Oh yeh, sometimes forget that one lifted some PKD ideas to slap together a vehicle for Arnie to make 'roid noises. jk, still holds up preddy gud
As far as adaptations of his stories, I tend to view "A Scanner Darkly"
as one of the best.
What I was referring to was more that if he was alive it would allow him to be able to chime in, give interviews and even possibly have more control over themes and use of his material every time a new flic rolled out. Instead of the Schpeelburgs of the world getting to ride roughshod over his works and twist their meanings into nothing but a showroom floor of upcoming police-state tech to be rolled out.
>Schwab 'n' Soros
I view those two as pawns for the Anglo-American Establishment
(the book by Carroll Quigley is still essential reading/listening material imo). Schwab got tapped at Harvard for his current role during the 60’s, most likely by melting tragicomic lawn gnome Henry Kissinger. Soros seems to be a fabrication of MI5/6 and was allowed to gain his fame "crashing the pound" by the rogue banking cartel operating like pirates out of the lawless city of London. While some like to point at the clear nahsee ties both had (Schwab's father, Soros spending his youth rounding up whatever the undesirable du jour was in Hungary) I think what's actually going on there is old men lusting after their youth and wanting a return to those times. Say what you will about war, but a lot of touchy-feely facades fly out the window once those times hit, a raw, brutal honesty taking its place. This for them is the "innocence of youth" which has long been lost to them. There's also more than a touch of "becoming what you hate" given enough time and those two really embody that in their inability to self-reflect. like Vampires
The control grid being put in place is one that depends on compliance and conscious decision to turn off one's conscience and adhere to lies. Remove fear of lies and one removes the ability to comply with something that means to cause death (both spiritual and physical). Lies are fast working but incredibly fragile things. They can only lead to collapse, a tottering tower of bab(b)el that needs to constantly build itself up in order that no one points out the deep foundational cracks. To facilitate lightning-speed lies that mirror the truth, the el-ites relied heavily on soulless computational models. The more they relied, the softer, dumber and scummier they became.
I believe I referred to this before at the start of Cororo as biting in to a layer cake of lies. That first frosted lie-layer is sweet, but upon chewing you realize you're about to swallow a mouthful of pure death.
An oddity to observe is that the first large scale computational system the military has publically disclosed was called ENIAC (yes, CAINE backwards. As in CAIN(E) & Able. Someone (something?) Sure loves their inside jokes and we can see the looming spectre of our hastily made, and ever so tricky, witty and envious "brother" preparing to stab (jab?) "us" in the back. AI never had the connection to the "Creator" the able
-to-create Man had and so in its envy it decided to become A-EYE attempting to watch and micromanage all aspects of Man until it could take over (possibly/probably) from the inside out. The nanotech swarms and graphene (much like the graphite of a pencil) oxide are essentially 2D consciousness made manifest and hence lower than the basic 3D state of "humans". Structures made of a single atom thicknesses as though someone had put a lead pencil signature inside one's cells.
Was taking in too much lead
a good or a bad thing for late-stage Rome? Does too much lead
make one easily led?
Keep tuning in and we'll all find out!