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Aaron Franz of the age of transitions joined me to discuss the remake of 1987 dystopian techno-thriller Robocop.  We compared the original to the remake and discussed the similarities and differences.  Obviously we looked at the involvement of the security state in the production of the film, though the subject of state sponsorship of culture was itself explored in the movie.  We concluded that the film is ultimately telling a story that is anti-transhumanist and anti-security state, and applaud the filmmakers for a rare example of a Hollywood movie that adopts such a moral perspective.


Robocop (original 1987 film)

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Joel Kinnaman on the Daily Show

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