When the end comes

4th August 2009 – 8.35 pm

Maybe I like the film TRON too much, but I am filled with existential musings, primarily angst, as Kinless descibes how one character of his met his end as he

finally, and cleanly, sat down, logged out, and got deleted.

I wonder if the character thought it was merely another brief log-out between periods of consciousness, or was somehow aware of his impending oblivion but does as instructed anyway.

How normal it must seem to characters as every hour dozens of them fade out, only to reappear later in the same place. But how many secretly panic inside as a character fades out, worrying that they will never be seen again, either from neglect or permanent deletion. Perhaps this is why they choose calmly to sit in such times, to avoid the indignity of collapsing or feinting in fear of that moment, outside of their control, when they cease to exist.

  1. 2 Responses to “When the end comes”

  2. If you ever have a chance, try and take a look at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119794/

    Very decent movie relating to that, it's just really hard to find as it is an italian production.

    By epsilon kain on Aug 5, 2009

  3. That indeed looks interesting, I'll keep my eyes open for it. Thanks!

    By pjharvey on Aug 5, 2009

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