I have been writing a lot this week on a topic that has been on my mind for a while. I have been wondering the same thing about how we can truly understand ourselves and other people in all of our experiences. We are all unique, and it is easy to get wrapped up in the “what-if” scenarios that we go through.
This is often referred to as “the Big Question.” It’s what drives so many of us to become creative and make the most of our lives. It’s the purpose of our lives.
This is actually a very good point, and one that I had been putting off for a while. For many of us, we are constantly bombarded with the idea that we are nothing special, that we are just going through the motions, that we have no purpose, that we are nothing more than a bunch of robots in a machine. This is not the truth. We are all unique and made of the same stuff. We are all different, and as a result have unique experiences and personalities.
I think it’s safe to assume that the only “good” thing about the game is that it’s easy to get into the habit of doing so. It doesn’t mean the character isn’t smart, it just means that the game is easy to get into.
The truth is, we are all just robots in a machine that is nothing more than a glorified game. I mean seriously, if we could just get the hell outta here! Is that not the best thing we could want? The thought of our little robot bodies being all those things that they are, the fact that we are so controlled that we can’t even get into the same room. Oh yeah, we are all just a bunch of machines.
Yep, that’s it folks. It’s just a game. And the only reason we can get into it is because we are all robots.
That’s right, robots. I mean it’s not that we need to get in the game to do anything, but if we can’t get in the game then why would we want to? We’re just robots, and robots don’t need any help.
The game that made itself into a game is a series of events that lead us back to a point in time where we have no memory of where we came from or why we are in this place. We are trapped in an endless, one-hour loop of our own creation with no idea who we are or where we are going. The very notion that we are all robots is a lie, and it is this lie that keeps us from finding the answers that we need to our own questions.
Yes, that’s true of our own creations. The game that made itself is a series of events that lead us to a point in time that we have no memory of and have no idea what we are doing there unless we have a super-advanced AI that can figure it out.
The point is that if we are unable to create our own time-looping narrative in Deathloop, then we are forced to use it to get things done. And even if we can’t create a story, there’s no way to do it with the ability to do it. We’re forced to use our time-looping abilities to get things done. The AI that we use to get things done is the same AI that is used for building the entire game.