Imagine a world where your past is known, and your future is chosen for you. You are a cog in a machine, consigned to play your part in someone else’s game. In the HBO show Westworld, show runners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan challenge viewers to consider that possible future. Westworld is a cautionary tale that illustrates a common idiom: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
In modern America, it is easy to feel that that phrase applies.