Ken Kutaragi, father of the PlayStation, also cited The Matrix as an inspiration for the PlayStation 2 video game console.Science fiction, video games, and real-world technology have always been intertwined in a way that I find to be fascinating.
It is why I spend a lot of my time looking at all three of those things see my list of the top 25 tech movies of all time , and I believe that lot of geeks do as well.
The hero of the game, Adam Jensen, tries to stop terrorists who are launching attacks that seek to scapegoat augmented humans.The developers and writers of the game drew inspiration from the real world, but they ve also inspired real-world technologists.
It s a good time to be fantasy and what is reality, says one speaker in an extraordinary documentary, Human by Design, inspired in part by the themes and ethical questions of Deux Ex.Call of Duty: Black Ops III, the blockbuster video game of 2015, also riffed on the theme of augmenting soldiers and their service in the name of private military corporations in the future.And Deus Ex: Mankind Divided developer Eidos Montreal is working with Open Bionics, which has created a 3D-printable version bionic arm modeled after Adam Jensen s prosthetic limb.
This kind of technology, inspired by the science fiction story of a video game, could help real people and also bring about that larger discussion about the ethics and philosophy behind our augmented future.The Razer Stargazer camera and motion tracking technology will help to bring this bionic arm initiative to a virtual setting, allowing people to digitally try on the arm at events.
We did an investment in Open Bionics, said Min-Liang Tan, CEO of Razer, in an interview with me.