Season One, The Maze

DVD - 2017
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A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin -- exploring a world in which every human appetite, not matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. Exploring what it means to be human through the eyes of the lifelike AI "hosts" in the park, the series investigates the boundaries of an exotic world set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past. Meticulously crafted and artfully designed. Westworld offers its guests an unparalleled, immersive world where they have the freedom to become who they've always wanted to be -- or who they never knew they were. No rules, no laws, no judgment. Live without limits.


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Nov 29, 2017

A Western that one associate with virgin landscape (Castle Valley in Utah) and no rules, in which people were self-determining, carving out their own paths and deciding their own morality for themselves. Some visitors visited the park for escape and others looked for the park to give meaning to your life. In time, a few robotic hosts were gaining viewers’ empathy and seemed to be awakening – that their computer memory never faded of either the pleasant or the unpleasant things. Outstanding modern adaptation of the original Crichton’s 1973 version with those clever player piano music from familiar tunes as Amy Winehouse (Back to Black), Radiohead, Debussy (Reveries), Chopin etc.

Note: Don’t miss The last 40 seconds or so action sequence in the final episode after the rolling credit. Also suggest to watch the Special Features, especially The Moment and Crafting the Narrative.

Nov 28, 2017

Simply amazing! Thought provoking, exquisite performance and cinematography. Ready for season two right now.

Nov 18, 2017

Right up there with Game of Thrones.. I just wish second seasons was out right now.. I want more..

AL_KATI Jul 25, 2017

Gorgeously filmed, a fabulous cast, and a thrilling plot had me eagerly watching each episode! I am stoked for season two.


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Nov 29, 2017

Tons of quotes available from the web, e.g. wikiquote:

From Special Features:
It’s the ability of the machine to start encoding itself and start interrogating itself.
Is it consciousness, is it programing, is it awareness? All individuals tend to be egocentric. But I think it’s a really natural impulse to look at the world through your own perspective and see everything and weigh all actions, in a way, against how they affect you.
One of the curious elements of the show is empathy for the robot. In many respects it becomes a metaphor, for awakening, for consciousness, for spiritual discovery. And what we find is that the creators are less human than the creations.
Julian Jaynes in the Bicameral Mind: Cognition the moment at which you reach an inner monologue. Consciousness isn’t a journey upward, but a journey inward. Not a pyramid, but a maze. That inner voice expressing and querying the world around us and ourselves.


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