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These '90s Jurassic Park Technologies Were Once Wonderous

Marshall Lemon | 11 Jun 2015 15:30
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Jurassic Park is a terrific film, depicting the wonder and terror of dinosaurs in a way that fully captured our imaginations. But look at the resurrected dinosaurs and you might see something more - a genuine love of science. Jurassic Park's heroes are paleontologists, gene-splicers, child hackers, and even a mathematician who specializes in chaos theory. It wouldn't surprise me if Jurassic Park inspired a generation of new scientists, creating a world where "Life Finds A Way" can become a positive internet slogan.

Of course, Jurassic Park was made in the 1990s, and just like the Discman and soul patches, there's a lot from that period that needs to be updated. No matter how much science and tech lovers adore this film, so many concepts here are laughably quaint or just plain wrong. So in honor of the new sequel, let's reminisce about what doesn't work anymore. And we're not just talking about the "dinosaurs have feathers" thing - we need to consider...

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