New Jen's Horde

Friday, May 13, 2005

This feels like a flashback waiting to happen.

Imagine a low-budget post-apocalyptic movie set in the not-so-distant future. During the inevitable scene where the gritty leader of the ravaged band of people, who are in the second or third generation of living underground, sits back and begins to recite the history of how his people lost their right to live in the sun, he will say something like,
"When it all started, it hardly seemed significant. No one saw how quickly they would become self aware...and overpower our cities driving the few survivors beneath the earth..."
This would of course be followed by lots of low-budget carnage, the self-sacrificial loss of the leader's best friend in the service of the greater good, and the hopeful ending where, after having found some small, exploitable weakness in the robots the humans fight their way to the surface and gaze for the first time over the ruined landscape while a voiceover proclaims their will to rebuild a new society from the ashes of the old, a society that will learn from our mistakes and honor human uniqueness above all else.

My goodness, I need to get out more!

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