“Ready Player One”
“Ready Player One,” from renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg, is based on Ernest Cline’s hugely popular science fiction novel.
For most, except the privileged and wealthy, it portrays the not-too-distant future (2045) as bleak and miserable. Much of the population lives in tenements built from stacked-up mobile homes called, appropriately, the Stacks. To escape their dreary, miserable lives in the real world, people done VR headsets and haptic suits, and then enter the virtual universe of the OASIS.
In the OASIS, people can “go anywhere, do anything, be anyone.” One thing that everyone really wants to do in the OASIS is try to win its...