In the mid season premiere of Doctor Who this past Sunday, the 1,000 year old, two-hearted alien known only as “The Doctor” came face-to-face or face-to-screen with this episode’s villain: Evil Wi-Fi. That’s right. A company controlled by an anonymous benefactor has created a Wi-Fi connection that, once clicked on, uploads its users onto a “cloud” where they are stored as living minds.

Cringing yet? Here comes the worst part: the benefactor and his minions are able to hack personalities and increase the appearance of certain traits, such as confidence, intelligence and even paranoia.

Though this sounds like a Conspiracy Keanu meme, the reality isn’t too far from the science fiction. Chances are, you have all your information stored on a Cloud or online storage center like the one in the hit BBC series. Technology has become far more ingrained in our lives than we realize. It isn’t necessarily a bad thing but, after watching this, I think it’s definitely something to think about.

For those of you not familiar with the show, this isn’t the strangest villian “The Doctor” has had to wrestle with. “The Doctor” has been in constant battle with aliens called the “Daleks,”( angry squids wearing really effective armor) for 32 seasons.

I just wanted to share that with you all. Watch Doctor Who. It is a brilliant show and the source of many a “whovian‘s” happiness is conversation about their favorite time-travelling alien.

Remember to tune-in to The Media Review on whrwfm.org at 4pm this Wednesday for  a roundtable discussion on changing accents in both radio and everyday speech.

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