When an AI begins taking over the minds of people connected to the latest in social media, The MindNet, a deadbeat, loner hacker whose own illegal setup makes him immune must locate where the AI is operating to upload a virus that’ll erase it before all individuality is lost.

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Knightrider Mentor Asked on March 12, 2018 in Action.
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“When he discovers that people using a new social network are acting strangely, a hacker uses his skills to investigate what might be behind the mind-altering symptoms.”

“When his best friend begins acting strangely after joining a new social network, a hacker uses his skills to investigate what might be behind the mind-altering symptoms.”

Richiev Singularity Reviewed on March 12, 2018.
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The question is, when does the audience find out an AI is hacking peoples brains?

If it’s in the first act it’s an important piece of the logline
If it’s in the third act, it’s a big reveal and should not be in the logline.

Richiev Singularity Reviewed on March 13, 2018.

Thanks. My first thought is that it would maybe be revealed up front. Structure wise, it is almost Invasion of the Body Snatchers but technology is the alien parasite.

on March 13, 2018.
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Guessing it’s “a particular AI” you are referring to (like the “Puppet Master” of ghost in the shell)

how about:
After discovering an AI hacking into the user-psyche of a new social network, the maverick hacker must locate and bug it before all individuality is lost.

variable Overlord Reviewed on March 12, 2018.

Yeah, basically the AI is born of our collective minds so has seen humanity’s dark side, but also its great potential – it summarises that individually is the threat and this aims to remove it, even if we are unaware of the removal.
The Network allows people to be celebs, rich or anything they want as long as it isn’t themselves.
So, yep has some similarities to GiTS in terms of technology and an AI, but I think I’m going in a different enough direction

on March 13, 2018.

brilliant!!

on March 13, 2018.
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Knightrider:

I appreciate your interest (dare I say obsession) with plots involving memory, but in this case,  I suggest you’re missing a story line with an immediate hook into current events.  That is, what if it turns out that it isn’t the Russians, or the Chinese or the North Koreans who are exploiting social networks with bogus bots to influence world events, but an AI gone rogue?

fwiw

dpg Singularity Reviewed on March 13, 2018.

That is an awesome tip and will rework / rethink

on March 17, 2018.
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