My article in BUSINESS INSIDER published 10 of September 2017.
Advanced technology has been extremely alluring to the film industry and, at times, has been embodied in an evil character. Clearly, in the coming years it will unseat aliens in their role as the prime source of viewer terror. Contemporary film producers want us to believe that the unknown world of threats and doom is closer than we think – it has infiltrated our homes. Forces of evil reside in our personal computers. PCs have already revolutionized our lives and will continue to do so. Meanwhile, their shady aspects will be fully exposed on screen. Here are some pictures that play on our fears associated with new technologies and their impact on our lives. The kind of cinema I really like.
2001: A Space Odyssey
This particular movie simply had to top my list. Unquestionably a cinematic classic, it is a wise, unsettling movie that turned out to be prophetic. We all wonder about the implications of artificial intelligence going autonomous. We increasingly ponder about whether computers may gain control over humanity and it scares the living daylights out of us. In Kubrick’s motion picture, the onboard computer Hal goes rogue. It resolves to write its own script and take control over the space travelers. It becomes an aggressor, a rival of humans, a living being driven by dark instincts. Precisely these traits terrify us to death. Kubrick’s film is full of secrets. For instance, it is not entirely clear what the mysterious slab that appears in the movie really is. The one thing we know for certain is that it has changed the fates of the human race. I believe that the enigmatic object may epitomize the changes taking place in our world. …
Movie poster “2001 a Space Odyssey”
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