All to often there are conflicting feelings about how technology is impacting human society in general–sometime the consensus is good, other times, it’s pretty bad and gloomy. Many Hollywood movies and fictional books exploit the best and worse views from both sides of the thought spectrum, although, the doom and gloom always seem to burn into our permanent memory and drive our fear of a hi-tech civilization even more.
That was not the case with the 2018 Marvel Black Panther movie. Yes I know it’s only a movie with a fictional society, however, after watching this action thriller movie, I was genuinely impressed with the way the Wakandans utilized their extremely large deposit of Vibranium to improve their agriculture, power generation and storage, transportation, data infrastructure, healthcare, and ultimately, their overall quality-of-life without exploiting it for monetary gains. As we all know, had that been any other 1st world country, that would not have been the case. Governments and/or large corporations would have found a way to capitalize on the vibranium for self-gain and to drive their bottom line.
Ok, so I told you the movie was impressive, the technology was awesome, and fictional society could illustrate what Utopia looks like. Here are some of the technology depicted throughout the movie, without spoilers of course.
If you haven’t seen Marvel’s Black Panther movie yet, I highly recommend you go check it out. Let me know what your thoughts are after.