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A game release 2 decade ago predicted so much about future.

Mass surveillance and spying on citizen. Google and facebook having info of citizens like icarus , morpheus AI. Self employment on decline and wealthy controlling the world.

Restriction on speech and criticism. Everything feels so compartmentalized.


Do you have a specific prediction? All of that stuff is vague enough that most pessimistic nerds around the turn of the millennium could have nailed it. Or just regular people…"the wealthy controlling the world", you don't say?


>Mass surveillance and spying on citizen.
Not happening, citizen-installed surveillance greatly outnumbers governmental installations. It's not spying if the citizens knowingly hand over the information.
>Google and facebook having info of citizens like icarus
Those citizens hand over their info on purpose in exchange for the services offered by those companies
> morpheus AI.
Current gen AI isn't self-learning and depends entirely on preprogrammed scenarios, of which there are simply many of because of how many humans there are programming them
>Self employment on decline and wealthy controlling the world.
Since the dawn of time
>Restriction on speech and criticism.
By private coorporations on their platforms, the speech rules of which users agreed to follow at signup time.
>Everything feels so compartmentalized
Division of fields of study, geographical boundaries, and identities has been happening since the first concept was formed from human intelligence.

Dues Ex was simply taking problems that normalfolk were worrying about for decades and inflated them in the game universe as a lazy way to paint a dystopia. Much sci-fi does this.


In the 60s and 70s you can order a gun without any background check . Now it is not that simple

Travelling around the world legally requires money and visa despite we being "globalized" . In past , you were free to give with less restriction .

Restriction on acquirring opiates which could be acquired easily in past without prescription.

"Hate speech" i dont need to say anything more about this as the world is now in current state.

I guess people like you just want to be controlled easily. So , there is no helping since you can only help those who want to be helped.


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The Gray Death is a nano-virus used by Majestic 12 in Deus Ex as part of their plan to take over the world.
Ambrosia the vaccine for the Gray Death was created by Bob Page. The main antagonist Bob Page industrialist, philanthropist and the founder and owner of Page Industries,the wealthiest and most powerful man in the world.In 2026 and 2027, Bob Page is working with other Illuminati members on a "biochip initiative",their plan is to distribute a biochip that would allow the Illuminati to control mechanically augmented people.The Illuminati believe that absolute freedom is analogous to absolute chaos, hence the need for them to sacrifice some of an individual's freedom to maintain order as they believe that society would not function without the intervention and guidance of an elite group which makes decisions for the masses so they exterminate members of a society whose abilities greatly exceed the average are a threat to the society's stability.Whenever someone threatens to do something that will upset the balance, like flying too high … the Icarus Effect kicks in. Society reacts, cuts them down. Stability returns.

The game is based on cyberpunk works of fiction like blade runner,Altered Carbon, Neuromancer etc & other dystopian fiction books, my theory on these types of media is that most works of dystopian fiction are predictive programming & not warnings for population be warned about future man made horrors.The producers of those types of entertainment media want people to get used to these ideas,it normalizes things that anyone would be alarmed by when they hear about them for the first time,they are advertisements not predictions.How many times have you heard this reply "it's just like the black mirror/twilight zone episode" when you discuss surveillance,social credit scores or some other form of technocratic tyranny.What happens after that reply do the people wake up and act to take back their freedoms lost or do they go back to sleep after spouting their programmed reply "It's just like some work of dystopian fiction". The netflix consuming NPC normalfag do not know what to do when they read,watch or play something like Deus Ex they are not alarmed by those ideas that the work of fiction is trying to communicate to them, they can not relate the things being shown in the work of fiction to the real world they accept all of it as fiction & when they confronted by the some things that were advertised in some black mirror episode, all they can think of is it cant be real its all fiction or what can you do about its just the "new normal".


>my theory on these types of media is that most works of dystopian fiction are predictive programming & not warnings for population be warned about future man made horrors
My thoughts as well. It has probably been speculated upon by various authors but I cannot be bothered to check. An infamous example of what you have described would be Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, and the works of H.G. Wells also come to mind.
The Black Mirror example is interesting too, in the way it seems to "defang" criticism of technology and surveillance, in spite of the writers' intention. It's like that old theme of the "system" absorbing and exploiting its opposition, which is ironically the theme of one of the first episodes.


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Conspiracies involving mass surveillance, NWOs and manufactured viruses aren't new, and people back then had the same anxieties about technology rendering huge chunks of the population unemployed as they do now.


It is coming in reality slowly. It all depends on people wether they will criticize it or not. China is a nightmare with its social credit system.

It wont be as bad as Deus ex but still worse.Unabomber was right after all.


Can i play duex ex on my brick laptop


Maybe. It's not a very well-optimised game and runs like shit. High-end PCs at the time had trouble running it, believe it or not.


yeah itt did


Yeah the game isn't coded great, it's pretty unstable. But it's also so old that I think his laptop could handle it.


If the laptop came out in the last 15 years I'm pretty sure it can run Deus Ex


What I do like about this game is there are no flying cars, just burnt out husks of cars. Augmentations are not ubiquitous as well, as they would be so costly they would only be reserved for military and the rich. Better than what the prequals were trying to do in making augments woke.


okay i'll give it a whiz


the fear of automation is the dumbest shit unless you like the real world and hate bux for some dumb reason


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If you like consuming entertainment media & other consumer products automation will destroy independent creators and their ideas, all entertainment & consumer products will become homogenized bland & tasteless.I know most consumer products and entertainment today are soulless garbage but they might become even worse if the production pipeline is entirely automated and the stupid normalfag crowd will be conditioned to accept the "new normal" of garbage quality products.This low quality will become the standard for all products produced by the automated industry and the ones who will suffer most will be independent creators & people who enjoy the works of independent creators.What will you spend your neet bux on if there is nothing in the market to spend it on ?


What makes you think automation will take over media? Only thing we have that’s close to that would be randomizes games, and that’s a far cry from a completely generated one. Automation’s greatest threat is to security and freedom, not art.


I find interesting, how you are worried about media being taken over by automatons that are gonna remove most menial jobs, like the one in your picture but more importantly for non wageslaves at least, is the push they should make to make UBI a reality, like corona chan has forced many bosses to let their wagies work at home.


Yes. Deus Ex has solidly predicted many things. However Ill add this: We already have been heading to live in cyberpunk dystopia, just without all the cool stuff.


We've got cool stuff. No flying cars, but still.


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For example inbetweeners in animation industry can be replaced by software CACANi, as computing becomes more advanced machine learning can replace most menial tasks and some animation studios have started to use such software in their production pipeline.You might make the argument that this is a good thing and now more resources & time can be allocated to keyframe animation storyboards etc and it will free up most inbetweener staff that are engaged low pay menial tasks and then they will be used for better things but this is not how the industry works.Inbetweening & other low pay menial tasks in the industry are used as training grounds for new animators that want to get into the industry and automation will get rid of this opportunity for new people wanting getting into the industry.Outsourcing & other horrible corporate practices have already made life hell for industry newcomers & automation will further destroy the talent pool.

You might make another argument that the industry can use its freed up resources from automation for training of new animators but is is not how corporations usually operate they would rather shit out low quality trash & use freed up resources in marketing, for example marvel comics used to do in house training but the assholes that were managing the company realized its more profitable to shit out terrible comics with cover gimmicks for collectors instead of making better story & art.

My point is automation & other technologies can be great tools for the production of entertainment but the people who produce entertainment and media will use it to cut production costs & use the money saved in marketing,remove many entry level jobs from the market causing the talent pool to shrink,lower the quality of products & use terrible schemes to monetize those low quality products.In conclusion automation will create media monopolies(I know they already exist but things will be much worse),it will literally create a market in which any type of production that is not automated will not be profitable & will not be able to compete with any type of automated production.The informed consumer might not approve of the quality of product being produced through automation but unfortunately there only a few of them left today, "We live in a society" full of normalfags who have very low standards & who will eat what ever low quality shit that is thrown at them therefore good quality entertainment will be lost forever.The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the automaton of cancer


You think they'll just give us bux?
Corona proved 70% of us aren't doing anything critical or even remotely useful. 2/3 of humanity could stay the fuck home forever and outside of fake-ass stocks changing values the world wouldn't notice a thing.
So will they abolish wasteful busywork and rationalize the concepts and division of labour so we don't have to waste our lives slaving in garbage factories, burning resources for no practical reason?
No, they'll invent new retarded ways for the "useless" individuals to "earn" our right to breathe. Or they'll just leave us to die.

Cool stuff such as?


why did the deus ex redpill video get taken down?


Did Deus Ex foreshadow WW3?



considering WW3 has yet to happen, no.


Deus ex just threw all the 80's cyber punk tropes in together. It's only "predicting" in the sense that it includes every possible thing so some of it will be right. People who don't read books or watch old sci fi movies find it fresh and innovative when it's not even close.


The original renderers were unoptimized, not the game in general.

Dohnal's opengl renderer will make the game run much better even with contemporary hardware.

>Mass surveillance and spying on citizen

Happened since Ivan the Terrible's oprichnikis. Reached climax with the three European totalitarian ideologies last century.

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