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Cinema and Technology: Inception

Zafar Anjum | July 27, 2010
As I exited the multiplex, I was wondering if we and our physical world, the universe, are really parts of a maya jaal, the Hindu concept of a web of illusion, a mere dream inside the head of God.

I loved the last scene, though. When Cobb is back with his family in the real world, he spins his totem. When the spinning stops, the film is cut to the end credits. I thought that Nolan was having a joke at our expense: suckers, this was the real world and now you go back to your phony, dream world, waiting outside the theatre for you.

As I exited the multiplex, I was wondering if we and our physical world, the universe, are really parts of a maya jaal, the Hindu concept of a web of illusion, a mere dream inside the head of God. What if we just dont exist in real reality? What if we are just projections of Gods imagination? Its an idea worth exploring, isnt it?

Zafar Anjum, online editor of MIS Asia dot com, covers the Internet and Web 2.0, emerging technologies, outsourcing and telecommunications, among other areas of interest for FBM Asia publications. Follow MIS Asia on Twitter at @MIS Asia or follow Zafar on Twitter at @zafaranjum or subscribe to MIS Asia RSS feeds. Zafars e-mail address is zanjum@fairfaxbm.com.  

 

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