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Tag: geek culture

Ready Player One is the roadmap to digital dystopia

I will admit, my primary reaction to Ready Player One was how lacking in imagination the whole thing was. (All those references to leech from, and the best you can come up with includes planets where a single common-or-garden game arcade is repeated in identical instances covering the surface? Really?) But that’s my privilege showing. Everything here is on point. #link


Spoiler alert: People don’t hate spoilers … or do they?

Key quote here: “…minimising the window between the premiere and the global release date is a way of controlling and minimising discourse. If critics are not allowed to reveal even the most trivial details, they cannot engage with the material in any meaningful way.” #link