The Importance Of Living In The Grid

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Other than having video games being present within a film, the industry decided to cooperate with this new technology. Hollywood, rather than try to fight off this industry, had decided to license successful movie titles to game manufacturers, some studios even having separate divisions that would create a video game based off a film. By allowing their films to have video game counterparts, especially the successful ones, which would allow more money to be brought into the company. If people enjoyed popular films, then they would enjoy having a cartridge, playable version at home as well. Video games were becoming an infectious technology within the home, just as television had; therefore to the film studios it would have to be used and conquered …show more content…
The programs reflect their users, their human creators, which makes them appear human. On a screen in the physical world, programs would only appear as lines of code, but within the digital realm, they are given a body and even some form of free will. The Grid is their world and this world can reflect our own. The programs are humans, living in the Grid and being ruled by two, who are essentially the same as them, except they have more power. If the programs do not obey their will, then they are to be derezzed, terminated, or in human terms, killed. The users then can be compared to gods or personal deities, giving the programs life and being nearly nonexistent after creating them. The programs do mention their users yet find it hard to believe that any would venture into their computer world. It is not possible for users to enter their lives, just as it is not possible for higher beings to enter our own. This is a conversation to more likely happen between people and not computers. Humans have the capability to question their lives, while computers should only be limited to what is in their code, big questions that revolve around existence should only concern those created to address that subject. The user that does manage to infiltrate this world for programs is only known by few and never seen as a holy being. This powerful creator becomes …show more content…
This evil technology has been overcome by a user, even if he is not the one who originally programmed him. “”Tron” has a message: that computers could become “big brothers” which run our lives, and that the best way to counter this is “from the inside,” by understanding the machines so well they can’t mislead or divert us.” To be prepared for this possible threat, that a program similar to MCP could come and control more than just one company, possibly the world, people are going to have to know how computers work. Even though Flynn is thrown into an unfamiliar world, he does have a background in creating programs, thus he knows how computers and code works. As technology continues to develop, only those who are familiar with it will be able to work with or against computers. Even so, Tron ensures that, “computers are run by people, not vice versa.” A user will always come out victorious over the computer, no matter how intelligent it may be. While humans may fear that computers will become the rulers, humans will find a way to overpower them and return them to being submissive

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