My reaction after watching Nerve, A game without rules

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to go see the movie Nerve: A Game Without Rules and I had a great experience: I realized that I understand the concept of Open Source. The plot is very entertaining, it keeps you interested until the end; and they also talked about open source and I could understand what they meant.


To put them in context about the film, it is an online game where participants are registered as "players" or "observers". Those who are players will receive challenges, which will increase in difficulty and will obtain money rewards for successfully completing the test.

In it we can see how they use the new digital media and we see a portrait of today's society where the "observers" can be the followers or likes; and the "players" seek popularity marked by score and ranking. A critique of today's society and how the current generation is very marked by the need to receive recognition.

But what concerns us is that the Nerve game was developed by an open source community, which gives the film a touch of currency, and there is no shortage of hackers and programmers who want to modify the code to end the game. It was extremely interesting to go through those scenes and understand everything the characters were talking about about open source, since I have become familiar with the terminology since I collaborated with “From Linux”.


Finally, it is striking how anonymity on the web goes unpunished and also as a demonstration of the participatory democracy that this open source community brings with it. It is a film that is not wasted for various audiences: those who want to fall in love, those who seek strong emotions and mainly for young people.

If you see it, I would like to hear your comments and if you had any experiences similar to mine.

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  1.   enrique said

    It caught my attention, I would like to see it ... then I comment that such is 🙂

  2.   stilgar said

    I had no intention of seeing it, but you have aroused my curiosity, I take this opportunity to say that you have a blog

  3.   Willy said

    Yesterday I saw the movie and it is entertaining from beginning to end without saying this that it is very good, they show how a community that is on the deep web finds information that does not normally appear on the internet and also how they join forces to end an online game open source by carrying out attacks on your servers.

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  5.   Paul said

    interesting…. haha seriously, I think we saw different movies or maybe you saw it translated to the region and they improved the plot, honestly I saw it with some friends since one of them didn't like star trek so uff, well at the beginning it was passable To say the least, but the final part of that pseudo hack, seems trite of the trite, to see how the mother enters the place where they work, I mean fuck the security, what kind of hacker lets ordinary people enter the place where they commit illegal things ?, and finally that the hacker shouts with joy because in their dark network they call her the hacker queen ... is it that only I was embarrassed?