The portrayal of technology in TV shows and movies has long annoyed me, especially when a really good film does something daft that completely shatters my suspension of disbelief. Why can't they just show the actual, you know, interfaces people use to do things, instead of a bizarre mix of pretend-talk and wizardry? Ugh.
Anyhow, this article assembles some of the most egregious examples of awful Hollywood portrayals of technology that I've seen. Numbers eight and one are especially horrid, and the whole list is fascinating in its terribleness.
Have they missed any of your particular, uh, favorites?
|Fractal's double-wide Node 804 case can swallow a dozen drives||15|
|WSJ: Microsoft, Google pressure Asus into shelving dual-OS tablet||0|
|Deal of the week: Discounted tablets, wireless keyboards, cheap SSDs, and more||1|
|Xbox One tightens gap with PS4 in U.S. shipments||29|
|Amazon Prime gets a price hike; Google Drive gets a price cut||39|
|Somehow this translates into a dual-Hawaii card, right?||95|
|Report: Microsoft waives Windows Phone fees for Indian handset makers||33|
|Mozilla showcases Unreal Engine 4 running in Firefox with no plugins||33|
|Latest Snowden leak suggests the NSA can deploy and manage malware on massive scale||41|
|The uncompressed audio sounds AMAZING over my $5000 speaker wire. It's truly worth every gigabyte.||+59|