In the future, thanks to the Grain, a chip which can be implanted on a hard drive in the brain, every single action that a person makes is recorded and may be played back. Liam, a lawyer, married with a child, suspects that his wife Fi is having a fling with the brash Jonas, whom they meet at a dinner party.Written by
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At the dinner party, Jonas says "...I'm just going to watch a little bit more of the news", but when Liam replays this scene later at his home, Jonas says "...I'm just going to CATCH a little bit more of the news". See more »
So how long did you go out with him for?
Alright, about six months.
So not a week or a month, six months? The ever inflating romance?
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Brilliant and at times difficult and painful to watch
Some people say that "we are defined by our memories" and that "without memory we would lack any perspective" with which to assess the world. Others say that "memories are meant to fade." and that "time heals all wounds."
What if we lived in a world where memories literally own us and where they never, ever fade and are accessible in high definition and slow motion replay... Forever to anyone?
What if they could be stored and digitised... or even traded as a commodity?
What would memories become then?
They would become our most prized possessions: More irreplaceable than hand-crafted treasures, more valuable than any diamond or gold. Imagine, our very essence and experiences captured (and with liberal editing) all the best parts distilled into a narcotic, addictive stream of consciousness, on tap wherever and whenever we desire.
We could go back, time and time again to revisit out best experiences. We could show these details at will to others on any available screen. Alternatively, we could expunge forever that which we never wish to see again, and be forever distrusted as someone with no proof of what they've done or where they've been...
Or, we could even keep those most painful moments it as a lash with which to whip ourselves while saying a dozen Hail Marys.
This is the story of a family that live in such a world, where things once experienced can be recorded forever and used to wager a strategic, rightful war on those around us. But at what cost to ourselves and our relationships?
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