Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lessons From Inception: Inspiration

Only use details. A street lamp or a phone booth, never entire areas.
 - Cobb, from Inception

Scorpion villains broke this rule, and they paid for it in spades. Kill Screen, aired on 5 January, used hidden levels in computer games to hide leaked and hacked government information, but the levels that were based on real life, and Ralph used the game itself to help catch the fleeing hacker.

If only they'd paid closer attention to Inception. While their advice on dreaming was dubious at best and completely false at worst, it still serves as a great gateway to further discovery.

It's not about getting lost in the dream, as Cobb fears, but outsourcing your creativity. Don't do that. Not ever.