The recent Tom Cruise movie Oblivion raises the question what happens when we are all connected but have never met? It is in this movie humanity lives in space driven from the earth from an alien attack in 2017. Jack Harper is one of the remaining humans left on the outskirts of earth skilled to maintain and fix the drones which battles the aliens on radioactive territory.
As he works he being to question what is he doing? And why? In it is in this self-analysis with the quest of wanting to know more which leads him to discover a secret about himself.
Oblivion is about the connection of mankind with technology and how social capital can be twisted to an opponents advantage. It reminds us that the social impact of technology can be used for good or evil. However, it is not a living entity that has a soul.
Technology is only a tool that connects us and inspires us to create for our own advantage. The problem is we do not question the ethics of the tools that we are given and how they are used for the betterment of man.
As Jack Harper takes orders from superiors he never met and begins to break the rules. He uncovers a secret one which could save mankind and planet earth. It is this secret which raises the questions about cloning? telecommuting? And what is really out there watching above us? This movie is not full of action but twists and turns with ideas of beauty, what is the good, and the testament of mans daunting struggle to survive based on the collective good of the community.
If you are looking for a movie that is full of action such as Aliens or Predator this move is not for you. At times the movie will seem slow, you will question the acting, but other times you will be riveted by the imagination of Director Joseph Kosinski.
Do you think more ethical questions need to be raised about advancements in science and technology?
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