nobody wants live home. somethings give.
You can’t argue with that. But what these people give, others don’t want anything to do with.
A couple of years back, there was a video on YouTube where a man said he was going to buy a house, have a family, and then die. His wife had already given him $100,000 to buy the home and he was going to spend it quickly. But he didn’t. Instead he bought a new car, a brand new house, and went around the world.
He did this because he didnt want to live in his house. In his mind, he never wanted to be there. He didnt want to see his wife and kids, he didnt want to be in the house, and most importantly, he didnt want to die. But he didnt have the money to buy a new life, either, so he instead made a down payment on a new house, and then went backpacking through the world.
The new Deathloop trailer is about 10 minutes long, but it has a few key scenes that stand out. The first is a scene of Colt and his wife waking up from a nap to find themselves in a new house, but they cant get the lights turned on because the power is out. The second is a scene of Colt, his wife, and their kids playing quietly in the dark. The third is a scene of Colt and his wife walking through the bedroom, which is dark for them.
I think the scene where they walk through the dark bedroom is the most interesting one though. The wife is probably the most comfortable in the room, but Colt is an experienced hand with that stuff. What he really wants to do is walk up to the bed and grab his wife. That’s the moment when he finds that he can use his powers of meta-cognition to control her.
When I read this, I immediately thought of the scene from Dawn of the Dead where they walk through the dark bedroom of a sick, dying woman who is trying to kill herself. I’m sure you’ve seen those films too, and if you’ve you understand what I mean. It’s the scene where you think, “Wow, this woman is really vulnerable,” but she’s actually one of those people who can use her powers of meta-cognition to kill herself.
If you read the description, and the words the author used for them, it is implied that it is the power of meta-cognition that allows her to do this. However, the author says that the power of meta-cognition is also that you can’t control it. I don’t know about you, but I like to believe that if my actions cause someone to be in a time loop, then I have some control over that loop.
The author also says that the power of meta-cognition is also that you cant control it. What you can control is your actions.
I think that this is a good point. If you can control your actions, then you can control the outcome of your life in the present. If you can control your actions, you can control the future. It is this control and future control that allows us to be alive and to have the ability to choose what we do next.