Do TV And Movies Get It Right When It Comes To Tech?

From “Blade Runner” to “Halt and Catch Fire,” our screens are filled with portrayals of technology and the people who use it. Not everyone gets the details right.

By Alain StephensOctober 26, 2017 2:41 pm| ,

Art imitates life, and so it should be no surprise that we see a lot of tech on film and TV. But you don’t have to be watching “Blade Runner” or The Matrix” to encounter hackers, drones, smart cars, robots and other techie things on film.

Digital savant Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman’s 512 Tech still cringes at some of what he sees when tech appears in TV and movies, but he says things have gotten better in recent years.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– Which cultural depictions of tech are the most notoriously wrong

– Whether any shows get it right

– What consequences these depictions of tech have for real life

 

Written by Shelly Brisbin.