The human guests at Westworld, meanwhile, are in danger of Angela and Wyatt's reckoning, because they can't get security reinforcements until the Peter Abernathy host has been handed over, which underscores how the park is really a huge personal data-mining operation.
Riley: Yeah. Topical, huh? [Laughs]
Yeah, very relevant to what's happening right now in the real world. What's your take on all that?
Riley: In terms of data collection? I think it's pretty worrying. I think I had a Facebook account when I was a kid, but I don't use it or have it on. I don't have social media apps on my phone. I'm very cautious of getting sucked into something that is basically a Wild West, you know? The internet could have gone a number of ways, and I'm not sure we're headed in the right direction, where it is unpoliced, unregulated, and yet it's where we're spending staggering amounts of time. The average person spends what, two hours a day on social media? Teenagers, nine hours a day? That's a full working day. So this place where we're all going, which I think a lot of people think of as an extension of inside of them, their heads, as a sort of fantasy escape place, actually isn't. It's an industry, like any other. And there are forces at work there. I think it's an interesting time, in terms of the wake-up calls that we're getting.