The Bicameral Mind
In HBO’s Westworld season finale, ‘The Bicameral Mind‘ Ford unveils his bold new narrative; Dolores embraces her identity; Maeve sets her plan in motion.
Bicameralism (the philosophy of “two-chamberedness”)
is a hypothesis in psychology that argues that the human mind once assumed a state in which cognitive functions were divided between one part of the brain which appears to be “speaking”, and a second part which listens and obeys—a bicameral mind. The term was coined by Julian Jaynes, who presented the idea in his 1976 book “The Origin of Consciousness” in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, wherein he made the case that a bicameral mentality was the normal and ubiquitous state of the human mind as recently as 3000 years ago.
Pony Express – Mail bag
The Pony Express
Matthew Palmer Asks:
Kathryn (Katie) Talmo Asks:
– Samurai World is not the focus as much of the fact that Westworld is. The idea is more that this “world” is much bigger than anyone had ever anticipated, and that the characters we know are a bit part in the schematic of things.
Peter Fisher Asks:
Guts & Glory – Inside the episode
Bernarnold & Delores & The Maze
How cool was that opening scene? Delores on the table? This kind of sci-fi pulls you deep into the story and makes you comprehend the fact that these are robots, with feelings. We learn about what the maze is and where it ends in a “place I’ve never been, a thing I’ll never do.” – Dolores murmurs. Could this possibly be by killing Arnold?
“Do you understand now Dolores who’s voice I’ve wanted you to hear? — We have to tell Robert we can’t open the park, you’re alive”. All these breadcrumbs along the way have left these clues to the obvious, that Dolores needs to listen to herself to become something more than what she was made to become.
The Man in William & Dolores
Shaving his face, man it looked as though she would cut his throat!
He’s furious about Dolores answer to “the maze” — “It wasn’t meant for you” This maze is only made for the hosts to become alive. William refuses to accept that as answer…
The man in Black states how all of this is really a lie. “if the hosts can’t fight back no one can really die”, so where’s the sport in that?. He THINKS the maze is his answer to making Westworld true. William wants the hosts to fight back.. But he knows Ford will never allow that.
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