Re: Colossus and the Singularity

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Fri Jan 26 2001 - 13:00:04 MST

Harvey Newstrom <> writes:

> In _Jurassic_Park_, the computer at the end sports an Apple Logo on
> the casing, a DOS "C:>" prompt on the screen, while the girl
> exclaims, "This is Unix! I know Unix!" She then proceeds to fly
> around a virtual reality representation of a three-dimensional array
> of cubes arranged in rows and columns.

Which is a standard demo, apparently, on Silicon Graphics computers.
To complete the systems mess, in the back they have a CM-5 casing.

The constraints of making computers interesting on film are rather
hard; you need large text so people can read it and they have to be
visually exciting. It will be interesting to see for how long the
current movie-style of computers will persist as computer literacy
increases. I guess just as long as the magical properties of cars on

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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