For people who think we've just moved into a dystopian future, the movie Blade Runner opened in the US on 25th June 1982 depicting what it imagined life would be like in the year 2019. Yay, just 3 years to go before we can see attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion and watch C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. Picture shows Margaret Hodge waking up Jeremy Corbyn to tell him it's time to go, as Tony Blair looks on worrying what the soon-to-be published Chilcot Report will say.
This is what happened when filmmaker Oscar Sharp asked his tech collaborator Ross Goodwin to build a machine, containing a neural network, that could write screenplays. They created Jetson and fueled it with hundreds of sci-fi TV and movie scripts. With a team including Thomas Middleditch, star of HBO's Silicon Valley, they gave themselves 48 hours to shoot and edit whatever Jetson decided to write.
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