Jon Hamm is just as handsome playing a 60's (m)ad man as he is playing a tech guru in a dystopian future, what a surprise! Another cool episode, with a longer running time that the show uses to its advantage, exploring new concepts and technologies. I'm excited for season 3!
A good test on our beliefs. How far do we believe that AI will work? Can we feel compassionate for an artificial sentient entity? If we answered this, it's because we do believe one day there will be conscience, in machines, and we will have to consider their rights, their emotions, their pain. How far do we think AI can evolve, how far do we want them to? Do we use words like inevitable? Is it all just fantasy?
'Toxic Masculinity: The Christmas Special'! The script felt at times like Martin McDonagh trying his hand at writing Harlan Ellison stories i.e. gleefully nasty masculine fucked up-ness disclosing an inner core of frightened little boy Catholicism. The scared and guilty Catholic in me has long been interested in augmented reality punishments so I was pretty hooked by this one as aided by the transfixing Rafe Spall.