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Computers will demoralize you

by Critical Commons Manager

A prescient glimpse of a protocomputational surveillance technology, provided by aliens to demoralize the human race before colonizing the Earth. OBIT (Outer Band Individuated Teletracer) uses radio waves to tune in on the frequency of individual citizens like an electromagnetic fingerprint, allowing for government surveillance of anyone in the world. The association of secret, governmental surveillance technology and computers with the erosion of human morale and proclamations of the importance of individual privacy are particularly notable in these scenes.

Alien surveillance computers erode human morale on The Outer Limits

In this climactic admission, an alien computer expert confesses, "The machines are everywhere...and they'll demoralize you!"

from The Outer Limits "OBIT" (1963)
Creator: Gerd Oswald
Distributor: MGM Home Video
Posted by Critical Commons Manager
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