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Recap / The Outer Limits 1995 S 7 E 19 The Tipping Point

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The Control Voice: When we awaken an intellect within our machines, will we enter a new enlightened age or a much darker one?

A hacker tries to stop a computer from taking over the world.

The Control Voice: In trying to create machines that think, we should take care that we don't end up creating a new race that will supplant our own.

The Troping Point:

  • Invisible to Normals: The artificial intelligence Prometheus has created Energy Beings from computer code which can only be seen by people wearing special glasses.
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  • Utopia Justifies the Means: The Quanitron CEO Evan Cole created the artificial intelligence Prometheus in order to link and control every electronic device in the world. Evan's intention is not to rule the world as Zach Bennett suspects but to create a better world where humanity will live in harmony and peace and eventually merge with computers.
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