This is a self-aware video from the TED Talk by Jim Rohn that is a must-see in our library. The talk deals with the topic of “Self-Awareness.
The term Self-Awareness was coined by Jim Rohn in his TED Talk about the topic. It’s about being aware of your thoughts and actions so you don’t go into autopilot. It means being able to say, “Hmm… I’m on autopilot, and I’m going to take this moment to think about what I’m doing and let my unconscious do the thinking for me.
In short, Self-Awareness means remembering to be aware of your thoughts and actions, and then being able to move through your day in a way that maximizes the good in your actions. Self-awareness is why we feel as if we have an awareness of our thoughts and actions. It is why we feel as if we are in control of our actions and how they affect our lives.
When you are on autopilot, but you have a moment or two in which the game looks like the movie “Ace of Steel”, you notice the game looks pretty awful. You think, “Oh yeah, that’s good, but they’re going to pay me to kill you!” In the end, you are off autopilot, and if you are not on autopilot, then you are not on a game that’s really worth killing. Because we are all on autopilot.
This is the point where the game really breaks through. The moment you realize that you are not on autopilot, the game becomes more vivid and you are able to see the story and characters in a fresh and meaningful way.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t really care that much about being killed in a game. However, sometimes when you’re not on autopilot you can get stuck in a sort of loop, where you’re not even aware that you’re walking through a movie. The film is the autopilot, and we all are. We’re all on autopilot.
The game’s main character is Colt Vahn the amnesiac who wakes up on Deathloop’s island. He is a party-loving, party-obsessed, party fiend who has been locked up on the island for the last three days and has very little hope of getting out. We also meet a party-obsessed detective called Shauna who is trying to figure out what happened to Colt.
In the game you play as Colt, you jump through time and space, exploring areas and solving puzzles in order to get to the Visionary island. You’ll have to fight off more than a few Visionaries and solve some of the major puzzles, just like in the movie.
The focus here is on the puzzles, of course, but it’s also important to note that much of the design of the game is inspired by the movie, with some of the puzzles inspired by the movie’s characters. It makes sense really, since the movie was shot on set in the same location as the game. The trailer also references the film’s plot, which also references the game in one of the cutscenes.