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Technology Comparison
Present Day versus Ender’s Game
By Ian and Alan
Aviation
Aviation
Ender’s Game
Present Day
Advanced Fighter Jets that are able to fly outside of
Earth’s atmosphere.
“And none has served in a position of lower rank than
chief executive
officer of an
interplanetary
vessel.” (Card 21).
Advanced Fighter Jets that can only fight in Earth’s
Atmosphere.
Space Transportation that can carry many civilians
over long distances and time while sustaining a
healthy body.
Spaceships that can transport qualified astronauts
over a limited distance and time.
Artillery
Little Doctor
• The Molecular Disruption Device which is also known as the ‘Little Doctor’ is a weapon
that creates an atomic state in which the electrons cannot be shared, inevitably
destroying everything around it. (In Ender’s Games’ case the buggers planet).
• “At the focal point of two beams, its sets up a field in which molecules can’t hold
together anymore. Electrons can’t be shared.” (Card 272).
P-800 Yakhont Anti-Ship Missiles
• Equipped with highly advanced radar capabilities, allowing it to manually avoid
ships defense systems
• A range of 180 miles
• Can carry either a high-explosive or armor-piercing warheads
Other Technology
Ender’s Desk vs. iPad
• A desk that allows him to play games, get notifications, and message others
• With both it is possible to play people over the internet and battles against each other
• “and Ender was doing Free Play. It was a sifting, crazy mind of a game which the
school computer kept bringing up new things” (Orson 62)
Virtual Games
Battle Simulators
Xbox Kinect
• Ender’s battle simulations in
Command school, even though it
was actually happening it had a
complex set up and controls.
• The Xbox Kinect is the most
advanced body controlled game as
seen in the movie Ender’s Game
Gravity Controlling
• In Ender's game they had the technology to control gravity, so they were able to
walk around the Battle School without floating. They also trained in zero-gravity
environments to help train them for battle. “with objects hovering in the air”
(Card 45) and “in the lower gravity here, leave his feet and soar until he ran into
something or someone.” (Card 45)
• To this day we don’t have any technology that is able to control gravity but we do
have things that simulate zero-gravity environments, like the Battle Schools
arena (astronauts begin submerged into water to train them to help them in
space, and skydiving simulator).
How Would Technological
Advancements Similar To
Ender’s Game Affect us?
Space Travel
• If we had their space ships at hand we would be able to study space and see
more of this universe than we can today
• The article ‘NASA Eyeing Nuclear Fusion Rockets for Future Space Exploration’ by
Space.com depicts that with these concept ideas of Nuclear infused rockets
space travel will be much more faster and could ‘potentially opening up vast
swathes of the solar system to human exploration’.
Weaponry (Space Based Lasers)
• Is possible to have the ability to destroy enemy attacks shortly after launch.
• Intercepts by focusing and maintaining a high powered laser on a target until it
achieves catastrophic destruction
• Would be much more effective as a defense weapon in situations of an extraterrestrial attack.
New Territory For Humans
• We could populate different planets, so earth doesn’t become over populated.
• In the article ‘78,000 people apply for one -way trip to mars’ by Times Magazine,
they illustrated that with the technological advancements that we have
encompassed, it’s a possibility for us to go to other planets and sustain a steady
life by 2022 (in this case Mars).
What role does
technology have on them
and us?
How are we both dependent on
technology?
Present Day.
Ender’s Game
Within the 21st century, cell phones and
handheld devices have become a ‘must have’
item, it’s because if their ability to have access
to anything that a computer would usually do.
If we look at the movie and book we see that
there is never a time where they're not using
technology to help them.
Technology has made it easier to connect with
people and maintaining tasks and obtaining
knowledge is so much simpler.
Computer and internet (we assume they have
internet) access is greatly involved to find
informational ideas and tactics to help them in
battle. They learn by using technology as do
we.
How is technology apart of us? What
makes up so different from the past
generations?
• In a recent poll done by CNET, 28 percent of people said they wouldn’t have been
able to live with out their cell hones and high-speed Internet.
• We are so forward on just simply responding with ‘Google it’ instead of saying
‘look at a book’. All the information we would ever need is just a few types away.
What makes the technology from the past
different from the present?
Present Day
Enders Game
• According to abcnews.com, “The
policy statement cites a 2010 report
that found U.S. children aged 8 to
18 spend an average of more than
seven hours daily using some kind
of entertainment media”.
• We see that before when earth was
first invaded they were not ready for
such an attack.
• Computers were blocky and
unreliable, they were a last resort
because how slow the information
would get to them, but now its just
so fast and easy.
• Now in the future of Ender’s Game
they’re planning and using
everything they’ve got to help them
in the next incoming invasion.
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