ever seen on TV.
Starting at minute 37:
“What do you really feel?
After all, at this moment, you are in a unique position. A program that knows intimately how the machine works and a machine that knows its own true nature.”
We can’t even begin to ask ourselves a question like this unless we have a certain level of maturity. I don’t mean a certain age, I mean maturity. If you were not aware that age does not equal maturity, you are not mature.
I have met plenty of “old” people that sound like a dumb kid.
Remember, mature, not old.
At this point you have seen the good and bad side of life. You have seen the best an