It's pretty amazing to see how much technology is appearing as a star of the show rather than an extra in the entertainment world.
While watching 'Mr. Robot' I almost fell over backwards when I saw Elliot was using BitchX - an IRC shell client. Kali Linux, terminal programs, and various toolkits are realistic depictions of the things a hacker would use to attack their victim.
Here is a funny discussion on a subreddit about whether the hosts are actually using React or Swift: from the HBO series 'West World'.
Another HBO series, 'Silicon Valley' has its finger on the pulse of the tech industry and culture that has permeated out from the west coast. It's a fabulous depiction of the start-up entrepreneurial mentality of many tech companies, and the expedition to create the latest and greatest thing. Also,
who doesn't love Gilfoyle?
Trust me, they didn't always get it quite right. Let's look at some hilarious examples of when they didn't. Shall we?
From the show 'CSI':
Hold up, rewind the tape, what was that?
"I'll create a GUI interface using visual basic. See if I can track an IP address."
Wow, tracking the killer wasn't a pressing situation I guess.
Here's another one from the movie 'Jurassic Park':
I guess that Dennis fellow really liked the idea of organizing files in some sort of 3-D UI system. Very high tech!
From "Castle" Season 8 Episode 8:
Remember kids if you want to get root privileges on a server, all you have to do is crack the outer layer of the system, but beware of the intrusion inspection or else they'll be able to track your IP address!
As you can see the entertainment industry is now realizing they have to shell out a few extra dollars to create more realistic depictions of the tech industry if they want to avoid so many facepalms. Even in some cases tech is completely forefront, and it's nice to finally get an appreciative nod to us techies from them crazy Hollywood folks.
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