Andrew Niccol’s Simone: I think we are now there

Publicity image for Simone with Rachel Roberts and Al Pacino
Anyone remember Andrew Niccol’s film Simone? It remains one of my favourites—I liked it so much I saw it at the cinema in New Zealand, a country which never gave it a proper release. (I still remember the media going on about how much we supported Kiwi filmmakers around that time. Evidently not all Kiwi filmmakers.) I’m sure it was Dad’s favourite Al Pacino film, too.

Technologically, I think we’re pretty much there, aren’t we? Hank Aleno was right.


In the words of Pacino’s Victor Taransky: ‘We have stepped into a new dimension. Our ability to manufacture fraud now exceeds our ability to detect it.’

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2 thoughts on “Andrew Niccol’s Simone: I think we are now there

  1. Our ability to create fraud has always exceeded the public’s ability to detect it, else fraud would’ve ceased to exist long ago. But now, every illiterate child with access to a PC can create it – while looking erudite – and send it around the world at lightning speed, faster than he can open and hook up a bank account.

  2. I wonder if we’ll all be able to tell what’s been written by ChatGPT et al, just as we can tell what a spun blog looks like.

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