Following up on my previous post where I had talked about the latest AI movie Ex-Machina, I thought you’d be interested in examining some of the BlueBook’s source code. (WARNING: SPOILER)


In the scene where the employee Caleb gains access to his boss Nathan’s workstation, an observant viewer could notice him typing in this code snippet:

#BlueBook code decryption
import sys
def sieve(n):
    x = [1] * n
    x[1] = 0
    for i in range(2,n/2):
            j = 2 * i
            while j < n:
                    j = j+i
    return x

def prime(n,x):
    i = 1
    j = 1
    while j <= n:
            if x[i] == 1:
                    j = j + 1
            i = i + 1
    return i - 1
code = [1206,301,384,5]
key =[1,1,2,2,]

sys.stdout.write("".join(chr(i) for i in [73,83,66,78,32,61,32]))
for i in range (0,4):


In fact, it is a functioning Phython script and if executed would produce this output

ISBN = 9780199226559

And if you search for this ISBN # on Amazon, for example, you’d discover it is referencing a particular book Embodiment and the inner life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds