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A Certain Point of View

Episode 052 The Wild Wild Westworld

Ben and Addy talk about the first two episodes of HBO's new show Westworld. Westworld is based on the classic movie from 1973. They discuss role-playing, gaming and artificial intelligence and the moral ramifications of those ideas along with some predictions for the rest of the season and series.


The movie

High concepts

Person of Interest and Westworld connections

What's going on in this show?

Questions of the nature of our existence

Addy's implausible time loop theory

What is Anthony Hopkin's character doing?

AI achieving sentience and morality

Bernard and Ford's motivations as Programmers

Memory and Identity

Predictability in Storytelling

Who is the Man in Black?

Your Morality in Gaming

Finding ourselves in Westworld