Iron Man as a series - Technology utopia or dystopia?

Discussion in 'Iron Man 3' started by Silvermoth, Apr 28, 2013.

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Is technology presented in Iron man as a good thing or a bad thing?

  1. It's mainly a good thing

  2. It's mainly a bad thing or at least something to be scared of

  3. It's about both

  4. I don't know/other

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  1. Silvermoth

    Silvermoth Avenger

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    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
    technology to analyse a crime scene.
    So overall I would say that Iron Man is optimistic about the future of technology.

    What do you think?
     
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  2. kedrell

    kedrell Fork&SpoonOperator

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    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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  3. MessiahDecoy123

    MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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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.
     
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  4. cherokeesam

    cherokeesam SHIELD Director Coulson

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    I'd say the overall theme is definitely technocratic. Tony is all about using technology for the greater good.
     
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  5. DN91

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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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  6. AnneFan

    AnneFan Hathaway #1

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    Exactly.
     
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