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.