A couple of months ago I rewatched Ex Machina and visited the La Brea Tar Pits.
You wouldn’t think these two had anything in common but I was able to link something random and interesting to me.
The La Brea Tar Pits is an area in Los Angeles that have these groups of “tar pits” where animals from the Ice Age became stuck and died. There’s many different ideas of what lead the animals to the tar pits, but what interested me the most was how many of the animals who got stuck were just trying to rescue the ones who were already stuck. Hmm….
There’s live excavation spots still going on to dig up fossils along with a museum that displays all the fossils they’ve already found. It’s pretty cool and you should check it out, if you haven’t.
Ex Machina is a film about human interaction with an A.I. (artificial intelligence). The whole point of the interaction is to see if the A.I. can pass several tests, including emotions. I won’t go into detail about this film but all I will say is that it’s very interesting and somewhat horrific if you really pay attention to why everything happened the way it did. The number one thing I did pay attention to the second time I watched was the human who was testing and his emotions, not the A.I. And I also think this movie is pretty cool and you should check it out, if you haven’t.
So what do I feel these two have in common? Getting stuck in a place that will kill you, if you don’t pay attention to your emotions.
What do I mean by this? Watch the movie and visit the La Brea Tar Pits and you’ll know what I mean. Cheers!