Science fiction dramas about “Upload Consciousness” are not uncommon. The well-received science fiction drama “Upload” the year before last is such a theme.
After two years, the second season is finally online – “Upload” Season 2.
“Upload” is a sci-fi drama produced by Amazon. It tells that in the near future, human life can be extended indefinitely. As long as the human consciousness is digitally virtualized and uploaded to the cloud, the dead can be kept in the online world. keep alive.
This kind of “good thing” can be realized in the not-too-distant 2033, when the era of AI for all people has arrived.
The male protagonist Nathan in the story is a software developer who is developing a more popular virtual life software.
But less than half the episode opened, he had a serious car accident due to an “accidental loss of control” of a driverless vehicle.
He was in a car accident and his life was in jeopardy.
In the nick of time, his girlfriend Ingrid suggested that he sign the upload document, upload his consciousness to the cloud virtual hotel, and gain immortality in another virtual world.
You can have fun, food and views without having to work.
Ingrid, a rich thief, also spent a lot of money to choose a luxurious manor for Nathan to live in. It is the most luxurious, top and most expensive virtual hotel…
The girlfriend gave money and showed love. Now, Nathan, who was still struggling, agreed immediately.
But the real upload is not something that I have made up for in advance. Originally, he thought that the extraction of consciousness was done with a chip or something, but it turned out that this thing was simple and rude, and it was directly scanned for a headshot…
So, Nathan came to the virtual world in such a confused way.
Here, every user can live the life they want.
Some people built golf courses; some people turned all the customer service into game NPCs, fighting monsters and clearing the game unscrupulously.
It seems that everything here is too perfect.
But Nathan couldn’t get used to it for a long time. He missed the old self with a handsome face and a healthy body.
At that time, although he ran every day to make a living, he was independent and a real man worthy of being depended on.
Now, to say that consciousness is left, it is really just some disorganized code.
He seems to have become a dispensable particle in the world. He kept saying that he loved him before his death, and his girlfriend who always clinged to him now only regards him as a decoration and an electronic pet.
With the publicity of his “life and death long distance relationship”, he gained popularity for himself.
It was obviously for Nathan’s funeral, but he didn’t ask Nathan’s opinion on all the details. It was all handled by his girlfriend, and even his suits had to match his girlfriend’s preferences.
If you resist a little, your girlfriend will threaten to “delete with one click”.
Nathan didn’t understand the meaning of his life like this.
He thought about “suicide”, jumping into the data stream of the virtual world and disappearing completely.
Fortunately, his angel customer service Nora found out in time, talked to him and rescued him, and the two also “friended each other” in this virtual world.
However, there is more than one bad thing, Nathan found that his car accident was not so simple.
The reason for his accident was that the car’s smart program was sabotaged, surveillance cameras caught his girlfriend sneaking into his car, and when Nathan was taken to the hospital and his symptoms improved, his girlfriend insisted that he upload it. ..
Not only that, but Nathan worked with a friend to create a piece of software that allows people to control their consciousness at will.
This also means that once the program is launched, it will break the current situation of capital holding by six companies and block the financial path of many people, so it is very likely that one of these people will harm him.
But what’s the use of knowing this, Nathan’s head is gone, how can he get revenge?
What makes Nathan even more confused is that his girlfriend Ingrid also uploaded it…
what’s the problem?
It was also mentioned in the first season that the body without the head will be cryopreserved, waiting for the technology to mature before downloading the consciousness back to the body, and then it can continue to live.
This setting actually laid the groundwork for the second season, and also buried a hole for the next third season…
Although “Upload” is under the banner of sci-fi + suspense comedy, it is more of a reversal and satire.
In fact, Nathan is definitely the best group among the uploading customers. The living people invested a lot of money, so that the dead people have 5G network and unlimited traffic, and can live comfortably in heaven.
But the opposite is the poor.
They also chose to upload, but relatives and friends couldn’t afford to pay the next fee, so they had to live in a small space and only have 2G traffic per month.
All of their food and clothing costs are the lowest, and there are often missing body parts.
Worse yet, if you run out of traffic, people will be frozen until next month…
Uploading seems to be another form of new life, which sounds particularly exciting and satisfies the wishes of many people. Even if you leave the world, you can still see your loved ones.
But in fact, this is just a means of misappropriating capital operation.
No matter how technology develops, the rich will get richer and live the most luxurious lives after death. On the other hand, if the poor have no money, they will have a miserable life even if they “die”.