S/W Design and Architecture

Ethical Reflection on Ready Player One


During this activity:

This activity helps the student develop the following skills, values and attitudes: proficiency in English, critical thinking, and a vision of the international context.

Activity Description

This activity is about the book titled “Ethical Reflection on Ready Player One”, written by Ernest Cline in 2011, which you read during this semester. Publish a blog entry as stated below.


In your course blog, publish an original blog entry of at least 300 words in English, taking the following two quotes from the book as a starting point:

Morrow wrote in his autobiography that he’d left GSS because ... he felt that the OASIS had evolved into something horrible. “It had become a self-imposed prison for humanity,” he wrote. “A pleasant place for the world to hide from its problems while human civilization slowly collapses, primarily due to neglect.” (p. 120)

(Halliday speaking) “I created the OASIS because I never felt at home in the real world. I didn’t know how to connect with people there. I was afraid, for all of my life. Right up until I knew it was ending. That was when I realized, as terrifying and painful as reality can be, it’s also the only place where you can find true happiness. Because reality is real.” (p. 364)

Reflect and discuss in your blog entry the answers to at least three of the following questions:

Don’t forget to cite your sources.

Due date is Sunday, October 27.


This activity will be evaluated using the following criteria:

100 The blog entry meets all the requirements.
-10 The blog entry contains three or more grammar or spelling errors.
-30 The blog entry was published or shared after the due date.
-30 The blog entry cited some resource, but the corresponding reference was not included.
-50 The blog entry consists of less than 300 words.
-99 The blog entry is not in English.
-99 The blog entry was plagiarized in whole or in part.