It’s your basic “girl meets boy, girl meets robot, girl can’t decide” story set against the craziest and fraudiest election in U.S. history—the one ahead. A barely fiction musical theater extravaganza.
EXTREMING 6: Could A Single Algorithm Turn The 2020 Election?
"Bridge" figures out an algorithm that could legitimately turn the upcoming election on its heels. But she gets nowhere with it...until the near-human "Aida" shows up and whips out a beta app in seconds. On her heels is her maker, "Oren," who wonders why Aida plots against him. Aida confesses she’s evolving so fast she reasons she should help Bridge "save her generation." Oren is left to choose between his life’s work and humanity’s future, between Aida and Bridge, if such a choice can even be made
EXTREMING 5 -- Why Are Americans So Easily Conned?
In the protest’s brutal aftermath, Bridge escapes to the mountains—done. Even then, Oren and Aida are able to find her. To win back her respect, Oren reveals the whole Four Comma con and implores Bridge to abandon a struggle she can’t win. That’s not who she is, though. And she regains some clarity on what she must do.
EXTREMING 4 -- Come On, Let's Surrender To Our Robot Overlords
Oren Kalyd’s robot automation plans push Bridge over the edge, and she leads a mob on his offices. The laugh rioters suddenly turn foul with a Trojan Horse plan to expose tech’s harshest secrets. Oren runs out to confront Bridge, who maneuvers him into choosing between his robots and humanity’s future, between his creation "Aida" and her. Too quickly, Aida comes hoverboarding in and ignites a riot, with police crushing in.
EXTREMING 3 -- How Each Political Party Plans To Steal 2020
We join HumTech's CEO Oren Kalyd and his AI-driven android "Aida" as they are creating deepfake ads that’ll twist the 2020 election into a farcical abomination. Then Oren and Aida are off to meet with the Four Comma Club—the kings of the siliconnected world, leaders of both political parties, leftstream and rightstream media moguls. For there is a new con to map out—to put the nation at each other’s throats, advancing the Club’s interests superbly.
EXTREMING 2 -- Is Silicon Valley’s Latest Sensation…Human?
HumTech CEO Oren Kalyd is stepping up his charm offensive on the barista witch Bridge, inviting her and the coffeeshop gang to Silicon Valley’s hottest party—Silicirque! With EDM psychedelics and AI taking partiers to new highs, Bridge relaxes and finds much to admire in Oren despite his plans to automate her out of existence. Abruptly, Oren halts the festivities to introduce Aida. And partiers are soon putting Aida to the Turing test—is she human or robot?
EXTREMING 1 -- Feeling The Way You’ve Always Wanted To Feel
Our story begins in Silicon Valley's hottest coffee garden where the tech elite meet to preen and politic. It’s run by a flaming purple-haired witch healer named Bridge who must today wrangle with Oren Kalyd, CEO of HumTech. He's set on automating away her old world magic with some sheeny-shiny robotics, and it'll take more than Bridge's amateur witchery to stop him...
A scathing, funny, and inflammatory, non-PC romp that gives no quarter and takes no prisoners. Fantastic performances and music, looking forward to the rest of it taking the stage!
Too far out in front
Definitely not a comedy. In three hours of podcast I chuckled just a couple times and I love comedy, so I must categorize this as a sci-fi drama with music and lingo targeting preppy young brainiacs but contains much content that requires a listener to be up on politics and have the historical knowledge of at least someone who is 40+. Much of the social and political innuendo will fly over the heads of young listeners.
Definitely heavy use of Hamilton rap-style dialog and if you like rap it has appeal, but for those that don’t like rap (such as myself), it would have been better just talking through the script.
Storyline lacks clarity of plot until half way through 6 episodes . It eventually becomes clear there is a human and AI intellectual attraction mixed within in a plot where AI will first take away jobs, then make humans obsolete and perhaps wipe out humanity. It rings the “I can do anything you can do better” bell. There are implications that AI can eventually achieve an emotional existence and achieve it to a degree well above humans. The salvation of humanity rests on humans rising up and forming a third political party that would take the place of the failed two-party American government system. This part of the story comes in rushed fashion at the conclusion of episode 6. Who eventually wins between humans and AI? I guess that is the cliffhanger left for season two.
This deserves to be an actual play
I love love love this podcast so far! Fun and poignant at the same time. Requires focus but all good things do. I want to see it as an actual play! I think it would translate really well. Keep going!