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Conceiving the inconceivable… (My favourite page)

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In the frozen moments of time, our heroes witness the AI resurrection!
(And yes, it gets even grander…)

TOM pg 137/150

Generally I found it hard to put every shot I imagined, onto the page, but for this cool sequence, I took the time…

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Action!

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The Final Showdown! Or maybe not… (The desert-type location can be both beautiful & cost-effective* to film in!)
*Cost-effective for Cape Town productions – we have some exceptional sparse regions close by.

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TOM pg 121/150

No coincidence our hero’s name is Magdalena – I’m pushing mythology here!
Also a nod to Yuval Harari, with his ‘AI will know you better than you know yourself…’

TOM pg 116

Funny to think when I first wrote The Oracle Machine, 10+ years ago, cannabis was illegal. Yet now it’s practically legal in South Africa, & many other places. Things can change fast!

And yes, Cape Town really is what I call ‘The Cradle of Consciousness’, where scientific evidence suggests humanity survived as a small group (20,000 people) & then enjoyed a leap in consciousness over 100,000 years ago, before spreading out worldwide.
(Think #2001 A Space Odyssey, but with cave people tossing bones to the sky)

Our incredible region is now finally being recognised by local authorities, and marketed as humankind’s ‘Cradle of Culture’. (But I think ‘Cradle of Consciousness’ is much more accurate & cooler!)

This is why it’s The Perfect Setting for an original movie about humanity’s next evolutionary leap in consciousness and IQ.
(Or should it be AI-Q?)

TOM page 105

Everybody’s talking now… Turning up the intrigue…
And hey, hacking traffic-lights is a real thing. See the article here.
Everybody’s Talking, inspiring directors here.