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?
|1. GKey13 - $650||2. JohnC - $600||3. davidbowser - $501|
|4. cmpxchg - $500||5. DeadOfKnight - $400||6. danny e. - $375|
|7. the - $360||8. Ryszard - $351||9. rbattle - $350|
|10. Ryu Connor - $350|
|Samsung's DDR4 modules for servers have quadruple-stacked memory dies||28|
|This 8'' Windows 8.1 tablet will cost only $149||24|
|Amazon sale discounts hundreds of downloadable PC games||41|
|Wednesday Evening Shortbread||43|
|Asus shows glimpse of ZenWatch; Apple 'wearable' coming Sept 9||24|
|Zotac's ''Pico'' PC runs Windows, slips into a pocket||78|
|Dropbox Pro now offers 1TB of storage for $9.99 a month||38|
|Predicting player inputs smooths streaming PC games||24|
|Now we can lose our data 8TB at a time.||+44|