Ready player one –  Frightening future

Ready player one - Frightening future

4 May 2018
AI Fiction VirtualReality
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In a world on the edge of chaos, the inhabitants find refuge in a worldwide virtual reality system called the OASIS.

Welcome to 2045 and Steven Spielberg’s latest film, Ready Player One. This adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name propels us into a dystopian world where nearly all our fears about the future have come true.

The film presents a terrifying future with an energy crisis, climate change, famine, poverty and disasters. For once, it’s not AI that has overtaken humans but humans that are taking refuge in a technology that they control: virtual reality.

A simple game becomes a virtual society, making its creator one of the most powerful people in this fictitious world.

But when he dies he leaves his fortune and his company to the person who finds an Easter egg hidden in the OASIS.

As a result, the population begins a virtual quest which has real-life consequences.

Actual and virtual reality become interwoven in this film, where humans end up paying for their past failings.

The world of innovation could see this film as a criticism of a sector where we lose ourselves in gadgets and futility which make us forget the essential aspects of real life.

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