ENJOY THE FUTURE
We have collected a few tips and recommendations for you, we think you should not miss out. They are not all brand new, but nevertheless worth watching or reading. Have fun! The future is now.
1 Trisolaris: Best of China Sci-Fi
The Three-Body Problem is the first book of the Trisolaris trilogy of Liu Cixin, the Hugo Award-winning science fiction author from China. Set against the backdrop of China’s cultural revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision. 毕竟我们应该学中文?
2 Blade Runner: Classic (1982) vs Sequel (2017)
Always a controversial question: Can the sequel (2017) of Blade Runner compare to Ridley Scott’s original (1982)? Make up your own mind and start watching both of them. When science-fiction become reality?
3 Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is an interactive movie from the british television series Black Mirror directed by David Slade and released on Netflix in December 2018. In Bandersnatch, the viewer makes decisions for the main character. The viewer can therefore decide for himself how the character acts in certain situations and ultimately how the film ends. This kind of interactive movie, where the audience is not just a passive viewer but rather active and therefore much more emotionally involved in the whole story was the first one of its kind. But we are sure that there will follow loads. It is not just an exciting journey for the viewer but also a useful opportunity for streaming platforms to collect even more data on their users to use for their algorithm and ultimately recommend all of us content based on our own decisions. Try it out on Netflix. It is your decision, isn’t it?
4 ‚Her‘: In love with a virtual assistant
Her is a 2013 American science-fiction romantic drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The movie follows Theodore Twombly, a man who develops a relationship with Samantha, an artificially intelligent virtual assistant personified through a female voice. Jonze got the idea after reading an article about a website that allowed for instant messaging with an artificial intelligence program. The film is from 2013 and the technology has developed a lot since then, but the film nevertheless impressively shows how the boundaries between people and technology are blurring. Are there even boundaries anymore?
5 Ex Machina: There is nothing more human than the will to survive
Ex Machina is a 2014 science-fiction psychological thriller film written and directed by Alex Garland. The story follows a programmer who is invited by his CEO to administer the Turing test to an intelligent humanoid robot. The magazine „New Scientist“ wrote about the movie: „It is a rare thing to see a movie about science that takes no prisoners intellectually … [it] is a stylish, spare and cerebral psycho-techno thriller, which gives a much needed shot in the arm for smart science fiction“. To be or not to be?