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Thursday, October 21

Technology, including special effects in movies, as truly evolved. How have datacenters evolved in movies – not just as a background prop but as a central feature? We highlight a few movies below…

2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968

Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester – A quest to find mankind’s origins with help from supercomputer H.A.L 9000

The main character must disassemble the AI villain inside the datacenter. And, while datacenters did not make it to space by 2001, that technology is well underway for the near future. The movie is iconic in reflecting much of the technology we take for granted today.

WarGames, 1987

Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood – A young man finds a backdoor to a military central computer and game play is blurred with reality and the potential threat of WWIII. Okay, fair enough, no datacenter. But, it gets an honorable mention at that start of this evolution because President Reagan

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