“Governments and corporations need people like you and me. We are Samurai… the Keyboard Cowboys… and all those other people who have no idea what’s going on are the cattle… Moooo.” For this month’s premium podcast, our loyal Patrons voted on a rare themed episode revolving around the subculture of the future: hackers. We chose five movies about cyberspace jockeys that span three decades including Wargames, Sneakers, The Net, Hackers and Swordfish. Discussion topics ranged from the realism of the technology and techniques used and the visualization of cyberspace through to the fashion, slang and soundtracks in these movies. How would you prove your identity if you couldn’t use a computer? Which Film Junk member is the biggest Sneakerhead? Are any of these movies still relevant today? Hack the planet, pop the firewall, drop in the hydra and wait for this month’s premium podcast below.
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