You must see the T.V.new series that I have been totally hooked on to…. A world created by humans like a theme game park with humanlike creations which are controlled by storylines that are implanted into their minds complete with back stories and monitored responses only to cater to the carnal fantasies of the visitors. These hosts are programmed not to hurt the visitors but play their part with full conviction, be it a fight, a drunken brawl, a murder, a rape or even a war.
The visitors are free however to treat the hosts as they please thereby releasing their inner devil. Violence which would be completely unlawful in the world outside is almost a norm in the Westworld. The hosts die violent deaths and are then, restructured and reassigned to replay their roles. Sometimes faint memories of their previous lives come back to confuse them. What would happen if they completely remember their past and are free to react, is what forms the progression of the series.
I couldn’t help but relate it to our own lives here. What is reality and what lies beyond is nothing but perception. Two simple thoughts that sent shudders down my spine…
1. What if we are hosts, living pre-programmed lives, going through emotions that we really do not have any control over and we are completely unaware of which of the visitors are in our lives, playing games with us ..as and how they desire?
2. What if we were to remember our previous births and realize that people that we are surrounded with now in this birth have somehow been involved in a negative way in our previous life?
There have been movies like Inception, The matrix, The Others, Shutter Island to name a few, that have tried to decode what our mind can do or perceive. In Westworld, Anthony Hopkins creates the enigma of fact merging with fiction that sends you down a walk on thriller street. So curl up with your popcorn and drinks and do a marathon session because you definitely won’t be able to stop at one.