During the summer there were a huge number of movies featuring futuistic technologies, shows like Dark Knight Rises/The Avengers all featured some sort of technology which had only envisaged in my dreams. Yet over the course of this 12 weeks, I’ve learnt much about the internet to suggest that these futuristic scenes that I see on shows and movies are all true. My good friend Luke has on more than an occasion showed me the various loopholes of the internet, obvious to those in the know, unseen to the ignorant like myself.
I guess the biggest takeaway from this module is the need to adapt and acknowledge that yes, times are changing and there is nothing we can do but to adapt and learn. I liked the latest installment of the James Bond 007 series ‘Skyfall’. In it, ‘M’ died at the end of the show, after facing many challenges from many ministers about her style of working, about whether she was still too preoccupied with the Cold War era, instead of moving on with the times, int the new internet age. Whilst certain characters like ‘Q’ certainly did with his comments about how “weapons are now different” a good reminder of how if we don’t keep up with the times like 007, we will only perish in the end, no matter how well-established or powerful we are.
It has indeed been a wonderful learning experience from this module and a total eye-opener.
Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,–
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.