Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
The discrepancy between how hacking is presented in film and its painstaking reality.
We have all seen it: a tech savvy nerd surrounded by computer screens and blinking gadgets while furiously typing away at the keyboard. Hacking has become a TV trope embedded in the minds by classics like WarGames, Hackers and Tron but what is wrong with the image? Why does Hollywood feel the need to dramatize and make hacking a sort of action packed activity? Do you see a trend towards more accurate descriptions of hacking like in Mr. Robot (despite it’s often pointed out inaccuracies)?