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Primitive Culture : 5: Computer, End Program!

Primitive Culture : 5: Computer, End Program!

Westworld and the Holodeck.   A state-of-the-art entertainment complex where you can live out your wildest dreams, surrounded by people who look, sound, and even feel like flesh-and-blood. The sixth-season TNG episode “A Fistful of Datas” tips its (cowboy) hat to the 1973 film Westworld, in which a robot gunslinger runs amok in a Wild West fantasyland, terrorizing the hapless players whose fun day out has just turned into a nightmare. In this episode of Primitive Culture, hosts Tony Black and Duncan Barrett discuss the connections between Westworld’s amoral theme park and Star Trek’s holodeck. We consider the risks human beings will take for excitement, the moral cost of creating artificial beings for exploitation in games of sex and violence, and whether such complex systems can ever truly be kept under control. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Holographic Rights in Voyager (00:15:23) Prostitution and Holographic Sex (00:23:34)  Vic Fontaine (00:30:14)  Safety Protocols and Co