Now that I have a little more time on my hands, I had the opportunity to finally watch the movie Automata. In my mind this was a fantastic Dystopian thriller, with a scaring hint of a probable future.
The mentality that the Sun can send solar flares to spread radiation across the earth is a realistic danger that exists for all of us. The dreaded Kill Shot is a realistic fear that has been dodged numerous times. This is why the Wave Chronicle has supported Suspicious Observers who has done daily space weather forecasts for years.
The interaction between the robotic force created to stem the tide of the radioactive wasteland and the humans who built them is fantastic. At first the Pilgrims (Robots) was the great hope for mankind. With two all encompassing protocols, not to harm any form of life, and they may not modify any robot.
When the Pilgrims failed, a deep seeded distrust ensued. The Pilgrims in the minds of the humans, become a waste product of a failed human existence.
This interplay between the growing life (or the intelligence) of the Pilgrims and the dying life of humans is a fantastic play of philosophy. The battle for life and the battle of death between two different sentient beings. The movie accurately depicts the dying glimmering light of humans and the glimmering light of life for the Pilgrims.
If you have not seen this movie, you need to give it a watch, because we need to have further discussions regarding solar activity, improving the quality of life and the survival of humankind and what real rules should we have for sentient robotic life.