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November 22nd, 2017, 10:57
Originally Posted by Dilvish View Post
I think the show is aping Voyager more than anything.
90% of Voyager was badly aped TNG - so….
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November 22nd, 2017, 14:27
Lemme return to The Orville just for a bit.
I marked the 7th episode of it's first season as a mustwatch before you die.

That day I wasn't aware how close the future is:
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/chine…ivacy-invasion
Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

For now, technically, participating in China's Citizen Scores is voluntary. But by 2020 it will be mandatory. The behaviour of every single citizen and legal person (which includes every company or other entity)in China will be rated and ranked, whether they like it or not.

Governments around the world are already in the business of monitoring and rating. In the US, the National Security Agency (NSA) is not the only official digital eye following the movements of its citizens. In 2015, the US Transportation Security Administration proposed the idea of expanding the PreCheck background checks to include social-media records, location data and purchase history. The idea was scrapped after heavy criticism, but that doesn't mean it's dead. We already live in a world of predictive algorithms that determine if we are a threat, a risk, a good citizen and even if we are trustworthy. We're getting closer to the Chinese system - the expansion of credit scoring into life scoring - even if we don't know we are.

It is still too early to know how a culture of constant monitoring plus rating will turn out. What will happen when these systems, charting the social, moral and financial history of an entire population, come into full force? How much further will privacy and freedom of speech (long under siege in China) be eroded? Who will decide which way the system goes? These are questions we all need to consider, and soon. Today China, tomorrow a place near you. The real questions about the future of trust are not technological or economic; they are ethical.
The article is not a joke nor is postapoc horror sci fi. China is transforming into reallife Facebook with hates and likes.

So before it happens for real, watch the damned seventh episode, the title is "Majority Rule"! You don't have to watch the whole series, just that one. Please.
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November 22nd, 2017, 15:14
Hows that backlog of TV shows then?
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November 22nd, 2017, 15:21
Thankfully, I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to TV shows. I don't watch many - and 9 out of 10 times I watch something other people recommend, I hate it.

So, I probably just don't know or get what I'm missing
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November 22nd, 2017, 16:26
You're expecting from fiction and entertainment products to be a documentary where protagonists aren't aware of filming process.
Of course you hate recommendations.
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Finished up season 3 of The Black Mirror - much better than the prior two seasons. A nice stylized series reminiscent of The Twilight Zone with a lot more money thrown at production.
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November 22nd, 2017, 16:29
Honestly, I think it's just that my brain doesn't suddenly stop working when I'm exposed to entertainment - like the case is for you, joxer
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November 23rd, 2017, 05:53
I have trouble focusing when watching TV or movies. I have to stop/pause many times, which can cause problems on tablet/phone if there are also advertisements. (Many apps are glitchy or unfriendly in this regard.) Pausing mid-game is not as big a deal, since most likely you will be doing so during combat and not during dialogue, and there are no advertisements.
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November 23rd, 2017, 13:46
Originally Posted by NewDArt View Post
Honestly, I think it's just that my brain doesn't suddenly stop working when I'm exposed to entertainment - like the case is for you, joxer
I wish it was true so I could rest in front of a screen. Sadly, I have an odd problem where I can't fall sleep if someone is talking, the brain can't shutdown.

Anyway, what happens with you in front of the screen is getting automatic blinders. Why is that so, dunno, but well, people are different.
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