In this section, I am going to list for the reader a few good examples of movies that fit into the context of our discussion.
1) Aurora from 2015, Trailer 2 min 30 sec. This is a movie about robots and AI taking over the world, and humans fight desperately to survive.
2) The Stepford Wives from 1975, trailer 1 min 53 sec. This is an old movie, that was well ahead of its time. In this movie, the women in the small city of Stepford have been brainwashed by a men’s club, where innovative scientists are creating robots out of the women in town, in order to control them. In the end, the men who conspired against the women are being killed. This is an early example of AI. People thought this movie was quite terrifying at the time, so much so that the film industry in 1987 decided to make a sequel for television called The Stepford Children. Other versions were also made later.
3) Automata from 2014, trailer 2 min 24 sec starring Antonio Banderas. This is an interesting movie in the sense that in 2044 (one year before Dr. Kurzweil says the Singularity will become reality), robots can modify themselves and thus become a real threat to humankind. This is a film entirely about robots out of control.
4) Ex Machina from 2015, trailer 3 min 5 sec. This is my own favorite on this subject because it gives many clues to what is going on today and what is quite likely to happen in the near future on the subject of creating machines that become sentient and infested with AI. From being a great asset to their creator, they eventually turn against him, being superior to him in intelligence, but without any emotions. Ex Machina is revealing the truth about the purpose of AI to replace man with machine.
5) Her from 2013, trailer 2 min 31 sec, starring Joaquin Phoenix. This movie is about a lonely writer who has problems with female relationships and falls in love with an Operating System (OS), which is AI. He gets involved with “her” on an emotional level and starts interacting with her seductive conversations. This movie is about it being easier to deal with a robot than to engage in a human relationship, which is exactly what is being discussed all over the media right now, when robotic sex dolls are widely distributed on the market. You can read more about robot sex in an upcoming chapter.
These five examples are of course only the tip of the iceberg; there are several new movies on the subject, and old ones, too—The Terminator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger also needs to be mentioned in this context. Trailer 1 min 18 sec
Although, the Druids might be the top puppeteers in Hollywood, we also need to be aware that a secret branch of the U.S. Military, DARPA, which is an acronym for the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, runs Hollywood on a more direct level. DARPA appears to decide what movies are going to be produced, as well as which film manuscripts are to be approved [The Pleiadians, Lecture Nov. 7, 2015.] This military organization orders the screenwriters to start writing per DARPA instructions, using their military guidelines. There is no such thing as a screenwriter coming up with ideas and then these ideas eventually develop into becoming a movie. All scripts need to have a purpose that aligns with the overall goal of the Military Industrial Complex, the same complex that President Eisenhower warned us about in his farewell speech.
Other movies contain examples of ancient prophecies being played out, while some are about alien invasions, and others promote excessive violence to feed off the fear and other negative emotions the audience expresses while watching the movies. Each movie has an ulterior agenda; there are no exceptions to that rule, or the movie would not be financed or released.
Actors are expensive; they get rewarded with millions of dollars for participating in blockbuster movies. Hence, Hollywood could gain from having android actors instead, who could be programmed to do exactly what the actors would do (and more), and they don’t get paid a single cent! In addition, it would be a perfect opportunity to present advanced versions of AI.
The progression will happen in the following order; we will go from actors to androids to virtual reality actors. The latter implies that Posthuman actors, working with Posthuman producers, will make a movie and project this movie into the virtual reality world of Posthumans. Thus, those who want to watch the movie can do so. Watching a movie from beginning to end in the post-Singularity world will be a much faster process than it is for us humans, who are only using our 3-D eyes and our limited “brain capacity.”
However, this is just science fiction; there will always be real actors.
Or will there?
Fig. 7-1: The world’s first android actress (left).
The above picture is a screenshot from the Japanese movie, Sayonara, in which the main character is a real android, looking and acting like a human. However, the idea of bringing real androids to the movie theaters is not new. Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg were the forerunners decades ago, and in November 2015, The Telegraph ran an article called, Meet the world’s first android actress. The author of the article wrote,
But when Stanley Kubrick was first planning A.I. Artificial Intelligence in the Seventies and Eighties, the famously exacting film-maker wanted the central role of David to be played by what he is: a humanoid robot. Kubrick shot some test footage, but the technology wasn’t there yet and, in the end, when Steven Spielberg made the film in 2001 (Kubrick passed him the project shortly before his death), David was played – perfectly – by the then-11-year-old human Haley Joel Osment.
But 14 years on, something approaching Kubrick’s original vision has come to pass. Geminoid F [the Sayonara android above] is nothing but a metal skeleton, pneumatic actuators (far more responsive than motors), silicone and urethane. As synthetic humans go, she’s the real deal. [Ibid. op. cit.]
Geminoid F is the latest android project created at Osaka University’s Intelligent Robotics Laboratory in Japan. Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of this university is very excited about Sayonara. The Telegraph wrote further,
After the first screening of Sayonara at Tokyo, Ishiguro is in high spirits. The film, he says, is proof that “androids can express as much humanity as human actors; this is an epoch-making event.” The ultimate aim of Ishiguro’s experiments is to isolate the elusive property of what’s known in Japan as sonzai-kan: the sense of being in the presence of another being. There needn’t be another human around for us to feel it – great cinema gives us intense feelings of sonzai-kan, so for Geminoid F, acting seemed like a worthwhile career. [Ibid. op. cit.]
There should no longer be any doubt what the real purpose of Hollywood and the Film Industry is. There will be more and more androids in the movies, and Hollywood will create androids that are so humanlike that we can’t distinguish them from real actors. It would be of no surprise if Hollywood presents androids as being real human actors, and never tells the public the truth. These actors/androids would then become heroes and sex symbols for people all over the world. The public would be clueless that their sexy hero is a robot. Eventually, if a certain android goes out of fashion, a fake drug overdose could be a way of getting rid of the android hero. Subsequently, it’s a piece of cake to call Insider doctors and coroners to “take care of the situation,” and the public would never know. Instead, they would deeply mourn their hero.
Another alleged Hollywood secret, which I believe to be true, is that clones are taking certain original actors’ place (this would also be the case in the political world and the business world). The same procedure would apply to those clones as it would to the androids when it comes to conveniently getting rid of them—a drug overdose, or something similar, would do. Insider doctors are then being used to examine the body, and no one would suspect anything. Does that remind you of something (or someone)?
The above is not something created from my lively imagination; projects, such as those mentioned above, are something that DARPA definitely would want to test on the public. Sayonara is just the Film Industry’s way of telling us that this is what they have already been doing for a while, and as usual, they want and need our approval.
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