Hollywood movies are a cool thing, without a doubt. They help us experience experiences that do not exist in our real lives. They tell amazing stories about special people and unusual events and they always end up in the best possible way.
We are no longer small children. We know that in order to get a "good ending all good" every time again, there is no choice but to sacrifice parts of reality for the sake of the distorted logic of the film, or if we become less subtle, just turn off the brain as soon as the screen turns on. Sometimes it's a completely bizarre coincidence, or the main character comes to some illusory conclusion in the blink of an eye and solves the mystery he faced throughout the film. And sometimes, because it's impossible to stay stuck in the 30s forever, the films demonstrate the use of computers and technology to advance the plot. This is where things start to look weird.
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"Sir, we found a liquor store near the crime scene with camera In a closed circle facing the street! Here, look, ”the detective says with restrained enthusiasm as she inserts the disc into the computer drive, which plays the security video at the relevant time point automatically.
"Excellent, detective! Here's our guy, apparently, a few minutes before the murder. Enlarge the image with a focus on the suspect's face," the police station commander commands the detective, who executes his request by two quick clicks on the keyboard.
"More, more!", The commander urges, and the detective continues to enlarge the picture.
"That's, enough. Now increase the resolution of the image and improve the quality. Here. Detective, run the face recognition software. Great, we have a match, go stop it."
More extreme cases of the phenomenon also include facial detection which is reflected from a sewer puddle at the other end of the street, or from a particularly bright power pole. A good example of this is the series "Lie to Me", which tells the story of a company that recognizes lies. In the series, the main protagonists, named "Laitman Group", are required to identify momentary expressions on people's faces to determine whether they are lying or telling the truth. The very process of reading facial expressions and body language is indeed real, and the production has not cut any corners in an effort to present the subject as scientifically as possible. However, one scientific detail they have forgotten, is the same magical zoom and image quality enhancement, which do not exist in reality.
Take for example the second season of "Lie to Me", in which in one episode the team is required to "read" a farmer who threatens to blow up government officials in Washington with a huge bomb, which may or may not - the team has to determine if the farmer is telling the truth, or the bomb is fake . To do this, they use cameras Security Located in a remote building, and the charm of improving image quality allows them to read the farmer exactly as they would have read it if they were standing in front of it.
Of course the internet residents immediately jumped, resented and laughed at these wondrous abilities. There are vast amounts of online discussions on the subject, most of which contain the most blatant examples of super-zoom and image enhancement. We present to you the best of these moments of nonsense under the heading "Enhance!", In the name of the magical command that appears again and again in the movies:
To know that doing magic on an image is not possible, you need some knowledge of computers, Technology, Photography, optics or logic. But to think that breaking into computers in movies is realistic, you have to be an absolute idiot.
It seems like every movie and every series we’ve seen on screens and television in the last two decades contains at least one hacking scene. And when we say "hacking", we mean vigorous keystrokes while graphical effects appear on the screen, which look more like computer game loading screens than some hacking process. Seconds later, the hacker will get everything he wants, whether it's an important password, a classified file, an incriminating image, or millions of dollars. And he will also look really cool while he does it, like John Travolta in the movie "Swordfish" who programs a powerful virus by designing a XNUMXD diamond. On the other hand, very few people will find themselves caught up in a screen while a hacker works long hours in front of endless lines of code and tries to find some sort of hack in the computer security system.
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Later in the series, Hardison hands over to the group ownership of land and money worth tens of millions of dollars, as if nothing is complicated. They expect us to believe that 39 can disappear in a second without anyone paying attention, and it's not that Hardison made a giant Madoff-style scam.
The alien civilization in the film is technologically advanced tens of thousands of years from humans, with huge spaceships with powerful power fields that protect them from harm. Aliens are able to withstand a journey that crosses tens of thousands of years ago, their computers are almost bio-organic and their weapons are capable of producing fire walls that All in their path in a range of dozens of kilometers.
|Guess what they did with this huge spacecraft|