CS 3043 Group Project - Iron Giant
Zachary Berry, Michael Collins, Lucas Ludington, Sean Tidd
List of Technologies
- The Iron Giant: Plausible?
- Machine Vision: Emerging
- Computational Power: Plausible?
- Sputnik: Existing
- USS Nautilus: Existing
- Computer Guided Nuclear Missiles: Existing
- Networked Communications
- The internet does not exist in the time period when the movie takes place, so there is not much here.
- The Sputnik satellite used radio communications.
- Intellectual Property
- Does not Apply to the iron giant as there is no new invention owner needing intellectual protection.
- Also the creator of the iron giant is not mentioned or present throughout the film.
- Information Privacy
- In theory, the iron giant’s facial recognition can be (and is currently) used for privacy violations.
- People worried that Soviet Russia was using Sputnik to spy on them.
- Privacy and the Government
- During the government agent’s attempts to locate the iron giant, he invades Hogarth’s privacy by attempting to listen in on a phone call.