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War games definitely displayed some true 80s themes The computer age was really dawning on society and was finding its way into peoples homes all across America As the technology age began to boom back in the 80s there was presumably natural fears that computer technology would grow too fast and computers might become to powerful and could take over But I think the most things that the computerized generation was worried about were that they would rely too much on computers that they would lose control of them These fears have probably still survived a little today but not as much Originally people were worried that their jobs would be replaced by computers and that particular occupations would become extinct and obsolete In general this hasnt really happened Sure computers have simplified certain tasks and job shuffling has probably occurred but since the 80s many people have found themselves doing different jobs than they imagined But overall more jobs have opened up because of computers than they have taken away The fear of total nuclear war was clearly painted in this film war games It could be seen through out the movie that nobody really wanted to have a nuclear war and there was a clear message in the whole movie that if a nuclear war started there would be no winners We never saw in the minds and the motives of the Russians of this film but we could see that the military of the US did not want to start another world war The whole idea behind the cold war was clear in conflict as neither the Russians nor the Americans were going to start the fighting they just each wanted to be ready if the other attacked The ever uplifted computer hacker must have grown up in the 80s Before the 80s the geeks were always the people who had nothing better to do than to play with AM radios and
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