Our connections to other people are the best part of our existence. Even if you are alone in a cave for 20 years, you can feel and thrive on this connection to other… Continue reading
You will be part of it.
You already are.
In this article, I am going to elaborate on the themes in Westworld to the more generally psychological, in addition to those that I find accord strikingly with the theme of mind control.
Twitter, Facebook, 4chan, Reddit – places people go to congregate and discuss things they like and things they think about. This is a technical article – a muse about how these sites engender or disavow social rules.
Last December, a close friend asked me who would win the election. I was in a stupor at that time – practically in wonderland, maybe a bit insane. I said, Trump would win. I have no idea what possessed me to say this – I did not particularly like Trump, and to my rational senses I didn’t honestly feel he was electable. But at that time, I was completely and utterly certain he would win.
What if our brains were mechanisms capable of being exploited? What if the metaphor of these “slaves” shown in WestWorld are also demonstrating that there is a disparity between the part of our minds that are conscious and the part of our minds that are exploitable or programmable?