The first trailer for Ready Player One was released at the San Diego Comic-Con. Now the second has dropped.
The movie, based on the book Ready Player One by Ray Cline, has a lot to live up to. The book is fantastic and really a mind-expanding story of life as it might be in the near future, including plenty of lessons of things humanity should avoid (yes it is a dystopian world). The stories and characters in the book are full of drama and action and heroes and bad guys. But they are also full of ethical discussion and thought provoking, mind expanding challenges.
There are horrid parts to the ugly future in the movie, but lots of bright points too. Imagine a world where virtual reality and global connectivity enables universal access to high quality education. Incredible. Awesome. And achievable by us if we put our minds to it. Wonderful vision.
Now for the latest trailer:
While on the subject, also check out the awesome new poster for the movie. Lots of commentary on Twitter on this. What are we looking at? What is the meaning of the the distortion on the climb?
Of course you should read the book before seeing the movie. But you can also dive into your own VR world and can do that today. For a fast on ramp to your VR see: CEEK Virtual Reality Headset Comfortable, Fun, Bluetooth Headset and plenty of related tools at the Things Cyber Tech Gear list.
There are things we will love about this movie and things we will hate. Both love and hate should motivate us as we build the future. You can do your part in helping ensure we build the right future by staying informed and taking action on that. Here are a few places to kickstart your future studies:
- Tracking The Future of All Things Cyber
- a16z on The Future of All Things Cyber
- Netflix’s New Series: Altered Carbon
- Get Ready Now For The Jobs Of The Future
- Slaugherbots: A video designed to make us think about the future
- Every One Of Us Should Think Through How Tech Disruption Will Impact Our Jobs, Careers, and Financial Future