This short film tells a challenging story using humor and absurdity. The story is of two college students that experience an unplanned pregnancy and decide to keep the child. This is a revolution for these two young people. As I define revolution, it can happen on a level as small as two people whose lives are changed forever. In this film, the couple begins to have a pleasant conversation, but can’t keep themselves from arguing and become frustrated with one another. I better understand this scene to be a revolution when I consider how the scene would be different had the couple not had a child. They may have broken up without having to keep interacting with one another, they may have just enjoyed a nice breakfast, or they may be dealing with a different issue, nothing quite like having a child. Having a child marks a significant revolutionary moment in their lives. Their worlds were turned upside down and the rest of their lives became hinged on one another, as well as the child they brought into this world.
This story provides a narrative on fear of revolution. Movies and shows such as Her, Ex Machina, and Black Mirror play on a sensationalized fear of the possibility of technology taking over our lives. People fear, or like the idea of having to fear, a technological revolution in the vein of Terminator. This kind of revolution is fetishized and provides people with the thrilling belief that technology could advance so significantly in our lives that humans will unite over having to fight robots. Realistically, we can’t know or predict how technology will develop in the future. However, we can face the profound issues that exist between people. The excitement in this story lies in the burgeoning likelihood that George is AI, or artificial intelligence. The reader is drawn in to finding out why the title is related to AI. However, there is an entirely human relationship developing over the course of the story. The relationship is entirely human because we do not live in a world of AI, and both characters are based on my perception of human interaction. This is a fictional story, and the aspect of the story that nears truth more than anything else is the description of a human relationship and the challenges of being in high school. However, these realistic and personal features of the plot simply create a sense of relatability and can serve as a vessel to relay the excitement and tense theme of the entirely constructed notion of technological revolution. People seek excitement and are enticed by massive change in their lives, or at least they think they do. The way we interact with fictionalized media and technology indicates a tendency to seek or pretend to fear revolution that is unknown to our lives. That being said, people are quick to ignore revolutionary thought and critically think about other people in the world. It is important to consider our fascination with dangers far from us while at the same time ignoring revolutions we could be involved in.