sábado, 1 de octubre de 2016

Ex Machina

Ex Machina

  • Is Nathan a reliable or unreliable narrator of his own motives and story? What can we say with certainty that we know about him or his actions in the film?
  • He is reliable in terms that his motives were truthful and evil-free. On the other hand, he was manipulated by Caleb and by Ava, for he just wanted to make an authentic artificial intelligence and do a scientific breakthrough.

  • Does Caleb ever do anything we would consider truly unethical? Does he “deserve” his end?
  • He violated the trust Nathan put on him, but never did something unethical (apart from hacking the system). He did not deserve his end; if any, Caleb shoul've escaped with Ava.

  • Speaking of the ending – how many legitimate storylines can you draft for the final scenes in the film? (“Legitimate” means the words and actions on screen as well as the previous scenes can support the storyline you suggest without breaking people’s expectations for story structure, honesty, or common sense.)
  • The ending was appropriate since Ava needed to use manipulation, intelligence, sensuality and persuasion to accomplish her final goal. Other endings would not fit the storyline as a whole, so would not succeed at all.

  • Do you think there are any plot holes in the film?
  • Just why was Kioko "free" with Nathan around the house, and why did she died if she was only hit in the face, or what did Ava spoke to her before murdering Nathan, her father.

  • Before Ava “puts on” the skin of the other robots, do you think she passes the Turing Test? In other words, is her sentience/conscious awareness enough to allow her to exist with humans, or must she also take on the form of humanity?
  • The Turing Test was passed the moment she achieved that Caleb changed the protocols. She was suppoes to look entirely human in order to fit in the normal society; apart from that, her consciousness was still unique.

  • Kyoko is a disturbing character to watch. What do her interactions with the other characters show us about Nathan, Caleb, and Ava? And about herself?
  • Nathan clearly used her as a sexual object, whilst Caleb used her to discover the evil plan of her employer, and Ava teamped-up with her to plan her escape. She, herself, gas the same ability of consciousness as Ava.

  • If you say it fast enough, Bluebook sounds a lot like Google. The similarities were thinly veiled. What does the film say to us about the dangers of our technophilic world?
  • That nothing is private in this technophilic world. It results concerning that all of our information can be accessed by big companies to analyse not what we think, but how do we think and process information, as Nathan stated.

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