Upload is an American science fiction comedy web television series created by none other than Greg Daniels.
It aired on Amazon Prime video on May 1,2020.
Upload is all about the idea of having a person’s consciousness uploaded to the cloud or some giant mainframe before they die. This idea has been quite frequent in the science fiction movies.
But no one has ever thought of anything beyond that , what might be the possibility after uploading, where would one go and what would it be like?
UPLOAD: STREAM IT OR SKIP IT?
Greg Daniels is famous for the American version of The Office and also the very famous The Simpsons, which have also been quite famous predicting the future or the year 2020, if you know what I mean.
In upload he tells us that even though technology has advanced in the coming years(Nathan’s death in 2033),life is still terrible.
Upload is a modern age sitcom and a science fiction satire which has drawn tons of comparisons to the NBC’s
“The Good Place” but the Upload is unique in its own way and has managed to make its own place.
The story is about the after life services, where a person’s consciousness can be uploaded to a VR afterlife service
after their death , it is quite expensive and only the rich can afford it.
Nathan is finding sponsors for funding his startup so that the people can have the afterlife services for free but
things take a turn when Nathan dies in a peculiar car crash.
After Nathan’s death, his wealthy and clingy girlfriend Ingrid uploads him on the most expensive afterlife called
Lakeview, since Nathan cannot afford it , he is practically a puppet of Ingrid who is paying for the after life.
Things take a turn when Nathan falls in love with his afterlife assistant, an “angel” named Nora.
In the final episode, Nathan gets his lost piece of memory back after the afterlife service gets a new update.
He finds out that he had betrayed his friend and business partner by selling a copy of his afterlife service’s code
to Ingrid’s father. He finds out that he had been the one at fault.
The last episode leaves us all hanging when Ingrid uploads herself on the afterlife meaning that she attempts
suicide so that she and Nathan can have a forever together afterlife but Nathan here had completely fallen for Nora.
You should definitely STREAM Upload, Here Daniels has succeeded to make a complete package of a tech satire under capitalism and has made the afterlife look like hell.
The show has also left us in a cliffhanger, what comes next might have a lot of twists because it is all uncertain and doozy.