Young authors David & Laura T. Lee (inspires others to write)

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Museum of Science’s “POPnology” exhibit deftly shows the influence of popular culture on tech

Written By: David T. Lee - Aug• 27•17

Recently, I went to Boston to check out the Museum of Science’s new exhibit, “POPnology”!  As the title suggests, the exhibit explained how popular culture influenced/predicted technological advancements. Among the exhibit’s best features were the time-traveling car from “Back to the Future 3” and the world’s first 3-D printed car. A concept drawing of VR goggles from the early 1900s was compared to VR headsets like the Oculus Rift. The AI from “2001: A Space Odyssey” was compared to Apple’s Siri.

Other examples of pop culture influences include “Jurassic Park” on cloning animals and “The Martian” on Mars colonization. Also, I had a lot of fun taking pictures with life-size models of the Terminator and the Alien! Overall, the “POPnology” exhibit manages to be entertaining and educational at the same time. However, the exhibit is only open until September 4, so plan wisely.

Until next post,

David;)

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