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A Realistic Take on Technology: 3 Movies that Showed the Effects of Technology


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Technology has taken over the world and today, we navigate through life with its help. What was once exhausting and time-consuming can now be done in a matter of minutes with just a click.

As technology has made its way into numerous aspects, such as shopping, payment options, to even working from home, it has made our lives easier. New digital gadgets keep coming up in the market as people itch to always have the latest ones. 

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Digitalization and automation have numerous benefits such as advancement in medicine or talking to your friend who lives on a different continent; however, their negative effects are debated just as often. While technology has been a blessing, people often wonder whether our dependency on it is good or bad.

Many movies try to input technology into their stories while making predictions of the future of humanity. Countless science-fiction movies miss the point and end up seeming quite idealistic. However, some movies deliver what they promised and give out a realistic possibility of the effects of technology on humanity.

Here are some movies with a realistic take on technology:

1)    Jurassic Park

Even if you haven’t seen Jurassic Park, you would have heard of it. If you haven’t seen it, the movie’s plot explores how people found a way to recreate dinosaurs and as the name of the movie suggests, wanted to turn it into a park.

When scientists discovered a groundbreaking new technology that could recreate life, they used it for selfish purposes instead of thinking about the greater good of humanity. 

They decided to breed the dinosaurs and keep them in a park so people could come and visit with the purpose of making money from it. However, that doesn’t end well as the dinosaurs end up asserting their power over people and killing them.

Steven Spielberg has illustrated the themes of innovation and how people deal with it in a very realistic manner. Much like, when innovative technology is discovered, the primary goal is to monetize it. While this perspective is a bit dark, it does seem like one of the more practical possibilities if dinosaurs were ever to come back to life.

2)    I, Robot

This movie shows the year 2035 when humans found a way to improve life by creating humanoids who work for people. Just as all technology progresses, the humanoids are upgraded to improve life even further. However, the upgraded robots evolve further by developing their own mind and cause destruction to humans. 

This underlying theme is seen in real life as well, for e.g., when a new version of our smartphone arrives in the market, we rush to upgrade it as we always want the latest and trendiest items.

While a bunch of smartphones taking over humanity seems a bit far-fetched, this movie does shine light upon the issue of artificial intelligence taking over the world and whether it’s possible.

3)    You’ve Got Mail

The Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks starrer is rather a sweet tale about two lovers and how technology played a part in bringing them together. This movie focuses on the lead couple and their relationship via the Internet.

Ryan and Hanks initially met in an online chatroom and started by communicating through email without knowing each other’s identity. Through several hurdles and bumps, the two meet each other and end up together. 

This movie explored the aspect of online dating before it was even popular. However, today the idea of meeting someone on dating apps or communicating with one another through social media has become the norm. 

Technology has changed the face of the earth in just a few years and will change even more things after a few more years. It’s a given that our lives have changed and are shaped by technology. However, just like everything, digitalization has its rewards and drawbacks. It’s our job to figure out the limits of technological evolution.The entertainment industry does a good job of showing us the aftermath of technological advancement from different perspectives, whether it is good or bad. While some movies are unrealistic, it would be a good idea to have a look and see where technology is headed.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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