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View Poll Results: Is technology presented in Iron man as a good thing or a bad thing?
It's mainly a good thing 5 55.56%
It's mainly a bad thing or at least something to be scared of 1 11.11%
It's about both 3 33.33%
I don't know/other 0 0%
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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Default Iron Man as a series - Technology utopia or dystopia?

Hi everyone,

How do you think technology is portrayed in the Iron Man series, as a good thing or a bad thing? I know there's alot of bad things like technology being used for terrorism, military use and propoganda etc but I actually think it's more about how bad people use good technology for bad reasons.

A good example is the way Tony uses
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So overall I would say that Iron Man is optimistic about the future of technology.

What do you think?

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Old 04-28-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Iron Man as a series - Technology utopia or dystopia?

The main theme I think goes back to IM1. Tech is good but you need accountability. Cautiously optimistic I'd call it.

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:44 AM   #3
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Default Re: Iron Man as a series - Technology utopia or dystopia?

Both.

The tech can be incredibly useful to society or destructive depending on how it's directed.

Just like real life there's balance between good and evil everywhere.

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:32 PM   #4
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Default Re: Iron Man as a series - Technology utopia or dystopia?

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Both.

The tech can be incredibly useful to society or destructive depending on how it's directed.

Just like real life there's balance between good and evil everywhere.
Exactly.

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:50 AM   #5
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Default Re: Iron Man as a series - Technology utopia or dystopia?

I'd say the overall theme is definitely technocratic. Tony is all about using technology for the greater good.

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:50 PM   #6
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It's pretty about the right people using technology for the right purposes, as opposed to self-serving or "bad" purposes.

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