“Well, I see our potential destruction and the potential salvation as human beings coming from technology and how we use it, how we master it and how we prevent it from mastering us. Titanic was as much about that theme as the Terminator films, and in Aliens, it’s the reliance on technology that defeats the marines, but it’s technology being used properly that allows Sigourney’s character to prevail at the end. And Titanic is all about technology, metaphorically as well as on a literal level, because the world was being transformed by the technology at that time. And people were rescued from the Titanic because of wireless technology, and because of the advances that had been made only in the year or so before the ship sank that allowed them to call for help when they were lost at sea in the middle of the North Atlantic. So I think it’s an interesting theme, one that’s always been fascinating for me…”

-James Cameron

I find this quote interesting just because as much as I like science fiction – a genre exploring the limits of technology and man-kind – I can’t honestly same that we as a species are better off with this ever-increasing level of technological sophistication. Much to often it seems like we discover something new and exciting and before all the limitations and ramifications are explored and researched, it is put into ever day use and the pieces are picked up later.

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