except that the AI is engineering the outcomes to match its own predictions. sort of a self fulfilling prophecy. something similar to this happens to a certain extent today due to socio-economic forces so i don't think it's unrealistic that a sufficiently powerful and intrusive AI could do the same thing.I think the plot is greatly overvaluing the predictive power of the algorithm.
Small data allows Netflix to take an often amusing stab at what I would like to watch next. I don't buy the idea that super-big data would allow an AI to predict how each individual human life will end, much less clamp each person into a narrow lifetime channel.
I noticed that the bad news Dolores had sent to "free" humans, like that she had given Caleb, only provided a likely cause of death on an approximate expiration date. That information may have been more depressing than enlightening.
overall I have enjoyed this season and I wasn't sure I would with it moving out into the real world. it's certainly different and I miss the western vibe, but i think they have done it pretty well. I like the murk between good and bad and the action has been pretty intense. not completely sold on the plot yet but time will tell.
are we really meant to believe the park was somewhere in the south china sea? unless they annexed a country I don't really see that being possible.
and the "chaos" in the streets after Delores sent everyone their info was, well, odd...