OMM 0910 from George Lucas's "THX-1138"
On the other hand, maybe too much benevolence is a bad thing, too. Before "Star Wars," even before "American Graffiti," George Lucas created this highly experimental and hallucinatory filmed dystopia, all the more striking for being done on a small budget (exactly $777,777.77) with mostly found locations. His sterile and drug-controlled future world has one spiritual dimension, a sort of cybernetic father-confessor figure named OMM, with whom one communes in a chapel that resembles a phone booth. The feedback one received from OMM was reminiscent of the old AI program ELIZA, where soothing generalities and "but what about you?"-style questions sufficed to convince some people an actual human being was at the other end.
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