Westworld’s Tessa Thompson urges fans to beware their mobile phones – teasing season 3 twist – The Sun03/09/2020
WESTWORLD’s third season is just one week away.
The HBO sci-fi series will track the hosts who escaped the AI theme park and infiltrated the human world in upcoming episodes, with Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) spearheading an attack on the Delos corporation – the company that created Westworld.
Ahead of the comeback, actress Tessa Thompson has spoken about how the drama resonates with our modern reliance on technology, warning that our mobile devices could be a slippery slope.
Tessa plays the newly-converted Charlotte Hale, who previously worked for Delos.
Speaking to ET Canada at the series’ world premiere in Hollywood, California, she began: “We’re in a space now where data has surpassed oil in terms of its value, globally.
“Information about ourselves is something we readily give away, and in that, there’s this idea of algorithmic determinism,” she went on.
“We think we make choices about what we eat or where we’re going to go or how we’re going to live.”
“The truth is if we engage with social media, for example, we kind of are affected a lot by the algorithms that we experience because of it.”
Since season 3 will see the hosts wage war against their human oppressors, will data harvesting and mobile devices be weaponised against them?
We’ve already seen hosts take advantage of coding glitches to deadly effect.
Maeve managed to control the actions of her fellow hosts by emitting signals to override their programming in the AI equivalent of mind control.
The folks at Delos should probably turn their smartphones onto airplane mode ASAP…
The comments come after it was revealed Westworld would include an unusual crossover with Game of Thrones.
Westworld’s final season will consist of just eight episodes, compared to the ten of previous seasons.
See The Sun Online’s official season 2 recap and unanswered questions for season 3 to re-familiarise yourself with all things Westworld.
Westworld season 3 will kick off on HBO on March 15 in the US, and on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV one day later in the UK.
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