The near-future setting in “Moon” does not appear too far off from the various potential realities that await us within the subsequent couple of years. There’s an vitality disaster plaguing Earth and a multinational named Lunar Industries has managed to spearhead a mission that succeeds find an alternate. The isotope, Helium 3, will be present in abundance within the moon’s lunar rocks and the mix of an automatic enclosure and a one-man mission that lasts 3 years makes easy extraction of the gas potential. This man in query is Sam, who edges nearer to the completion of his tenure and is motivated by the recollections of life again on Earth. Nonetheless, after a harvesting process goes flawed, Sam is pressured into questioning the very material of his existence.
Even earlier than this revelation, Sam leads a relatively lonely existence within the Sarang Station facility, his solely companion being an A.I. named GERTY. Whereas GERTY does not have a construction that mimics human biology, they’re sentient sufficient to shortly resolve hitches within the operation, which incorporates eliminating any threats that may expose the reality. The cross of complete isolation that Sam bears makes him hyper-aware that he’s a cog within the machine, however the hope of returning residence sustains him by this dreary stretch of isolation.
As soon as this facade of normalcy shatters, Sam is left to look deep inside himself and grapple with the true that means of his existence. Nobody likes to really feel completely replaceable, even in an emotional sense; Sam has to take care of the truth that he’s bodily replaceable and is, in actual fact, not the “unique” Sam, however really a duplicate of a duplicate of a duplicate manufactured to retain actual human recollections, goals, and wishes.