We wonder: analog or digital? Long version: Do you prefer the flawless reproduction of modern digital recordings, or the homey, comforting crackle of analog? Tags: adventures of snake plissken
I’m all for realism when it comes to movies and video games. Realism is good there. Not going to say digital copies are good though. I know better. After dealing with holograms and the ATACS I’ve found overt realistic but not real copies to be fucking unnerving.
Digital, perfected copies are alright until they invade the real world. Seeing a person walking at you and through you because they’re a hologram is fucked up. Talking to someone and having them disappear or worse having a woman flirt with you and reach over then your hand goes through her and that’s for shit. Fucked up thing about holograms is you can walk all around them, get close to them and won’t know the difference until you try to touch them or shoot them.
Only thing worse than fake people that aren’t there is a carbon copy that is really there. The ATACS, Autonomous Tracking and Combat System, are the most fucked up thing I’ve ever seen. Worse than the crazies, war or anything else. Guess it’s worse because it is a copy of me. An exact duplicate of my personality in a metal machine set out to enforce the laws of that son-of-a-bitch Robertson. It’s hypocrisy, heresy… just not fucking right at all.
Technology’s gone too far in creating doppelgangers. There’s a point where you shouldn’t cross the line. Yeah, there’s probably some good uses for it but the world isn’t programmed to go for the good uses of most things, especially tech. Plenty of days it works to my advantage and others it doesn’t. Do I want to go back to poor reproductions, poor quality; hell no but doesn’t mean I like where it is going either.
People can argue with me all day if they want. First bastard who tries I’m introducing to Viper Plissken and the second one I’m telling him to shoot. Everyone else says all this mimicry is good. It’s advancement. I used to agree. Then I met the first ATACS line. Changed my mind in a hurry. Actually sitting down and talking to the revised model, convinced me that the doppelgangers aren’t always happy with the situation either. Liking tech less and less these days.
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