Time Travel and Technology

  • Primary Blog Question
    • When compared, the two film clips help illuminate a key question for this course: How has our relationship to technology changed over time?
    • Comment/ answer: Both movies tell about similar stories and technology used. In the newer version, the technology is more sophisticated than 1960’s version. It can be concluded that technology develops over time as poeple get more “digital native”.
  • Secondary Blog Questions
    • How has film technology changed?
    • How have we changed as film viewers? As a film viewer, I feel that it is great if there is a real time machine that can bring people to the past and the future so I can change things happening in the past. Having watching the movie, I have learned that not all things in the past can be changed.
    • How has our understanding of time evolved? People evolve as time evolves.
    • How does fiction/science fiction impact our relationship to technology?  From my point of view, people learn a lot to develop new technology inspired by science fiction movie. For example, it was impossible in the past to make a video call as can be seen in some science fiction movies. As technology evolves, a video call is no longer an “impossible” technology. It is because scientists are inspired by science fiction movies to develop technology.

5 thoughts on “Time Travel and Technology

    1. Hi Zhigang, to be honest, in the past I did not believe that. Now that I have been witnessing the development of technology, I am sure someday scientists will be able to create a time machine.

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