Silicon Valley and Star Wars

The Janus Faces of Silicon Valley

Don’t tell Silicon Valley, but Star Wars still thinks military technology is useless. George Lucas’ Star Wars was notoriously disenchanted, even critical, of technology’s ability to improve the world. That is, the technology used as a weapon.

The Death Star in A New Hope stood in for our own Atom bomb. It was a product of the Empire’s Manhattan Project, a decade-long secret military program to enforce total galactic domination through fear. I think we can equate such a horrific mission to the global “War on Terrorism,” as well.

Real progress and innovation only happen on the Dark Side. THIS is the main message George Lucas tried to convey in all his episodes. And, THIS is the main message I try to convey in my MASKS Trilogy.

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