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It’s the story of Opeia, and of course, the future of humanity and its virtual component. Reality changes so quickly, accelerating into an unknown future. A future where the concept of self becomes dynamic.
“Perhaps one day robots will become more human-like than the humans of the future….”
“What does it matter, consciousness experienced by a person or a synthetic person? It is still consciousness..”
As we look for life on other planets, what do we expect or hope to find? Organic life? Life, as we understand, maybe in for revision. After all, it’s just as possible that we may discover silicon life and artificial intelligence far more significant than our own.
The fundamental concept of this film lay in two questions; “what is consciousness?” and “can a machine ever be a conscious being?”
Perhaps there will be a time in the future when the answer to these two questions is the same.
The ideas in the film deal with robots and androids, space travel, the future, aliens and disease. It confronts our fear of ourselves and our ideas of control. It also addresses the concept of what makes us who we are. Is it our memory or our actions?
The film is about a man who has been reanimated 150 years in the future and has no memory. He is sent to destroy the android ‘Pleasure Girl’, who is perhaps the only link to his past.