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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Google Maps, Quora & Other Things

  1. FADE IN


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. STUDY - 17:00


  4. Smartphone in hand, PETER checks his Local Guide account in Google Maps.


  5. PETER (V.O.): I've so far contributed 16,123 times. My contributions with featured photos/videos have over 78 million views.


  6. Pausing.


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I haven't contributed much recently. But people continue to view my reviews about places that I've been to.


  8. Pausing.


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I give fair reviews on tourist attractions including restaurants in Hong Kong and elsewhere.


  10. Pausing.


  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Although I'm a stranger on the internet, I'm like their personal guide.


  12. Pausing.


  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Relying on my reviews as an additional tool, their trips and eating experience can be more value-added.


  14. Act 2


  15. INT. STUDY - CONTINUOUS


  16. Seeing e-notifications from Quora, Peter checks his Quora account.


  17. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I joined Quora in 2019 as I needed an internet platform to air my opinions on serious matters, like governance and leadership.


  18. Reading statistics.


  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I contributed 11.2 k answers to questions posted by Quorans to me. Just this month, there're 5.8 k content views.


  20. Pausing.


  21. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): But I've already stopped contributing since March this year. Anyhow, Quorans are still sharing my answers to others.


  22. Smiling.


  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): This is amazing!


  24. Thinking.


  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The fundamentals that I shared in my answers are timeless.


  26. Pausing.


  27. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I stopped answering questions because AI language models can provide general answers in seconds.


  28. Pausing.


  29. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I want to focus on writing better screenplays as I enjoy the creative process.


  30. Peter checks the "Wix" App on screen.


  31. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Since I started my own website in 2017, I've created over 1900 posts.


  32. Pausing.


  33. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The initial few hundreds were like short articles. I just wanted to manage and share my knowledge and insight.


  34. Pausing.


  35. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The subsequent ones are all in the screenplay format as I know how to structure and format visual storytelling.


  36. FLASHBACK


  37. INT. STUDY - DAY (2014)


  38. Peter works tirelessly before his laptop.


  39. PETER (V.O.): I attempt to write a 120-page feature screenplay for a possible 120-minute movie "24 Hours Before and After".


  40. Pausing.


  41. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's a docudrama, narrating my emotional challenges and resolutions in the 48 hours before and after retirement.


  42. Pausing.


  43. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): But the story is more than that. Via flashbacks, I write my autobiography.


  44. Pausing.


  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'm going to use my work to participate in prestigious screenplay competitions.


  46. Daydreaming.


  47. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): And if my screenplay is recognized as a gem, I hope to sell the screenplay right for US$1million.


  48. Smiling.


  49. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Not a bad way to work creatively in retirement!


  50. END FLASHBACK


  51. Act 3


  52. INT. STUDY - CONTINUOUS


  53. Having input the prompt: "Google Maps, Quora & Other Things" in an AI art generator, Peter sees a cubist image appearing.


  54. PETER (V.O.): Sharing my stories publicly, I hope I may touch the hearts of others.


  55. Reflecting.


  56. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The things I do for myself are gone when I'm gone; but the things I do for others may remain as my legacy.


  57. Pausing.


  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): That's what I've decided to leave, not just for, but in people.


  59. FADE OUT


  60. THE END







































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