April 17, 2011 1 Comment
I enjoy sci-fi movies for the subject matter that they are willing to touch upon. Most people look at sci-fi movies and think they are all about laser beams, *pew pew*, ships, aliens and intergalactic space nookie (thanks a lot Captain Kirk). Not a lot of credit is given to sci-fi movies about the possible direction that technology can take us. Michael Bay’s (can’t believe I am bringing him up) The Island brought to light the possibility of organ farming from clones. The Matrix trilogy story line was based on the birth of Artificial Intelligence and what could, COULD, happen to society when AI become self aware. In fact, apparently the only way to talk about future technology and implications that it has on our society is too make sure there is a lot of action sequences and CGI. Guess it makes the stark reality of our future and technology an easier pill to swallow. I am sure there are more reputable movies out that deal with serious technological advancements, but I am too lazy to go look them up or think about them.