It’s been a couple of weeks since our Wargames viewing in EMC2500, and I still have questions. Here’s a few of them.
– What is Matthew Broderick even up to these days? Is he still married to Carrie Bradshaw?
– Are people really that passionate about tic tac toe being a useless/meaningless game?
– When does technology stop being interactive and instead start taking on a mind of its own?
– Was Wargames meant to make commentary on the stigma surrounding new technology and how people often view it as dangerous, or was it meant to contribute to that same stigma? I can’t help but think of the two dichotomies of new technologies: anxiety and optimism. Perhaps it achieves both. After all, you could say that Wargames highlighted the wonders of technology by seeing just how far it’s come and what some of our military technology is capable of. On the other hand, you could say that Wargames was commenting on the fact that as fascinating as some of our new technology is, it can be dangerous when put in the wrong hands.