I'd like to discuss "The Machine" in this series. Unlike the other thread discussing is it possible to create one, I'm wanting to discuss this machine and how we see it working and developing (both in the story and maybe it, itself).
1) I noticed when we see from "The Machine's" perspective, Finch is in Yellow.
2) When Mr. Reese first came into its view during the series I think he was in White (like most people). In tonight's episode I noticed like Finch, Reese is now in Yellow. I suspect the machine made a decision about him and "upgraded" or "changed" his status in "The Machines" internal table (opinion?).
3) I noticed the machine can decide on its own who might be a threat to it and identifies them in Red. Also in Red (but with Red bars with a White box) are those about to commit a crime or violence.
These are three examples of stuff I feel we should be collecting / identifying in this thread. Later on, say between seasons, we could discuss what it all means and where the writers might take "The Machine." Also fair game, IMHO, is where we might want to see "The Machine" and/or the story line for "The Machine" go in the future.
An example: Maybe there should be a small story line / arc where the machine needs Finch and Mr. Reese's help in protecting it. It could send its own number (say 987654321, a special code number). Personally, I'd love to see this happen. As a follow-on, Finch decides to give it the ability to protect itself at some point with an add-on module.
Another possibility: We discover Finch needed programming help in finishing "The Machine" and there is another person who knows how it works and who Finch trusts. This is NOT a traitor or "double agent" idea, the guy really is trustworthy. He's the inside man at the NSA Finch uses and to keep an eye on the machine. One idea: Someone kidnaps Finch and either the inside guy contacts Mr. Reese or this inside guy contacts Mr. Reese for help in saving Finch.
As a side note: I've been programming computers and designing software since 1974, so I have some computer knowledge and would love to discuss the technological aspects of this machine. I just don't want to do it in this thread. Does anyone know of an existing thread where people are discussing "The Machine" or where we might go to do it (one thought is here with another thread, but ... I hesitate it do it here).