11 Classic Depictions of Technology in Film

11 Classic Depictions of Technology in Film

11 Classic Depictions of Technology in Film

Roundly criticized by tech sticklers for playing fast and loose with the laws of technology, this Steven Spielberg thriller made its mark with a chilling vision of the dangers of iris scanning, as well as the laughable sight of Tom Cruise navigating a virtual reality interface.
The recent release—and smashing success—of the new Star Trek and Terminator films has given techies a reason to rejoice. It’s no secret why IT folks flock to sci-fi movies: They love to see how Hollywood depicts the evolution of technology. It’s like a really entertaining trade show that gives them a glimpse of the future.

In that spirit, we present some films that are famous, in part, because of the importance IT played in their plots. And no, we’re not aware of any films that will show you how to get the most out of cloud computing. (The titles here are in reverse chronological order, starting with the most recent film.)

Tony Kontzer is a freelance writer for Baseline magazine.
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