Friday, August 31, 2012

Wildnerness Experience Machine

To go along with the discussion in lecture about the "wilderness experience machine," I would highly recommend checking out the 2010 movie "Repo Men" starring Jude Law. I don't want to ruin the ending, but it raises many of the same questions as far if this "wilderness experience machine" would be an adequate or ethical substitute for reality. Also, it's a pretty good movie in its own right.

1 comment:

Shoshana said...

I also read a book called The Giver which explains a society where everything is chosen for them. They have there jobs picked out, who they are going to marry, and even how many children they are allowed to have. The book is how "the giver" the one in the society chosen to be able to feel emotion realizes that he wants to know more than what is laid out for him and the book is about his escape from this sort of life.