If you’ve noticed Westworld trending on social media this week, it’s not because of any significant news about the acclaimed HBO TV show (based on the 1973 film of the same name). The Walt Disney Company is really behind the current increase in Westworld mentions on Twitter, as a terrifying New York Times story has many suddenly comparing the Happiest Place on Earth to the show’s deadly theme park.

According to reports, Disney management are considering letting the robots and animatronics from the different rides and attractions start strolling about the parks with the customers. Yes, we’re probably some years away from that prospect in terms of technology, but it appears that Disney’s higher-ups are enthusiastic about the notion of having robot characters mingling around the park.

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Isn’t it simple to see how this relates to Westworld? The show began with a narrative about an interactive theme park where the A.I. began to take on a life of its own. It’s a warning story that Disney seemingly didn’t see.

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If there’s one thing to take away from this scenario, it’s that the jokes on Twitter are wonderful, even if they’re a little foreboding.

 

Bob Chapek loves Westworld, but he also only watched the first ten minutes of the first episode.

Y’all know Westworld isn’t a how-to guide right

yesterday it was disney and their plan to let robots live freely in the parks and now this?? I know westworld stans are ready

 

 

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