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The More you See, The Less you're Free

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Kendall Stephenson

on 26 April 2010

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Transcript of The More you See, The Less you're Free

Minority Report:
The More You See, The Less You're Free,
Free Will vs. Fate Sartre Technology transforming humans "In the land of the blind,
the one eyed man is free.." "you still have a choice" Jean-Paul Sartre:
"Existence precedes essence" "Human nature can't be determined
in advance because there's no one who
knows what each human will become in
advance..." - Mark T. Conrad on Sartre "Our freedom consists mainly in our ability
to envision additional possibilites for our
condition" (Conrad 23). "To be human means to create oneself-
the emotions one chooses to feel, the beliefs one chooses to retain, and the actions one chooses to perform" (Conrad 23). The Precogs are seen as god-like (the Holy-Trinity), knowing the future...
and the Precrime cops view themselves as clergy, interfering with and
altering people's destinies. "Can you see?" Head of Precrime Research... IRIS Iris-scans used to
identify citizens Helpful? Invasion of Privacy? “Our shortcomings are the eyes
with which we see the ideal” -Nietzsche "The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination awake." - da Vinci The Temple Humans becoming machines "We’re giving up some of our freedom
so that the government can protect us"
-Spielberg Sacrificing three human lives in order to save thousands. Justified?
Conrad, Mark T. The Philosophy of Neo-Noir.
Lexington: Kentucky UP, 2007. Print.
Minority Report. Dir. Steven Spielberg. Perf. Tom Cruise,
Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow.
Dreamworks, 2002. THE END Works Cited ^ ^
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