I Found Meaning In a Video Game

A belated review of ‘Detroit Become Human’

Jacqueline Dooley
7 min readFeb 7

Still of Connor, one of the three main characters in Detroit Become Human. The image shows a close up of Connor’s face with a serious, almost thoughtful expression.
Connor, one of the three characters in Detroit Become Human — Source: IMDb

The recent ubiquity of AI in the news with all its inherent hopes and fears, reminded me that not all narratives depict AI technology as bad. In fact, sometimes humans are the assholes, manipulating technology within the context of consumerism, exploitation, abuse, and (ultimately) abandonment. At least, that’s how it plays out in one of…

Jacqueline Dooley

Essayist, content writer, bereaved parent. Bylines: Human Parts, GEN, Marker, OneZero, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Pulse, HuffPost, Longreads, Modern Loss