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The technology in Westworld on HBO seems to more advanced than our current technology, but ridiculously so. However, it has been mentioned by a few character that the park has been open for 30 years and had about 3 years of R&D before the front doors were open.

So while the technology my seem not too far out of reach for 2016, I feel that the technology in 1986 may not have been up to snuff. I am not looking for a "real world" explanation if the technology is possible. I am just wondering...

Is the year in which the show takes place mentioned?

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    We don't know...it's deliberately vague. It's also thought in some circles that we're actually watching two (or more) different timelines. – Paulie_D Nov 1 '16 at 20:40
  • @Paulie_D Yes, it does seem that way as now the same hosts are appearing in different locations. – Skooba Nov 1 '16 at 20:48
  • It's also worth mentioning that the host technology both hardware and software has been continually improved and updated over the 30+ years so it's probably right to assume late 21st Century for at least one timeline....but there's no reason to assume there isn't a later one also going on. – Paulie_D Nov 1 '16 at 20:54
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    @Skooba - I've seen this whole "two timelines" nonsense on the reddit. Some users are absolutely obsessed with the idea, as if it's going to be the massive "No, Luke, I am your father" moment rather than something that'd leave 99% of the audience scratching their heads. I like the idea, but it's too clever and involved for network TV. As Philip J. Fry would say; "Clever things make people feel stupid and unexpected things make them feel scared" – Valorum Nov 1 '16 at 21:03
  • @Valorum Are you up to date with episode 9? Not to start a whole discussion of recent plot events here, but I'd be curious to here your thoughts. – tobiasvl Nov 29 '16 at 9:54
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We know it's set in the "21st Century", thanks to an inadvertent spoiler from showrunner Jonathan Nolan. Beyond that, the specific year hasn't (yet) been revealed.

"None of them [the hosts] understand that they're simply there for the amusement of the 21st Century guests"

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    Could have been a mistake. – Z. Cochrane Nov 2 '16 at 17:40
  • @zabeus - It certainly could have been. He went on to say that we'd learn more about the outside world later in the season, so I guess we'll have confirmation soon enough. – Valorum Nov 2 '16 at 17:48
  • That means that the GUESTS are from the 21sr century... – Chris B. Behrens Jan 2 '17 at 4:07
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    @ChrisB.Behrens: Ooh, ooh! The 21st century guests are actually host androids in a 23rd century Worldworld park. – ThePopMachine Jul 30 '18 at 22:03
  • Shhhhh...you'll spoil everyone – Chris B. Behrens Jul 31 '18 at 15:22
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It takes place in the year 2052.

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Here is the full-timeline:

http://www.businessinsider.com/when-is-westworld-taking-place-2016-12

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