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April 16, 2008

We live in a world full of technology, violence, and the so-called humanity of our race.  Everyday we continue to fight each other and build more things to kill each other with, all in the name of “protecting ourselves”.  Let’s not kid ourselves.  As humans, we are hardly compassionate people.  We are aggressive, territorial creatures that happen to have a higher level of intelligence than anything on this planet which so far has taught us to build bigger and badder ways to kill one another.  Even our ways of entertainment is through violence and gore.  Everything in the world revolves around conflict.  What will eventually bring us down?  God?  If there is one almighty God, he would never need strike his hand down upon man.  An asteriod from space won’t kill us, nor a Super Volcano under yellowstone park.  We have the special talent for being the bringers of our own destiny.  At a very early age I became obsessed with the idea of a post apocalyptic world, and as I grew I began to see the change in our world and the heavy impact technology has had.  Will survival of the fittest soon apply to machines as well?  How far away is the possibility of Skynet?  Here are some fictional interpretations of what may be our very end:

Films like The Terminator, Judgement Day, 12 Monkeys, and The Matrix and Jurassic Park really touch on the exploitation of technology and shows how in their creation it’s damaged, rather than helped us.

Excellent fictional books that explore these same ideals are Prey, State Of Fear, The Lost World, Girlfriend In a Coma, I Am Legend, and The Time Machine.

Those that are preparing for the Apocalypse, perhaps your paranoia is valid.  Either way, these many be fictional interpretations, but the fear behind them is very real.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Brad permalink
    April 16, 2008 7:54 pm

    These are my favorite kind of movies, they both entertain and make you think. That’s a pretty nice combination.

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