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Did you freely choose to read this tip? And if so, how do you know that it was not predetermined? Alex Garland's first TV series Devs is, to put it simply, determinism. As in his last two beautiful, top-heavy science fiction dramas Ex Machina (2014) and Extinction (2018), the British writer and filmmaker negotiates moral issues and contradictions related to technology, artificial intelligence and free will. As in a thriller, Garland reveals who wrote and directed each episode only gradually, what he is really about here.
Superficially, the fictional tech company Amaya, led by a mysterious inventor named Forest (the great Nick Offerman). The creepy giant statue of a girl who looks like it comes directly from BladeRunner watches over the company premises in the middle of a forest in Silicon Valley . It is a 40 meter high replica of Forest's daughter who was killed in a car accident. Since then, the man has been using quantum computers in an art gold shimmering secret laboratory to research something that should make sense of this loss. The heroine of the story, the young programmer Lily (Sonoya Mizuno) is drawn into a dangerous intrigue when her friend Sergei (Karl Glusman) is assigned to the Devs laboratory and then allegedly commits suicide.
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What exactly is behind all of this runs parallel to the much more important question of whether we can not only erase the mistakes of the past, but also predict the future.
"Devs" is from19. Available on Fox every Wednesday in August at 9 p.m. The new episodes are also available on Sky Go, Sky On Demand and Sky Ticket.