hackers

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Heart of Stone - (2023 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13603966/
https://www.netflix.com/title/81416533

Following agents of a supercomputer.

It's incredibly dark, and I don't mean it's all moody and shit; it's so damned dim it's hard to make most things out.



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the-matrix-1999

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/
https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/matrix

A hacker learns reality is not as it appears.

A sci-fi ripoff of elements of Lucid dreaming, with elements taken from the Neuromancer/Shadowrun "cyberpunk" genres.

A pioneering movie for special effects, which have held up quite well, and its general pot and atmosphere. Technically not original for science fiction fans, but great nonetheless.

One of my favourites, although I really wish the actor playing Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) was good looking.

See also:



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The Net - (1995 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113957/

A beta tester stumbles into software with a back door also used by high-level hackers.

In many respects it aged poorly, but it has a reasonable core message.

  • Trailer
  • Inappropriately rated: Suicide



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Max Headroom (1987-1988) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092402/

Particularly notable for its subtle and overt corporate jamming, Max Headroom was unique and wildly popular in its day but, for reasons unknown to me and not yet researched, had its life cut short.

I think I give my high personal rating because of its strong influences on my perceptions of the world. Perhaps it would not hold up today, but I'll note that on my eventual re-watch.



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WarGames - (1983 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086567/

A hacker screws around with a game company's server, causing an artificial intelligence to stir up the military.

Both quaint and awesome. It doesn't hold up over time, so it does have to be understood in the context of it's era. Still recommended if you're old enough to do so.

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  • was mgm.com/#/our-titles/2117/WarGames ( apparently abandoned by mgm )



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Real Genius - (1985 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089886/

A boy-genius is brought into an elite university to work on a laser project with a genius-misfit, but after its spectacular success they learn of its nefarious purpose.

While old, it holds up perfectly. A great movie, with a bunch of laugh-out-loud moments. Unlike the "frat boy" movies which are all about booze and boobs, this one shows genius with its hacker spirit.



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Torrent - (2017 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3116476/

I think there is some vague plot and acting, but the astonishing and unnecessary amount of flashing and jiggling is guaranteed to give anyone a headache.



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Writing > Computers, Internet >

Everything is frail to failure. Be it hardware, software, data, business relationships, or people, nothing is immortal and immutable.

Many things are immediately recognized; the hardware and software, but we fail to see people; the wetware. They represent the intellectual backbone of major projects, the "wet infrastructure" upon which our technology relies, and when they cannot contribute, their projects suffer and we suffer. Their influence isn't just notable, but critical.

For the internet, esr calls them Load-Bearing Internet People.



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Ghost in the Shell 2 - Innocence - (2004 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0347246/
http://www.production-ig.com/contents/works_sp/01_/index.html

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  • Original title: Innocence
  • Trailer



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