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.
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