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Didactic ending of The Outer Limits

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.

Didactic ending of The Outer Limits exhorts citizens to resist machines

Computers conceived by aliens to play on the human weakness to spy on each other must be destroyed

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