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Rewatch: The Prisoner — Episode 7: The General

The Prisoner seeks the dark truth behind a new speedlearning course that is altering the minds of his fellow inmates in the Village. All he has to do is peek behind the curtain…

As if channeling Captain Kirk in classic Star Trek, No. 6 ultimately outwits a computer. What do you think of his solution? This episode is clearly a commentary on education, making a case against booklearning in favor of independent thought. How much of this episode is also a criticism on our dependence on technology?

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