又是一个周末。一直以来我都有追美剧的爱好。不过关注美剧的同学应该都知道，这个季节的美剧很多都平平淡淡，至少对于我来说，确实夏季剧喜欢的少之又少。既然如此，来回味一下曾经的经典也许也是一个不错的选择。前段时间刚结束了一部美剧《Person of Interest》，中文翻译为《疑犯追踪》（个人认为这个翻译真是有点让人摸不着头脑，特别是当你了解了大致的剧情之后），这是一部关于人工智能的剧，其主线中的机器有点类似于“棱镜计划”那样的全球监听系统，由此展开的故事。这部剧可以说是目前为止我最喜欢的美剧。其中更有许多经典的台词，真的很值得去品味。在这里我想分享一段我最喜欢的台词，来自于 S04E11，Finch 教机器如何下棋。
I thought you wanted me to teach you how to play.
Each possible move represents a different game,
a different universe in which you make a better move.
By the second move, there are 72,084 possible games.
第二步时，会有 72084 种不同的局。
By the third, 9 million.
By the fourth ...
There are more possible games of chess than there are atoms in the universe.
No one could possibly predict them all, even you.
Which means that that first move can be terrifying.
It's the furthest point from the end of the game, there's a virtually infinite sea of possibilities, between you and the other side.
But it also means that if you make a mistake, there's a nearly infinite amout of ways to fix it.
但这也意味着 即便你犯了错 接下来也有无数种补救方法
So you should simply relax and play.
You like the Queen, don't you?
She can move in any direction.
Wasn't always the case though.
She used to be one of the weakest pieces.
The played chess in the royal court of Spain in the 15th century.
在 15 世纪，西班牙宫廷下棋时。
Queen Isabella was offended.
She asked her advisers if they thought her that feeble.
Their response was to make her the most powerful piece in the game.
You have to be careful though.
Because in chess, the more powerful a piece is,
the more useful they are.
Not just for winning ...
but to be used for sacrifice as a trick.
You asked me to teach you chess and I've done that.
It's a useful mental exercise.
And through the years, many thinkers
have been fascinated by it.
But I don't enjoy playing.
Do you know why not?
Because it was a game that was born during a brutal age,
when life counted for little.
And everyone believed that some people were worth more than others.
Kings and pawns.
I don't think that anyone is worth more than anyone else.
I don't envy you the decisions you're gonna have to make.
And one day I'll be gone,
and you'll have no one to talk to.
But if you remember nothing else,
Please remember this,
Chess is just a game.
Real people aren't pieces.
And you can't assign more value to some of them than to others.
Not to me.
Not to anyone.
People are not a thing tht you can sacrifice.
The lession is that anyone who looks on the world as if it was a game of chess deserves to lose.
Ps. 你也许会认为本文的标题很奇怪，其实它就是该剧 S04E11 的标题。