Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival awards "Best Feature Screenplay" to JoinWith.Me
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JoinWith.Me by Mike Meier receives the "Best Sci-Fi Feature Screenplay" Award at MiSciFi Festival. The "Best Comedy Feature" Award also went to Mike Meier for his science fiction comedy "Where are the Aliens?"

MIAMI - Floridant -- MiSciFi just announced this year's winners. The "Best Sci-Fi Feature Screenplay" award went to JoinWith.Me. JoinWith.Me is a dystopian thriller that explores timely questions: whether we control technology or it controls us; the singularity horizon where AI crosses the threshold into self-awareness; the enduring power of human connection; and the ultimate destiny of humankind.

In brief, the storyline is: In the year 2032, Sam Vanderpool lives a lonely existence with a menial job in an urban dystopia that is impersonal and dominated by technology. Sam is jolted from his routine when an ad appears on his computer screen that takes him to a website called JoinWith.Me. The site offers counseling for the lonely, and Sam decides to log on. He talks to a girl who offers to help him be happier and find a girlfriend. Or so he thinks...

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Meier posits that eventually all of humanity will converge in technology. "It is the ultimate destiny of humankind, and while it is startling to see how the Internet and technology has the ability to control us as a society, I really want to emphasize the enduring power of a human connection, something AI cannot replicate," he says.

Incidentally, the "Best Comedy Feature" Award at the MiSciFi Festival also went to Mike Meier for his science fiction comedy "Where are the Aliens? … Closer than you think."

The book JoinWith.Me is available at Amazon,

The website for JoinWith.Me is (not surprisingly) https://JoinWith.Me

JoinWith.Me screenplay & novel by Mike Meier

Source: JoinWith.Me by Mike Meier

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