17 Mar. 2016. In the online article, “Evidence of Ancient Aliens?” (2016) created by A&E Television Networks discusses ancient alien theories that believe that thousands of years ago aliens hailed as gods and helped shape human civilization. A&E Television Networks supports this discussion with evidence from ancient religious texts and physical specimens that were created in ancient times. The purpose of this article is to prove that aliens influenced early civilizations, in order to help the public become more aware that aliens are real.
Each radio broadcast was relatively similar, except for some minor tweaks to the information about the location and time period, but nonetheless people still had this fear that there were actual alien invasions in progress. With this in mind, I believe it is entirely possible for another wave of panic and terror to occur if someone were to decide to remake the “War of the Worlds” news report. In the event that an instance like this were to transpire again, I would hope that citizens would check the facts and not become irrational; however, in past experiences it is clear that people tend to panic first and ask questions later. Although, an alien invasion might not be the best way to produce fear, instead the broadcast would receive more of a reaction from the citizens if per say ISIS or some other terrorist group invaded the U.S. With that type of supposed threat against America, I have no doubt that there’d be a nationwide panic on our hands. Then there would be the aftermath of this instance, and the citizens might not appreciate being lied to and may
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Artificial intelligence can perform tasks requiring intelligent behaviour... [they are] focused on providing solutions to real life problems.” The science fiction genre has conventions, some of which are relevant to Ex Machina, such as the setting, the narrative convention of overcoming an obstacle and the Frankenstein complex . Set in Nathan’s home Ex Machina (which is his research lab as well), is the equivalent of a spaceship even though it doesn’t look like a spaceship it represents the same thing as it is far away from normal civilisation. It gives a different scene to the present, the sci-fi genre does this to “allow viewers to see the narrative from a more neutral perspective.” Ex Machina also places the unfamiliar (Ava) in context to the familiar, (which is the current period of time) along with Caleb as a normal human to present a juxtaposition of how the two ‘different’
Space exploration has long been a debated topic. From the days where there was controversy between whether the universe revolved around the Earth, because god made humans special, to whether Copernicus’s idea that the Earth and the other planets of the solar system revolve around the sun was true. Then there was the space race where there was a dilemma based on what was ethical to be produced and sent to space (such as weaponry during the cold war). The more contemporary problem involves the exploration of space and the danger that space debris poses. We must accept however that space is our back-up plan if we were to exploit the Earth to such an extent that we could no longer survive here.
“The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” Boom! “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” is about an ordinary street that turns from peaceful to chaos, and how easily people can turn on each other. The plot is not realistic in “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” because Les Goodman’s car started on its own in the 1950s, they blamed the power outage on aliens, and Charlie shot Pete Van Horn. The reason why Les Goodman’s car started on its own in the 1950s, is unrealistic is that the technology we have now did not exist back then. It is unlikely that aliens caused the power outage because if they did, the people would have seen them.
Philip K. Dick, a well-known American author who defined modern day science fiction by exploring the fragile nature of reality and identity, once said that, “The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use them” (Philip K. Dick). Dick’s quote resonates well with our society today because manipulation of not just words, but technology, has manipulated reality. We live in a world where forged realities are manufactured by governments, media, religion, big corporations, and etc. We have accepted the fate of being bombarded with pseudo-realties that are produced by organizations who are capitalizing on society’s consumerist needs and wants.
This encounter will be a precedent for all UFO sightings in the future to live up too. This encounter is known as the “The Roswell Incident.” The Roswell incident deals with the U.S government, much deception, deceived Nevada citizens, and one thing for certain a crashed object from the sky. Although some would disagree, the Roswell Incident was the result of the government covering up extraterrestrial activity. To begin with, the most