One of the oddities and ironies of modern cinema is its bleak outlook on the future of mankind. If you were to watch the majority of films that depict our world in the years to come, the hope would be scarce, and the metal would be in abundance. More often than not, we’re given scene after scene of men and women losing their humanity and being overrun by data, information, and technology. Our hubris quakes at the thought of emotionless androids wreaking havoc and, ultimately, genocide on the world as we know it. For as much as we love technology, we fear it. There’s a sense within us that trembles at the seemingly unlimited capacity and ability it affords us. Nearly everything we do now is influenced in some way by technology, such that it’s hard to escape it. In fact, tech-free oases are real places for which you can schedule appointments and visits, almost like booking a hotel, sans WiFi and all the normal hotel amenities.