Written by admin on April 6th, 2011
Computers in real life seem boring to filmmakers, so they have created their own. While many movies do feature everyday computers, there are tons of movies starring computers which stretch to the very edges of human imagination. More than the average computer, these gadgets provide maximum convenience and a whole variety of utilities which are far from achievable in the near future. Check out the list and see if there’s anything that takes your fancy!
Weird Science – Wyatt’s Personal Computer
This one is every boy’s dream. Imagine being able to create a woman purely out of a few of magazines and videos. Who doesn’t like the sound of that? The computer can cater to anybody’s fantasy or to anyone who wishes to create their ideal woman. Perfect for teenagers, Wyatt’s personal computer would cause a stampede ifit were ever released in the real market.
War Games – Matt Broderick’s Personal Computer
Matthew Broderick’s personal computer is famous for all the action it got back in the 1983 movie by John Badham. The computer came with an acoustic coupled modem and a speech synthesizer. While this may be quite common or achievable these days, it still poses some computer capabilities which may be hard to mimic even today. For instance, it was able to hack into the computers under NORAD and it was able to fool the War Operation Plan Response or the WOPR defense system into thinking that nuclear bombs from Russia were approaching. The ability to prompt the world into complete chaos and thermonuclear destruction makes this computer about as powerful as they come.
Trivia: “War Dialing”, which refers to the act of automatically contacting phone numbers until a certain computer is reached, derived its name from War Games. The same ideas were applied to “War Chalking”, “War Cycling” and “War Driving”.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Targeted Memory Erasure
While the memory neutralizer pen from Men in Black is a popular rival for Targeted Memory Erasure, this computer proves to be an amazing device. Imagine being able to erase all memories for a certain time period or for a certain moment in a person’s life, it’s something that medical science cannot do even until now. While erasing memories may be a subject of ethical debate and other issues, the Targeted Memory Erasure used in the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind helps take away painful or traumatic memories. The kind of brain damage brought upon by the computer is comparable to a “night of heavy drinking”, thus it’s not as alarming. Though other people may take this computer for granted, it’s easy to realize its significance for those who have gone through very traumatic conditions. The world could do with a little less post-traumatic stress!
Ghost in the Shell – the Cyber Brain
Cyber Brain allows you to access all kinds of websites and networks using only your brain. Although it might sound creepy or uncomfortable to others, imagine opening Twitter and using Facebook by merely “thinking” about them. Once you’re wired, you don’t have to life a finger: your brain will do all the surfing. This is the ultimate device that can allow you to multitask to the best of your thinking ability. The Cyber Brain can give Apple, Microsoft and Google a run for their money in terms of convenience and portability. You don’t actually have to store because it’s already stored within you. Even though the idea of a Cyber Brain is possible, it’s important to note that recent research considers it to be extremely dangerous. Yes, you might have the portability and convenience right inside your brain but the dangers which lie ahead would make anyone doubtful.
Blade Runner – Voight-Kampff
Though human clones are not viable, the Voight-Kampff will be become very useful in the event that they become so. The whole purpose of the device is to closely monitor dilations in the iris whilst questioning a subject on moral issues. The device seeks to evaluate whether or not the subject is human or clone. While clones are not yet in season, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared, right?This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 at 7:50 am and is filed under Fun. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.