Friday, November 9, 2007

Animation script


There's a script I wrote for an animated cartoon available here. Never got made in the end (too expensive for one thing).

This episode is on whether a machine could think. It would have been one of a series.

2 comments:

Nutcasenightmare said...

As a hired animator and aspiring computer scientist, I really loved the script! Too bad it didn't make it. Oh well. You write great stories, though.

Anonymous said...

17th Century French philosopher Rene Descartes.
I think, therefore I am.
Ergo, given sufficient processing power, could “I” not think myself into “being”?
Flight simulators can calculate believable scenery from just numbers. All that’s required is the algorithm and the electronic wherewithal.

“That’s how you get to see the world around you. It’s also how you get to hear it, smell it, taste it and feel it.”
Except that we don’t. For if we did, how could my “colours” differ from the “colours” of others? How could some “smell” colours”, or be able to calculate amazing sums, by utilising numbers that they report as superimposed into their vision? Maybe because of an internal “wiring irregularity” in their physical brain structure. Something of a sobering revelation. To hear a “sufferer” reveal that they stopped mentioning the effect, when they realised others without it were regarding at them as if they were insane.

CAT BITES HIS HAND.
Narrator places a remote on cat’s back and presses a few buttons.
“There. That should modify one unwanted personality trait, kit-E. A few more experiments and miniaturisations before the human emulator becomes reality, I fear”.

“SEARLE-TRONICS: YOUR DREAMS ARE OUR REALITY”
While human reality may just be one level up from their dreams.