Wednesday, June 20, 2018
"Reverie": an alternate reality app is rather like a dream layer from "Inception" (NBC Series)
I checked out “Reverie” on NBC tonight, the fourth episode called “Blue Is the Coldest Color”.
The series is created by Mickey Fiscer and David Schulner.
Sara Shahi plays Mara Kint, a former hostage negotiator who takes a new job deprogramming people lost inside a virtual reality game called “Reverie” developed by Onira-Tech.
One could say that the virtual reality world is a bit like the dreams in a movie like “Inception” (2010).
The characters seem to move between layers of reality just as in that movie.
The clients seem to be more lost and unrecoverable than what we call gamer addiction.
Gradually Mara finds her work brings back a tragedy of her own past.
Tonight, a young man who is an expectant father and parent doesn’t want to leave his “dream”.
At one point the idea of teleportation between the virtual reality and real reality is mentioned.