Awasu » The Final Cut
Wednesday 23rd August 2006 3:00 PM [General]

Earl Mardle posted the other day about a new BBC site called The Time When ("a place to record and share memories of the important days in your life").

Which reminded of a movie that I have in my collection that I hadn't seen for a while so I dragged out the DVD, dusted it off and slung it in the machine. From IMDB:

Omar Naim's The Final Cut is startlingly different than a conventional science fiction film. It's a compelling fable that offers a vision of a world where memory implants record all moments of a person's life. Post mortem, these memories are removed and edited by a "Cutter" into a reel depicting the life of the departed for a commemorative ceremony, called a Rememory. Robin Williams' powerful portrayal of Alan Hakman, a troubled "cutter," propels this character driven story that forces us to question the power of our memories and the sanctity of our privacy.

I've seen it several times and each time found it a bit hard to enjoy, because it was so utterly creepy. Showing scenes from peoples' lives, their most private moments, if ya think we've got privacy issues now, just consider what it'll be like if when such a thing comes to pass.

It also made me think of blogjects, objects that blog. Imagine having a device embedded in your head that recorded every moment of your life and then pushed out a feed for it :o

At which point, I got really scared. You know you've been doing this too long when you watch a movie and start thinking about how RSS could be incorporated into the storyline.

Sigh... :wall:

Have your say