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Futurist hopes for technology

by Critical Commons Manager

In this didactic conclusion to the low-budget sci-fi adventure Gog, a largely dystopian technology narrative is redeemed with hopes for the future of man's security by deploying even more high-tech devices. A satellite bearing a television surveillance system is launched by rocket into orbit around the earth, providing advance warning against any future threats. Made in 1954, Gog preceded the first Soviet satellite launch by three years. The film's supercomputer NOVAC, which controls two apocalyptically named robots Gog and Magog is also positioned in relation to other new or fictional technologies of the mid-1950s including fiberglass, radar, high frequency radio waves and television-based surveillance.

Global computational surveillance as hope for the future in Gog

A supercomputer linked to a satellite based television surveillance system promises security and a brighter future for the Earth

from Gog (1954)
Creator: Herbert L. Strock
Distributor: Ivan Tors Productions
Posted by Critical Commons Manager
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