Einstein's View on Technology Explored in Frankenstein and Blade Runner

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"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity" Einstein. To what extent is this view explored in the texts you have studied?

For our pursuit of knowledge and technology, we start to lose our sense of humanity, abandoning our values, ethics and emotions to dangerously pursuit more in our quest for knowledge, the results devastate those who dare to pursue knowledge and technology. As seen in the Ridley Scott’s film Blade Runner and Mary Shelly’s text Frankenstein, other wise known as the modern Prometheus, the pursuit of greater knowledge that rival’s God’s ability to create life, has made the ambitious to lose their sense of humanity. Ridley Scott’s BR establishes itself as a postmodern cyberpunk world where the world has lost its sense of humanity for commercialism and commerce, whereas Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein’s gothic tone and theme where Victor Frankenstein’s ambition for knowledge brought himself sorrow and suffering. This film and text distinguish between themselves various similarities and differences on the pursuit dangers of technology exceeding our humanity through different context in which they created.

Ridley Scott’s BR is a film set in 2019 Los Angeles, where the world has abandoned nature, humanity and art, to be replaced with commercialism, industry and scientific pursuits. It expresses a bleak look into the future using film techniques to enable responders to cogitate on the progress of science and technology overtaking our lives. BR expresses the nature of what true humanity is and how it exists within an artificial world. The opening montage of flames and smoke rising from the towers of industry, a monolithic structure in the background, and an eye, which is central to BR, where this mis-en-scene and Vangelis music depicts this era of sacrificing humanity for industry. This opening responds to the fear of the growth of technology within the 1980’s, where technology has gown past the point of humanity...
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