Essential Films for Technology and the Future 101: a syllabus

Essential Films for Technology and the Future 101

  • Ikarie XB-1 (1963). I’ve heard great things and I adore Lem, the source of the movie. I just haven’t had access to a good copy.
  • The Imitation Game (2014). Over the past year I exceeded my Cumberpatch tolerance. Is this worth seeing?
  • I haven’t seen any of the Neon Genesis Evangelion movies, although I’ve watched some of the series. Do they work for our purposes?
  • Avatar (2009): far more interesting for its production tech than for, well, just about anything else.
  • Elysium (2013): what a great idea, so badly executed.
  • The Social Network (2010): not only is it bad history, but it’s really a horror film. Good example of hating hackers.
  • Sunshine (2007): so many good scenes in a movie nearly entirely set within technological artifacts. But it was undone by that stupid final act.

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Futurist, speaker, writer, consultant, educator. Author of the FTTE report and ACADEMIA NEXT. Creator of The Future Trends Forum.

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