Friday, July 29, 2005

The Island

The Island is an interesting movie (starrring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson).

One fascinating element is that the people controlling the living quarters of the "special population", are constantly reminding the inhabitants that their turn may come soon and they may get to "the island."

It keeps them hoping, and this hope presumably eliminates their frustration with an apparently meaningless existence.

Does this sound familiar? Is our society instilling hope in people (about Freedom55-like rewards) to keep them from revolting against the established order of things?