By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

August 25, 2019

I’ve been a fan of the X-Files series ever since it first started in 1993.

Episode 7, entitled ” Rm9sbG93ZXJz” which aired February 28, 2018 was one of the most prescient shows I’ve ever watched. The title is based on base 64 code, and translates into “Followers”, which happens to be the katakana name of a completely mechanized sushi restaurant that the stars Fox Mulder and Dana Sculley visit.

The two are plagued by AI in the film and are even tracked and attacked by it as the sushi restaurant tries to get them to give it a tip. It provides a haunting look of the direction we may be headed in as we let AI into our lives.

X-ファイル

私は1993年の上映依頼、X-Filesの大ファン。

2018228日放送のシーズン11の第7話( Rm9sbG93ZXJz)は今まで観た将来を暗示する作品だった。タイトルはBase 64エンコード方式で英語の「Followers」と意味する。番組の中では主役のフォックス・モルダーとダナ・スカリーが『フォロワー』というAIの無人寿司店で食事をとる店名。食事後、チップを置くようにAIに付きまとわれる。AIが日常生活への侵入の警告として解釈していもいいような考えさせる番組だった。

現在、huluで放送中。

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English books by Billy Hammond published by AELS

(AELS出版英語書籍リスト)

 

I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers

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