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  Creepy GE Medical Software Commercial-Starring "Agent Smith" 
 
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john albrich Apr 24, 2013, 08:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 27, 2013, 04:29am EDT

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Uber creepy and disturbing new commercial...even though I'm a technologist.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8RhAp-m7bk

Brought to mind many privacy concerns. Reminded me of "Brave New World" (Aldous Huxley) and "This Perfect Day" (Ira Levin)

Though it had a very funny/clever ending with "Agent Smith" offering a young patient two lollipops and posing the question to him, "Red or Blue?".


edit to correct and to add:
"Brave New World" for World State/Medical technology is supreme and used to create and condition population, and "This Perfect Day" for constant medical checks, permanent medical/ID bracelets, and regular mandatory drugging to keep populace under control.

edit to add:
I was really expecting they'd also bury a subliminal "White Rabbit" somewhere in the vid, but I never saw one.


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Rhort Apr 26, 2013, 07:10am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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1984...? By Aldous Huxley? ;)

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john albrich Apr 26, 2013, 07:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Creepy GE Medical Software Commercial-Starring "Agent Smith"
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1984...? By Aldous Huxley? ;)

Sorry, meant "Brave New World". Have no idea how it came out as "1984". Correcting in OP. Thanks for pointing it out.

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I was thinking that it could be either George Orwell as the author you were thinking of, or ‘Brave New World’ as the book; they’re often compared as they both describe dystopian futures where the state is basically in absolute control.

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