Is Westworld on Earth?
Just firing this one out there and I'm totally prepared to get shot down for it, but has anyone given any thought to the fact that Westworld might not even be on Earth? I'm thinking of some kind of dome on Mars or the moon. Considering Westworld is set at least 60-80 years in the future this isn't too unrealistic.
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Same with dropping my theory of the park being on a captured asteroid at L5.
Quick, meaningless, neither-here-nor-there observation: there's a tech person at Westworld that has the task of programming the act of rape into an android..... Whoa...!
There have also been several references to how remote the place they are is. For example in this episode the board coming seems to be a thing that would take time.
Hell in 2016 you can fly from the other side of the planet to the southwest in a day. Nothing is really remote with air travel.
This has to be in space.
Australia is a "perfect" spot for this I've thought in the past. It's large enough to encompass worlds and cut off enough to be controlled. I could see them owning a large swath of land or even Australia itself via corporate manipulation.
Next, the lighting changes and the background fades into shadows. The scene cuts (to a different perspective) and we see that Dolores is standing alone. She is illuminated by a very bright light and she looks at the Moon again. This is a very detailed image of the Moon as seen from Earth.
(This is irrelevant, but next, that image is morphed into a bright flood light. Dolores is down and a recovery crew is working the aftermath of an event.)
So, the question is, what is Dolores seeing when looking upwards? A fake moon? A real moon on another planet? Luna?
What is Dolores seeing/imagining/remembering when she sees Luna? The image shown is that typically seen from the northern hemisphere. If seen from the southern hemisphere, a proper view would be this image rotated 180°.
If seen at L5, there would be 60° of different visible features.
(A Decrypted podcast mentions lines and bright lights on the moon, thus indicative of colonization. The image shows no such artificialities.)
The decompression thing sounds more like "it's not good for your brain to live in a fake reality for more than 28 days and that could have significant impact on your mental state" rather than you can only live on another planet for 28 days at a time. That seems awfully low considering what would be required to travel to another planet.