April 17, 2021

When your symphony plays itself

I’ve been fascinated by a scene element found in Westworld, a TV show. At its core, the show is a rather classical story about humans losing control of the technology they created. It’s the age old tale of the perils of knowledge, meant to warn us against the dangers of technological progress. Most cultures and religions have similar stories, be it Icarus burning his wings as he flies too close to the sun or the builders of Babel’s tower being punished for getting too close to heaven. Read more