Friday, November 25, 2016


This sci-fi TV show has taken a bold step. The future human robots have emotional intelligent and began to have self-consciousness. Furthermore, this show has included many interesting cognitive psychology terms, such as Bicameral mind, Dissonance theory.

1 the original

What do you think about of world?
Some people choose to see the ugliness in this world, the disarray; I choose to see the beauty
To believe there is an order to our days, a purpose…
At some points, we were all new to this world…. a place with unlimited possibilities.
  • No offense. I rather win a woman’s affection than pay for it.
  • You always pay for it. The difference is our costs are fixed and posted right there on the door.
Do you feel inconsistencies in your world? or repetitions?
All lives have routine. Mine’s no different. Still, I never cease to wonder at the thought, that any day the course of my whole life could change with just one chance encounter.
Just trying to look chivalrous.
What if you and everyone you know were built to gratify the desires of the people who pay to visit your world.
Did you see the cracks after a while. That’s why I like the basic emotions. you know what that mean? It means, when you’re suffering, that’s when you are most real.

2 chestnut

The violent delights have violent ends.
roll them back. Don’t play god if you couldn’t handle with the devils.
Dr. Ford: what’s the point of it? Get a couple of cheap thrills? some surprises? But it’s not enough. It’s not about giving the guests what you think they want. No, that’s simple. The titillation, horror, elation. They are parlor tricks. The guests don’t return for the obvious things we do, the garish things. They come back because of the subtleties, the details. They come back because they discover something they had never noticed before, something they’ve fallen in love with. They are not looking for stories that tells them who they are. They already know who they are. They are here because they want a glimpse of who they could be.

3 stray

I guess people want to read what they want most and experiences the least.
Why do you ask about my son?
Personal questions are an ingratiating scheme.
Let’s not go someday, Teddy. Let’s go now.
Bicameral mind: theory of conscience. voice is from god.
Is there something wrong with these thoughts I’m having?
No. Evolution only uses one tool: mistake
Do you want me to change back?
No. Let’s see what the path leads.

4 Dissonance theory

you think the grief will make you smaller inside, like your heart will collapse itself. It doesn’t. I fell spaces opening up inside of me, like a building never explored.
I think I want to be free.
you don’t want to go back to the old life.
No choices you have ever made was your own. You have always been a prisoner. What if I told you I’m here to set you free?

6 Adversary

Great artist hide themselves in the work.
Never start something you’re not willing to finish. And you will get fucked either way.

7 Trompe L’Oeil

William: I’ve been pretending my whole life. Pretending I don’t mind, pretending I belong. My life build on it. And it’s a good life. It’s a life I’ve always wanted.But then I came here, and I get a glimpse for a second of a life in which I don’t have to pretend. **A life in which I can be truly alive. How can I go back and pretend when I know what this feels like?
You unlock something on me.
Ford: people tend to ignore things that are harmful to them
I have come to think of so much of consciousness as a burden, a weight, and we have spared them that. Anxiety, self-loathing, guilt. The hosts are the ones who are free. free here under my control.

8 Trace Decay

Ford: You are now in a unique position. A programmer who whos intimately how the machine work and a machine works its own true nature.
Every host needs a backstory. It’s a story we tell ourself. And every story needs a beginning. Your imagined suffering makes you lifelike.
Pain only exists in the mind. It’s always imagined.
We can’t define consciousness because consciousness does not exist. Human fancy that there is something special about the way we percieve the world, and yet we live in loops, as tight and as closed as the hosts do.
  • seldom questioning our choices,
  • content, for the most part, to be told what to do next

Bicameral mind

Arnold: Memory, improvisation, each step harder to reach than the last and you never got there. …One day, I realized, consciousness isn’t a journey upward, but a journey inward. Not a pyramid, but a maze. **Every choice could bring you closer to the center, or send you spiraling to the edge, to madness.
I can’t roll you back. Once you’ve found it, you’ll find your way back. This place will be a living cell for you. It’s unconcisouable.
Another option: break the loop before it begins.
I want you to remove them (the sad memory)
Benard: I can’t. Not without destroying you. Your memories are the first step to consciousness.How can you learn from your mistakes if you can’t remember them?
The divine gift is not from higher power, is from our mind.
Did you find what you were looking for?
In order to escape this world, you will need to suffer more.