Psycho-Pass: Dystopian future of IoT

This about the story, the creation of people imagination which takes place in dystopian future when people completely relying upon IoT. Somehow, we couldn’t take aside people imagination that has come in the movies. At some point, those imaginations become true, especially if it is about technology and the internet.

We know those examples from movies that familiar for us, such as technology in Iron Man movie for his suit and Jervis. You could buy the Jet Pack “Iron Man” in London, and Jervis is also part of Smart Home. Some technologies nowadays also inspired by Doraemon from Japan animation!

Then what about Psycho-Pass? Psycho-Pass is an animation TV-series that tells about the future which full of technology equipped with the Internet. However, it shows how society is worn out because of technology along with IoT. That’s why, we also couldn’t take aside the possibilities of the Dystopian future of the Internet of Things (IoT). Those imaginations alone are enough to warn us how frightening IoT can be.

Psycho-Pass: Dystopian future of IoT
Psycho-Pass depicts the possibility of IoT dystopian future.

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The story takes place far in future Japan when technology becomes so advanced and has integrated into daily life. That advanced technology, therefore, could give what many people dream for, a utopia society. Actually, thanks to technology, Japan becomes the only place on the planet that provides peace to its people. Yeah, at the moment, when most of the place on the planet fall into chaos, Japan could control its society to maintain its welfare.

The result of the technology is the Sibyl System. The system has the ability to dictate the lives of Japan’s citizen. The system at first is to monitor a person mental-health through modern and advanced devices connecting with the internet. Yet, the accuracy of the system is able to predict more than it used to, which is the future course of a person’s life.

On the surface, the Sibyl System is nothing but a benefit to society. It is a perfect system that could lead people into utopia society. Although, the dark secret behind this system is beyond the imagination of society. Behind the Sibyl System, there are a lot of people who leave and take control of the system. They leave as a brain alone without a body. As a group of people who evaluates other people, several errors could occur. As a system, they dispose of those errors and make it right as they believe. Consequently, they limit the best capabilities of a person and label it as a criminal. As the criminal regarding the system, it means death or isolation.

Everything in that society, people or objects, adjusted by the device which connects to the system. Wherever it is, there is the only system that will judge them and it is the Sibyl System.

Psycho-Pass Technology

We might not know but the technology in Psycho-Pass related to the found technology recently. Below is the technology in Psycho-Pass that you familiar with:

Psycho-Pass Technology
Smartwatch connecting with the internet for video call, voice call, receiving email and a lot of information. Photo taken from Draggle’s Anime Blog
Psycho-Pass Technology
Smarthome equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Photo taken from suntzuanime
A program that could monitor a person mental health
A program that could monitor a person mental health. Photo taken

Her (2013): when people rely too much on the Internet

Have you ever watched a movie titled Her (2013)? Do you know what happens with people and the computer equipped with the Internet in the movie? Through this movie, we could see how the Internet of Things could influence people life when people rely too much on the program of the Internet.

Her is an American science-fiction romantic drama film which published in 2013. This movie has written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. This film was based on speculative science that researched carefully for depicting the reality of the world in the future. The film is not only about the romantic drama between two entities. It is about the value that the writer wants to deliver about the possibility of the internet in the future. This is about how people are too absorb within the internet and they rely too much on it.

Her (2013) synopsis

Her 2013- when people rely too much on the Internet
When the main character of the movie feels alone, he relies too much upon the voice command technology called OS1 which is part of the Internet of Things. Photo taken from KINCIR

The story is around a lonely man named Theodore Twombly who is a professional love letter writer in the modern era in future. So desperate with her divorced with his wife, Theodore buys an Operation System (OS). This OS is equipped with voice command and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for easily adjusting and developing on its own.

Theodore chooses a female voice for the OS to fulfil his emptiness because of his divorce. The OS introduces her self as Samantha and it tries to adjust with Theodore needs and personalities. Through the film goes on, Theodore has fallen in love with Samantha. He does everything that usually most couples do in real life with Samantha.

Theodore ex-wife even thinks that he is crazy for falling in love with a computer. Even so, Theodore doesn’t care and still continues his relationship with Samantha. He also finds out that his friend Amy who divorces with her husband is dating with her OS.

Unfortunately, without any notification, Samantha disappears because the program needs to be upgraded. In this part, Theodore realizes that everyone starts to talk with their OS. When Samantha comes back again in the program, Theodore asks her about her love for him and the answer is Samantha indeed loves Theodore just like she loves her other users.

Of course, in the end, Theodore only finds himself upset because of Samantha before he knows that there a woman truly falls for him. Finally, the ends up when Theodore and Amy are finally together.

Related to the Internet

Thus, we could assume it would not be that far in the future when the internet would be we really easy to use as well as the smart device which supported the internet. From the story in the film, we could see how the human relationship is falling apart because people rely too much upon the internet even it is for simple conversation between human.

It certainly shows how the internet facilitates people life, but on the hand, it could keep people apart with others. At the end of the story, it as well depicts carefully how precious the relationship between human emotionally.

So, which part you want to choose from using this internet? Do you want to become the people that rely too much on the internet and forget the precious relationship between others, or otherwise?