How does Goodwin buy into this nonsense of this 8 minutes of dying man's (Sean) thoughts? Not going into the thoughts themselves but ... how does that premise move forward to actually finding the bomb? So what ... getting into Sean's dead or dying mind gets Colter moving things forward past what Sean knows about or dreams about (post-death)? No, no you say, that post-death thoughts only gave Colter access to the train and Colter's mind takes over from that? To what exactly? To go back in time? To a construct (post-death) that Sean can't create? Well, just while we're kidding ourselves let's say yes. So what part of a parallel reality aren't we already into and why wouldn't anybody over a fifth grader realize this?
blu wrote:The line about him being the closest ‘fit’ could be poppycock fed to him to try to maintain the illusion that he’s actually alive and not just a brain in a jar in a lab. That’s one possibility. But ok, let’s assume that Colter is somehow inhabiting Sean’s mind. Physically we still have electrodes in brains connecting to each other via some technological gubbins – we are shown that much. And we still have someone in a lab pushing a button to send Colter leaping back into Sean. There’s still some technological solution making this all happen even if the host environment is Sean’s brain rather than some Matrix-esque construct.
blu wrote:In my mind it’s not impossible that some additional external information is being fed in at the same time to fill in the blanks, making all those involved in the experiment assume that the extra information Colter seems to be perceiving that would be out of Sean’s range not such a huge clue that things are not what they seem. If they can get a whole different personality inside his brain, it doesn’t seem unreasonable they can get Google Street View and a passenger manifest in there too.
blu wrote:If we trust Goodwin and co. that they being truthful about believing he's reliving a memory, I see 3 possibilities:
1. They think he's babbling incoherently about being able to go beyond the 8 minutes and/or change events that have already happened. eg. Colter telling them that he got Christina off the train and saved her and them utterly dismissing him, assuming he's totally disorientated and coming unglued due to the mental strain of dealing with it all.
blu wrote:And just on the point of whether Colter goes past the 8 minute mark before the final leap: when he gets off with Christina and is fighting with the Arabic looking chap on the platform does he not go beyond the 8 minutes? The train explodes in the background, and it’s only him being hit and killed by a different train that knocks him back out of that reality. No? Otherwise he would have stayed there?
Film Syncs wrote:But, you're killing me with the 'sim' stuff. If you want to suggest a scenario how a simulation is feasible to find a bomber the computer doesn't know, I'm all ears.
blu wrote:So the actual "Source Code" is Sean's memory. Sean's memory took place in a certain time and a certain place. Without doubt Sean's subconscious picked up information that the real live Sean at the time did not realise. In a bid to augment the memory the program also fills in certain elements of factual information such as who was believed to be on the train according to stuff they found on the search and rescue mission (for example a wallet), physical details of those individuals, the the geography of the area, and (as far as the scientists believe) it allows Colter to explore and roam.
That's feasible to me.
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