I watched Mardock Scramble: The First Compression a couple weeks ago and was amazed by some of the technology it has. Some of the technology used possibly already exists or at least in the process of becoming a reality. I no longer think anything is impossible after seeing how advanced technology has become these few years. Given that I’m very much interested in what’s going on in the IT world, I thought listing down the technology that caught my attention in Mardock Scramble would be fun. I was going to write about the movie itself but changed my mind. The story isn’t over yet so I keep that piece on hold.
Back to the technology. Some of what Mardock Scramble has is no doubt scary. Let’s start with the memory preservation technology that Shell uses. It is good for those who wanted to erase some of their unhappy memories. It’s also a good technology to keep memories of deceased victims or witnesses in frail condition who aren’t able to speak for themselves. But it is not without its disadvantages. This point has already been proven in the movie with someone like Shell who misuse the technology for own benefit. Or maybe someone would steal your memories. Personally, my memories are precious and not necessarily want to share it with just about anyone.
Having memories extracted and kept for future use is still acceptable, but killing someone because they have fetishes for certain body parts and then transplant onto themselves is unacceptable. Gross, in fact. I find the whole scene very disturbing. Nevertheless, if organ transplant is as easy as they make it look like I suppose medicine has advanced to the point that most lives can be saved. Or maybe in the world of Mardock Scramble, all lives can be saved. Like how Balot can be restored to her original self after engulfed in that ball of flames. I thought it’s amazing if similar medical technology is applicable in our world.
The idea of having a mouse as my companion is a bit unsettling. Mind you, mouse isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite pet. However, the little golden mouse – Oeufcocque – can be really handy. I know it’s far-fetched but I don’t mind having a portable object that can transform itself to anything I want at any given moment of time. Just so long the original form isn’t a golden mouse.
Now, now, wouldn’t it be nice if a wholly automated car is the essential car to have? Ten years ago, I would hate the very idea of not being able to maneuver our own cars or shift the gears. I used to think what is the point of driving if I don’t get to pretend that I’m in The Fast and The Furious movie. So I loathed the conceptual creations of self-maneuvering cars. Fast forward to today, I absolutely adore them. Why? There were too many times when I got myself injured and yet still have to drive to work and that many times this thought crossed my mind – wouldn’t it be great if this car has the option to just drive me to work!
Despite all the advance technology albeit a little scary for some, believe it or not, the one I like best is the toilet door. Haha. It would be a great idea to let everyone know the loo is occupied by displaying some flowery or any other images on the entire door. That way, no one will ever miss it. You have no idea how many times people try to open my toilet door! Can’t I pee in peace?